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An Inside Look at the Gamble House As It Celebrates 50 Years As a Museum

It’s synonymous with the character of Pasadena. The Gamble House, a living, untouched example of the Arts and Crafts Style, is celebrating 50-years since its owners donated the landmark estate for preservation. Tonight, guests will celebrate at a party on the grounds and preview a new documentary about the House produced by longtime Disney producer Donald Hahn (The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, more).…

The Gamble House in Pasadena Celebrates Milestone

January 14, 2016 marked the 50th Anniversary of the gift of the Gamble House from the Gamble family to the City of Pasadena and the University of Southern California. The Gamble House is the most…

Lake Avenue Church Installs Long-Awaited Art Glass Work This Week

This week, Lake Avenue church installs a long-awaited public glass art element to the recently renovated Maple Street Children’s Center. Built in the 1930’s, the building has hosted numerous ministries of the church and even…

2016 Pasadena Showcase House of Design Welcomes a Crowd for the Premiere Night Presentation

PSHA celebrates Premiere Night. Some of the 2016 Pasadena Showcase House of Design designers L-R (front row) Exterior Co-Chair Holly Shearer, Benefit Chair Marilyn Campbell Anderson, PSHA President Gretchen McNally, Interior Co-Chair Suzette Cummings (back…

Step Into the Magical Pasadena Showcase House Starting April 17

The annual Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts brings together local designers to transform a historic house at a top secret location. This year, the designers let their creativity soar at a Mission Revival estate…

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“Out of the Blue” Creating Beauty from the Earth: Decorative Tiles of Southern California, 1910-1930

The Vine and Peacocks Fountain Tile, Marked Batchelder, Los Angeles (Loan Courtesy of the Tile Heritage Foundation 1997.03.54 Gift of Ceramic Tile Institute) Join Pasadena…

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Fabulous Women’s Fashions Through the Decades On Display

Clothing is a necessity of life. From intricate dresses to utilitarian jeans, our fashion history tells a story about who we are. The Pasadena Museum of History’s runway-worthy take on women’s changing fashions begins in the 1890s. From the uncomfortable corsets and ornate bodices of the Gilded Age to the deconstructed freedom of the 1920s to the full skirts and bullet bras of the 1950s, fashion trends in Pasadena followed the rest of the country. The exhibition gives viewers a chance to get up close and personal with 1950s day dresses, 1920 cocktail attire and underwear from the 1890s. Over…

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