Visual Arts
Descanso Gardens Debuts New Show “Portraits of the Garden 2: Bloom!” in its Sturt Haaga Gallery

What could be more appropriate for an art gallery in a botanic garden at spring time than an enormous bouquet of flowers? Renowned for its annual springtime display of tulips, its abundance of roses in the summer and the camellia blooms of winter, Descanso Gardens will present almost 100 artists’ visions of the flower this spring in its second juried/ invitational show, “Portraits of the…

Rare Mural by 19th Century French Master Woodblock Printer Found Adorning Iconic Green Street Building

A special mural made by renowned 19th century French master woodblock printer Jean Zuber has been discovered adorning the two-story stairwell of one of East Green Street’s iconic New Orleans-style brick buildings and may be…

48th NAACP Image Awards’ Winners Announced During Live Broadcast at Pasadena Civic Auditorium

The winners of the “48th NAACP Image Awards” were announced tonight during the live broadcast from Pasadena Civic Auditorium which aired on TV One. The two-hour live special was hosted by Anthony Anderson. There was…

Study Links Art Classes to Good Grades – And KidsArt Knows Why

“Fine art is knowledge made visible,” Gustave Courbet once said. And new research proves this every day. In a study out of Stanford University, they discovered that children who do art tend to use more…

The Huntington Library Announces Aquisitions, Including Unique Edition of John Muir’s Writings, Exquisite Illustrated Book on Camellias

From L-R: Herbert W. Gleason (1855–1937) A Snow-Banner, ca. 1911, platinum print in William Frederic Badè’s The Writings of John Muir, The Mountains of California, pt. 1, vol. 4. New York: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1916–1924;…

Visual Arts Events

Friday, March 10 - 6:00 pm BLOOM!

Saturday, June 17 - 10:00 am Celebrating 25 Years of the Pasadena Chalk Festival

Sunday, June 18 - 10:00 am Celebrating 25 Years of the Pasadena Chalk Festival

Monday, March 06

Iconic Van Gogh Masterpiece Visits Pasadena

Vincent van Gogh. The Bedroom, 1889. The Art Institute of Chicago, Helen Birch Bartlett Memorial Collection. Vincent Van Gogh’s 1889 painting, “Bedroom,” among his most…

Monday, March 20

Exhibition Revisits Photographs Edward Weston Made for Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass

Woodlawn Plantation House, Louisiana, 1941; Gelatin silver print - Photograph by Edward Weston. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens ©1981 Center for Creative…

Sunday, May 14

California Art Club Shines the Spotlight on the Golden State

Michael Obermeyer, Hollywoodland, Oil, 8 x 10 inches As home to Hollywood and the entertainment industry, the Golden State has cultivated one of the most…

Sunday, May 21

Pasadena Showcase House of Design Makes “Empty House Party” Tickets Available for Friday Night Party

Here’s a holiday gift solution that you can really feel good about: purchase Golden Tickets and VIP Packages to the 2017 Pasadena Showcase House of…

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Pasadena Arts Council Receives $40,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

Image credit: Otto Piene: Sky Art National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $30 million in grants as part of the NEA’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017. Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $40,000 to Pasadena Arts Council for the AxS Festival. The Art Works category focuses on the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts. “The arts are for all of us, and by…

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