Resonating with themes of motherhood and community, this exhibition depicts Inuit life in the remote Canadian Arctic as seen through the lens of a single, extraordinary family of artists.
This exhibition showcases paintings and drawings that relate to the artist's numerous road trips. Chaffee maps locations she often returned to by necessity or choice, organizing both real and invented views as seen through her windshield.
Revisit 10 years Armory exhibitions with Harry Dodge, Carmen Argote, Faith Wilding, Cauleen Smith, Jim Shaw, Alice Könitz, Martine Syms, Connie Samaras, Chris Burden, Robert Rauschenberg, and many more.
Winter Art ClassesView All
Together you and your toddler will explore all kinds of materials, from clay to paint to found objects.
Design, cut, and sew your own hand-dyed fabric into one-of-a-kind wearable and original pieces.
Learn how to use the potter’s wheel as well as hand-building techniques with high and low fire clay.
Draw from observation and gradually build knowledge to create work from simple sketches to finished pieces.
Even inexperienced Photoshop users can excel in this class about the all-powerful digital darkroom and design software.
Unwind after a busy day as you relax into a mindful art experience that cultivates your inner, untapped creativity.
Support contemporary exhibitions and art education in your community with an Armory membership. Your membership fees help support the Armory's mission to transform lives and communities through the power of art. Get discounts on Armory art classes, birthday parties, catalogs, and more.
Following a 6-month national search conducted by the executive search firm of Morris & Berger, Armory Center for the Arts' Board of Directors have announced that Leslie A. Ito of South Pasadena will b...Read more.
Bring your child's imagination to life by fostering their creativity and supporting their passion for art. Armory faculty are rigorously trained educators and practicing artists with advanced degrees ...Read more.
The Armory's renowned Teaching Artist Fellowship program has trained the next generation of teaching artists and museum educators for over 25 years. Armory Fellows undergo nine months of rigorous, han...Read more.
2018/2019 Armory Teaching Artist FellowshipsArmory Center for the Arts is now accepting applicants for our renowned teaching artist training program. We've been training the next generation of teachin...Read more.
Armory Teaching Artist Kristofferson San Pablo will be exhibiting as part of a group show at Beyond the Streets in Los Angeles. Along with teaching an array of classes from Crazy Caricature, Anime, Co...Read more.
Strengthen skills, try something new, or simply meet other adults who love art as much as you. Day and evening classes enrolling now in letterpress, ceramics, painting, drawing, graphic design, darkro...Read more.
Is your 12-14 year old preparing for AP art classes, or simply curious about art? The Armory's award winning studio art classes for 12-14 year olds are taught by nurturing, professional artists who ar...Read more.
Strengthen your current skills, learn that new technique, or simply meet other adults who love art as much as you. All skill levels are welcomed. Small classes enrolling now in letterpress, ceramics, ...Read more.
Children bring their imagination to life at Armory Center for the Arts. Our Spring Studio art classes for 3-11 year olds are taught by professional Teaching Artists who give your children the individu...Read more.
Throughout the month of February, and in honor of Black History Month, artist and designer Andre’ Barnwell’s African USA Flag project encourages Americans to genetically map their African heritage and...Read more.
Armory Center for the Arts' Executive Director Scott Ward is retiring this June after 17 years of service to the organization and the community. A national search is now underway for the Armory's new ...Read more.
Dear Armory Supporter,
Last week, I made a modernist gingerbread house with 14 incarcerated teenage girls at the Los Angeles Central Juvenile Hall. I have to admit, I was a little nervous being the...Read more.
Mark works full time, but always makes time to make art at the Armory, because it's important to him.
Make 2018 the year you make time to make art. You deserve it. Small classes taught ...Read more.
The Armory won what the White House called the highest honor for teen after school art programs in the Nation.
In a 2015 White House ceremony, First Lady Michelle Obama honored the Armor...Read more.
Our "Fun with Drama" class is a magical combination of visual and performing arts that builds confidence.
This is not after school arts and crafts. This is your community art school. Armory...Read more.
Make art and make friends with other homeschool families this winter at the Armory! Our late morning and early afternoon weekday art classes for ages 3-11 are designed exclusively for homeschooling fa...Read more.
Armory Center for the Arts Executive Director Scott Ward has announced his retirement from the nationally-recognized contemporary arts center, effective June 30, 2018. Nonprofit and donor-supported, A...Read more.
Winter Studio registration begins Wednesday, November 8 at 10 am.Armory winter art classes for toddlers, children, teens, adults, and families are offered 7 days a week, with convenient class times th...Read more.
Paint with rainbows, laugh with Buster Keaton, turn hats into time machines, or become a popsicle stick rollercoaster tycoon. Sign up your 3-11 year olds today for our week-long summer art classes, co...Read more.
Want to paint like Pollock, feast on fake food, paint with LED lights, or unleash the creative power of computer code? Sign up your 3-11 year olds today for the Armory's week-long art classes. Our rig...Read more.
Don't miss your chance to enroll your 3-11 year old in our nationally-recognized studio art classes. These week-long classes taught by our rigorously trained teaching artists introduce materials, conc...Read more.
Seeking some summer fun? Enroll your 3-11 year old in our nationally-recognized studio classes. These week-long classes taught by our rigorously trained teaching artists introduce materials, concepts,...Read more.
It's summer at the Armory, don't miss your chance to enroll your 3-11 year old in our nationally-recognized studio classes. These week-long classes taught by our rigorously trained teaching artists in...Read more.
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...Read more.
Photoshop is cool, but letterpress is old school cool. Learn how to design and make your own letterhead, greeting cards, party invitations, and more. We’ll teach you how to hand-set type a...Read more.
Tinkering School LA teaches children the skills they need to work confidently in wood, plastic, and metal to build robust structures as wild as their imaginations. With a 4:1 camper to facilitator rat...Read more.
Traveling soon? Plan on taking some pictures? Armory Teaching Artists Laura Parker and Joan Dooley will teach you some secrets to get amazing shots. When shooting street —or travel— photography, it's ...Read more.
Armory Teaching Artist Laura Parker will guide you through the magic and alchemy of darkroom photography. No prior experience is necessary. Sign up for all three sessions of Intro to Darkroom Magic, o...Read more.
Under the supervision of our Communications Director, you will perform and support day-to-day graphic design, media production, administrative, and PR tasks at Armory Center for the Arts — a nonprofit...Read more.
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 t...Read more.
Armory galleries and administrative offices will close at 5 pm on Friday, December 23, and will remain closed for the duration of the holiday season. Normal hours of operation will resume on Tuesday, ...Read more.
With roots going back to 1947, the Armory is a national leader in arts education. We honor artistic voices of all ages, and we deliver authentic, artist-driven, creativity-based instruction in the hea...Read more.
The Past is Another Planet:
Huntington Tropical Garden; OEB 7185, Octavia E. Butler and Large Tree,
Amazon River Region, July 1985.
Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle Fine ...Read more.
Winter Studio Dates: January 9 – March 18
Registration begins Thursday, November 17 at 10 am.
Our nationally-recognized, award-winning art classes for toddlers, children, teens, adults, and famili...Read more.
Produced by Maryam Hosseinzadeh in collaboration with dublab, the Armory is pleased to host an extraordinary ArtNight Pasadena happening with the venerable Los Angeles Free Music Society on Friday, Oc...Read more.
Most fall classes for adults are filling up fast, but there are still some with spots available. Our teachers are seasoned educators and practicing artists. All have Master's degrees, some even teach ...Read more.
Most fall classes are filling up fast, but there are still classes with spots available. At the Armory, children and teens explore ideas and materials to challenge imaginations, encourage critical thi...Read more.
Join Irene Tsatsos, the Armory's Director of Exhibition Programs/Chief Curator, as we explore Mexico City’s rich contemporary art culture. Irene will give you a curator/artist’s view of the city and y...Read more.
Let your kids spend a week at the Armory creating all kinds of fun. This is the final week-long session left for your 3-to-11-year-olds. Classes are filling up fast with the Final Week starting August...Read more.
Armory Center for the Arts is building a pool of experienced teaching artists to work with incarcerated teens at probation camps throughout Los Angeles County, including camps in Lancaster and Santa C...Read more.
UPDATE: We are no longer accepting applications for the Registration Coordinator/Customer Service Specialist as of August 5, 2016.
Left: Entertainer and philanthropist Tony Bennett visits Joan Dooley's East L.A. classroom in 2013. Dooley was instrumental in securing a major grant from Bennett's family foundation for the Humanitas...Read more.
Make something this summer at the Armory! There are a few weeks of summer left until school starts. Don't let your creative kids waste it on a screen. Keep their imaginations sharp at the Armory. Ther...Read more.
Got bored teens? Don’t let Summer go to waste. Get their creative juices flowing with our summer art classes for teens ages 12-18. Classes are hands-on and fully immersive for each student. They can l...Read more.
Stay focused, parents! There's a whole month of summer left until school starts. Don't let your creative kids waste it on a screen. Keep their imaginations sharp at the Armory. There are 6, week-long ...Read more.
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 welcome...Read more.
Don't wait another summer! Make 2016 the year you take things to the next level. Enroll today for painting and drawing classes at the Armory. Our drawing and painting faculty are seasoned, professiona...Read more.
This isn't your ordinary art school. At the Armory, kids explore ideas and materials to challenge imaginations, encourage critical thinking, and inspire playful invention. Our teachers are seasoned ed...Read more.
Photoshop is cool, but letterpress is old school cool. Learn how to design and make your own letterhead, greeting cards, party invitations, and more. We’ll teach you how to hand-set type and images, a...Read more.
"CRITICS' CHOICE: A comic romp through a midlife crisis." — Los Angeles Times
Now through June 26, you can save 30% on tickets to Sandra Tsing Loh's critically-acclaimed The Madwoman in the Volvo at...Read more.
Armory Center for the Arts seeks an entrepreneurial Director of Studio Programs to steward the Armory's tuition-based art classes for toddlers, children, teens, and adults at our main facility in Old ...Read more.
Comic books are big business in Los Angeles, and so are video games. You know what both those things have in common? Strong character design.
Heroes and Villains is a new Armory class for teens. It's...Read more.
We're hiring artists who have experience teaching visual arts to incarcerated youth. Classes will take place in probation camps and juvenile halls throughout LA County. In addition to direct teaching,...Read more.
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 200...Read more.
Armory Teaching Artist Carlos Callejo recently completed a stunning collaborative mural with 15 teenage girls currently serving time inside Santa Clarita's Scudder Detention Camp.
• See Mural Pi...Read more.
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 rece...Read more.
These poignant self portraits are from a 2015 Armory exhibition of masks created by adult students from New Opportunities Charter School — a school for LA County inmates who do not have a high school ...Read more.
For over 10 years, artist, curator, and CalArts professor Karen Atkinson has brought her famed Getting Your Sh*t Together Professional Practices for Artists workshop to thousands of emerging artists a...Read more.
Teaching Artist Fellowship Opportunity
Armory Center for the Arts is seeking visual artists to participate in nine-month Teaching Artist training program. This program involves learning to teach chil...Read more.
Off The Wall 2015 is shaping up to be one of the best art auctions we've ever had. The work is incredibly strong, and we're very grateful for the artists' generosity.
For the past week, you've previ...Read more.
Artist Doron Gazit has generously provided "inflatable ambiance" for the past several Armory galas – gigantic "air sculptures" that poignantly alter and augment the Armory's interior and exterior. For...Read more.
Summer is right around the corner. Start the season off right by exercising your creative side. Registration for the Armory's Summer Studio classes for kids, teens, and adults in now open. There's gre...Read more.
Spring is right around the corner. Start the season off right by exercising your creative side. Registration for the Armory's Spring Studio classes for kids, teens, and adults begins January 28. There...Read more.
The Armory will be closed from December 24th through January 4th.
Enjoy the holidays!Read more.
The Armory is currently seeking to hire a Schools Program Manager. This position’s primary responsibility is to assist the Director of Education in the planning, coordination and evaluation of Armory ...Read more.
The Armory Galleries and Studio Classes will be open on Veteran's Day.Read more.
Armory Center for the Arts is among 119 arts education organizations funded statewide
The California Arts Council announced it plans to award $10,080 to the Armory as part of its Artists in Schools p...Read more.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) awarded $150,000 to Armory Center for the Arts to develop, deliver, and evaluate Artful Connections with Science — a new visual arts/science integra...Read more.
Armory Center for the Arts
receives a $45,000 grant from
National Endowment for the Arts for
City of Hope, City of Resistance:
Research and Actions in Los Angeles,
a 15-month residency with
Big City F...Read more.
The Armory has received $22,500 to provide arts programs benefiting at-risk youth, through the California Arts Council's pilot competitive grant program, Juveniles Utilizing Massive Potential Starting...Read more.
Celebrate the Armory’s 25th anniversary and pay tribute to Susan and John Caldwell — two remarkable individuals who have championed the Armory’s mission to bring the power of art into the lives of cou...Read more.
Spring Studio Dates: April 7 – June 16, 2014
Spring Studio registration is now open. For 25 years, the Armory's education and exhibition programs have encouraged children and adults to experience, un...Read more.
Hello world : )
My name is Bonnie-Blue and I am the Special Projects Intern at Armory Center for the Arts. I will be keeping you updated on various art events in the Los Angeles and Pasadena area. I...Read more.
It is with profound sadness that we share with you that Robert Akeke Carroll, artist and longtime Armory educator, passed away on August 7th. On behalf of the Armory community, we extend our condolenc...Read more.
A wondeful feature by Monster Drawing Rally participant and collector Geoff Tuck has been published online for Artillery Magazine:
The large brightly-lit room of the Armory at last month’s Monster Dr...Read more.
LOCAL STUDENTS WIN NATIONAL RECOGNITION IN THE 2013 SCHOLASTIC ART & WRITING AWARDS
Young artists and writers join a prestigious list of Awards alumni including Zac Posen, Lena Dunham, Andy Warhol, Sy...Read more.
We'd like to let you know about two fabulous opportunities for local visual artists:
The City Of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Division Rotating Public Art Exhibition Program - Phase II
REQUEST F...Read more.
Registration is almost open for Spring Studio: the Armory's award-winning art classes for children, teens, adults and families.
Registration begins Wednesday morning, February 13. Register either v...Read more.
Jewelry Designer Tenny Hovsepians to Donate Portion of Sales to the Armory
Love conquers all is the inspiration behind all the designs of Avanessi jewelry. Each month, Avanessi donates a percentage o...Read more.
The Armory Center for the Arts will have its wildly popular bi-annual art auction, Off The Wall on Saturday February 23, 2013 from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. A ticket for Off The Wallwill include drinks, live ...Read more.
Armory Center for the Arts and One Colorado, in Pasadena, California, are pleased to present Small Skyscraper, a temporary, large-scale, outdoor sculpture by world-renowned artist Chris Burden. Small ...Read more.
The Armory is excited to announce that current 7th and 8th graders at Washington Middle School in association with Armory Teaching Artists recently completed the design and execution of a large wall m...Read more.
Armory Center for the Arts is pleased to announce it will host David Askevold: Once Upon a Time in the East, a traveling retrospective exhibition organized by David Diviney, Curator of Exhibitions at ...Read more.
The Artist Studio at One Colorado presents Gregory Michael Hernandez, Artist-in-Residence.
Pasadena, CA – Armory Center for the Arts and One Colorado present Los Angeles-based artist Gregory Michael ...Read more.
One of our most popular classes has always been Letterpress taught by our Director of Letterpress Denise Figueredo. We want to extend our congratulations to Denise who was selected to be featured in t...Read more.
Armory Center for the Arts is pleased to present Eighteenth Brumaire, a large-scale sculpture by Los Angeles-based artist Steven Bankhead. The temporary public work will be on display through May, 201...Read more.
It is time for the Monster Drawing Rally, a tradition established in Los Angeles by Outpost for Contemporary Art.*
The Monster Drawing Rally consists of four one-hour shifts with 25 artists drawing...Read more.
Armory Center for the Arts is pleased to again welcome Big City Forum in residence through June 2012. Big City Forum presents the third conversation in the Mapping LA series, a set of four discursive ...Read more.
SANDRA TSING LOH TO EMCEE 10TH ANNUAL EARTH AND ARTS FESTIVAL
FEATURING FIRST-EVER SUSTAINABLE BEER GARDEN
Celebrate a world of nature, art and live music at the Pasadena Earth and Arts Festival, Sat...Read more.
A set of benches were recently created by two groups of 7th grade students who participated in the Armory’s visual art classes offered at Washington Middle School during the fall semester 2011. Guest ...Read more.
Armory Center for the Arts is pleased to again welcome Big City Forum in residence (continuing through June 2012). During its residency at Armory, Big City Forum presents Mapping LA, a series of four ...Read more.
The Artist Studio at One Colorado presents Eve Fowler, Artist-in-Residence to launch on ArtNight Pasadena.
Pasadena, CA – Armory Center for the Arts and One Colorado present Los Angeles-based artist ...Read more.
Armory welcomes Big City Forum in residence.
First of four panel discussions, entitled Fast Forward: Los Angeles on the Verge, to take place on Wednesday, March 7th, at 7pm.
Armory Center for the Ar...Read more.
Armory presents Please Please Please, recent photography and text by Nicholas Grider
Armory Center for the Arts is pleased to present an exhibition entitled Please Please Please, which features photo...Read more.
Armory Center for the Arts is pleased to present Fantastic Scenarios, a group exhibition of work by undergraduate students in the Department of Entertainment Design at Art Center College of Design in ...Read more.
Armory Center for the Arts is pleased to present DANCE, OPERA, DRAW, a performance and exhibition by artist Jocelyn Foye, located in Mezzanine East at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena. The e...Read more.
The Artist Studio at One Colorado
Presents David P. Earle as its Artist-in-Residence
DATES EXTENDED through February 19
with a closing reception February 11
Through February 19, Armory Center f...Read more.
December 19, 2011 — Armory Center for the Arts is pleased to announce a two-part program by Richard Jackson consisting first of a public spectacle entitled Accidents in Abstract Painting followed by a...Read more.
Ornaments from all 56 U.S. states, territories and the District of Columbia to be displayed at the 2011 National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Washington, D.C.
Pasadena, CA (November 1, 2011) –...Read more.
Pasadena, CA - Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Superintendent Jon R. Gundry today announced that the district, in partnership with Pasadena’s Armory Center for the Arts, the Pasadena Education...Read more.
Bike It: Portraits of my Bicipandilla by artist Kelly Marie Martin features black-and-white photographic portraits, taken with a 4x5 camera, of riders in her “bicipandilla,” or bicycle gang, with thei...Read more.
Speaking in Tongues: The Art of Wallace Berman and Robert Heinecken brings two seminal yet under-studied Los Angeles artists into close conversation with one another for the first time. Never before h...Read more.
All Saints Church Foster Care Project provides community education, public policy/advocacy and direct services for children and youth who have been removed from the care of their parents to the superv...Read more.
Armory Center for the Arts is pleased to present a new large-scale sculpture by Los Angeles-based artist Kristi Lippire. The temporary public work will be on display through May, 2012. Lippire’s botan...Read more.
Local letterpress design and printing business Spiffy Press announced their sponsorship of the Armory Center For The Arts today. Spiffy Press will donate a portion of their revenue generated at the up...Read more.
Armory Center for the Arts is pleased to present Over and Over, an exhibition of new and recent video works by Los Angeles-based artist Pascual Sisto, organized by Director of Gallery Programs Irene T...Read more.
Armory Center for the Arts is pleased to present a retrospective exhibition of the work of John M. White, entitled Lifelines: A Retrospective Exhibition of Performance, Installation, Sculpture, Painti...Read more.
Armory Center for the Arts and One Colorado are pleased to announce that Matt MacFarland will be Artist-in-Residence at The Artist Studio, a former storefront at 24 Smith Alley that has been converted...Read more.
Celebrated, cutting edge new music ensemble, The Eclipse Quartet will perform a concert of contemporary works for string quartet at The Armory Center for the Arts on Tuesday, January 25 at 8:00PM. Thr...Read more.
Armory Center for the Arts and One Colorado are pleased to announce that Carly Steward has been selected as the Fall 2010 Artist-in-Residence at The Artist Studio in the collaborative relationship bet...Read more.
This September, the Armory Center for the Arts launches its 20th Anniversary year with the exhibition Installations Inside/Out, curated by Jay Belloli and Sinéad Finnerty-Pyne. Paying tribute to its 2...Read more.
Giving By Design – A Bracelet Supporting Children’s Art Programs is Helping To Bring Dreams to Life
Brighton Collectibles at the Paseo Colorado in Pasadena, doesn’t simply believe in the maxim “Be th...Read more.