Visual Arts
Conservation of “The Blue Boy” Completed, Will Go Back On View “Good As New” in March

The Blue Boy (ca. 1770) by Thomas Gainsborough (1727–1788). Pre-conservation photo. The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens. The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens announced Thursday that the extensive 18-month initiative to analyze, conserve, and restore The Blue Boy (ca. 1770) by Thomas Gainsborough (1727–1788) is complete, and the iconic painting will go back on view Thursday, March 26, in the Thornton…

Pasadena’s USC Pacific Asia Museum Announces Contemporary Art Exhibitions and New Initiatives for 2020

USC Pacific Asia Museum, Southern California’s only museum devoted exclusively to the arts of Asia and the Pacific, held a press event today to announce new exhibitions and initiatives launching in early 2020. The event…

Some Arts and Culture Highlights As 2019 Comes to a Close

The Pasadena arts and culture scene enjoyed a year of change and success. Record-setting theater runs, changes in organizational leadership, and endowments that enriched local institutions buoyed 2019. The Pasadena Playhouse, according to certain metrics,…

ArtScience and Awe at ArtCenter

Tom Hall, Photo by Marcus Fischer Awe: an emotion variously combining dread, veneration, and wonder that is inspired by authority or by the sacred or sublime. So goes Noah Webster’s dictionary definition, although it is…

Here’s Your Guide to One of the Best ArtNight Pasadenas Ever!

Pasadena becomes a tableau vivant Friday night with artists, and works of art and performance art staging across the city in what could be one of the best ArtNight Pasadena festivals ever held. You can…

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Thursday, January 01 - 12:00 am The Blue Boy" Completed, Will Go Back On View "Good As New" in March

Thursday, January 01 - 12:00 am The Blue Boy" Completed, Will Go Back On View "Good As New" in March

Thursday, January 01 - 12:00 am The Blue Boy" Completed, Will Go Back On View "Good As New" in March

It’s Coaster Show Time! Unique Art Exhibit Features Bar Coaster Art From Around the Globe

Today Gallery 30 South opens its seventh annual Coaster Show featuring all kinds of bar coaster art from almost every continent. The show is curated…

The Huntington Library Centennial’s Flagship Autobiographical Exhibition “Nineteen Nineteen” Opens Saturday

Detail from Portrait of Henry E. Huntington on Loggia of San Marino Residence, by George R. Watson, April 1919; printed 1927. Gelatin silver print, 22…

An Exhibit That Touches Hearts, Art by Homeless and At-Risk Women, Opens Saturday

[Updated]  An exhibit of artwork created by guests of The Women’s Room, a program operated by a Pasadena nonprofit which serves women who are alone…

Generations Later, Great-Granddaughter Continues Family’s Search for Rare Oil Portrait of Prominent Pasadena Oil Executive Nelson A. Howard

Above is an image of the sought-after portrait, the only copy Gina Sammis can find to date. Gina Sammis is on a quest. Her family’s…

Carolina Caycedo Video to Go on View in the Huntington Art Gallery

Video still depicting dancers on the staircase in the Huntington Art Gallery, from Apariciones/Apparitions, a video work by Carolina Caycedo. Choreography by Marina Magalhães; cinematography by David de Rozas. Jointly owned by The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens and the Vincent Price Art Museum Foundation. Image courtesy of the artist. A video work by acclaimed Los Angeles artist Carolina Caycedo that reconceptualizes several iconic Huntington spaces through Afro-Latinx and indigenous spiritual practices and dance will go on view Aug. 17, 2019, through Feb. 10, 2020, in the historic Huntington Art Gallery, the Huntingtons’ former residence, which is one…

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