Visual Arts
Pasadena Artist Kenton Nelson Captures Another Slice of American Life in His Fifth New Yorker Magazine Cover

Pasadena artist Kenton Nelson's latest New Yorker cover (at left) and the artist himself at work in his studio. Courtesy images via Facebook Well-known local artist Kenton Nelson has created the cover art for the April 9 issue of the New Yorker magazine. Nelson, born and raised in Pasadena and still a resident here, captures images of an era gone by but brings his style…

Side Street Projects Announces Mel Chin Phantom Ball Print Edition

Side Street Projects is thrilled to announce that its dear friend and artist – Mel Chin is this year’s 26th Annual Phantom Ball Artist! As of today, you will be able to purchase Mel’s custom…

Documentary on ‘Running Man of Pasadena’ Well-Received at Pasadena Film Fest

Haik Zakarian. Courtesy photo If you know Pasadena then you likely know the white-bearded runner Haik Zakarian, who at 75, still clocks the miles around town and is known as “The Running Man of Pasadena.”…

Artist Tang Qingnian Named 2019 Cheng Family Foundation Artist-in-Residence at Huntington Library

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens has named Beijing-born visual artist Tang Qingnian ???as the Cheng Family Foundation Artist-in-Residence for 2019. The annual residency was established in 2014 to promote greater understanding of…

Pasadena Museum of History Announces Donation of Artwork, Memorabilia from Family of Artist/Educator Nelbert Chouinard

Nelbert Murphy Chouinard (1879–1969). Untitled – Landscape, circa 1916. Oil on board, 24 x 20 in. Courtesy of Pasadena Museum of History (Gift of the family of Nelbert M. Chouinard, 2018.013.01) Pasadena Museum of History…

Visual Arts Events

Sunday, May 19 - 2:00 pm Expressing Feelings Through Art

Saturday, June 08 - 12:00 pm BoldPas: A Day of Art & Play

Sunday, June 16 - 10:00 am Pasadena Chalk Festival

Sunday, May 05

57th Sierra Madre Public Library Annual Art Fair

Featured Artist Warren Yip The Friends of the Sierra Madre Public Library are proud to announce the Featured Artist for the 57th Annual Sierra Madre…

Tuesday, May 14

Artist Sandra de la Loza Centers Conflicting Ideas about Home Through Installations of Photography, Video, and Sound

Sandra de la Loza, Brothers, 2003, C-print, 20” x 20”, framed. Courtesy of the artist. (Click on image to enlarge) The Armory Center for the…

Friday, May 31

USC Pacific Asia Museum Presents Modern Japanese Kabuki Prints

Tsuruya Kokei (b. 1946), Matsumoto Koshiro as Kamakura Kengoro, Japan, July 1991, Ink on Ganpi paper, USC Pacific Asia Museum Collection, Gift of Drs. Aziz…

Saturday, June 08

Selected Artists Announced for Third Annual BoldPas: A Day of Art and Play

2019 BoldPas Moreno Gente Old Pasadena Management District (OPMD) announces its selected artists for the third annual BoldPas: A Day of Art & Play in…

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Pasadena Museum of History Opens Phase II of Something Revealed

Ruth A. Lindsay (1888-1982), Untitled, Mexican Street Scene, n.d. Hailed as one of “32 Most Inspiring Museum Exhibitions to See Across the U.S.” by artnet news, Something Revealed; California Women Artists Emerge, 1860-1960 at the Pasadena Museum of History is one of the most celebrated fine art exhibitions in the nation. Now open following a partial re-installation, Phase II of this landmark exhibition curated by Maurine St. Gaudens Studios introduces a number of historically important new works and artists. The exhibit has reopened to the public and will remain on view through March 31st, to coincide with Women’s History Month.…

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