Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘museums’


Kathleen Swaydan on Kleitsch @ PMCA

Kathleen Swaydan on Kleitsch @ PMCA

I’m back with a review of a dynamic exhibit at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. Joseph Kleitsch (1882-1931), featured in this exhibit is shown above in a 1915 self-portrait (age 33).  Originally from Hungary, Kleitsch immigrated to the United States in the early years of the twentieth century and lived in Chicago until 1920 […]

Taking Wing

Taking Wing

We are thankful to Pasadena artist Kate Carvellas as she knows a gazillion artists and continually attends art openings—exhibits about which we would never otherwise know… “Taking Wing” at Neutra Gallery offers painting, photography, and assemblage—with insects as subjects and inspiration. Presented by Dion Neutra and Dulce Stein, “Taking Wing” features four artists: Gwen Samuel, Sheri Neva, […]

The Underground Museum

The Underground Museum

Leave it to Pasadena sisters Susan Cherney and Wendy Moss, founders of Inside the Story, to invite us to an underground museum. Or, more accurately, the Underground Museum. The Underground Museum was established in 2012 by the late artist Noah Davis and his wife, artist Karen Davis. The goal: Display museum-quality work in their Arlington […]

CA Art Club’s 106th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition

CA Art Club’s 106th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition

The California Art Club is headquartered in Pasadena and has nine chapter locations up and down the state. Founded in 1909, honorary members include the likes of Aline Barnsdall, Edgar Alwin Payne, Tom Wolfe, Daphne Huntington, and Winston Churchill (in 1954). On April 8, CAC holds its Artists’ Gala Reception, an exhibit preview with many […]

The Immigrant Artist Group Show

The Immigrant Artist Group Show

Now more than ever, the topic of immigrants has been on most people’s lips. Our family’s immigrant story begins with our great-great-great grandfather Hugh Ward who came to America, sailing aboard the ship “Charlotte” from Belfast, Ireland on July 28, 1885. His son, Robert Boyd Ward, became a first generation American success story, founding the Ward Baking […]

Kat & Roger: Another California Day

Kat & Roger: Another California Day

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 […]

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