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Free Third Thursday Evening (& Then Some)

Thursday, July 20, 20175:00pm–8:00pm

Free Third Thursday Evenings (& Then Some) • 5:00–8:00pm
Enjoy free admission, extended hours, and free programs!

In Dialogue: Interstitial Artists
6:45–7:45pm

Curator John David O’Brien and Interstitial artists Rebecca Ripple come together for a conversation about her works in the exhibition and how they relate to the concept of interstitial space. Q&A to follow.

Presented as part of our PMCA 1234 monthly programming.
NO RSVP REQUIRED.

Banner Image: Kristen Morgin, Hollywoodland [detail], 2013. Unfired clay, wood, cardboard, paint, ink, graphite, and marker, 52 1/2 x 105 x 25 1/2 inches. Courtesy of the artist. Photo © Robert Wedemeyer

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Children’s Workshop: Printmaking

Saturday, July 22, 20172:00pm–4:00pm

Inspired by the prints in Gustave Baumann in California, carve an eraser stamp, then use it to create a printed ink design. This workshop begins with a family-friendly spotlight tour of Gustave Baumann’s woodcut prints.

Drop-ins and all ages welcome! Caregivers must accompany children.

NO RSVP REQUIRED.
Free for PMCA members. Free with admission. Children 12 and under are always free!

Support for children’s educational programming is provided by a generous grant from the John and Beverly Stauffer Foundation.
Banner Image: Gustave Baumann, Sequoia Forest [detail], 1935; printed in 1960. Color woodcut, 1960 31-55, 12 7/8 x 12 7/8 inches. The Ann Baumann Trust, courtesy of The Annex Galleries; Featured Image: Photo © 2016 Eric Jensen

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PMCA 1234: Free Fourth Wednesday Wee-Read

Wednesday, July 26, 201710:30am–11:30am

Living in the Land

Get a lay of the land! First, take a look at all the different landscapes in Joseph Kleitsch’s paintings and Gustave Baumann’s prints. After listening to stories about traveling and searching in the Project Room, create new landscapes. Layer colored tissue paper to depict a foreground, middle ground, and background. Finally place familiar cutout characters and let them explore the newly created landscapes! 

Wee Read: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle and Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister and J. Alison James

Recommended for children ages 2-5. Caregivers must accompany children.
Museum open to Wee-Read participants only.

Presented as part of our PMCA 1234 monthly programming.
NO RSVP REQUIRED.

Support for children’s educational programming is provided by a generous grant from the John and Beverly Stauffer Foundation.

Banner Image: Gustave Baumann, Sequoia Forest [detail], 1935; printed in 1960. Color woodcut, 1960 31-55, 12 7/8 x 12 7/8 inches. The Ann Baumann Trust, courtesy of The Annex Galleries

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CANCELLED! Patterned Tote Workshop

Saturday, July 29, 20172:00pm–4:00pm

Unfortunately, this workshop has to be cancelled. If you have already purchased a ticket, your refund has been issued and should be reflected in your account shortly.

We apologize for any inconvenience!

 

In this workshop with Erin Dollar, founder of Los Angeles-based Cotton & Flax, create unique block prints to stamp onto a cotton tote bag. Dollar provides instructions on carving and how to use color and repeating patterns to create fun and modern designs.  

Space is limited to 15 people, appropriate for ages 15 and up. $49; $39 for PMCA members. Register at bit.ly/pmcaworkshops.

 

 

Banner Image: Gustave Baumann, Sequoia Forest [detail], 1935; printed in 1960. Color woodcut, 1960 31-55, 12 7/8 x 12 7/8 inches. The Ann Baumann Trust, courtesy of The Annex Galleries; Images courtesy Erin Dollar, Cotton + Flax

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PMCA 1234: First Free Friday

Friday, August 4, 201712:00pm–5:00pm

Enjoy free admission all day during Free First Friday!

Presented as part of our PMCA 1234 monthly programming.
NO RSVP REQUIRED.

Banner Image: Joseph Kleitsch, Miss Ketchum [detail], c. 1918. Oil on canvas, 42 x 36 inches. Private Collection

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Opening Day

Sunday, August 20, 201712:00pm–5:00pm

Join us as we proudly unveil our three new exhibitions to the general public. See impressionist and modernist landscapes paired with the liturgical designs by one of California’s most significant artists in E. Charlton Fortune: The Colorful Spirit; vibrant Cuban film posters that create understanding about the role of film, culture, art, and politics in Cuba and California in Hollywood in Havana: Five Decades of Cuban Posters Promoting U.S. Films; and retro icons of classic Los Angeles by a native Angeleno and one of the country’s foremost reduction linocut artists in LA Redux: Reduction Linocuts by Dave Lefner.

Free for PMCA members. Children 12 and under are always free!
NO RSVP REQUIRED.

Banner Image: Eduardo Muñoz Bachs, Por Primera Vez/For the First Time [detail], 1968. 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; Featured Image: E. Charlton Fortune, Afternoon (later Waters off Monterey) [detail], 1912. Oil on canvas, 28 x 40 inches. Collection of Brayton and Judy Wilbur

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PMCA 1234: Free Fourth Wednesday Wee-Read

Wednesday, August 23, 201710:30am–11:30am

Drawing the Family

What impression does America and its culture have on non-natives? Find out with a look at the film posters on display in the South Gallery exhibition Hollywood in Havana: Five Decades of Cuban Posters Promoting U.S. Films. In the galleries, talk about how artists from Cuba created artwork to tell the stories of movies from Hollywood, then read books about feelings and coming to America in the Project Room. Finish by creating drawings to tell a story about family heritage.

Wee Read: We Came to America by Faith Ringgold and Niko Draws a Feeling by Bob Rackza and illustrated by Simone Shin

Recommended for children ages 2-5. Caregivers must accompany children.
Museum open to Wee-Read participants only.

Presented as part of our PMCA 1234 monthly programming.
NO RSVP REQUIRED.

Banner Image: Eduardo Muñoz Bachs, Por Primera Vez/For the First Time [detail], 1968. 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

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Block Printing Workshop

Saturday, August 26, 20172:00pm–4:00pm

Join LA Redux: Reduction Linocuts by Dave Lefner artist Dave Lefner for a relief printmaking workshop. Carve a “soft-kut” block (6 x 9 inches) and run it through a press. Take home the resulting single-color, water-based ink print and a new skill. Please bring a simple image or design for inspiration.

Space is limited to 15 people. Appropriate for ages 15 and up.
$35; $25 for PMCA members. Register at bit.ly/pmcaworkshops.

Banner Image: Dave Lefner, Fun, Fun, Fun [detail], 2015. Two reduction linocuts in nine colors, edition of 6, 22 x 72 inches. Courtesy of the artist; Featured Image: Photo © 2016 Eric Jensen

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Intersection: A Playhouse District Festival

Saturday, August 26, 20174:00pm–10:00pm

Drop by the PMCA table during the Playhouse District Association’s Intersection festival, a free, end-of-summer street party. Enjoy live music, food and drink vendors, and craft activities, and contribute to the PMCA’s community art mural inspired by our current exhibitions. Wisdom Arts Lab joins us for this free, public event.

Please note: This off-site event takes place on Colorado Boulevard between Madison Avenue and Oak Knoll Avenue.
NO RSVP REQUIRED.

Banner Image: E. Charlton Fortune, Silver Morning, St. Tropez [detail], c. 1924–27. Oil on board, 12 5/8 x 15 1/2 inches. Monterey Museum of Art. Gift of Mrs. Evelyn Wolfson from the Dr. Mast Wolfson Collection, 1991.176; Featured Image: Photo © 2017 Amelia Damplo

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PMCA 1234: Free First Friday

Friday, September 1, 201712:00pm–5:00pm

Enjoy free admission all day during Free First Friday!

Presented as part of our PMCA 1234 monthly programming.
NO RSVP REQUIRED.

Banner Image: Nelson Ponce Sánchez, La Naranja Mecanica/A Clockwork Orange [detail], 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

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PMCA 1234: Second Saturday Spotlight Talk

Saturday, September 9, 20172:00pm

Spotlight Talks take place on the second Saturday of every month at 2:00pm. A PMCA docent leads an engaging and insightful 20-minute discussion about a work of art currently on view in our Main Gallery exhibition E. Charlton Fortune: The Colorful Spirit.

This month’s focus: Above the Town (Monterey Bay)

Characteristic of many paintings of trailblazing and progressive female artist E. Charlton Fortune, Above the Town (Monterey Bay) features unaccompanied women. Discuss what this might have meant to the artist and her audience in 1918 as well as Fortune’s use of color and composition and her time spent in Monterey. 

Note: Spotlight Talks meet near the exhibition title wall.

Presented as part of our PMCA 1234 monthly programming.
Free for PMCA members. Free with admission. Children 12 and under are always free!
NO RSVP REQUIRED.

Banner Image: E. Charlton Fortune, Silver Morning, St. Tropez [detail], c. 1924–27. Oil on board, 12 5/8 x 15 1/2 inches. Monterey Museum of Art. Gift of Mrs. Evelyn Wolfson from the Dr. Mast Wolfson Collection, 1991.176; Featured Image: E. Charlton Fortune, Above the Town (Monterey Bay), 1918. Oil on canvas, 30 1/8 x 40 1/8 inches. Collection of Stephen P. Diamond, M.D.

 

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Children’s Workshop: Printmaking in LA

Saturday, September 9, 20172:00pm–4:00pm

Join us as we take a look at the exceptional reduction linocut prints by artist Dave Lefner on view in the Project Room exhibition LA Redux: Reduction Linocuts by Dave Lefner. Inspired by the printmaking process of this local artist, use Styrofoam and ink to make prints of Los Angeles landmarks.

Drop-ins and all ages welcome! Caregivers must accompany children.
Free for PMCA members. Free with admission. Children 12 and under are always free!
NO RSVP REQUIRED.

Banner Image: Dave Lefner, The Orpheum Theatre [detail], 2008. (Triptych) Reduction linocut in seven colors, edition of 5, 26 x 62 inches. Courtesy of Peter Debruge; Featured Image: Photo © 2016 Eric Jensen

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Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA Free Day

Sunday, September 17, 201712:00pm–5:00pm

Enjoy free admission in celebration of the Getty-led initiative Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, thanks to Bank of America. See PMCA’s contribution to this exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles, Hollywood in Havana: Five Decades of Cuban Posters Promoting U.S. Films, in the South Gallery as well as our other exhibitions on display, E. Charlton Fortune: The Colorful Spirit and LA Redux: Reduction Linocuts by Dave Lefner. Plus enjoy independent art-making activities in the Project Room.

NO RSVP REQUIRED.

Free Day sponsored by Bank of America.

 

Banner Image: Eduardo Muñoz Bachs, Por Primera Vez/For the First Time [detail], 1968. 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; Featured Image: Antonio Reboiro, Moby Dick [detail], 1968. 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

 

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PMCA 1234: Free Third Thursday Evening (& Then Some)

Thursday, September 21, 20175:00pm–8:00pm

Enjoy free admission, extended hours, and a free program:

Latino Los Angeles Reading • 6:00pm–7:00pm

Gather together for a showcase of some of Southern California’s most talented Latino writers. Hear Red Hen Press authors read their work in a range of genres and celebrate the traditions of Latin American literary heritage.

Presented as part of our PMCA 1234 monthly programming and in partnership with Red Hen Press.
NO RSVP REQUIRED.

 

Banner Image: Eduardo Muñoz Bachs, Por Primera Vez/For the First Time [detail], 1968. 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

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Marathon Sketching: En Plein Air

Saturday, September 23, 20172:00pm–5:00pm

First, stop by the Museum for a guided tour of E. Charlton Fortune: The Colorful Spirit to examine Californian and European landscape paintings by one of California’s most significant artists, E. Charlton Fortune. Then, head across the street to the Fuller Theological Seminary courtyard and gardens to participate in a plein air sketching marathon. Art instructors and drawing materials are on-hand to facilitate a free outdoor California art experience.

Free for PMCA members. Free with admission. Children 12 and under are always free!
NO RSVP REQUIRED.

Banner Image: E. Charlton Fortune, Edinburgh Castle [detail], c. 1921. Oil on panel, 12 7/8 x 16 1/8 inches. Collection of Harry Parashis

 

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Smithsonian Magazine Presents Museum Day Live!

Saturday, September 23, 201712:00pm–5:00pm

Museum Day Live! is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket.

Where will your curiosity lead you on Museum Day Live!?

Let us know @MuseumDay #BoundlessCuriosity #MuseumDayLive @pmcaonline #myPMCA

The Museum Day Live! ticket provides free admission for two people. Visit smithsonianmag.com/museumday for more information. Tickets are available here.

Banner Image: Dave Lefner, The Orpheum Theatre [detail], 2008. (Triptych) Reduction linocut in seven colors, edition of 5, 26 x 62 inches. Courtesy of Peter Debruge; Featured Image: Installation view, E. Charlton Fortune: The Colorful Spirit, August 20, 2017-January 7, 2018, Pasadena Museum of California Art, photo © 2017 Don Milici

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PMCA 1234: Free Fourth Wednesday Wee-Read

Wednesday, September 27, 201710:30am–11:30am

A Wheel of Colors

California artist E. Charlton Fortune was known for her bold use of color. First, look at her paintings in the Main Gallery exhibition E. Charlton Fortune: The Colorful Spirit and see how many colors you can spot. Return to the Project Room to read interactive stories that tell just how amazing colors can be! Then, to explore the rainbow of colors, use finger paints in bright and vibrant hues to create a one-of-a-kind color wheel.

Wee Read: Press Here by Hervé Tullet and Art & Max by David Wiesner

Recommended for children ages 2-5. Caregivers must accompany children.
Museum open to Wee-Read participants only.

Presented as part of our PMCA 1234 monthly programming.
NO RSVP REQUIRED.

Banner Image: E. Charlton Fortune, Silver Morning, St. Tropez [detail], c. 1924–27. Oil on board, 12 5/8 x 15 1/2 inches. Monterey Museum of Art. Gift of Mrs. Evelyn Wolfson from the Dr. Mast Wolfson Collection, 1991.176

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Exhibition Walkthrough: From California to Cuba

Saturday, September 30, 20172:00pm

Join us for a tour of the bright and bold prints in Hollywood In Havana: Five Decades of Cuban Posters Promoting U.S. Films. Compare the Cuban posters to their U.S. counterparts and learn about the process and intentions behind these revolutionary advertisements.

Free for PMCA members. Free with admission. Children 12 and under are always free!
NO RSVP REQUIRED.

Banner Image: Nelson Ponce Sánchez, La Naranja Mecanica/A Clockwork Orange [detail], 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; Featured Image: Installation view, Hollywood in Havana: Five Decades of Cuban Posters Promoting U.S. Films, August 20, 2017–January 7, 2018, Pasadena Museum of California Art, photo © 2017 Don Milici

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PMCA 1234: Free First Friday

Friday, October 6, 201712:00pm–5:00pm

Enjoy free admission all day during Free First Friday!

Presented as part of our PMCA 1234 monthly programming.
NO RSVP REQUIRED.

Banner Image: E. Charlton Fortune, Edinburgh Castle [detail], c. 1921. Oil on panel, 12 7/8 x 16 1/8 inches. Collection of Harry Parashis

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¡Fiesta Cubana! Fall Benefit

Saturday, October 7, 20177:00pm–10:00pm

Celebrate Cuba’s history and affinity for film with traditional Cuban music, food, and a lively fiesta inspired by our Hollywood in Havana: Five Decades of Cuban Posters Promoting U.S. Films exhibition. The event honors PMCA and art education patrons Christine & Reed Halladay and artist and art educator Dave Lefner.

Tickets start at $150. Register now!

Media sponsorship provided by Pasadena Magazine.

Additional sponsorship provided by:

Banner Image: Dave Lefner, The Orpheum Theatre [detail], 2008. (Triptych) Reduction linocut in seven colors, edition of 5, 26 x 62 inches. Courtesy of Peter Debruge

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ArtNight Pasadena

Friday, October 13, 20176:00pm–10:00pm

Enjoy free admission, extended hours, and complimentary shuttle transportation at the PMCA and other cultural institutions around Pasadena. CalArts SPRAWL presents “Car Plays,” an interactive performance, in our Kenny Scharf Kosmic Krylon Garage.

Present your Metro ticket or TAP card and receive a free Mark Ryden poster.

 

Banner Image: Eduardo Muñoz Bachs, Por Primera Vez/For the First Time [detail], 1968. 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; Featured Image: Photo © 2017 Leah Clancy

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Pasadena ARTWalk

Saturday, October 14, 201711:00am–6:00pm

Visit our art-making booth to design a Hollywood film poster and create block print designs inspired by Hollywood in Havana: Five Decades of Cuban Posters Promoting U.S. Films and LA Redux: Reduction Linocuts by Dave Lefner. Present your ARTWalk sticker or program to receive free Museum admission.

Don’t miss out on the rest of Pasadena ARTWalk, Pasadena’s largest urban art fair with over 5,000 people attending yearly. The event highlights some of the best Southern Californian visual artists showcasing their work in painting, sculpture, watercolor, photography, mixed media, ceramics, jewelry, drawings, and printmaking. ARTWalk is free and all-ages are welcome.

Please note: This off-site event takes place on Green Street between El Molino and Oak Knoll (you can use 600 E. Green St. for directions).

NO RSVP REQUIRED.

Banner Image: Dave Lefner, The Orpheum Theatre, 2008. (Triptych) Reduction linocut in seven colors, edition of 5, 26 x 62. Courtesy of Peter Debruge; Featured Image: Antonio Reboiro, Moby Dick [detail], 1968. 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

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PMCA 1234: Second Saturday Spotlight Talk

Saturday, October 14, 20172:00pm

Spotlight Talks take place on the second Saturday of every month at 2:00pm. A PMCA docent leads an engaging and insightful 20-minute discussion about a work of art currently on view in our Main Gallery exhibition E. Charlton Fortune: The Colorful Spirit.

This month’s focus: Drying Sails and Drying Sails, St. Tropez

From Fortune’s key sense of design to her saturated colors, Drying Sails and Drying Sails, St. Tropez exemplify the artist’s bold style. The key difference in the two paintings is the gender of the main subject–one includes a male sailor, the other a female painter. Find out more about what this distinction would’ve meant to this progressive female as well as about her work and travels abroad during the Spotlight Talk.

 

Note: Spotlight Talks meet near the exhibition title wall.

Presented as part of our PMCA 1234 monthly programming.
Free for PMCA members. Free with admission. Children 12 and under are always free!
NO RSVP REQUIRED.

Banner Image: E. Charlton Fortune, Edinburgh Castle [detail], c. 1921. Oil on panel, 12 7/8 x 16 1/8 inches. Collection of Harry Parashis; Featured Image: E. Charlton Fortune, Drying Sails, St. Tropez, 1926. Oil on canvas on Masonite, 38 1/8 x 48 1/4 inches. Monterey Museum of Art. Robert J. Dwyer Trust, 2010.017

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PMCA 1234: Free Third Thursday Evening (& Then Some)

Thursday, October 19, 20175:00pm–8:00pm

Enjoy free admission, extended hours, and a free program:

“Looking Out” • 6:00pm-7:30pm

CalArts SPRAWL presents “Looking Out,” which includes artistic collaborations through readings, performances, and discussions led by CalArts students and alumni. The evening connects members of different creative communities, including artists from local university art programs.

Presented as part of our PMCA 1234 monthly programming.
NO RSVP REQUIRED.

Banner Image: Dave Lefner, Fun, Fun, Fun [detail], 2015. Two reduction linocuts in nine colors, edition of 6, 22 x 72 inches. Courtesy of the artist

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PMCA 1234: Free Fourth Wednesday Wee-Read

Wednesday, October 25, 201710:30am–11:30am

Think Outside the Box

There are many ways to depict the objects that make up the world. Take a look around the Project Room at Dave Lefner’s prints of Los Angeles landmarks and retro cars in LA Redux: Reduction Linocuts by Dave Lefner. Next, listen to a story about the possibilities a cardboard box presents when paired with a little imagination. Following a very special appearance and printmaking demonstration by artist Dave Lefner, use the magic of imagination to create your own cardboard box prints.

Wee Read: What To Do With A Box by Jane Yolen and Chris Sheban

Recommended for children ages 2-5. Caregivers must accompany children.
Museum open to Wee-Read participants only.

Presented as part of our PMCA 1234 monthly programming.
NO RSVP REQUIRED.

Banner Image: Dave Lefner, The Orpheum Theatre [detail], 2008. (Triptych) Reduction linocut in seven colors, edition of 5, 26 x 62 inches. Courtesy of Peter Debruge

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PMCA 1234: Free First Friday

Friday, November 3, 201712:00pm–5:00pm

Enjoy free admission all day during Free First Friday!

Presented as part of our PMCA 1234 monthly programming.
NO RSVP REQUIRED.

Banner Image: E. Charlton Fortune, Silver Morning, St. Tropez [detail], c. 1924–27. Oil on board, 12 5/8 x 15 1/2 inches. Monterey Museum of Art. Gift of Mrs. Evelyn Wolfson from the Dr. Mast Wolfson Collection, 1991.176

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Family Day

Saturday, November 4, 201712:00pm–5:00pm

Participate in fun art projects and gallery tours for the whole family based on our current exhibitions: E. Charlton Fortune: The Colorful Spirit, Hollywood in Havana: Five Decades of Cuban Posters Promoting U.S. Films, and LA Redux: Reduction Linocuts by Dave Lefner. Activities include printmaking, poster design, and more. Wisdom Arts Lab joins us for a family-friendly woodworking activity. At 1:00pm and 3:00pm, join us for tours of artwork on view in the galleries.

Drop-ins and all ages welcome! Caregivers must accompany children.

Free for PMCA members. Free with admission. Children 12 and under are always free!
NO RSVP REQUIRED.

Banner Image: E. Charlton Fortune, Edinburgh Castle [detail], c. 1921. Oil on panel, 12 7/8 x 16 1/8 inches. Collection of Harry Parashis; Featured Image: Photo © 2017 Stephanie Chen

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PMCA 1234: Second Saturday Spotlight Talk

Saturday, November 11, 20172:00pm

Spotlight Talks take place on the second Saturday of every month at 2:00pm. On this very special Second Saturday, curator Carol A. Wells leads an engaging and insightful 20-minute discussion about a work of art currently on view in our South Gallery exhibition Hollywood in Havana: Five Decades of Cuban Posters Promoting U.S. Films. Continue the conversation with Wells’s In Dialogue at 2:30pm.

Note: Spotlight Talks meet near the exhibition title wall.

Presented as part of our PMCA 1234 monthly programming.
Free for PMCA members. Free with admission. Children 12 and under are always free!
NO RSVP REQUIRED.

Banner Image: Eduardo Muñoz Bachs, Por Primera Vez/For the First Time [detail], 1968. 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; Featured Image: Installation view, Hollywood in Havana: Five Decades of Cuban Posters Promoting U.S. Films, August 20, 2017–January 7, 2018, Pasadena Museum of California Art, photo © 2017 Don Milici

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In Dialogue: Film in Cuba

Saturday, November 11, 20172:30pm

Following the Second Saturday Spotlight Talk, join curator Carol A. Wells, Sandra Levinson, and other scholars as they discuss the history and culture surrounding the inception of the Cuban film posters in our South Gallery exhibition Hollywood in Havana: Five Decades of Cuban Posters Promoting U.S. Films.

Free for PMCA members. Free with admission. Children 12 and under are always free!
NO RSVP REQUIRED.

Banner Image: Nelson Ponce Sánchez, La Naranja Mecanica/A Clockwork Orange [detail], 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; Featured Image: Installation view, Hollywood in Havana: Five Decades of Cuban Posters Promoting U.S. Films, August 20, 2017–January 7, 2018, Pasadena Museum of California Art, photo © 2017 Don Milici

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Film Screening & Panel Discussion: Fresa y Chocolate/Strawberry and Chocolate

Monday, November 13, 20177:30pm

Prior to a screening of pivotal Cuban film Fresa y Chocolate/Strawberry and Chocolate (1993) directed by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea and Juan Carlos Tabío, PMCA Executive Director Susana Smith Bautista leads a panel on the creativity and free expression employed by the Cuban artists who reinterpreted Hollywood posters for Cuban audiences in the Museum’s current PST: LA/LA exhibition, Hollywood in Havana: Five Decades of Cuban Posters Promoting U.S. Films.

“Fresa y Chocolate, Cuba’s only Foreign Language Film Award nominee to date, explores political tensions in Castro’s Cuba in the 1970s, especially in regard to the oppression of the gay community. It follows the burgeoning friendship between naïve college student David (Vladimir Cruz) and political rebel Diego (Jorge Perugorría), as they negotiate society’s expectations of them as men, revolutionaries, artists and friends. American critics praised the film, expressing surprise at its sophisticated and frank treatment of sexuality and Cuban politics.”

Special panelists include Hollywood in Havana curator and Center for the Study of Political Graphics Carol Wells, Executive Director of The Center for Cuban Studies Sandra Levinson, and Beth Rosenblum, Ph.D..

A Q&A with actors Jorge Perugorría and Mirta Ibarra will follow the screening.

Attend this offsite event at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater: 8949 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. $5 tickets go on sale September 5 through the Academy here. Free parking is available in the garages at 8920 Wilshire and 9025 Wilshire.

Presented in partnership with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 

Hollywood in Havana: Five Decades of Cuban Posters Promoting U.S. Films is co-organized by the Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) in partnership with the Center for the Study of Political Graphics (CSPG), curated by CSPG Founder and Executive Director Carol A. Wells, and accompanied by a brochure. The exhibition is supported by the PMCA Board of Directors, PMCA Ambassador Circle, and the California Visionary Fund. Media sponsorship is provided by LALA

Both From Hollywood in Havana: Five Decades of Cuban Posters Promoting U.S. Films and From Latin America to Hollywood: Latino Film Culture in Los Angeles 1967-2017 is part of the Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles, taking place from September 2017 through January 2018 at more than 70 cultural institutions across Southern California. Pacific Standard Time is an initiative at the Getty. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America.

 

Banner Image: Eduardo Muñoz Bachs, Por Primera Vez/For the First Time [detail], 1968. 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; Featured Image: Hubert Delestre, Fresa y Chocolate [detail], 1999. Silkscreen, 29 15/16 x 20 1/16 inches. Courtesy of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).

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PMCA 1234: Free Third Thursday Evening (& Then Some)

Thursday, November 16, 20175:00pm–8:00pm

Enjoy free admission, extended hours, and a free program:

Charlie Chaplin Movie Screening • 5:30pm

In partnership with the Playhouse District Association’s Hi Neighbor program and The Frida Cinema, Bob and Arlene Oltman host a screening of a Charlie Chaplin film in the Founders Gallery. Enjoy popcorn and snacks! Bring pillows and blankets to reserve the front rows or take a seat in one of PMCA’s chairs. 

Presented as part of our PMCA 1234 monthly programming. Please RSVP to rsvp@pmcaonline.org.

Banner Image: Nelson Ponce Sánchez, La Naranja Mecanica/A Clockwork Orange [detail], 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

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Silkscreen Printing Workshop

Saturday, November 18, 20172:00pm–4:00pm

Learn the basic techniques of silkscreen printing from the founder of Serigraphy Laboratory, a creative imprint collaborative based in Los Angeles. Make a custom poster inspired by the bold color and imagery in Hollywood in Havana: Five Decades of Cuban Posters Promoting U.S. Films.

Space is limited to 15 people. Appropriate for ages 15 and up.
$45; $35 for PMCA members. Register at bit.ly/pmcaworkshops.

Banner Image: Eduardo Muñoz Bachs, Por Primera Vez/For the First Time [detail], 1968. 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; Featured Image: Photo © 2017 Leah Clancy

 

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PMCA 1234: Free First Friday

Friday, December 1, 201712:00pm–5:00pm

Enjoy free admission all day during Free First Friday!

Presented as part of our PMCA 1234 monthly programming.
NO RSVP REQUIRED.

Banner Image: Nelson Ponce Sánchez, La Naranja Mecanica/A Clockwork Orange [detail], 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

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In Dialogue: Liturgical Art for This Age

Saturday, December 2, 20172:00pm

What is the contemporary role of liturgical art? With E. Charlton Fortune’s work as backdrop in our Main Gallery exhibition E. Charlton Fortune: The Colorful Spirit, scholars from Fuller Theological Seminary and Southern Californian artists discuss the current creative processes involved in spiritual practices.

Free for PMCA members. Free with admission. Children 12 and under are always free!
NO RSVP REQUIRED.

Banner Image: Charlton Fortune, Silver Morning, St. Tropez [detail], c. 1924–27. Oil on board, 12 5/8 x 15 1/2 inches. Monterey Museum of Art. Gift of Mrs. Evelyn Wolfson from the Dr. Mast Wolfson Collection, 1991.176; Featured Image: Installation view, E. Charlton Fortune: The Colorful Spirit, August 20, 2017–January 7, 2018, Pasadena Museum of California Art, photo © 2017 Don Milici

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PMCA 1234: Second Saturday Artist Talk & Demo

Saturday, December 9, 20172:00pm

Spotlight Talks take place on the second Saturday of every month at 2:00pm.

Meet in the Project Room for this special extended Second Saturday with the exhibition artist. Native Angeleno and one of the country’s foremost reduction linocut artists Dave Lefner discusses the art in his exhibition LA Redux: Reduction Linocuts by Dave Lefner and demonstrates the exacting process of reduction linocut printing.

Presented as part of our PMCA 1234 monthly programming.
Free for PMCA members. Free with admission. Children 12 and under are always free!
NO RSVP REQUIRED.

Banner Image: Dave Lefner, The Orpheum Theatre [detail], 2008. (Triptych) Reduction linocut in seven colors, edition of 5, 26 x 62 inches. Courtesy of Peter Debruge; Featured Image: Installation view, LA Redux: Reduction Linocuts by Dave Lefner, August 20, 2017–January 7, 2018, Pasadena Museum of California Art, photo © 2017 Don Milici

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Printmaking Workshop

Saturday, December 16, 20171:00pm–5:00pm

Join Boyle Heights native, artist, and community organizer Ernesto Vazquez for an in-depth printmaking workshop. Create a 5 x 7-inch linocut relief and prints to take home.  

Space is limited to 15 people. Appropriate for ages 15 and up.
$45; $35 for PMCA members. Register at bit.ly/pmcaworkshops.

Banner Image: Nelson Ponce Sánchez, La Naranja Mecanica/A Clockwork Orange [detail], 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; Featured Image: Photo © 2017 Leah Clancy 

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Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA Pasadena/San Marino Regional Day

Sunday, December 17, 201712:00pm–5:00pm

Enjoy free admission at the PMCA and visit other PST: LA/LA cultural institutions (Amory Center for the Arts; The Huntington Library, Art Collection, and Botanical Gardens; and USC Pacific Asia Museum) for this regional celebration of Latin American and Latino art in the dialogue with Los Angeles.

Please check other institutions’ websites for additional information.

NO RSVP REQUIRED.

Banner Image: Nelson Ponce Sánchez, La Naranja Mecanica/A Clockwork Orange [detail], 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; Featured Image: René Azcuy, ¿Que Paso Con Baby Jane?/Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? [detail], 1976. 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

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PMCA 1234: Free Third Thursday Evening (& Then Some)

Thursday, December 21, 20175:00pm–8:00pm

Enjoy free admission, extended hours, and a free program:

Holiday Cheer • 6:00pm

Enjoy a free holiday concert amidst art in the Main Gallery exhibition E. Charlton Fortune: The Colorful Spirit with vocalists and musicians from Fuller Theological Seminary, and sing along to classic Christmas carols.

Presented as part of our PMCA 1234 monthly programming.
NO RSVP REQUIRED.

Banner Image: E. Charlton Fortune, Edinburgh Castle [detail], c. 1921. Oil on panel, 12 7/8 x 16 1/8 inches. Collection of Harry Parashis

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PMCA 1234: Free First Friday

Friday, January 5, 201812:00pm–5:00pm

Enjoy free admission all day during Free First Friday!

Presented as part of our PMCA 1234 monthly programming.
NO RSVP REQUIRED.

Banner Image: E. Charlton Fortune, Edinburgh Castle [detail], c. 1921. Oil on panel, 12 7/8 x 16 1/8 inches. Collection of Harry Parashis

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SOLD OUT! Block Printing Workshop

Saturday, January 6, 20182:00pm–4:00pm

Join LA Redux: Reduction Linocuts by Dave Lefner artist Dave Lefner for a relief printmaking workshop. Carve a “soft-kut” block (6 x 9 inches) and run it through a press. Take home the resulting single-color, water-based ink print and a new skill. Please bring a simple image or design for inspiration.

Space is limited to 15 people. Appropriate for ages 15 and up.
$35; $25 for PMCA members. Register at bit.ly/pmcaworkshops.

Banner Image: Dave Lefner, The Orpheum Theatre [detail], 2008. (Triptych) Reduction linocut in seven colors, edition of 5, 26 x 62 inches. Courtesy of Peter Debruge; Featured Image: courtesy of the artist.

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Closed For Installation

Monday, January 8, 20188:00am–8:00pm
The PMCA is closed for installation from Monday, January 8 through Saturday, January 20.
Be sure to join us on Opening Day on Sunday, January 21 from 12:00pm-8:00pm as we present three new exhibitions to the public for the very first time:
On view January 21, 2018—June 3, 2018
IMAGES: 
Banner Image: Kenny Scharf, Kosmic Krylon Garage, 2004. Photo by Ryan Miller
Featured Image 1: Eduardo Carrillo, Las Tropicanas, 1972–73. Oil on panel, 84 x 132 inches. Crocker Art Museum, Promised Gift of Juliette Carrillo and Ruben Carrillo; Ana Serrano, Pink Sunset, 2013, 12.75 x 16.75 inches, cardboard, paper, wire, acrylic. Photo by Julie Klima; Merion Estes, Burchfield’s Plea, 2016. Fabric collage, photo transfers, and acrylic on fabric, 73 1/2 x 83 1/2 inches. Courtesy of CB1 Gallery

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Spring 2018 Opening Day

Sunday, January 21, 201812:00pm–5:00pm
Join us on Opening Day on Sunday, January 21 from 12:00pm-5:00pm as we present three new exhibitions to the public for the very first time. Testament of the Spirit: Paintings by Eduardo Carrillo; The Feminine Sublime; and Ana Serrano: Homegrown will be on view January 21, 2018—June 3, 2018.
Free for PMCA members. Free with admission. Children 12 and under are always free!
NO RSVP REQUIRED.

Banner Image: Photo © 2016 Eric Jensen
Featured Image: Merion Estes, 
The Great Defrost, 2016. Fabric collage and acyclic on fabric, 66 1/2 x 85 1/2 inches. Courtesy of CB1 Gallery; Eduardo Carrillo, Woman Holding Serpent, 1975. Oil on panel, 55 x 33 inches. Crocker Art Museum, Gift of Jane and John Fitz Gibbon, 2009.71; Ana Serrano, Jardinsito, 2013. Cardboard, paper, acrylic paint, 12 x 7 x 7 inches. Photo by Julie Klima

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PMCA 1234: Free Fourth Wednesday Wee Read

Wednesday, January 24, 201810:30am–11:30am

After a kid-friendly exhibition tour of the Museum, return to the Project Room to read children’s stories that connect art and learning. Get creative during art activities that integrate themes of selected books, the basic elements of art, and select works in the PMCA galleries.

What California Art Means to Me: Create a drawing filled with shapes and colors, then transform the artwork into a paper box!

Wee ReadCity Green by DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan and Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert

Recommended for children ages 2-5. Caregivers must accompany children.
Museum open for Wee-Read participants only.

Salon of Beauty [detail], 2011. Cardboard, paper, acrylic paint. Commissioned by Rice University Art Gallery, Houston TX. Photo © 2011 Nash Baker

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SoCal Museums Free-For-All

Sunday, January 28, 201812:00pm–5:00pm

Visit PMCA and over 30 art, cultural heritage, natural history, and science museums across Southern California as we open our doors to visitors free of charge.

Visit socalmuseums.org/free-for-all/ for more information.

Present your Metro ticket or TAP card and receive a free Mark Ryden poster.

Banner Image: Photo © 2017 Lyd & Mo Photography; Featured Image: Courtesy of SoCal Museums

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PMCA 1234: Free First Friday

Friday, February 2, 201812:00pm–5:00pm

Enjoy free admission all day during Free First Friday!

Banner Image: photo © 2017 Don Millici

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OFFSITE EVENT: NEA Big Read

Saturday, February 3, 20182:00pm–4:00pm

The PMCA teams up with The Haiku Guys + Gals to provide improvised haiku for guests on their typewriters at the Pasadena Central Library’s celebration of When The Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka. This day-long event features traditional Japanese art activities for the whole family.

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership of Arts Midwest.

Banner Image: Photo © 2017 Amelia Damplo; Featured Image: courtesy of The Haiku Guys + Gals.

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PMCA 1234: Second Saturday Spotlight with the Artists of The Feminine Sublime

Saturday, February 10, 20182:00pm–3:00pm

Second Saturday Spotlights take place on the second Saturday of each month.

Curator and artist Constance Mallinson leads a discussion between The Feminine Sublime artists and art historian Karen Kleinfelder, Ph.D.. The panel will consider the historical and contemporary definitions of the sublime, addressing the traditional gender dichotomies within the context of environmental degradation.

Note: Meet at the entrance to the South Gallery

Free for PMCA members and with admission. Children 12 and under are always free!

Banner Image: Merion Estes, Burchfield’s Plea [detail], 2016. Fabric collage, photo transfers, and acrylic on fabric, 73 1/2 x 83 1/2 inches. Courtesy of CB1 Gallery

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TICKETED EVENT: MUSE/IQUE presents TRUE/BLUES

Sunday, February 11, 20186:00pm–9:00pm

The PMCA is thrilled to partner with MUSE/IQUE for the very first time as we host TRUE/BLUES in the Kenny Scharf Kosmic Krylon Garage.

One of the most pervasive myths in the music world is that of Robert Johnson. In the 1920’s, Johnson wanted to play the Blues but wasn’t very good with a guitar. He went out to the crossroads just before midnight and let the devil tune his guitar. From there, he became an iconic Blues musician.

  • Award-winning Bluesman John Hammond has a legendary career of over 50 years of innovative brilliance and the stories to match. He has worked with other icons such as Jimi HendrixHowlin’ WolfJohn Lee HookerDuane Allman, and Tom Waits.
  • Artistic Director Rachael Worby will narrate our journey and provide her insight into the venue, the repertoire, and the theme.
  • Like all MUSE/IQUE events, this will feature a multitude of connections across music styles and disciplines. 

FEATURING THE TALENTS OF:

JOHN HAMMOND – Vocals & Guitar – Grammy Award-winner, Blues Hall of Fame Inductee, Blues Music Award-winner

Tickets are $50 via MUSE/IQUE available here.

6pm: Refreshments
7pm: Performance

Limited free parking is available in the Community Bank lot next to the Museum, located at the corner of East Union and Oakland. Additional paid public parking is located across the street from the Museum at 473 East Union Street.

Banner Image: photo © 2017 Lyd & Mo Photography

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PMCA 1234: Free Third Thursday

Thursday, February 15, 20185:00pm–9:00pm

Enjoy free admission, extended hours, and a free program:

Performing the Female Self • 7:00pm

Witness the beauty and challenges of what it means to live in the world as a woman through performances by LA-based artists. Following the performance, continue the discussion provoked by The Feminine Sublime exhibition with a reception courtesy of Lagunitas Brewing Company.

FEATURING:
A.O. Gerber
vivi
& more!

Banner Image: Yvette Gellis, Oil, Earth, Fire, Wind and Water [detail], 2017. Oil, acrylic, graphite, and canvas on canvas; triptych; 83 x 51 1/2 inches each. Courtesy of the artist

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Children’s Workshop: Interpreting Climate Change

Saturday, February 24, 20182:00pm–4:00pm

Join our art educators on a brief tour of The Feminine Sublime, then paint your own depiction of how climate change affects the world around us. Use found materials and collage recycled paper to add texture to your painting.

Drop-ins and all ages welcome! Caregivers must accompany children.
Free for PMCA members. Free with admission. Children 12 and under are always free!

Banner Image: Merion Estes, Burchfield’s Plea [detail], 2016. Fabric collage, photo transfers, and acrylic on fabric, 73 1/2 x 83 1/2 inches. Courtesy of CB1 Gallery; Featured Image: Photo © 2017 Leah Clancy

 

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PMCA 1234: Fourth Wednesday Wee Read

Wednesday, February 28, 201810:30am–11:30am

After a kid-friendly exhibition tour of Ana Serrano: Homegrown in the Project Room to read children’s stories that connect art and learning. Get creative during art activities that integrate themes of selected books, the basic elements of art, and select works in the PMCA galleries.

Growing Together  Construct a sculpture using recycled cardboard pieces, connecting them to create new forms!

Wee Read: We Are Extremely Very Good Recyclers by Lauren Child and The Earth Book by Todd Parr

This free event is presented as part of our PMCA 1234 monthly programming.
Recommended for children ages 2-5. Caregivers must accompany children.
Museum open early for Wee-Read participants only.

Banner Image: Ana Serrano, Pink Sunset [detail], 2013, 12.75 x 16.75 inches, cardboard, paper, wire, acrylic. Photo by Julie Klima

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PMCA 1234: Free First Friday

Friday, March 2, 201812:00pm–5:00pm

Enjoy free admission all day during First Free Friday!

This free event is presented as part of our PMCA 1234 monthly programming.

Banner Image: Photo © 2004 Ryan Miller

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ArtNight Pasadena

Friday, March 9, 20186:00pm–10:00pm

Enjoy free admission, extended hours, and complimentary shuttle transportation at the PMCA and other ArtNight cultural institutions around Pasadena. View our three current exhibitions and enjoy experimental, interactive performances in our Kenny Scharf Kosmic Krylon Garage.

Present your Metro ticket or TAP card and receive a free Mark Ryden poster.

Banner Image: Photo © 2004 Ryan Miller; Featured Image: Photo © 2017 Karley Sullivan

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PMCA 1234: Second Saturday

Saturday, March 10, 20182:00pm

Second Saturday Spotlights take place on the second Saturday of every month at 2:00pm. This Spotlight will take place in the Founders Gallery in relation to Testament of the Spirit: Paintings by Eduardo Carrillo.

From Walls Of Empowerment To Screens Of Engagement: The Progression Of Murals

Eduardo Carrillo inspired and empowered people and communities through the tradition of mural making. Join acclaimed muralists and educators Yreina Cervántez and Barbara Carrasco, muralist Kristy Sandoval, and digital mural scholar Kaelyn Rodriguez in a panel discussion moderated by Charlene Villaseñor Black, Ph.D., professor of Art History and Chicano Studies, as they consider the artist-as-educator and the role of murals in the 21st century.

This event is presented as part of our PMCA 1234 monthly programming.
Free for PMCA members. Free with admission. Children 12 and under are always free!

Banner Image: Eduardo Carrillo, Cabin in the Sky [detail], 1966. Oil on board, 72 x 58 3/4 inches. Private collection

Click here for additional information on the panelists. 

Los Angeles based artist Yreina D. Cervantez is a second generation Chicana, born in Garden City, Kansas in 1952, raised in Southern California and currently based in Los Angeles. She works primarily in painting, printmaking and muralism. She earned a B.A. in Fine Arts from U.C. Santa Cruz (1975) and an M.F.A. from U.C.L.A. (1989), and is presently a tenured professor teaching in the Department of Chicana/o Studies at California State University at Northridge.

Her body of work reflects over forty years of exploration and the development of an iconography influenced by diverse creative expressions. Native Mesoamerican mythology and cosmology, Mexican art traditions, Chicana/o self-determination, women’s history, issues of ecology, globalization and international struggles for human rights inform her work. Ancient concepts and metaphors are combined with current issues and reality, creating a hybrid language of contemporary glyphs in a rich visual narrative.  A complex layering of symbolism and text from many sources characterize the compositions in Cervantez’ artwork; inscribed testimonies imbued with spiritual and political meanings.

Barbara Carrasco is an artist and muralist.  Her works have been exhibited throughout the U.S., Europe, and Latin America: Vincent Price Art Museum /ELAC (Mid-Career Survey Exhibition, 2008), Museo José Luis Cuevas, Mexico (2006), The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (1996); Armand Hammer Museum (1995,1999); Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art (1988); Museo del Choppo, Mexico (1984); and The Mexican Museum (1992).  Her work has been featured in numerous publications: Ms. Magazine (2008), Los Angeles Times, New York Times; USA Today; Artforum; Boston Globe; new England Journal; High performance, and Flash Art.

She received her M.F.A. in art from California Institute of the Arts (1991) and her B.F.A. in Art from UCLA (1978).  Carrasco created numerous mural banners for the United Farm Workers Union (1976-1991).  She was invited to the former USSR to paint murals in Leningrad and Armenia (1985 and 1987).  Carrasco created computer animation PESTICIDES! that was presented on the Spectacolor Light-board at Times Square in New York (1989).

Raised in the Northeast San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, California Kristy Sandoval (aka- kSan) is a first generation Chicana with roots also planted in Tijuana +Mexicali, Mexico, and San Diego, CA.

While attending the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, Kristy formally received her degree in Art. During this time Ms. Sandoval explored Northern California and found such rich inspiration there it helped to juxtapose her experiences in Southern California.

Since 2008 Kristy has painted more than 30 public art murals. Her work focuses on human rights, world affairs from an environmental stand point, and Female Empowerment. As a dedicated advocate for arts education Ms. Sandoval has run mural design workshops for all age groups and skill levels in underserved communities throughout the greater Los Angeles area and other parts of Southern California.

Kaelyn D. Rodríguez is an Afro-Latina, Angeleno, editor with bozalta Journal and PhD student in the Cesar E. Chavez Department of Chicana/o Studies at UCLA. She holds master’s degrees in the History of Art and Chicana/o Studies, respectively. Her thesis research is an interdisciplinary expression of art history via geography and cartography, history, art making, and social activism in Watts, CA. For her dissertation, Kaelyn is digging into the history of Los Angeles at large to draw connections between Black, Latina/o/x and Afro-Latina/o/x communities and art histories. Additionally, Kaelyn is pairing those Black and Brown histories with new technologies and digital platforms to share and build with LA communities.

Charlene Villaseñor Black is Professor of Art History and Chicana/o Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. She recently edited Tradition and Transformation: Chicana/o Art from the 1970s to the 1990s, and a dossier on teaching Latina/o art in Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies. Her widely reviewed 2006 book, Creating the Cult of St. Joseph: Art and Gender in the Spanish Empire, was awarded the College Art Association Millard Meiss subvention. She has held grants from the Fulbright, Mellon, Borchard, and Woodrow Wilson Foundations, the NEH, the ACLS, and the Getty. She is Associate Director of UCLA’s Chicano Studies Research Center, and the editor of Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies. In 2016 she was awarded UCLA’s Gold Shield Faculty Prize for Academic Excellence.

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PMCA 1234: Free Third Thursday

Thursday, March 15, 20185:00pm–9:00pm

Enjoy free admission, extended hours, and a free program presented in partnership with South Pasadena Art Center (SPACE).

The Incident Report • 7:00pm

In this live literary series, local writers read and perform true stories inspired by The Feminine Sublime. Join in afterwards for a reception in the lobby, courtesy of Lagunitas Brewing Company.

FEATURING:
Roz Browne
Dawn A. Fuller
Helena Harvilicz
Lennox Munro
Jessica Lee Williamson

Hosted by Gordon Henderson

This free event is presented as part of our PMCA 1234 monthly programming.

Banner Image: Photo © 2017 Don Millici

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Children’s Workshop: Homegrown with Ana Serrano!

Saturday, March 24, 20182:00pm–4:00pm

Take inspiration from Ana Serrano: Homegrown in the Project Room. Learn how to make your own paper flowers and cardboard potted plants from the artist herself!

Drop-ins and all ages welcome! Caregivers must accompany children.
Free for PMCA members. Free with admission. Children 12 and under are always free!

Banner Image: Ana Serrano, Salon of Beauty [detail], 2011. Cardboard, paper, acrylic paint. Commissioned by Rice University Art Gallery, Houston TX. Photo © 2011 Nash; Featured Image: Photo © 2017 Stephanie Chen

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PMCA 1234: Free Fourth Wednesday Wee Read

Wednesday, March 28, 201810:30am–11:30am

After a kid-friendly exhibition tour of Testament of the Spirit: Paintings by Eduardo Carrillo in the Main Gallery, read children’s stories that connect art and learning. Get creative during art activities that integrate themes of selected books, the basic elements of art, and select works in the PMCA galleries.

Shared Cultural Heritage • Assemble colorful collages of paper chili peppers. Experiment with tearing and crumpling to add texture.

Wee Read: Green is a Chile Pepper by Roseanne Thong and John Parra and Family Pictures by Carmen Lomas Garza

This free event is presented as part of our PMCA 1234 monthly programming.
Recommended for children ages 2-5. Caregivers must accompany children.
Museum open early for Wee-Read participants only.

Banner Image: Ana Serrano, Pink Sunset [detail], 2013, 12.75 x 16.75 inches, cardboard, paper, wire, acrylic. Photo by Julie Klima

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PMCA 1234: Free First Friday

Friday, April 6, 201812:00pm–5:00pm

Enjoy free admission all day during Free First Friday!

This free event is presented as part of our PMCA 1234 monthly programming.

Banner Image: Photo © 2017 Lyd & Mo Photography

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Family Day!

Saturday, April 14, 201812:00pm–5:00pm

Participate in creative projects and gallery tours for the whole family based on our current exhibitions. Join PMCA’s art educators and Wisdom Arts Lab for activities in the Project Room and the PMCA lobby to make a miniature urban landscape and paint your own surreal dreamscape. Contribute to a community chalk mural in the Kenny Scharf Kosmic Krylon Garage and take part in a project presented by Self Help Graphics and Art’s Barrio Mobile Arts Studio.

Join in for International Slow Art Day! At 1:00pm and 3:00pm, join PMCA docents for tours of artwork on view in the galleries. Look at five works of art for ten minutes each, then regroup to reflect on experiences through group discussion, writing exercises, or interpretation through imitation.

Drop-ins and all ages welcome! Caregivers must accompany children.
Free for PMCA members. Free with admission. Children 12 and under are always free!

Banner Image: Photo © 2017 Amelia Damplo; Featured Image: Photo © 2017 Amelia Damplo

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PMCA 1234: Free Third Thursday

Thursday, April 19, 20185:00pm–9:00pm

Enjoy free admission, extended hours, and a free program:

ENTER>Text • 6:00pm–8:30pm

Experience ENTER>text, a living literary journal and immersive series of events in which activated audiences seek unique encounters with writers.

Join us throughout the evening for a reception courtesy of Lagunitas.

This free event is presented as part of our PMCA 1234 monthly programming.

Banner Image: Photo © 2017 Don Millici

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Adult Workshop: Bookmaking

Saturday, April 21, 20182:00pm–4:00pm

Inspired by the magical realism of Testament of the Spirit: Paintings by Eduardo Carrillo, the provocative transcendence of The Feminine Sublime, and the vibrant assemblage of Ana Serrano: Home Grown, create your own 3-hole stitch book. Experiment with collage, illustration, and poetic fragments to fill the book with the surreality of your own dreamscape.

Join Abira Ali, Director of Wisdom Arts Laboratory for this workshop in the Founders Gallery.

Space is limited to 15 people. Appropriate for ages 15 and up.
$25; $15 for PMCA members. Register at bit.ly/pmcaworkshops.

Banner Image: Eduardo Carrillo, Las Tropicanas [detail], 1972–73. Oil on panel, 84 x 132 inches. Crocker Art Museum, Promised Gift of Juliette Carrillo and Ruben Carrillo; Featured Image: Photo © 2017 Leah Clancy

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PMCA 1234: Free Fourth Wednesday Wee Read

Wednesday, April 25, 201810:30am–11:30am

After a kid-friendly exhibition tour of the The Feminine Sublime, read children’s stories that connect art and learning. Get creative during art activities that integrate themes of selected books, the basic elements of art, and select works in the PMCA galleries.

Same, Different, Beautiful • Get ready to get messy! Use finger paints to create colorful depictions of your favorite animals.

Wee Read: The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds and Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See by Eric Carle

This free event is presented as part of our PMCA 1234 monthly programming.
Recommended for children ages 2-5. Caregivers must accompany children.
Museum open early for Wee-Read participants only.

Banner Image: Yvette Gellis, Oil, Earth, Fire, Wind and Water [detail], 2017. Oil, acrylic, graphite, and canvas on canvas; triptych; 83 x 51 1/2 inches each. Courtesy of the artist 

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PMCA 1234: Free First Friday

Friday, May 4, 201812:00pm–5:00pm

Enjoy free admission all day during Free First Friday!

This free event is presented as part of our PMCA 1234 monthly programming.

Banner Image: Photo © 2017 Don Millici

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OFFSITE EVENT! PMCA 1234: Second Saturday Spotlight

Saturday, May 12, 201811:00am–3:00pm

Second Saturday Spotlights take place on the second Saturday of every month at 2:00pm.

PMCA partners with El Pueblo de Los Angeles for a very special offsite Second Saturday Spotlight, celebrating Eduardo Carrillo’s El Grito mural at the Placita de Dolores (815 N Alameda St.) in Downtown Los Angeles. Live music, food trucks, and free art activities accompany a talk about the mural.

This event is presented as part of our PMCA 1234 monthly programming.
Free for PMCA members. Free with admission. Children 12 and under are always free!

Banner Image: Eduardo Carrillo, Cabin in the Sky [detail], 1966. Oil on board, 72 x 58 3/4 inches. Private collection

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PMCA 1234: Free Third Thursday

Thursday, May 17, 20185:00pm–9:00pm

Enjoy free admission, extended hours, and a free program in partnership with Red Hen Press:

Building Homes, Transcending Borders • 6:00-7:00pm

At this bilingual reading, listen to the groundbreaking work of some of Southern California’s most talented Mexican-American poets and writers, presented in partnership with Red Hen Press. Afterwards, continue the dialogue on what it means to build a home and peruse the authors’ titles during a reception in the PMCA lobby, courtesy of Lagunitas Brewing Company.

The esteemed featured readers are Ramón García, Ricardo Means-Ybarra, and Viva Padilla.

Ricardo Means Ybarra was born and raised in the hills of Silver Lake and Echo Park, the inspiration for many of his poems and novels.  He was the first in his family to graduate from a university, the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he earned his B.A. in Latin American Studies.  He is the author of a novel for adults, Brotherhood of Dolphins (Arte Público Press, 1997).

Ramón García is the author of two books of poetry The Chronicles (Red Hen Press, 2015) and Other Countries (What Books Press, 2010), and a monograph on the artist Ricardo Valverde (University of Minnesota Press, 2013).  The Chronicles was a finalist for the Latino International Book Award for Best Poetry Book in English in 2016.

García has published poetry, fiction and scholarly work in a variety of journals, anthologies and museum catalogs.  His poetry has appeared in Best American Poetry anthologyThe Floating Borderlands: Twenty-Five Years of US-Hispanic LiteratureThe American Journal of Poetry, Los Angeles Review, and Mandorla: New Writing from the Americas.  He has contributed to the art work and projects of various visual artists, including Berta Jottar, Harry Gamboa Jr., Susan Silton, David John Attyah, and Sandra de la Loza.

Ramón García was born in Colima, Mexico and grew up in Modesto, California.  He has a B.A. in World Literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz and a Ph.D. in Literature from the University of California, San Diego. He is a Professor at California State University, Northridge and lives in downtown Los Angeles.

This free event is presented as part of our PMCA 1234 monthly programming.

Banner Image: Ana Serrano, Pink Sunset [detail], 2013, 12.75 x 16.75 inches, cardboard, paper, wire, acrylic. Photo by Julie Klima

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Adult Workshop: Silkscreen Printing With Self Help Graphics

Saturday, May 26, 20182:00pm–4:00pm

Join a guest instructor from Self Help Graphics and Art in Boyle Heights to learn the basic techniques behind silkscreen printing. Take inspiration from the current exhibitions to create a custom stencil and your own prints to take home.

Space is limited to 15 people. Appropriate for ages 15 and up.
$40; $30 for PMCA members. Register at bit.ly/pmcaworkshops.

Banner Image: Photo © 2017 Amelia Damplo; Featured Image: 2017 © Leah Clancy

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PMCA 1234: Free Fourth Wednesday Wee Read

Wednesday, May 30, 201810:30am–11:30am

After a kid-friendly exhibition tour of Testament of the Spirit: Paintings by Eduardo Carrillo, return to Ana Serrano: Homegrown in the Project Room to read children’s stories that connect art and learning. Get creative during art activities that integrate themes of selected books, the basic elements of art, and select works in the PMCA galleries.

Sharing the American Dream • Create stick puppet-versions of you and your family. Use those as characters to tell your own story!

Wee Read: Same, Same But Different by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw & We Came to America by Faith Ringgold

This free event is presented as part of our PMCA 1234 monthly programming.
Recommended for children ages 2-5. Caregivers must accompany children.
Museum open early for Wee Read participants only.

Banner Image: Eduardo Carrillo, Las Tropicanas [detail], 1972–73. Oil on panel, 84 x 132 inches. Crocker Art Museum, Promised Gift of Juliette Carrillo and Ruben Carrillo

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PMCA 1234: First Free Friday

Friday, June 1, 201812:00pm–5:00pm

Enjoy free admission all day during Free First Friday!

This free event is presented as part of our PMCA 1234 monthly programming.

Banner Image: Photo © 2004 Ryan Miller

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Children’s Workshop: Painting The Imaginary

Saturday, June 2, 20182:00pm–4:00pm

In the final weekend of the exhibition round, join PMCA’s art educators for a brief tour of all three galleries, then regroup to paint large-scale imaginary dreamscapes inspired by the artwork on view.

Drop-ins and all ages welcome! Caregivers must accompany children.
Free for PMCA members. Free with admission. Children 12 and under are always free!

Banner Image: Yvette Gellis, Oil, Earth, Fire, Wind and Water [detail], 2017. Oil, acrylic, graphite, and canvas on canvas; triptych; 83 x 51 1/2 inches each. Courtesy of the artist; Featured Image: Photo © 2017 Leah Clancy

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Offsite Event: PASADENA PLAYHOUSE BLOCK PARTY

Saturday, June 9, 201812:00pm–10:00pm

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Pasadena Playhouse with fellow Playhouse District Association partners at this free, all-day street festival. Enjoy live music, food, drinks, and activities. While the museum will be closed for installation, visit the PMCA’s interactive art booth to learn about our Summer 2018 exhibition season and contribute to a communal woven sculpture.

This event is located at the corner of El Molino Ave. and Colorado Blvd. For more information, visit playhouseblockparty.org.

Banner Image: Photo © 2017 Lyd & Mo Photography

    

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Opening Day

Sunday, June 17, 201812:00pm–5:00pm

Join us as we unveil our three Summer 2018 exhibitions for the very first time. View the intricate textile pieces in Judy Chicago’s Birth Project: Born Again, travel through the Golden State with Grafton Tyler Brown: Exploring California, and connect with sculptural installations in Brody Albert: Strata.

 

Banner Image: Judy Chicago, Birth Trinity NP, 1983. Needlepoint, 51 x 130½ inches. Needlepoint by the “Teaneck Seven:”  Susan Bloomenstein, Elizabeth Colten, Karen Fogel, Helene Hirmes, Bernice Levitt, Linda Rothenberg, and Miriam Vogelman, Courtesy of the Artist, Through the Flower, and Salon 94, New York ; Featured Image: Photo © Don Milici 

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PMCA 1234: Third Thursday

Thursday, June 21, 20185:00pm–9:00pm

The Incident Report • 7:00pm–8:30pm

The Incident Report and South Pasadena Art Center return to the PMCA for an evening of live literature. In celebration of Grafton Tyler Brown: Exploring California, local writers read and perform true stories of art-making and identity in the Golden State.

 

Join us afterwards for a reception courtesy of Lagunitas Brewing Company. Presented with the Playhouse District Association.

 

This free event is presented as part of our PMCA 1234 monthly programming.

Banner Image: Photo © 2017 Don Millici

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PMCA 1234: Fourth Wednesday Wee Read

Wednesday, June 27, 201810:30am–11:30am

My California

Draw inspiration from Grafton Tyler Brown’s map-making and graphic design. Use colors and words to illustrate your own unique map of California.

Wee Read: Nine for California by Sonia Levitin and Cat Bowman Smith, and The Blacker the Berry by Joyce Carol Thomas and Floyd Cooper.

This free event is presented as part of our PMCA 1234 monthly programming.
Recommended for children ages 2-5. Caregivers must accompany children.
Museum open early for Wee Read participants only.

Banner Image: Grafton Tyler Brown, Grand Canyon and Falls, 1887. Oil on canvas. 30 x 20 inches. Courtesy of the Melvin Holmes Collection of African American Art. Photo © John Wilson White Studio

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PMCA 1234: Free First Friday

Friday, July 6, 201812:00pm–5:00pm

TGIF! Enjoy free admission on us all day long. Bring the whole family!

This free event is presented as part of our PMCA 1234 monthly programming.

Banner Image: Photo © 2004 Ryan Miller

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TICKETED EVENT: Judy Chicago, Born Again

Saturday, July 7, 20182:00pm–6:00pm

Judy Chicago, Born Again: A Conversation, Book Signing, and Reception

Join us for a celebration of the monumental exhibition Judy Chicago’s Birth Project: Born Again.
Limited seats available! Purchase now.

2:00pm | Exhibition Walkthrough
Curator Viki Thompson Wylder, Ph.D., leads an insider’s guided tour on Judy Chicago’s Birth Project: Born Again.
This event takes places at the PMCA, and is open to the public with general admission.
Event tickets include admission to museum with proof of purchase.

3:00pm | Conversation
Judy Chicago is joined by art historian, critic, and curator Betty Ann Brown, Ph.D. to discuss her groundbreaking art practice and feminist activism. Q&A with curator Viki Thompson Wylder, Ph.D., to follow.
This event takes place at the Women’s City Club of Pasadena, located at 160 N Oakland Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101.

4:30pm-6:00pm | Book Signing and Reception
A book signing with Judy Chicago and a light reception conclude the event. Books will be available for purchase.
This event takes place at the Women’s City Club of Pasadena.

[Image credit: Judy Chicago, The Crowning NP 3, 1983. Needlepoint over painting on mesh canvas, 35½ x 51½ inches. Hand painting assistance by Lynda Healy; needlepoint by Kathryn Haas Alexander, Collection of the Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts]

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PMCA 1234: Second Saturday Spotlight

Saturday, July 14, 20182:00pm–4:00pm

A Stitch in Time

The Women’s Center for Creative Work presents a program on Judy Chicago’s Birth Project: Born Again, with a free embroidery workshop by their artist-in-residence iris yirei hu. Learn about WCCW’s work to promote art and feminism, and discuss cosmic creation mythologies passed down through generations across different cultures.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, iris yirei hu makes images and builds spaces that foster intergenerational-cultural-and-personal exchanges. She is interested in rearranging social and intimate habits of making life through the insistence of storytelling. Her art, pedagogical, and curatorial projects explore the shifting possibilities of care in relation to systemic and institutional power. Selected projects include: Survival Guide: inheritance, Women’s Center for Creative Work, Los Angeles (2018); Survival Guide: when the Sun devours the Moon, Lenfest Center for the Arts, NY (2017); Survival Guide: joy, Visitor Welcome Center, Los Angeles (2017); and Con/Safos with Sarita Dougherty, Rafa Esparza & Clockshop (2015). Her work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, CNN, CARLA, Sinovision, and KCET. She holds an MFA in Visual Art from Columbia University in the City of New York, BA from UCLA, and is a 2016 Paul & Daisy Soros New American Fellow.

This event and workshop is open to all visitors, with a suggested $5 donation to cover the cost of project materials.

This event is presented as part of our PMCA 1234 monthly programming.
Free for PMCA members. Free with admission. Children 12 and under are always free!

Banner Image: Judy Chicago, Birth Trinity NP, 1983. Needlepoint, 51 x 130½ inches. Needlepoint by the “Teaneck Seven:”  Susan Bloomenstein, Elizabeth Colten, Karen Fogel, Helene Hirmes, Bernice Levitt, Linda Rothenberg, and Miriam Vogelman, Courtesy of the Artist, Through the Flower, and Salon 94, New York 

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PMCA 1234: Free Third Thursday

Thursday, July 19, 20185:00pm–9:00pm

Labors of Love: Artists as Parents · 7:00pm-8:30pm

Presented in partnership with Hey Baby Feminist Parenting Group at Women’s Center for Creative Work, author and mother Michelle Tea leads a roundtable discussion on writers and artists who unite their creative practices with parenthood. Inspired by Judy Chicago’s Birth Project: Born Again, currently on view in the PMCA’s Main Gallery through October 7.

Participants include: comedian, writer and actor Sabrina Jalees; Kirsten Bosio, founder and designer of Tiny Bangs, and the Loose Morals Craft Club; Gilda Davidian, photographer, artist and founder of Hey Baby at WCCW; and musician and performer Nora Singh.  

 

Join us afterwards for a reception courtesy of Lagunitas Brewing Company. Presented with the Playhouse District Association’s Third Thursdays.

Join us afterwards for a reception courtesy of Lagunitas Brewing Company. Presented with the Playhouse District Association.

Banner Image © 2004 Ryan Miller

 

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PMCA 1234: Fourth Wednesday Wee Read

Wednesday, July 25, 201810:30am–11:30am

Drag Queen Story Hour!

Drag Queen Story Hour captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. Find inspiration in the woven works of Judy Chicago’s Birth Project: Born Again, and weave a wand out of sparkly pipe cleaners to create a magical accessory that goes with every outfit.

Created by Michelle Tea and RADAR Productions in San Francisco, DQSH now happens regularly in LA, New York, San Francisco, and all over the world!

Wee Read: My Princess Boy by Cheryl Kilodavis and Suzanne DeSimone, and Annie’s Plaid Shirt by Stacy B. Davis and Rachael Balsaitis.

This free event is presented as part of our PMCA 1234 monthly programming.
Recommended for children ages 2-5. Caregivers must accompany children.
Museum open early for Wee-Read participants only.

Banner Image: Judy Chicago, Birth Trinity NP, 1983. Needlepoint, 51 x 130½ inches. Needlepoint by the “Teaneck Seven:”  Susan Bloomenstein, Elizabeth Colten, Karen Fogel, Helene Hirmes, Bernice Levitt, Linda Rothenberg, and Miriam Vogelman, Courtesy of the Artist, Through the Flower, and Salon 94, New York 

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Offsite Walking Tour: WOMEN WHO SHAPED PASADENA

Saturday, July 28, 201810:00am–12:00pm
On this tour you’ll walk in the footsteps of some of the women who shaped the City of Roses. Hear stories about female artists, botanists, entrepreneurs, politicians, and revolutionaries on their contributions to the life and growth of Pasadena.
Meet Julia Long of Pasadena Walking Tours in front of the Pasadena Public Library Central Branch at 285 E Walnut St., and concludes with a brief tour of Judy Chicago’s Birth Project: Born Again at the PMCA.
Space is limited to 15 people. Bring water and dress for the weather!

$20, $15 for PMCA Members. Tickets must be purchased in advance. bit.ly/pmcaworkshops.

Banner Image © 2017 Don Millici

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PMCA 1234: Free First Friday

Friday, August 3, 201812:00pm–5:00pm

 

Enjoy free admission and beat the August heat in our air-conditioned galleries.

Banner Image © 2017 Amelia Damplo

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PMCA Summer Book Sale

Friday, August 3, 201812:00pm–5:00pm

Join us Friday through Sunday, August 3-5, from 12:00-5:00pm for our Summer Book Sale! We may be closing our doors, but our spirit will live on… through you! Get your Holiday shopping done early (and on a budget!) and support the museum. Additionally, August 3 is our Free First Friday for you to tour the museum. It’s a win-win!

Come enjoy time with our fantastic staff in our Kenny Scharf Garage while we part ways with some of our incredible books. Our Lagunitas beer is yours, and we can’t wait to see you.

Parking available in the Community Bank Lot adjacent to the PMCA.

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Offsite Event: THE ART OF CALIFORNIA AT KIDSPACE

Tuesday, August 7, 20184:00PM–8:00PM

PMCA teams up with Kidspace to celebrate the rich and diverse history of California art at their Free Family Night. Take part in a creative map-making project, which integrates themes from all three current exhibitions.

 

Kidspace Children’s Museum is located at 480 N Arroyo Blvd in Pasadena.

Featured Image: Photo © 2017 Leah Clancy; Banner Image: Photo © 2004 Ryan Miller

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PMCA 1234: Second Saturday Spotlight

Saturday, August 11, 20182:00pm–4:00pm

Get On Your Soapbox

Join PMCA docents for a guided tour of Grafton Tyler Brown: Exploring California. LA-based graphic designer Silas Munro introduces the basics of contemporary graphic design and lettering. Inspired by Brown’s commercial packaging for Standard Soap Company, add text and ornamentation to your own custom box to take home. Sponsored by the California African American Museum.

 

This event and workshop is open to all visitors, with a suggested $5 donation to cover the cost of project materials.

 

This event is presented as part of our PMCA 1234 monthly programming.
Free for PMCA members. Free with admission. Children 12 and under are always free!

Banner Image: Grafton Tyler Brown, Grand Canyon and Falls, 1887. Oil on canvas. 30 x 20 inches. Courtesy of the Melvin Holmes Collection of African American Art. Photo © John Wilson White Studio

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PMCA 1234: Free Third Thursday

Thursday, August 16, 20185:00pm–9:00pm

California in Their Own Words · Program: 7:00pm-8:30pm

Join Red Hen Press and notable African American writers for a reading of contemporary poetry and prose in conjunction with Grafton Tyler Brown: Exploring California.

Join us afterwards for a reception courtesy of Lagunitas Brewing Company. Presented with the Playhouse District Association.

This free event is presented as part of our PMCA 1234 monthly programming.


Gerda Govine Ituarte’s collection includes Future Awakes in Mouth of NOW [Editions du Cygne (Swan World, 2016); Alterations|Thread Light Through Eye of Storm  (La Casa del Tuñel Productions, 2015) and Oh, Where is My Candle Hat? (Asterisco Editoria de Poesia, 2012) in English and Spanish. Book four is a work-in-progress.

She began her poetry career in 2010.  In summer 2016, Govine Ituarte, created a four-week lunchtime poetry reading series “Poetry Within Reach in Unexpected Places,” for the City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Division,” and established the Pasadena Rose Poets comprised of nine seasoned Pasadena-based poets. In February 2017, she established weekly poetry readings at Pasadena City Council meetings, still in progress. Her poetry has appeared in the Altadena Poetry Review, Change-Links, Coiled Serpent, Dryland Lit, Hometown Pasadena, In Flight Literary Magazine, Journal of Modern Poetry, Ms. Aligned 1 & 2, PoeticDiversity and The New Engagement.

Govine Ituarte graduated from Teachers College Columbia University with an M.A. and Ed.D. in Higher and Adult Education Administration and Research.  She earned a B.S. and M.A. in Business Education from New York University and an Alternative Dispute Resolution Certificate from Pepperdine University, Straus Center, School of Law.  She is the former CEO of G. Govine Consulting and provided workplace diversity and inclusion services as an expert witness, litigation consultant, investigator, trainer/facilitator, writer and public speaker.

Douglas Manuel was born in Anderson, Indiana. He received a BA in Creative Writing from Arizona State University and a MFA from Butler University where he was the Managing Editor of Booth a Journal. He is currently a Middleton and Dornsife Fellow at the University of Southern California where he is pursuing a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing. He was a recipient of the Chris McCarthy Scholarship for the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference and has been the Poetry Editor for Gold Line Press as well as was one of the Managing Editors of Ricochet Editions. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Rhino, North American Review, The Chattahoochee Review, New Orleans Review, Crab Creek Review, Many Mountains Moving and elsewhere. His first book, Testify, also is the recipient of the 2018 Gold IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award.

Beverly Lafontaine is a Los Angeles-born poet and playwright. She has enjoyed four productions of her plays in the Los Angeles area and has had her poetry published in various poetry journals and anthologies, including Blue Satellite, Spillway, So Luminous the Wildflowers: An Anthology of California Poets, and most recently, Beyond the Lyric Moment. Four of her poems will appear in Waves, the forthcoming anthology of women’s voices published by the A Room of Her Own Foundation. As a collaborative artist, she has worked with composer Tom Flaherty to create The Cellist of Sarajevo, a chamber music piece. Additionally, she was commissioned to create six poems that were incorporated into the sculptural work of Walk a Mile in My Shoes, a public art project dedicated to Martin Luther King and sponsored by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. As a journalist, she has written for publications as wide-ranging as Essence Magazine, Soul Magazine, and Caesura: the Journal for the San Jose Center for Poetry and Literature.

Banner Image: Grafton Tyler Brown, Grand Canyon and Falls, 1887. Oil on canvas. 30 x 20 inches. Courtesy of the Melvin Holmes Collection of African American Art. Photo © John Wilson White Studio

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PMCA 1234: Fourth Wednesday Wee Read

Wednesday, August 22, 201810:30am–11:30am

Reading the Fine Print

After a mini gallery tour of Brody Albert: Strata, track your fingerprints to show where you’ve made your mark in a creative visual journey.

Wee Read: The Finger Prince by Peter Begley and Sandy’s incredible Shrinking Footprint by Femida Handy, Carol Carpenter, and Adrianna Steele-Card.

This free event is presented as part of our PMCA 1234 monthly programming.
Recommended for children ages 2-5. Caregivers must accompany children.
Museum open early for Wee-Read participants only.

Banner Image: Brody Albert, Entrance to the 110 Tunnel Underpass, 2018. Digital print. Image courtesy of Jason Gowans

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PMCA 1234: Free First Friday

Friday, September 7, 201812:00pm–5:00pm

Enjoy a date-on-a-dime with free admission.

Banner Image: Photo © 2017 Don Millici

 

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PMCA 1234: Second Saturday Spotlight

Saturday, September 8, 20182:00pm–4:00pm

Etched into Memory

Gain deeper insight into Brody Albert: Strata from a walkthrough with the artist himself. Following the tour, take part in an etching project using the exhibition wall text to examine the impact of of one’s presence within their environment.

 

This event and workshop is open to all visitors, with a suggested $5 donation to cover the cost of project materials.

This event is presented as part of our PMCA 1234 monthly programming.
Free for PMCA members. Free with admission. Children 12 and under are always free!

Banner Image: Brody Albert, Entrance to the 110 Tunnel Underpass, 2018. Digital print. Image courtesy of Jason Gowans

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PMCA 1234: Free Third Thursday

Thursday, September 20, 20185:00pm–9:00pm

Big Birth Junkie · Program 7:00pm-8:30pm

Elizabeth Bachner hosts a live recording of her podcast Big Birth Junkie in relation to Judy Chicago’s Birth Project: Born Again as she discusses with guests the shared intergenerational knowledge and experiences of birthing and motherhood.

Followed by a reception courtesy of Lagunitas Brewing Company. Presented in conjunction with GraceFull Birthing.

This free event is presented as part of our PMCA 1234 monthly programming.

Banner Image: Judy Chicago, Birth Trinity NP, 1983. Needlepoint, 51 x 130½ inches. Needlepoint by the “Teaneck Seven:”  Susan Bloomenstein, Elizabeth Colten, Karen Fogel, Helene Hirmes, Bernice Levitt, Linda Rothenberg, and Miriam Vogelman, Courtesy of the Artist, Through the Flower, and Salon 94, New York  

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PMCA 1234: Fourth Wednesday Wee Read

Wednesday, September 26, 201810:30am–11:30am

Born This Way

After a mini gallery tour of Judy Chicago’s Birth Project: Born Again, trace your body’s outline and decorate your self-portrait with all that makes you special, inside and out. Presented in partnership with GraceFull Birthing Center.

Wee Read: Why Am I Me? by Paige Britt, Selina Alko, and Sean Quails, and What Makes a Baby? by Cory Silverberg and Fiona Smyth

This free event is presented as part of our PMCA 1234 monthly programming.
Recommended for children ages 2-5. Caregivers must accompany children.
Museum open early for Wee-Read participants only.

This exhibition’s education and engagement initiative is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

Banner Image: Judy Chicago, Birth Trinity NP, 1983. Needlepoint, 51 x 130½ inches. Needlepoint by the “Teaneck Seven:”  Susan Bloomenstein, Elizabeth Colten, Karen Fogel, Helene Hirmes, Bernice Levitt, Linda Rothenberg, and Miriam Vogelman, Courtesy of the Artist, Through the Flower, and Salon 94, New York  


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PMCA 1234: Free First Friday

Friday, October 5, 201812:00pm–5:00pm

Enjoy free admission all day long!

This education and engagement initiative is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

Banner Image: Photo © 2004 Ryan Miller

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CELEBRATING CREATIVE CALIFORNIA – Closing Weekend

Friday, October 5, 201812:00pm–5:00pm

Throughout the final weekend of the Pasadena Museum of California Art, celebrate the creative history of California and add to its vibrance through complimentary exhibition tours, discussions, and art activities for all ages.

All Weekend:
Wisdom Arts Lab erects a temporary Tiny Town installation in our Kosmic Krylon Garage. Make your own small structure to reflect how every Californian contributes to their community.
Take a tour of our exhibitions and the Kosmic Krylon Garage.
Visit our Remember Wall in the Main Lobby to leave your fondest memories of exhibitions, installations, and performances that moved you. Take at least 50% off most items in our bookstore


Friday, October 5, 2018
Enjoy Free Admission!

 

Saturday, October 6, 2018
Program · 2:00pm
Join Bridget R. Cooks, Ph.D., curator of Grafton Tyler Brown: Exploring California as she leads a discussion with art historian Lizzetta LeFalle-Collins, Ph.D., on the life and work of this groundbreaking artist. Co-sponsored by the UCI Institute and Museum for California Art and the Department of African American Studies, UC Irvine.

 

Sunday, October 7, 2018
Come say goodbye to us!
12:30pm: Education & Engagement Coordinator, Leah Clancy, leads a complimentary guided tour of “Judy Chicago’s Birth Project: Born Again.”
2:00pm: Brody Albert leads a tour through his exhibition, “Brody Albert: Strata” to provide insight into his practice.


All programs and activities during Celebrating Creative California Weekend are free with admission.

These education and engagement initiatives are supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

Banner Image: Grafton Tyler Brown, Grand Canyon and Falls, 1887. Oil on canvas. 30 x 20 inches. Courtesy of the Melvin Holmes Collection of African American Art. Photo © John Wilson White Studio

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CELEBRATING CREATIVE CALIFORNIA- Closing Weekend: Sunday

Sunday, October 7, 201812:00pm–5:00pm

Throughout the final weekend of the Summer 2018 exhibition season, celebrate the creative history of California and add to its vibrance through complimentary exhibition tours, discussions, and art activities for all ages.

Wisdom Arts Lab joins in to erect a temporary Tiny Town installation. Make you own small structure to reflect how every Californian contributes to their community.

Program · 2:00pm

Brody Albert leads a tour through his exhibition, Brody Albert: Strata to provide insight into his practice.

 

All programs and activities during Celebrating Creative California Weekend are free with admission.

These education and engagement initiatives are supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

Banner Image: Brody Albert, Entrance to the 110 Tunnel Underpass, 2018. Digital print. Image courtesy of Jason Gowans

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