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Armory Curates Public Art at Arroyo Seco Weekend

Posted by Armory News on 19 June 2017

Coachella music festival organizers Goldenvoice will debut the Arroyo Seco Weekend— with three stages of live music along with curated menus from LA’s celebrated restaurants and chefs at the Rose Bowl-adjacent Brookside golf course. Headliners include Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Mumford and Sons, Alabama Shakes, Weezer, and Fitz and the Tantrums, just to name a few.

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Armory Awarded Five Grants from California Arts Council Totaling $78,700

Posted by Armory News on 15 June 2017

This year, the California Arts Council awarded $15 million dollars in grants to a record number of nonprofit arts organizations state-wide, supporting quality programs benefiting California's students, veterans, arts educators, at-risk youth, formerly incarcerated individuals, under-served populations, and communities at large. We are honored to announce that five of those record number of grants—totaling $78,700—were awarded to the Armory in support our exhibition field trips for children, professional development training for public school teachers, and a host of free Armory art education programs at community centers, partner organizations, and juvenile detention centers throughout LA County.

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The Armory Launches a Year of Exhibitions and Events with Latin-American and Latinx Artists

Posted by Armory Exhibitions on 10 February 2017

Above: Federico Gama, Escondido, from the series Top Models mazahuacholoskatopunk, 2008. We are pleased to present #BetweenDownBelow/#EntreAbajoMasAbajo, a year of exhibitions and related programs that highlights Latin-American and Latinx artists and their work surrounding themes of communication, individual agency, collective action, and social spaces generated by alternative art practices.

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Limited Edition Octavia E. Butler Print by Connie Samaras

Posted by Armory Press on 8 December 2016

*Connie Samaras The Past is Another Planet: Huntington Tropical Garden; OEB 7185, Octavia E. Butler and Large Tree, Amazon River Region, July 1985.

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Armory Appoints Joan Dooley as New Director of Studio Programs

Posted by on 27 July 2016


Left: Entertainer and philanthropist Tony Bennett visits Joan Dooley's East L. A.

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Armory Helps Incarcerated Teen Girls Create a Mural in Santa Clarita

Posted by on 23 June 2016

Bright pink and blue chairs, a television screen, and vibrant paintings fill the “Hope Center” of Camp Joseph Scott Juvenile Hall — and for a moment it feels “normal. ” The Hope Center recently welcomed a new mural from the collaborative hands of the girls from the camp with the guidance of Armory Teaching Artists Nery Gabriel Lemus[http://www.

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First Lady Michelle Obama Honors the Armory at the White House

Posted by on 12 November 2015

Teen photographer Dalon Poole of Pasadena and Executive Director Scott Ward represented the Armory at the White House on November 17 to accept a major award from First Lady Michelle Obama. Since 2006, the Armory’s Art High programs have made free after school art classes and mentorship opportunities readily accessible to local teens at parks, schools, and community centers throughout the region.

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Faith Wilding Limited Edition Print

Posted by on 8 October 2015

Above: 6 different versions of Faith Wilding's, Time lets fall its drop (2015), ink and watercolor on Rives BFK paper, 15 x 11 inches, edition of 40. Published by Armory Press In honor of her landmark survey currently on view in our Caldwell Gallery, Faith Wilding has created a stunning, limited edition print for the Armory.

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Armory Helps Incarcerated Teen Girls Create Mural at Detention Camp

Posted by on 14 July 2015

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Armory Teaching Artist Carlos Callejo[http://www. muralconservancy.

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Warhol Foundation Awards $120K to Armory Exhibitions

Posted by on 10 July 2015

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts has awarded the Armory $120,000 to support exhibitions and related programming over the next 2 years. The Armory is the only Pasadena institution to receive a 2015 Warhol Foundation grant, and just one of three Southern California institutions to do so (a sincere congratulations to our Los Angeles colleagues LACE and Clockshop for their awards).

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