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…

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, located at the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce on Mission…

Visual Arts Events

Saturday, October 20 - 7:00 pm Frankenstein Meets Little Women A Monster Mash

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

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

Saturday, October 20

It’s the Fall Celebration of the Arts in South Pasadena

Artists, Musicians, and Merchants gear up to celebrate the fall season with another fun and family friendly “Neighborhood Night-on-the-Town” on Saturday, October 20, from 5:00…

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…

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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 best available option. The museum at 490 East Union Street, which has showcased the Golden State’s historic and modern artwork for more than 16 years, will shut its doors following the run of the current exhibition on Oct. 7. Executive Director Dr. Susana Smith Bautista had on Tuesday confirmed news of the closure, which stunned and dismayed the Southern California art world, but she would…

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