Visual Arts
Dr. Susana Smith Bautista Appointed Executive Director of the Pasadena Museum of California Art

Dr. Susana Smith Bautista has been appointed Executive Director of the Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) Dr. Susana Smith Bautista has been appointed Executive Director of the Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) and will assume the role on May 23, the Museum’s Board announced Thursday. Born and raised in Pasadena, Bautista is an expert on museums, digital technology, the arts, and strategic communication.…

The Art of Getting There: Railroad-Inspired Artistry

California is known as one of the car capitals of the world, due, in part, to its infamous traffic. But, long before automobiles reigned supreme, railroads played a major economic and cultural force in driving…

55th Annual Sierra Madre Art Fair

The 55th Annual Sierra Madre Art Fair, sponsored by the Friends of the Sierra Madre Library, will be held in Memorial Park, 222 West Sierra Madre Blvd., on Saturday, May 6, from 9:30 a.m. to…

“Water Is Life” K-12 Student Art Contest

Foothill Municipal Water District (Foothill) recently concluded its 6th annual “Water Is Life” student art competition. The contest was open to all students, in grades K-12, attending a school located within the service area of…

Hollywood in Havana: Five Decades of Cuban Posters Promoting U.S. Films

Lisandro Trepeu, Singin’ in the Rain, 2009. Silkscreen, 29 15/16 x 20 1/16 inches. Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematográficos (ICAIC). Courtesy of the Center for the Study of Political Graphics Hollywood in Havana:…

Friday, May 26

The Norton Simon Museum Presents ‘Josef von Sternberg in Hollywood’ Film Series

In conjunction with the exhibition Maven of Modernism: Galka Scheyer in California, the Norton Simon Museum presents a selection of films by director and art…

Tuesday, May 30

Call for Submissions Issued for Inaugural “Art Takeover” Old Pasadena Event

Old Pasadena Management District is seeking submissions from artists for BoldPas, a one-day “art takeover” of historic Old Pasadena taking place Saturday, August 12, 2017.…

Friday, June 02

Pasadena Museum of California Art, Red Hen Press Collaborate to Commemorate Museum’s 15th Year

On June 2, 2017 Red Hen Press will join PMCA in celebration of the museum’s fifteenth anniversary. This free, all-ages event will welcome the community…

Sunday, June 18

Paseo Colorado Celebrates 25-Year Anniversary of Pasadena Chalk Festival

Photo courtesy Light Bringer Project On Father’s Day weekend, Paseo Colorado and Light Bringer Project will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the annual Pasadena Chalk…

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Art on Palm Announces the Artists for its Inaugural Arlington Garden Show

For one day only, rain or shine, artists will exhibit their work at Art on Palm, Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 10:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.; at a new location: Arlington Garden, 275 Arlington Drive, Pasadena. Arlington Garden, is a public garden reclaimed by the vision, determination, and work of Betty and Charles McKenney. Once an abandoned patch of weeds, Arlington Garden is now a collection of alfresco ‘rooms’ featuring plants that thrive in Southern California’s distinct climate zones; from the Olive Tree Allee to desert xeriscape borders, Live Oak havens and fields of native wildflowers to rush-filled swales that soak…

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