Visual Arts
Virginia Museum Does What Pasadena Museum Won’t: Gives Back Nazi-Looted Artwork to Heir of Owner

The Board of the Virginia Museum of Fine Art has decided to return this painting to the heir of the art dealer from whom it was seized by Nazis in 1940. Image of detail of "Madonna and Child Enthroned With Saints Nicholas of Tolentino and Sebastian,” thought to be the work of Lorenzo Costa, courtesy of VMFA In contrast to the decades-long court battle fought…

Project Blue Boy Set to Open This Weekend in The Huntington Art Gallery

The exhibition “Project Blue Boy” will open at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens on Sept. 22, 2018, offering visitors a glimpse into the technical processes of a senior conservator working on the…

California Women Artists Emerge, a Two-Phase 100-Year Retrospective at the Pasadena Museum of History, Set to Open

Helen Lundeberg (1908-1999), The Evanescent, 1941-1944 ©The Feitelson/Lundeberg Art Foundation Elsie Palmer Payne (1884-1971), Bus Stop - The Buck Collection at the UCI Institute and Museum for California Art The Pasadena Museum of History presents…

“La Reina” Exhibition Debuts at Descanso on Sunday

Without the Los Angeles River, there would quite simply be no Los Angeles. La Reina de Los Ángeles, a new exhibit opening at Descanso Gardens’ Sturt Haaga Gallery on Sept. 17, will present a discussion…

Visionary Artist Dominique Moody is Side Street’s Fall 2018 Artist-in-Residence

Side Street Projects announced Friday that its 2018 Artist-in-Residence is seminal and visionary artist, Dominique Moody. In keeping with its long tradition of engaging the environment as inspiration for art-making, nurturing creativity, and growing deep…

Visual Arts Events

Wednesday, October 31 - 7:00 pm Frankenstein Meets Little Women: A Monster Mash Closing Reception

Thursday, November 08 - 5:00 pm Spotlight Gallery Talk: Project Blue Boy

Thursday, November 08 - 5:30 pm Opening Reception Watercolor and Mixed Media Exhibition

Tuesday, October 23

The Colorful Women of Walt Disney’s Animation

Mary Blair (1911–1978). Untitled – Los Angeles House, California, 1935–1940. Watercolor on paper. Courtesy of Maggie Richardson. ©The Estate of Mary Blair Mary Blair (1911–1978).…

Sunday, November 04

‘A Dreamer’s World,’ Exhibiting Works by Renowned Armenian Painter Gevorg Babakhanyan Comes to Pasadena

"My childhood is concealed in my paintings which help me live TODAY. I love life only when I look at it through the red windows…

Thursday, November 08

Opening Reception of Art Created by Seniors

The public is invited to the opening reception for the fifth annual exhibition of watercolor and mixed media artworks Thursday, Nov. 8, from 5:30 to…

Friday, November 09

The South Pasadena Arts Council Presents an Exhibition by Ken Fandell: “Sarah, Mary, Kori, Tom, Emma”

The South Pasadena Arts Council (SPARC) is pleased to present Sarah, Mary, Kori, Tom, Emma, a series of portraits by Ken Fandell at SPARC Gallery,…

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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. Susana Smith Bautista said Tuesday. The current exhibitions will run through October 7. A saddened Smith Bautista told Pasadena Now that at the Board’s last meeting on June 13, Board Chair Jim Crawford made the recommendation to close the Museum. The Board Members who were present agreed, she said. “There were four Board Members that were not in attendance,” said Smith Bautista. “So the Board…

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