Visual Arts
Armory Center for the Arts Executive Director Scott Ward Announces Retirement

Armory Center for the Arts Executive Director Scott Ward has announced his retirement from the nationally-recognized contemporary arts center following a 17-year tenure there dedicated to leading a community arts education movement in Pasadena and beyond. Ward said his final day as Executive Director will be June 30, 2018. Under his leadership, the Armory Center for the Arts has become one of the Los Angeles…

The USC Pacific Asia Museum Prepares to Reopen Its Doors After a Year and a Half Long Preservation Project

As The USC Pacific Asia Museum readies to reopen its doors to the public following a year and a half long project renovating the nearly century-old building, preservation experts – including the project’s architect and…

Armory Center Exhibition Examines Political Actions Generated by Artist Initiatives

A free exhibition that examines social spaces and political actions generated by artist initiatives in Mexico City, Guadalajara, and Monterrey in the 1990s will run through January 22, 2018 at the Armory Center for the…

AxS Gold Crown Awards Event Fetes Artistic, Cultural and Scientific Contributions

The Pasadena Arts Council presented the 2017 AxS Gold Crown Awards event on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. Since 1965, Pasadena Arts Council’s Gold Crown Award has honored individuals and organizations for exceptional achievement in the…

Pasadena Arts Council Welcomes Los Angeles Artist Sarah Rara for a Three-Month Residency at Caltech

  An artist will spend time among scientists at Caltech thanks to an innovative program called the AxS Incubator, which is funded in part by the Pasadena Art Alliance. Sarah Rara is a Los Angeles-based…

Visual Arts Events

Friday, December 01 - 9:00 am Forces of Nature II: A Tribute to Trees

Wednesday, April 18 - 9:00 am Pasadena Festival of Women Authors

Thursday, January 01 - 12:00 am lation and live Music at Zephyr

Sunday, November 19

SPARC Gallery Presents “A Newly Discovered Society of Strong Women and Helpful Men” by M. Flandia

Shard-Aquatic Warriors. Terracotta- Red Figure, Period: Archiac M.Flandia, 18 cm x 23 cm, Attributed to MF Dondelinger The South Pasadena Arts Council (SPARC) is pleased…

Wednesday, November 29

Crowell Public Library Presents The Chinese American Film Festival

Chinese American Film Festival (CAFF) logo Enjoy an hour of short subjects when the Chinese American Film Festival takes over the Barth Community Room at…

Friday, December 01

Forces of Nature II: A Tribute to Trees

Bunya-bunya finished art by Steven Lisberger The beauty of the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden dimmed on the day it lost its 150-year-old…

Friday, December 08

USC Pacific Asia Museum Announces Grand Reopening Scheduled for December 8, 2017

Roof of USC Pacific Asia Museum showing 'flying eaves' with copper finials, fu dogs and chiwen, 2015. Photo: Chris Shinn USC Pacific Asia Museum is…

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A Unique Exhibit, ‘R.I.P.: On Art and Mourning,’ Sheds Light On Dark Times

Maurice Denis (French, 1870–1943), The Entombment, 1893, Tempera on paper, mounted on canvas, Norton Simon Art Foundation, © Norton Simon Art Foundation. Pasadena’s Norton Simon Museum is opening a presentation of seldom-seen works of art from a collection that expounds on the theme of mourning across different cultures through the centuries. Opening on Friday, September 8, the exhibition, “RIP: On Art and Mourning,” spans millennia, from a 3,000-year-old Egyptian coffin to a 1960s silkscreen by Andy Warhol. The Museum says the works on view demonstrate how artists create objects to honor a life, find meaning in tragedy and comfort the…

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