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Our recommendations for September 2017
• PACIFIC STANDARD TIME: The second iteration of the Getty-funded Pacific Standard Time opens with a focus on Latin American and Latino art in L.A. Among more than 70 institutions mounting shows are Palm Springs Art Museum (Kinesthesia: Latin American Kinetic Art, 1954-1969, open now), the museum’s Architecture and Design Center (Albert Frey and Lina Bo Bardi: A Search for Living Architecture, opens Sept. 9), and Sunnylands Center and Gardens (Carved Narrative: Los Hermanos Chávez Morado, opens Sept. 14).
• FIRST WEDNESDAY ART WALK (Sept. 6) at the Backstreet Art District features A Show of Hands, a compelling exhibition of black-and-white photographs of artists’ hands, at Stephen Baumbach Photography. The galleries are open from 5 to 8 p.m.
• CREATE CENTER FOR THE ARTS in Palm Desert on Sept. 23 presents CARES, an exhibition of artworks submitted but not selected for the Palm Springs Art Museum’s Artist Council Exhibition. The reception runs from 5 to 8 p.m.
• 29PALMS ART GALLERY hosts the Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition on Sept. 16 and 17.