Programs

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Children’s Workshop: Printmaking

Saturday, July 22, 2017 | 2:00pm–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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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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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 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

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.

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 

 

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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. 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.

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, Interstitial, March 5, 2017-August 6, 2017, 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

Curator Carol A. Wells leads 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: 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 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.
Click here for more details.

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 © 2015 Don Milici

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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 Colorado Boulevard between Madison Avenue and Oak Knoll Avenue.

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.

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

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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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PUSD Student & Educator Appreciation Day

Saturday, October 21, 201712:00pm–5:00pm

PMCA offers free admission all day long for Pasadena Unified School District educators, students, and their families.

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: Photo © 2013 Eric Estenzo

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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

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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.

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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Film Screening & Panel Discussion: Strawberry and Chocolate

Monday, November 13, 20177:30pm

Following a screening of pivotal Cuban film Strawberry and Chocolate (1993) directed by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea and Juan Carlos Tabío, Hollywood in Havana: Five Decades of Cuban Posters Promoting U.S. Films curator Carol A. Wells leads a panel on the creativity and free expression employed by the Cuban artists who reinterpreted Hollywood posters for Cuban audiences.

Attend this offsite event at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater: 8949 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

$5 tickets available through the Academy. More information coming soon!

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

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, 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. Please RSVP to rsvp@pmcaonline.org.

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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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, Fuller Theological Seminary scholars 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, Drying Sails, St. Tropez [detail], 1926. Oil on canvas on Masonite, 38 1/8 x 48 1/4 inches. Monterey Museum of Art. Robert J. Dwyer Trust, 2010.017; 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: 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

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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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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: Photo © 2016 Eric Jensen

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