Programs

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Closed For Installation

Monday, January 8, 2018 | 8:00am–8:00pm
The PMCA is closed for installation from Monday, January 8 through Saturday, January 20.
Be sure to join us on Opening Day on Sunday, January 21 from 12:00pm-8:00pm as we present three new exhibitions to the public for the very first time:
On view January 21, 2018—June 3, 2018
IMAGES: 
Banner Image: Kenny Scharf, Kosmic Krylon Garage, 2004. Photo by Ryan Miller
Featured Image 1: Eduardo Carrillo, Las Tropicanas, 1972–73. Oil on panel, 84 x 132 inches. Crocker Art Museum, Promised Gift of Juliette Carrillo and Ruben Carrillo; Ana Serrano, Pink Sunset, 2013, 12.75 x 16.75 inches, cardboard, paper, wire, acrylic. Photo by Julie Klima; Merion Estes, Burchfield’s Plea, 2016. Fabric collage, photo transfers, and acrylic on fabric, 73 1/2 x 83 1/2 inches. Courtesy of CB1 Gallery

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Spring 2018 Opening Day

Sunday, January 21, 201812:00pm–5:00pm
Join us on Opening Day on Sunday, January 21 from 12:00pm-5:00pm as we present three new exhibitions to the public for the very first time. Testament of the Spirit: Paintings by Eduardo Carrillo; The Feminine Sublime; and Ana Serrano: Homegrown will be on view January 21, 2018—June 3, 2018.
Free for PMCA members. Free with admission. Children 12 and under are always free!
NO RSVP REQUIRED.

Banner Image: Photo © 2016 Eric Jensen
Featured Image: Merion Estes, 
The Great Defrost, 2016. Fabric collage and acyclic on fabric, 66 1/2 x 85 1/2 inches. Courtesy of CB1 Gallery; Eduardo Carrillo, Woman Holding Serpent, 1975. Oil on panel, 55 x 33 inches. Crocker Art Museum, Gift of Jane and John Fitz Gibbon, 2009.71; Ana Serrano, Jardinsito, 2013. Cardboard, paper, acrylic paint, 12 x 7 x 7 inches. Photo by Julie Klima

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PMCA 1234: Free Fourth Wednesday Wee Read

Wednesday, January 24, 201810:30am–11:30am

After a kid-friendly exhibition tour of the Museum, return to 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.

What California Art Means to Me: Create a drawing filled with shapes and colors, then transform the artwork into a paper box!

Wee ReadCity Green by DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan and Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert

Recommended for children ages 2-5. Caregivers must accompany children.
Museum open for Wee-Read participants only.

Salon of Beauty [detail], 2011. Cardboard, paper, acrylic paint. Commissioned by Rice University Art Gallery, Houston TX. Photo © 2011 Nash Baker

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SoCal Museums Free-For-All

Sunday, January 28, 201812:00pm–5:00pm

Visit PMCA and over 30 art, cultural heritage, natural history, and science museums across Southern California as we open our doors to visitors free of charge.

Visit socalmuseums.org/free-for-all/ for more information.

Present your Metro ticket or TAP card and receive a free Mark Ryden poster.

Banner Image: Photo © 2017 Lyd & Mo Photography; Featured Image: Courtesy of SoCal Museums

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PMCA 1234: Free First Friday

Friday, February 2, 201812:00pm–5:00pm

Enjoy free admission all day during Free First Friday!

Banner Image: photo © 2017 Don Millici

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OFFSITE EVENT: NEA Big Read

Saturday, February 3, 20182:00pm–4:00pm

The PMCA teams up with The Haiku Guys + Gals to provide improvised haiku for guests on their typewriters at the Pasadena Central Library’s celebration of When The Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka. This day-long event features traditional Japanese art activities for the whole family.

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership of Arts Midwest.

Banner Image: Photo © 2017 Amelia Damplo; Featured Image: courtesy of The Haiku Guys + Gals.

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PMCA 1234: Second Saturday Spotlight

Saturday, February 10, 20182:00pm

Second Saturday Spotlights take place on the second Saturday of each month.

Art historian Karen Kleinfelder, Ph.D. leads a discussion between The Feminine Sublime artists. The panel will consider the historical and contemporary definitions of the sublime, addressing the traditional gender dichotomies within the context of environmental degradation.

Note: Meet at the entrance to the South Gallery

Free for PMCA members and with admission. Children 12 and under are always free!

Banner Image: Merion Estes, Burchfield’s Plea [detail], 2016. Fabric collage, photo transfers, and acrylic on fabric, 73 1/2 x 83 1/2 inches. Courtesy of CB1 Gallery

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PMCA 1234: Free Third Thursday

Thursday, February 15, 20185:00pm–9:00pm

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

Performing the Female Self • 7:00pm

Witness the beauty and challenges of what it means to live in the world as a woman through performances by LA-based artists. Following the performance, continue the discussion provoked by The Feminine Sublime exhibition with a reception courtesy of Lagunitas Brewing Company.

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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Children’s Workshop: Interpreting Climate Change

Saturday, February 24, 20182:00pm–4:00pm

Join our art educators on a brief tour of The Feminine Sublime, then return to the Project Room to paint your own depiction of how climate change affects the world around us. Use found materials and collage recycled paper to add texture to your painting.

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: Merion Estes, Burchfield’s Plea [detail], 2016. Fabric collage, photo transfers, and acrylic on fabric, 73 1/2 x 83 1/2 inches. Courtesy of CB1 Gallery; Featured Image: Photo © 2017 Leah Clancy

 

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PMCA 1234: Fourth Wednesday Wee Read

Wednesday, February 28, 201810:30am–11:30am

After a kid-friendly exhibition tour of 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.

Growing Together  Construct a sculpture using recycled cardboard pieces, connecting them to create new forms!

Wee Read: We Are Extremely Very Good Recyclers by Lauren Child and The Earth Book by Todd Parr

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: Ana Serrano, Pink Sunset [detail], 2013, 12.75 x 16.75 inches, cardboard, paper, wire, acrylic. Photo by Julie Klima

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PMCA 1234: Free First Friday

Friday, March 2, 201812:00pm–5:00pm

Enjoy free admission all day during First Free Friday!

This free event is presented as part of our PMCA 1234 monthly programming.

Banner Image: Photo © 2004 Ryan Miller

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ArtNight Pasadena

Friday, March 9, 20186:00pm–10:00pm

Enjoy free admission, extended hours, and complimentary shuttle transportation at the PMCA and other ArtNight cultural institutions around Pasadena. View our three current exhibitions and enjoy experimental, interactive performances in our Kenny Scharf Kosmic Krylon Garage.

Present your Metro ticket or TAP card and receive a free Mark Ryden poster.

Banner Image: Photo © 2004 Ryan Miller; Featured Image: Photo © 2017 Karley Sullivan

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PMCA 1234: Second Saturday

Saturday, March 10, 20182:00pm

Second Saturday Spotlights take place on the second Saturday of every month at 2:00pm. This Spotlight will take place in the Main Gallery among Testament of the Spirit: Paintings by Eduardo Carrillo.

From Walls Of Empowerment To Screens Of Engagement: The Progression Of Murals

Eduardo Carrillo inspired and empowered people and communities through the tradition of mural making. Join acclaimed muralists and educators Yreina Cervantez and Barbara Carrasco, muralist Kristy Sandoval, and digital mural scholar Kaelyn Rodriguez in a panel discussion moderated by Charlene Villaseñor Black, Ph.D., professor of Art History and Chicano Studies, as they consider the artist-as-educator and the role of murals in the 21st century.

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, March 15, 20185:00pm–9:00pm

Enjoy free admission, extended hours, and a free program presented in partnership with South Pasadena Art Center (SPACE).

The Incident Report • 7:00pm

In this live literary series, local writers read and perform true stories based on a theme. Join in afterwards for a reception in the lobby, courtesy of Lagunitas Brewing Company.

This free event is presented as part of our PMCA 1234 monthly programming.

Banner Image: Photo © 2017 Don Millici

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Children’s Workshop: Homegrown with Ana Serrano!

Saturday, March 24, 20182:00pm–4:00pm

Take inspiration from Ana Serrano: Homegrown in the Project Room. Learn how to make your own paper flowers and cardboard potted plants from the artist herself!

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: Ana Serrano, Salon of Beauty [detail], 2011. Cardboard, paper, acrylic paint. Commissioned by Rice University Art Gallery, Houston TX. Photo © 2011 Nash; Featured Image: Photo © 2017 Stephanie Chen

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PMCA 1234: Free Fourth Wednesday Wee Read

Wednesday, March 28, 201810:30am–11:30am

After a kid-friendly exhibition tour of Testament of the Spirit: Paintings by Eduardo Carrillo in the Main Gallery, head 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.

Shared Cultural Heritage • Assemble colorful collages of paper chili peppers. Experiment with tearing and crumpling to add texture.

Wee Read: Green is a Chile Pepper by Roseanne Thong and John Parra and Family Pictures by Carmen Lomas Garza

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: Ana Serrano, Pink Sunset [detail], 2013, 12.75 x 16.75 inches, cardboard, paper, wire, acrylic. Photo by Julie Klima

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PMCA 1234: Free First Friday

Friday, April 6, 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 Lyd & Mo Photography

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Family Day!

Saturday, April 14, 201812:00pm–5:00pm

Participate in creative projects and gallery tours for the whole family based on our current exhibitions. Join PMCA’s art educators and Wisdom Arts Lab for activities in the Project Room and the PMCA lobby to make a miniature urban landscape and paint your own surreal dreamscape. Contribute to a community chalk mural in the Kenny Scharf Kosmic Krylon Garage and take part in a project presented by Self Help Graphics and Art’s Barrio Mobile Arts Studio.

Join in for International Slow Art Day! At 1:00pm and 3:00pm, join PMCA docents for tours of artwork on view in the galleries. Look at five works of art for ten minutes each, then regroup to reflect on experiences through group discussion, writing exercises, or interpretation through imitation.

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: Photo © 2017 Amelia Damplo; Featured Image: Photo © 2017 Amelia Damplo

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PMCA 1234: Free Third Thursday

Thursday, April 19, 20185:00pm–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

Tuesday, April 24, 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.

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, 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.

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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PMCA 1234: Second Saturday Spotlight

Saturday, May 12, 20182:00pm

Second Saturday Spotlights take place on the second Saturday of every month at 2:00pm.

Docent Tour

PMCA docent leads an engaging and insightful 20-minute discussion about a work of art currently on view in our Main Gallery exhibition Testament of the Spirit: Paintings by Eduardo Carrillo

Note: Spotlight Talks meet near the exhibition title wall.

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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