Visual Arts
As AstroFest Takes a Bow In Pasadena, A Look at Technology, The Arts and the Whole of Their Parts

A work exhibited at Pasadena's Andor Gallery, whose owner/director Paul Slocum as one foot in the sciences and the other in the art world. AstroFest, a weeklong celebration of all things out-of-this-world-from planetarium shows to art displays, robotics and beyond-has just ended and left its defining mark on Pasadena, home to JPL, Caltech, and some rather prominent art galleries and landmarks. While those may seem…

Local Gallery Opens Exhibit Today of Works by Biggest Names in Contemporary Comic Book Art

Gallery 30 South, a newer Pasadena gallery building a reputation for showing emerging and internationally renowned artists and connecting with pop culture enthusiasts, is presenting an unusual limited exhibit of 3D comic production art which…

Board Chairman: Pasadena Museum of California Art Was Financially Unsustainable

Faced with mounting financial woes and no solution on the horizon, The Pasadena Museum of California Art’s Board of Directors Chairman says this week’s decision to close down the local institution in October is the…

Pasadena Museum of California Art to Close Doors October 7

After more than 16 years of showcasing modernistic California art, the Board of the Pasadena Museum of California Art has voted to close the institution at the conclusion of its current exhibitions, Executive Director Dr.…

Forty Years After the Original was Filmed in South Pasadena, the Halloween 2018 Trailer Makes its Debut

The first trailer for Blumhouse Productions upcoming Halloween sequel has been released, forty years after the original, shot in South Pasadena, made its debut. The movie is directly connected to John Carpenter’s 1978 original and…

Visual Arts Events

Friday, November 02 - 9:00 am SketchKon 2018

Saturday, November 03 - 9:00 am SketchKon 2018

Sunday, November 04 - 9:00 am SketchKon 2018

Monday, September 03

19th-Century Indian Crafts Go On Display at the Norton Simon Museum

The Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena will examine the connection – and tension – between Indian artists and their historical practices and the commercial ambitions…

Monday, October 01

Henry Moore Prints Exhibition Opens June 16 at the Huntington Library

Henry Moore, Mexican Mask, 1974, lithograph, 26 x 19 in. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Gift of Philip and Muriel Berman Foundation.…

Sunday, March 31

Pasadena Museum of History Presents Something Revealed; California Women’s Artists Emerge, 1860-1960

Pasadena Museum of History presents Something Revealed; California Women Artists Emerge, 1860-1960, an exhibition of over 250 works offering a new appreciation of the artists…

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The State of Pasadena Art: Curator, Art Consultant Jay Belloli Looks at the Past, Present, and Future of the Rose City’s Art Scene

Jay Belloli Jay Belloli has seen the ebbs and flows of Pasadena’s art world over the past the 35 years. While the Rose City’s love of art continues to be unabated, the way in which to create, teach, and view it here has changed over the years. The primary reason? Money. “It is much more expensive to run a commercial gallery in Pasadena that it used to be — there used to be a lot more galleries. I also think art has taken a significant hit in public schools. The person who is in charge of the arts at PUSD…

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