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PMCA 1234: Free Third Thursday

Thursday, April 19, 2018 | 5:00pm–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.

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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