Summer Art ClassesView All
Mondays & Wednesdays, June 14 - July 7, 4:30 - 6:00 PM
Mondays & Wednesdays, June 14 - July 7, 2:00-3:30 PM
Tuesdays, June 22 - August 24, 5:00-6:30 PM
Thursdays, June 24 - August 26, 6:00-7:30 PM
Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 15 - July 8, 4:00-5:30 PM
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
John Ziqiang Wu’s exhibition Art Making opened at the Armory on February 9, 2020, just a few weeks before LA County’s stay at home order went into effect, triggering the closure of all indoor cultural... Read more.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Join us for the Armory's new literary reading series on racial justice, presented in conjunction with the upcoming exhibition Alison Saar: Of Aether and Earthe. This inaugural reading features multidi... Read more.
Armory Center for the Arts and The Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College are pleased to announce the largest museum survey to date of the work of artist Alison Saar, featuring 29 of the artist’s multi-media and mixed installation works.
Enjoy art challenges, how-to videos, and recordings of past live produced by the Armory since COVID restrictions began.
Revisit 10 years Armory exhibitions with Sarah Kathryn Arledge, Harry Dodge, Carmen Argote, Faith Wilding, Cauleen Smith, Jim Shaw, Alice Könitz, Martine Syms, Connie Samaras, Chris Burden, Robert Rauschenberg, and many more.
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The deadly shootings in Atlanta and the countless attacks on Asian American elders in communities across the nation have saddened me and triggered memories. As a child, I remember walking through a st...Read more.
Active Voice: Conversations at the Intersection of Art, Community, and Social Justice is a monthly conversation series hosted by Armory Center for the Arts inspired by the conversations and reflection...Read more.
This conversation between artists Dina Abdulkarim and Hugo Hopping, moderated by artist Harry Gamboa Jr. and introduced by the Armory's Chief Curator Irene Georgia Tsatsos, was recorded on February 5,...Read more.
Tanya Aguiñiga's exhibition opened in early 2020, but regrettably closed to the public only five weeks later due to the pandemic. This opportunity to experience Aguiñiga's exhibition virtually culmina...Read more.
We are pleased to announce that the Armory has received a $100,000 research grant from the Getty Foundation for From the Ground Up: Nurturing Diversity in Hostile Environments, a forward-looking ethno...Read more.
Alison Saar: Of Aether and Earthe has been named one of the 15 best Black art books of 2020 by Culture Type—an essential resource focused on visual art from a Black perspective that explores the inter...Read more.
Artist Tanya Aguiñiga was joined by her friend and colleague Jackie Amézquita last week for an hour-long conversation about their practices, both as individual artists and collaborators. At the center...Read more.
When Pasadena Unified School District sent students home in March, the Armory followed the District's lead. It became quickly evident to the Armory's leadership team that this pandemic wasn't ending a...Read more.
We all have a choice and a voice! Twice a week throughout the month of August, young adults from Greater LA and across the country met via Zoom as part of a "Get Out the Vote" zine class—a collaborati...Read more.
Imagine taking your first art class... over the telephone. This is the improbable quarantine success story of "technology challenged" Phil Sanchez, a 70 year old resident of Pasadena's Heritage Square...Read more.
Armory Teaching Artist Austyn de Lugo (he/him/él) is an LA-based artist of Puerto Rican and Virgin Islander descent. Austyn is especially interested in queer and feminist theory, horror films, pattern...Read more.
Armory Teaching Artist Grace Lacques is our resident theatrical expert. Grace began her theater studies in France, studying master Etienne Decroux's corporal mime techniques. She has taught children's...Read more.
Armory Teaching Artist and ceramics instructor Elonda Norris has shown nationally and throughout Los Angeles. Using household items, furniture, and food, her artwork invites us to question our relatio...Read more.
All the world’s a stage and we are all actors. Armory Teaching Artist and drama instructor Grace Lacques challenges you to invent a character based on this single word: HOPE. Your character will perso...Read more.
In 10 minutes, draw as many popular cartoon characters as possible...from memory! Forget about details. Be quick & loose. It's not about being "good." It's about discovering your unique cartooning sty...Read more.
For 3rd Graders: How do we use math and art to represent our living spaces? This lesson’s goal is for students to create a floor plan collage, using graph paper to calculate area and sewing with embro...Read more.
With generous support from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, the Armory partnered with Proyecto Pastoral, Public Works, and the Art for Incarcerated Youth Network to present art ...Read 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.