Programs

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PUSD Student & Educator Appreciation Day

Saturday, October 21, 2017 | 12:00pm–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: 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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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

Following a screening of pivotal Cuban film Fresa y Chocolate/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.

“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 actors Jorge Perugorría and Mirta Ibarra (schedules permitting), and Sandra Levinson, Executive Director of The Center for Cuban Studies.

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.

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: 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. 

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, 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, 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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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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