Visual Arts
Pasadena Museum of History Extends Free Admission to Active Duty Military Personnel During the “Royals of Pasadena” Exhibit

Pasadena Museum of History is pleased to extend the Blue Star Museums program offer of free admission to active duty personnel for the new exhibition Royals of Pasadena, which opened to the public Labor Day weekend. It is on view 12:00 to 5:00 pm Wednesdays through Sundays through February 11, 2018. “The Blue Star Museums program, which runs from Memorial Day through Labor Day, is…

Some City Crosswalks Could Get Colorful New “Art Underfoot”

  An example from the original installation crosswalk art in 2011. Pasadena’s “art underfoot” program which boldly painted a number of city pedestrian crosswalks in late 2011 will get a colorful makeover if the City’s Art…

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…

Old Pasadena Became a Veritable Canvas for a Day

Old Pasadena was transformed into a canvas on Saturday, August 12, when design, architecture, art, history and public space intersected for one day during the inaugural BoldPas: An Art Takeover of Old Pasadena. From noon…

New Playhouse District Festival Today Packs Indie Bands, Interactive Art Into a One Block Punch

Music lovers and art aficionados are likely to be drawn to Saturday’s IN+ERSECTION block party festival which will pack a lineup of popular indie bands and interactive art installations along Colorado Blvd. in the Playhouse…

Visual Arts Events

Saturday, October 14 - 11:00 am 12th Annual Pasadena ArtWalk

Sunday, October 15 - 10:00 am One Colorado's Annual Art + Design Open Market

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

Thursday, October 05

Photographer, Dan Winters in Free Public Event at ArtCenter College of Design

On Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. join Pasadena Photography Arts and Art Center College of Design for an artist’s talk with award-winning photographer…

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 we lost our 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…

Sunday, January 07

Exhibition of Trailblazing Female Artist “E. Charlton Fortune: The Colorful Spirit” at Pasadena Museum of California Art

E. Charlton Fortune, Wine Cargoes, 1925. Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 in. Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Stiles II California artist E.…

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Iconic Blue Boy to be Subject of Major Two-Year Conservation Project

Blue Boy. Photo courtesy The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens One of the most famous paintings in British and American history and a long-time favorite of visitors at the Huntington Library, The Blue Boy, made around 1770 by English painter Thomas Gainsborough (1727–1788), will come down off off a gallery wall to undergo its first major technical examination and conservation treatment. Project Blue Boy begins next week on on Aug. 8, 2017, when the life-size image of a young man in an iconic blue satin costume will go off public view for preliminary conservation analysis until Nov. 1.…

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