Visual Arts
Pasadena Teen’s Winning Artwork on Display at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C.

Photo Courtesy of DoED Studio “Walking into the Light,” an art piece by Carissa Paccerelli, has been selected as one of this year’s winning artworks at the 2017 VSA Art Exhibit. It will be on display at the U.S. Department of Education (ED) headquarters in Washington, D.C. through December. This year’s theme is UBUNTU: Yo Soy…Je Suis…I Am…Because You Are. A South African concept, Ubuntu,…

Newly-Renovated USC Pacific Asia Museum Reopens to the Public Friday Following Year-Long Closure

Pasadena’s USC Pacific Asia Museum is set to reopen its doors Friday morning following a seismic retrofitting project which closed the museum’s doors for over a year and brings new gallery features and a refreshed…

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…

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…

Visual Arts Events

Sunday, January 21 - 3:00 pm Opening: Beyond the Bouquet

Sunday, January 28 - 9:00 am Museums Free-For-All

Saturday, May 05 - 6:30 pm Pasadena Art Alliance Art Auction

Friday, January 19

Friday Movie Matinees: ‘Casablanca’ at the Pasadena Senior Center

The Pasadena Senior Center at 85 E. Holly Street is showing “Casablanca,” the 1942 film starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, in its Friday Movie…

Monday, March 05

Rembrandt Visits Pasadena: “Self Portrait at the Age of 34″ Makes American Debut at The Norton Simon Museum

Rembrandt’s “Self Portrait at the Age of 34,” on loan from The National Gallery, London, makes its U.S. debut in the galleries of the Norton…

Sunday, April 22

Descanso Gardens Goes “Beyond the Bouquet” in its New Show at the Sturt Haaga Gallery

What do you imagine when you think of a floral arrangement? A dozen red roses with lemon leaves? An assortment of colorful spring blooms? Evidence…

Saturday, May 12

Old Pasadena Announces the Second Annual BoldPas: An Art Takeover of Old Pasadena

Click to enlarge Old Pasadena becomes the canvas for a day of art and play when Old Pasadena Management District (OPMD) stages the second annual…

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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 & Culture Commission approves plans it will hear Wednesday to update and expand. The new proposal calls for removing the original white-on-pavement versions of artist Cynthia Luna’s “Moonwalk” and replace them with artwork expressed in a “new dynamic color palette.” To the original five locations, three new intersections would be added (North Lake Avenue crossing East Walnut Street, on the east side; Walnut Street crossing…

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