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PMCA 1234: Free Fourth Wednesday Wee-Read

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 | 10:30am–11:30am

Color Outside the Box

Color us happy! First, look at the colors and lines in Gustave Baumann in California. Then, use crayons to color in pictures made especially for the PMCA community by Miss Ali & Miss Dorie, inspired by their coloring book Color Pasadena! Think outside the box—and the lines—experiment with zigzags, squiggles, and thick and thin lines during a freestyle draw.

Wee Read: The Day The Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers and Color Pasadena by Ali Zigerelli and Dorie Bailey (with an appearance by the author and illustrator!)

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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Family Day

Saturday, May 27, 201712:00pm–5:00pm

Participate in fun art projects and gallery tours for the whole family based on our current exhibitions. Activities include gesture drawing, self-portraiture, sculpture, and more. At 1:00pm and 3:00pm, join us for family-friendly tours of artwork on view in the galleries.

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!

Banner Image: Joseph Kleitsch, The Oriental Shop(or The Jade Shop) [detail], 1925. Oil on canvas, 32 x 26 inches. Private Collection, courtesy of The Irvine Museum; Featured Image: Photo © 2016 Susan Wang

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PMCA 1234: First Free Friday & 15th Birthday!

Friday, June 2, 201712:00pm–8:00pm

Celebrate the PMCA’s 15th birthday with a very special extended Free First Friday. Participate in art activities and docent-led gallery tours, save with bookstore discounts, and more!

Then, join the Museum’s founders for an evening reception featuring acclaimed Red Hen Press authors Douglas Manuel, Lisa C. Krueger, and William Archila, performances by Tim Reid and company, and music courtesy of The Astral Plane DJ team.

Plus, enjoy complimentary refreshments from our generous partners: sweet treats from Milk Jar Cookies and Sweet Stix Bakery, and libations from Class Box Wine and Lagunitas Brewing Company!

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

 

Banner Image: Kenny Scharf, Kosmic Krylon Garage [detail], 2004. Photo © Ryan Muller; Featured Image: Photo © 2015 Don Milici

 

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Exhibition Walkthrough: Extra-Ordinary

Saturday, June 3, 20174:00pm

Look at the spaces in-between during a walkthrough with Interstitial curator John David O’Brien. This walkthrough highlights the way we see—and often overlook—the objects in our daily lives and explores the connections between still life, vanitas, abstraction, and the curatorial premise of the exhibition.

NO RSVP REQUIRED.
Free for PMCA membersFree with admission. 

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; Featured Image: Installation view, Interstitial, March 5, 2017—August 6, 2017, Pasadena Museum of California Art, photo © 2017 Don Milici

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PMCA 1234: Second Saturday Spotlight Talk

Saturday, June 10, 20172:00pm

Spotlight Talks take place 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 South Gallery exhibition Gustave Baumann in California.

This month’s focus: Five Progressive Proofs for Singing Trees by Gustave Baumann

Gustave Baumann in California gives an insider look into the printmaking process of one of America’s foremost color printmakers, Gustave Baumann. In these progressive proofs, the different layers of color and functions of the blocks are more readily apparent and legible than in the finished prints (also on view in the exhibition).

Note: Spotlight Talks meet near the exhibition title wall.

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

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: Installation View, Gustave Baumann in California, March 5, 2017–August 6, 2017, Pasadena Museum of California Art, photo © Don Milici

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

Thursday, June 15, 20175:00pm–8:00pm

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

Yoga • 6:45–7:45pm

Reflect on the beauty of art and the beauty within during an all-levels yoga class led by Brianna Smyk. Find your breath, engage the visual, and balance all the senses in a workout for the mind and body.
Please bring your own mat. Limited capacity. First come, first served.

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

Gustave Baumann, Coast Range [detail], 1928. Color woodcut, no. 11 of 120; 9 1/2 x 11 3/8 inches. The Ann Baumann Trust, courtesy of The Annex Galleries

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Children’s Workshop: Sculpting with Everyday Objects

Saturday, June 24, 20172:00pm–4:00pm

Inspired by Interstitial, join us in creating a sculpture using objects and materials from everyday life. Bring an object from home to incorporate into your artwork. This workshop begins with a family-friendly spotlight tour of Interstitial.

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!

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; Featured Image: Photo © 2016 Eric Jensen

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PMCA 1234: Free Fourth Wednesday Wee-Read

Wednesday, June 28, 201710:30am–11:30am

Do a Double Take

Everyday objects? Look again! We see so many shapes every day, but what happens when we put these shapes together? After taking a peek at the sculptures in the Interstitial exhibition to spot hidden shapes, return to the Project Room to listen to stories about the things that shape and fill our world. Then shape individual creations—bend and fold simple strings, pipe cleaners, and pieces of paper, and watch new shapes emerge!

Wee Read: The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires and So Many Circles, So Many Squares by Tana Hoban

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.

Featured 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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PMCA 1234: First Free Friday

Friday, July 7, 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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PMCA 1234: Second Saturday Spotlight Talk

Saturday, July 8, 20172:00pm

Spotlight Talks take place 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 The Golden Twenties: Portraits and Figure Paintings by Joseph Kleitsch.

Note: Spotlight Talks meet near the exhibition title wall.

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

Banner Image: Joseph Kleitsch, The Oriental Shop (or The Jade Shop) [detail], 1925. Oil on canvas, 32 x 26 inches. Private Collection, courtesy of The Irvine Museum

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

Thursday, July 20, 20175:00pm–8:00pm

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

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

Curator John David O’Brien and select Interstitial artists come together for a conversation about their 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.

Joel Otterson, Bottoms Up #3 [detail], 2013. 75 vintage press glass and cut crystal goblets, steel, metal chain, copper wire, and electrical parts, 48 x 20 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Maloney Fine Art, Los Angeles. Photo © 2016 Maloney Fine Art

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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; Featured Image: Photo © 2016 Don Milici

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Patterned Tote Workshop

Saturday, July 29, 20172:00pm–4:00pm

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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