This Friday is the first one of the month, which means admission is free to the Pasadena Museum of California Art — and two exhibitions on view right now are well worth seeing.
The first focuses on the life of visionary ceramicist Edith Heath and her influence on design, mid-century modernism and California pottery. The show has been running through the summer and ends September 20th.
The second, also running through September 20th, showcases the work of faculty artists from UC Davis’s early days of its seminal art program. These five artists — Roy De Forest, Wayne Thiebaud, William T. Wiley, Manuel Neri and Robert Arneson — were all linked with the “California funk” movement of the early 1960s, and it’s a great show.
Pasadena Museum of California Art
490 E. Union St., Pasadena
Admission free this Friday, otherwise $7; closed Monday and Tuesday.