Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘museums’

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Kat & Roger: Another California Day

Kat & Roger: Another California Day
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Travel our great state of California and we are mesmerized by Saguaro, redwoods, streets lined with blooming jacaranda, rugged cliffs, and miles of ocean. Painter Kat Hutter and ceramicist Roger Lee began “an informal, photographic documentary of the beauty surrounding them in their daily lives and travels throughout the state. The result? A Pasadena Museum […]

The Broad

The Broad

At The Broad Museum photos and comment by Kate Carvellas As I did not know what was in the collection, I was thrilled to see work by artists I’d seen in the PBS documentary series Art 21. To see it “live” was incredibly powerful and inspiring. Seeing works by Basquiat, Mark Bradford, and Cy Twombly […]

Innovation & the Past

Innovation & the Past

China’s ceramic history is renowned, as it is in other East Asia countries such as Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. In the Pacific Asia Museum new exhibit “Reshaping Tradition: Contemporary Ceramics from East Asia,” today’s East Asian ceramicists consider their country’s past, both positively and critically, and re-shape and redefine traditional ceramics with innovations of their […]

A Day at the Getty

A Day at the Getty

It was spring, it was a lovely temperature with a blue sky above, and it was our day at the Getty. It felt as though it had been eons since we’d stepped onto the tram and silently zoomed up the hill face to visit the J. Paul Getty Museum. Though is was early, our quartet […]

Wounds of Existence

Wounds of Existence

Since the 1980s, Jim Morphesis has been one of the most influential members of the expressionist art movement in Los Angeles. The paintings of Morphesis engage with the universal themes of the self, life, death, myth, and spirituality in personal and meaningful ways. Taking its title from what Friedrich Nietzsche called “the eternal wounds of […]

SoCal Children’s Museum Opens

SoCal Children’s Museum Opens

(Official press release) Until now, it has been a museum without walls. But an available space on Lake has given us the opportunity to open a fully-functioning – albeit miniaturized – children’s museum right in the heart of Pasadena. We’ve packed our temporary space with all sorts of activities to tickle the imaginations of children under the age of 8 – […]

Local Museums Get a Blue Star

Local Museums Get a Blue Star

Once again, Pasadena Museum of History is joining more than 2,000 museums across the nation to illustrate their appreciation for “those who serve” through the Blue Star Museums program—offering free admission to active duty military personnel and their families from May 26th through Labor Day, September 1st. Upon showing an active military ID, service men and women, and […]

Flea Market for Kids

Flea Market for Kids

Has that little one of yours been trying to sell his sister again? Are the twins competing to see who can make the “best” cereal bowl, dragon, or vase (for mom) in ceramics class? Does your suddenly serious ten-year-old sneak paper into the pages of his textbook so that he can continue working on his […]

I Do! I Do! 1950-Present Day

I Do! I Do! 1950-Present Day

Oleg Cassini. Alexander McQueen. William Cahill. Camille DePedrini in South Pasadena. These are a few of the name designers whose wedding gowns are on show at the Pasadena Museum of History for their 2nd installation of “I Do! I Do! Pasadena Ties the Knot.” The gowns in Part II—borrowed from local residents, bridal shops, and designers—were […]

Camelot & Vine by Petrea Burchard

Camelot & Vine by Petrea Burchard

“I hadn’t planned on a mid-life crisis…but I was gripped by the urge to run.” “As soon as the plane took off I knew I’d made a mistake.…The pilot chattered away over the intercom. It would take something like nine hours to get to London. Nine hours of panic in economy class was just plain […]

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