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The Bard, Shaw & Dickens

The Bard, Shaw & Dickens

Innocence and jealousy in Shakespeare’s Cymbeline. Upholding the Hippocratic oath or directly linking a client’s treatment to one’s personal gain as in The Doctor’s Dilemma by George Bernard Shaw. Finally, an atrophied heart regenerated to feel compassion in A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. These three plays are on the fall 2012 schedule at A [...]

Plein Air: Home & Abroad

Plein Air: Home & Abroad

Some things are meant to last. Plein air painting may have originated in the 19th century and become a central feature of French Impressionism, but it’s a style that continues to create a powerful and moving reaction from the viewer. On Saturday, July 28th, artist Glen Knowles will be demonstrating landscape painting in the plein [...]

M.A.D. for Mom

M.A.D. for Mom

No, no, we’re not mad at Mom. Heaven’s no. M.A.D. stands for Member Appreciation Days at Southland Museums. This weekend—which for this event includes Friday—a Pasadena Museum of History membership allows free admission to 20 Southern California institutions such as our own Pacific Asia Museum and the Pasadena Museum of California Art,spreading wide to include [...]

Hollywood East: Movie and TV Locations

Hollywood East: Movie and TV Locations

Something is filming almost every day in Pasadena and environs, from a commercial to a big-budget feature film. See those hand-lettered cardboard signs taped to lampposts, with such cryptic messages as “Fish” or “Wagon”? That’s code for the crew, and the arrow on the sign is pointing toward the filming location. Here are some of [...]

A Balladeer’s Dream: John Frame at the Huntington

A Balladeer’s Dream: John Frame at the Huntington

Editor’s note: I’m reposting this piece because the Huntington extended the John Frame show until June 27th, thanks to its tremendous success. I just went to the show myself, and it’s simply extraordinary. You have to go. There are many amazing things about the beautiful, intricate and strange John Frame gallery show, Three Fragments of [...]

Art Your Way

Art Your Way

In case you hadn’t noticed, the Pasadena area is thick with artists, art lovers and resources for those who want to make their own beautiful things. Here are our favorite places to get creative. The Armory Center for the Arts Part gallery, part community center, the Armory is perhaps best known as a venue for [...]

Norton Simon Museum

Norton Simon Museum

As many native New Yorkers will tell you, unless it was for a field trip, they never went to the Statue of Liberty until visiting friends dragged them there. Pity on the Pasadenan who has missed visiting the Norton Simon Museum because of that same sad civic naivete (or procrastination). This museum is a rare [...]

Pasadena Museum of California Art

Pasadena Museum of California Art

First, may we say, three cheers for the on-site free parking–and that is before we even get to the crux of the biscuit: before PMCA opened in 2002, not one museum in the Golden State was devoted solely to the display of California art. Now we have a dedicated space to showcase the art, architecture [...]

Pacific Asia Museum

Pacific Asia Museum

You know you are close when you see the distinctly Chinese silhouette of the roofline in Pasadena’s Playhouse District. This beautiful site—a replica of a building in Beijing’s Forbidden City—offers up 5,000 years of art and artifacts from Asia and the Pacific Islands, and it is the only museum in Southern California with such a [...]

The Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens

The Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens

Where to begin? Even if your intent is to see only the art collection here, you cannot help but take in at least a few of the 150 acres of sloping lawns, vistas and statuary in Henry Huntington’s botanical gardens. The art collections cannot be separated from their three specialized settings. Gleaming from a $20-million [...]

Gooden Open House Saturday, January 11

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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