Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Pasadena Museum of California Art supports mothers and musicians

Pasadena Museum of California Art website

Sunday, May 12 (Mother's Day) | 3pm
Visiting Scholars
FREE with admission, FREE for members 
This is our final California Scene Paintings program! Archivist and writer Morgan Yates examinesCalifornia Scene Paintings from 1930 to 1960 through one of its principal showcases, AAA's magazine Westways. Bring your mother along, and she'll get in for free!

Help the PMCA celebrate and support California musicians!

On June 1st, we're partnering with California's largest FREE music festival—for the first time AND as the only participating museum in Pasadena—to further promote California culture. Reaching beyond the visual arts to include music, we will showcase local bands at our venue from 12–5pm, offer discounted museum admission, and have food trucks and a beer garden available. 

The PMCA needs your help! We recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to cover day-of rentals and services, including the stage and sound equipment. We've reached 21% of our $2,000 project goal, with 20 days to go. Please consider making a contribution and spreading the word—thank you in advance for supporting the arts and our community!

Some background on the festival: 
Spanning 12 hours, 20 city blocks, and 100+ stages, this Pasadena-based music festival returns on Saturday, June 1, 2013. It features Grammy-award winning and platinum-recording artists, along with homegrown and emerging talent. Yearly, the event draws over 50,000 festival-goers and targets a multi-generational and culturally-diverse audience with a key target of ages 18–45-years-old.

Saturday, May 18 | 12-3pm
Bike & BBQ Day
Join us and Pacific Asia Museum in celebrating Bike Week Pasadena in the Playhouse District. FREE museum admission for bicyclists! Take in some art at both museums, then munch on BBQ treats at the PMCA. 

Sunday, June 16 (Father's Day) | 3pm
Insight Talk 
Artist John O’Brien leads a walkthrough of his exhibition Meander. Afterwards, gain insight into O’Brien’s process during a short “meander” led by the artist to nearby sites in Pasadena that feature public artworks and other unnoticed but notable urban features.


Wednesdays | 3:30-7:30pm
Playhouse District's Summer Farmers' Market
Operating NOW through October 30th
535 East Union Street (between Madison and Oakland)
Right across the street from the PMCA! 


Image credit: Installation view, California Scene Paintings from 1930 to 1960, March 10–July 28, 2013, Pasadena Museum of California Art, photo © 2013 Don Milici; Installation view, Meander, March 10–July 28, 2013, Pasadena Museum of California Art, photo © 2013 Don Milici
Pasadena Museum of California Art
490 East Union Street, Pasadena, CA 91101
Wednesday–Sunday, 12–5pm

$7 adults, $5 students + seniors
Free the first Friday of the month (all day)
Free the third Thursday of the month 

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