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Aguiñiga’s upcoming exhibition at the Armory highlights her long-standing commitment to thoughtful and urgent dialogue on immigration politics, transnational identity, and community activism.

Through August 09, 2020 John Ziqiang Wu: Art Making

John Ziqiang Wu’s exhibition explores the spaces that have played a role in his development as an artist, the teachings that inform his role as an educator, and the fluidity of the relationship between student and teacher and personal and institutional space.

Opening September 13, 2020 Alison Saar: Of Aether and Earthe

The Armory and the Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College present Alison Saar: Of Aether and Earthe—one exhibition at two venues—a survey of Saar’s sculptures and installations.

Summer Art Classes

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Family Clay Workshop
Family Clay Workshop Su20.700 (Ages 5-Adult)

Family members can take this class together, and clay is the perfect medium in which to share your artistic experience.

Dragons & Fairies
Dragons & Fairies Su20.008 (Ages 3-4)

Create beautiful, mythical fairies and friendly, fiery dragons. Learn to build your own imaginary lands using lots of magical materials.

Collage & Assemblage
Collage & Assemblage Su20.308 (Ages 18+)

Learn principles of design and color theory while exploring a wide range of materials and collage techniques.

3 Hour Open Darkroom Printing Studio

Come print and further expand your darkroom skills in our film-based black and white lab.

The Art of Comics & Graphic Novels

Make the most of every page as an artist and storyteller as you create your own eight-page risographed mini-comic.

Week 1: Extended Care
Week 1: Extended Care Su20.EC1 (Ages 3-11)

Make art, play games, and meet new friends!

Teen Drama Workshop
Teen Drama Workshop Su20.408 (Ages 12-15)

Discover your own theatrical expression through exercises, games, and improvisation in this fun drama class for young actors of all levels.

Printing Nature
Printing Nature Su20.023 (Ages 7-9)

Delve into the magical world of multiples with the timeless craft of printmaking while also learning about the natural world.

Botanical Tie Dye Workshop
Botanical Tie Dye Workshop Su20.500 (Ages 15+)

Experiment with dyeing techniques to create one-of-a-kind wearable and/or functional pieces. Explore technical elements of working with natural dyes and the fixatives used to set them. Make your own natural dyes from kitchen compost and foraged plants.


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Spring Studio Cancelled March 31, 2020
4:28 PM

In compliance with the Safer at Home recommendations issued by the City of Pasadena and the County of Los Angeles, Armory Center for the Arts will be closed to the public until these recommendations a...Read more.


NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Derderian, Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office, (626) 744-4755,

Proclamation of ...Read more.

Armory Temporarily Closed March 13, 2020
2:00 PM

Friday, March 13 — Your safety and well being is our top priority. In light of recent recommendations from health experts and elected officials, we are closing the Armory effective today. We are tempo...Read more.

Final Week of Winter Studio Cancelled March 12, 2020
5:00 PM

We have made the difficult decision to cancel the few remaining Armory Winter Studio classes, effective Saturday, March 14, 2020. This was an extremely difficult decision. In light of recent declarati...Read more.

Armory Spring Benefit is Cancelled March 12, 2020
4:00 PM

Your safety and well being is our top priority. In light of recent recommendations from health experts and elected officials, Armory Center for the Arts will cancel our annual spring benefit scheduled...Read more.

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