Programs

Upcoming

PMCA 1234: Free Third Thursday

Thursday, July 19, 2018 | 5:00pm–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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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.

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.

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!

 

Banner Image: Photo © 2004 Ryan Miller

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CELEBRATING CREATIVE CALIFORNIA- Closing Weekend: Saturday

Saturday, October 6, 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

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.

 

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

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.

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

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