The Pasadena Museum of California Art is a great little museum. Their exhibits are consistently interesting and their event programming is not shabby, either. Now that the summer exhibits, including the Design Biennial, are closed, it’s time for a fresh slate of California art. In the main gallery until March will be the porcelains and paintings of Franz A. Bischoff; in the project room through February is “Bloom,” a new installation by Los Angeles Artist Daniel Wheeler. Most interesting to us, however, is what’s in the back gallery: “Scenic Views Ahead: The Westways Cover Art Program, 1928-1981.” Westways, of course, is the fine magazine of the Automobile Club of Southern California (and for which our esteemed editor occasionally writes). From 1928 to 1981, the magazine commissioned its covers from California artists, including Maynard Dixon, Rex Brandt, Jan Sawka, and other notables. In all, 44 works are included.
All three exhibits open this Sunday.
Scenic Views Ahead: The Westways Cover Art Program
November 14, 2010 – February 27, 2011
Wednesday – Sunday, 12 – 5 p.m.
The Pasadena Museum of California Art
490 E. Union St., Pasadena
$7; pmcaonline.org; 626.568.3665