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“My City” Looks Back at History to Guide the Way Forward to Pasadena’s Future

Passionate Pasadenans with a common desire to stay involved in how the city evolves gathered last Sunday at a private home and listened to local architect and urbanist David Robert Wolf as he told the story of how generations of residents have kept the spirit of “City Beautiful” alive for over a century here in the City of Roses. Wolf, who grew up in a…

Heritage Square Community Room Dedicated to Honor of Local Black Entrepreneur, Visionary Thomas Scott

Councilmember John Kennedy (at left) at the unveiling of a bust of Thomas D. Scott at the Heritage Square Community Room dedication. A community room named in honor of local black entrepreneur and visionary Thomas…

A Humanist Among the Scientists: A Conversation with Caltech’s Maura Dykstra

Maura Dykstra Credit: Caltech When you walk into Maura Dykstra’s new office at Caltech, one of the first things you notice is a table covered in scrolls, brushes, and calligraphic Chinese characters. For Dykstra, a…

Now Being Sold by Red Cross for $10.5 Million, Iconic Cravens Mansion was a Gift from a Grateful Immigrant

The palatial 20,000 square mansion that has housed the local chapter of the American Red Cross since 1962 in the neighborhood famously known as ‘Millionaire’s Row’ is up for sale with a fittingly hefty price…

The Huntington Library Announces Aquisitions, Including Unique Edition of John Muir’s Writings, Exquisite Illustrated Book on Camellias

From L-R: Herbert W. Gleason (1855–1937) A Snow-Banner, ca. 1911, platinum print in William Frederic Badè’s The Writings of John Muir, The Mountains of California, pt. 1, vol. 4. New York: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1916–1924;…

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Free Reception Sunday, April 9, Celebrates New Exhibits at Pasadena Museum of History

Two new exhibitions at Pasadena Museum of History in Spring/Summer 2017 take a look at art from different perspectives. Art in the Street: 25 Years…

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Huntington Library Debuts New American Art Wing This Weekend

The Jonathan and Karin Fielding Wing of the Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art at The Huntington. Opens to the public on October 22, 2016. Architect and exhibition designer: Frederick Fisher and Partners. Photo by Fredrik Nilsen. The Jonathan and Karin Fielding Wing, a major addition to the American art galleries at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, will open to the public this Sat., Oct. 22, to reveal “Becoming America: Highlights from the Jonathan and Karin Fielding Collection,” an inaugural exhibition of more than 200 works of 18th- and early19th-century American art. The 8,600 square-foot, $10.3…

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