Pacific Standard Time Santa Monica Bike Tour, Saturday 10/22
Peddle over to SMMoA for a bicycle tour of four Santa Monica Pacific Standard Time exhibitions. Hit the breaks for private walkthroughs at SMMoA, the Sam Francis Gallery at Crossroads School, Eames Office, and the 18th Street Arts Center.
SM Spoke joins the Santa Monica Museum of Art in a special art + bike tour of four Westside Pacific Standard Time exhibitions on October 22 from 1pm-4:30pm*. There will be stops with guided tours of the Sam Francis Gallery, the Eames Office, and 18th Street Arts Center. This event is part of the Pacific Standard Time Westside Focus Weekend.
Required: Some cycling experience, a bicycle in good running order, helmet (optional but recommended), lock, and bike lights. Bike tour leadership is provided by Santa Monica Spoke, a regional chapter of the Los Angeles County Bike Coalition.
Free Admission, space is limited
Registration required; click here to register
SMMoA 2525 Michigan Avenue, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica
Time: 12:30 – 1st tour starts at 1:00
*Bike tour participants have the option of returning to SMMoA or remaining at 18th Street Arts Center for a panel discussion from 4:30 to 6 pm. Who Got More Naked? And Other Insider Stories from the Early Days of LA’s Notorious Artist Space Scene will feature a conversation focused on 18th Street’s exhibition with specific references to ‘artist spaces’ by Rachel Rosenthal, Barbara T. Smith, Leslie Labowitz-Starus, Michael Masucci, and Suzanne Lacy. Riders who remain for the 18th Street Arts Center event will be accompanied back to SMMoA/Bergamot Station post-panel discussion.
Pacific Standard Time is a collaboration of more than sixty cultural institutions across Southern California, coming together for six months beginning in October 2011 to tell the story of the birth of the Los Angeles art scene and how it became a major new force in the art world. Each institution will make its own contribution to this grand-scale story of artistic innovation and social change, told through a multitude of simultaneous exhibitions and programs. Exploring and celebrating the significance of the crucial years after World War II through the tumultuous period of the 1960s and 70s, Pacific Standard Time encompasses developments from L.A. Pop to post-minimalism; from modernist architecture and design to multi-media installations; from the films of the African-American L.A. Rebellion to the feminist activities of the Woman’s Building; from ceramics to Chicano performance art; and from Japanese-American design to the pioneering work of artists’ collectives.
Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America.
HERE’S THE VIDEO FROM SMMoA’S Summer art + bike event Tour da Arts, vol. 3 Tour de Arts