Programs

Upcoming

Opening Day

Sunday, June 17, 2018 | 12:00pm–5:00pm

Join us as we unveil our three Summer 2018 exhibitions for the very first time. View the intricate textile pieces in Judy Chicago’s Birth Project: Born Again, travel through the Golden State with Grafton Tyler Brown: Exploring California, and connect with sculptural installations in Brody Albert: Strata.

 

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 ; Featured Image: Photo © Don Milici 

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PMCA 1234: Third Thursday

Thursday, June 21, 20185:00pm–9:00pm

The Incident Report • 7:00pm–8:30pm

The Incident Report and South Pasadena Art Center return to the PMCA for an evening of live literature. In celebration of Grafton Tyler Brown: Exploring California, local writers read and perform true stories of art-making and identity in the Golden State.

 

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: Photo © 2017 Don Millici

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PMCA 1234: Fourth Wednesday Wee Read

Wednesday, June 27, 201810:30am–11:30am

My California

Draw inspiration from Grafton Tyler Brown’s map-making and graphic design. Use colors and words to illustrate your own unique map of California.

Wee Read: Nine for California by Sonia Levitin and Cat Bowman Smith, and The Blacker the Berry by Joyce Carol Thomas and Floyd Cooper.

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: 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 First Friday

Friday, July 6, 201812:00pm–5:00pm

TGIF! Enjoy free admission on us all day long. Bring the whole family!

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

Banner Image: Photo © 2004 Ryan Miller

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PMCA 1234: Second Saturday Spotlight

Saturday, July 14, 20182:00pm–4:00pm

A Stitch in Time

The Women’s Center for Creative Work presents a program on Judy Chicago’s Birth Project: Born Again, with a free embroidery workshop by their artist-in-residence Iris Hu. Learn about WCCW’s work to promote art and feminism, and discuss cosmic creation mythologies passed down through generations across different cultures.

 

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: 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 Third Thursday

Thursday, July 19, 20185:00pm–9:00pm

Labors of Love: Artists as Parents · 7:00pm-8:30pm

Presented in partnership with Hey Baby at Women’s Center for Creative Work, author and mother Michelle Tea leads a round table discussion on writers and artists who unit their creative practices with parenthood.

 

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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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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