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Closed Tuesdays and holidays
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Exhibitions

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Through December 16, 2018 Akunnittinni: A Kinngait Family Portrait

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.

Through December 16, 2018 Marta Chaffee: The Places We’ve Lived

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.

An under-recognized painter and innovator of mid-20th century experimental cinema, Sara Kathryn Arledge (1911-1998) was a prolific artist who emphasized the eerie in the mundane and the disorienting in the beautiful.

Winter Art Classes

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DIY Printmaking & Design
DIY Printmaking & Design W19.600 (Ages 15-18)

Learn about transferring images using screen printing, a process made famous by artists like Andy Warhol.

Art for Two
Art for Two W19.701 (Ages 22-36 months + Adult)

Together you and your toddler will explore all kinds of materials, from clay to paint to found objects.

Screen Printing on Fabric
Screen Printing on Fabric W19.307 (Ages 18+)

Draw from observation and gradually build knowledge to create work from simple sketches to finished pieces.

Photoshop
Photoshop W19.310 (Ages 18+)

Even inexperienced Photoshop users can excel in this class about the all-powerful digital darkroom and design software.

Needling, Threading, & Stitching

Express yourself in your artwork by exploring contemporary uses of embroidery.

Drawing as Meditation
Drawing as Meditation W19.313 (Ages 18+)

Unwind after a busy day as you relax into a mindful art experience that cultivates your inner, untapped creativity.

Collage it!
Collage it! W19.17 (Ages 6-8)

We’ll tear, cut, rip, and paste our way to making wonderful masterpieces with paper, fabric, and found objects.

Events

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[ME] Candy
[ME] Candy December 22, 2018 - January 05, 2019
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Presented by NewTown Arts, the exhibition puts a new spin on the bewitching Selfie Factory installations taking the country by storm. Seven artists present "rooms" using luscious superficiality to lur... Read more.

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News

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 Kids 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 individuali...Read more.

Teen Art Classes Enrolling Now in Pasadena November 21, 2018
10:27 AM

The Armory's award winning after school and weekend art classes for teens age 12 to 18 inspire thoughtful investigations of traditional techniques and contemporary art ideas—perfect for AP Art student...Read more.

Strengthen your current skills, learn that new technique, or simply meet other adults who love art as much as you do. All skill levels are welcome. Small classes enrolling now in letterpress, ceramics...Read more.

Meet Our New Board Members October 26, 2018
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Armory Center for the Arts is pleased to announce three new additions to our board of directors. Please join us in welcoming architect Alice Fung, USC's Vice President of Admissions and Planning Katha...Read more.

Armory Center for the Arts is your community art school. Our nationally-recognized, award-winning classes for children, teens, adults, and families are taught by compassionate, rigorously trained educ...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.

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.

Is your 12-14 year old preparing for AP art classes or simply interested in art? The Armory's award winning studio art classes for 12-14 year olds are taught by nurturing, professional artists who are...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.

Register Today for Summer Studio June 09, 2018
2:30 PM

Summer Studio registration has begun! Our nationally-recognized, award-winning art classes are offered Mondays through Saturdays, mornings and evenings. Our Summer program is designed to accommodate y...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.

Register Today for Summer Studio February 23, 2018
2:12 PM

Summer Studio registration has begun! Our nationally-recognized, award-winning art classes are offered Mondays through Saturdays, mornings and evenings. Our Summer program is designed to accommodate y...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.

Spring Studio registration begins Wednesday, January 31 at 10 am. Our nationally-recognized, award-winning art classes are offered Mondays through Saturdays, mornings and evenings. Explore traditional...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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Give the Gift of Art Classes November 07, 2017
3:00 PM

You can now support the artists in your life by giving them the gift of creativity. Armory Gift Certificates make a wonderful gift for any and all occasions. Whether your loved ones paint, sculpt, dra...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.

Slanguage In Residence This fall, artist team Slanguage will launch their residency at La Casita, the Armory’s vibrant art and social service center in Northwest Pasadena. Slanguage founders Mario Yb...Read more.

Teen Art Classes Begin October 2 September 14, 2017
12:00 PM

The Armory's Art High studio art classes for teens allow for more in-depth investigations of traditional methods, digital mediums, and contemporary art ideas—many of which emphasize AP art standards. ...Read more.

Adult Art Classes Start October 2 September 14, 2017
9:00 AM

Seeking to advance your art skills or express yourself creatively? Armory classes offer adults an invigorating outlet for all of your imaginative needs. Develop new skills or discover hidden talents. ...Read more.

Kids Art Classes Start October 2 September 13, 2017
3:00 AM

Build worlds with clay, have fun with physics, bring dragons to life, or make art that moves. Sign up your 3-11 year olds today for our weekly fall art classes. Nonprofit and donor-supported, the Armo...Read more.

Staff Picks: 2017 Monster Drawing Rally August 17, 2017
10:00 AM

Couldn't make it to our August 13th Monster Drawing Rally? No problem! Here's a curated selection of drawings, hand-picked by Armory team members and available exclusively for purchase online now.

 
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Fall Registration Now Open August 02, 2017
10:00 AM

Fall Registration has begun! Our nationally-recognized, award-winning art classes for toddlers, children, teens, adults, and families are offered Mondays through Saturdays, mornings and evenings. Expl...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.

Download the Fall Studio Catalog July 26, 2017
4:04 PM

Can you believe summer's almost over? Fall Studio registration begins Wednesday, August 2 at 10 am. Our nationally-recognized, award-winning art classes for toddlers, children, teens, adults, and fami...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.

First Lady Michelle Obama honored the Armory as one of the best art education programs for teens in America. Our next class session starts soon—perfect for private school, home school, or charter scho...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.

Art + Drama Summer Classes for Kids June 28, 2017
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Encourage your kids to create and express themselves this summer! For 17 years, beloved Armory Teaching Artist Grace Lacques' wildly popular classes are a unique combination visual and pe...Read more.

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...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.

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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.

Paid Teaching Artist Fellowship March 31, 2017
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Armory Center for the Arts is seeking visual artists for the 2018 Teaching Artist Fellowship cohort. Armory Fellows learn how to teach children and teens about contemporary art using exhibition tourin...Read more.

Paid Summer Internships at the Armory March 31, 2017
10:10 AM

Studio Department Summer InternEach summer, the Armory offers more than 250 classes in a variety of media, for all levels of ability, for children ages 3-11, youth ages 12-18, and adults. All classes ...Read more.

On Sale Now: Off the Wall Tickets March 27, 2017
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The Armory's biennial art auction and gala returns April 22. Silently bid on over 80 works by celebrated artists. Enjoy an open bar, craft cocktails, and our signature "Strolling Supper," courtesy of ...Read more.

Summer registration begins Wednesday, March 15 at 10 am. Our nationally-recognized, award-winning art classes for toddlers, children, teens, adults, and families are offered Mondays through Saturdays,...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.

Spring Studio registration begins Wednesday, February 1, at 10 am. Our nationally-recognized, award-winning art classes for toddlers, children, teens, adults, and families are offered Mondays through ...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.

Connie Samaras
The Past is Another Planet:
Huntington Tropical Garden; OEB 7185, Octavia E. Butler and Large Tree,
Amazon River Region, July 1985.
2016
Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle Fine ...Read more.

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours November 22, 2016
12:29 PM

There are no Armory Studio classes Thanksgiving week (Monday, November 21 through Saturday, November 26). Armory galleries and administrative offices are closed Thanksgiving Day. Regular exhibition ho...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.

Armory Seeks Exhibition Programs Manager September 12, 2016
6:00 PM

The Exhibition Programs Manger's principal function is to assist the Exhibition Programs Director/Chief Curator in the management, coordination, and execution of all Exhibition programs and publicatio...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.

Armory 2016 Summer Intern Spotlight August 15, 2016
11:34 AM

Clockwise from left: Getty Exhibitions intern Emily Rose; Getty Communications intern Andrea Cenon and Flintridge Prep photo intern Abby Webster; Summer Studio intern Julienne Fusello has been hired o...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.

Summer's not over yet at the Armory. There are 2, week-long sessions left for your 3-to-11-year-olds — perfect for homeschool or private school kids who don't start until after Labor Day. Last minute ...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.

Graduate Industrial Design Students at Art Center are hosting a FREE Formula - E workshop & tour of Art Center for Armory teens Friday, August 5.

Spaces are limited to 12 students so RSVPs are requi...Read more.

Let your kids spend a week or more at the Armory creating all kinds of fun. There are only 3, week-long sessions left for your 3-to-11-year-olds. Classes are enrolling all summer long, but Week 7 star...Read more.

UPDATE: We are no longer accepting applications for the Registration Coordinator/Customer Service Specialist as of August 5, 2016.

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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.

Some kids are just drawn to it! Let your kids spend a week or more at the Armory creating all kinds of fun. There are only 4, week-long sessions left for your 3-to-11-year-olds. Classes are enrolling ...Read more.

Get updates about current exhibitions, artist talks, performances, openings, and more. Alongside our main social channels, we've launched new Twitter and Instagram accounts devoted exclusively to Armo...Read more.

Register today for Fall Studio July 20, 2016
1:13 PM

Are you ready for Fall? On-line registration for Fall Studio is now open. Our nationally-recognized, award-winning art classes for children, teens, adults, and families run Monday through Saturday, mo...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.

Congratulations and Celebrations, the interactive project by artist Ellen Lesperance gives you an opportunity to wear the sweater designed and knit by the artist that is currently on exhibit at the Ar...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 is seeking visual artists to participate in a nine-month Teaching Artist training and teaching program. The program involves learning to teach children and teens through gal...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.

Paid Summer Internships at the Armory March 25, 2016
2:39 PM

Getty Multicultural Undergraduate Internships at the ArmoryPlease note that applications are no longer being accepted for the Exhibitions and Communications internships previously advertised (as of 5/...Read more.

Are you ready for Summer? On-line registration for Summer Studio begins Wednesday, March 23 at 10am. Our nationally-recognized, award-winning art classes for children, teens, adults, and families run ...Read more.

Annual Benefit Balloon Raffle March 01, 2016
11:32 AM

It's gonna be poppin' at the Armory's Annual Benefit on March 12! In addition to an auction of intriguing artful experiences, guests and supporters can try their luck at our first ever balloon raffle!...Read more.

Are you ready for Spring? On-line registration for Spring Studio at the Armory begins Friday, February 19 at 10am. Our nationally-recognized, award-winning art classes for children, teens, adults, and...Read more.

Happy New Year from the Armory December 31, 2016
10:59 AM

"This is a big deal. You all inspire me. Arts education is not a luxury. It is a necessity." — First Lady Michelle Obama

On November 17th, in the East Room of the White House, First Lady Michelle Oba...Read more.

New For Adults: Art+Design Classes December 21, 2015
4:01 PM

Los Angeles is the creative capital of the world. At the heart of it are creative individuals with strong design sensibilities and a solid background in fine arts. We created these new classes with th...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.

Winter Studio Registration Now Open November 10, 2015
4:37 PM

2016 is right around the corner. Start the New Year off right by exercising your creative side. Registration for the Armory's Winter Studio classes for kids, teens, and adults begins November 20. Ther...Read more.

Faith Wilding Limited Edition Print October 08, 2015
5:25 PM

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 landmar...Read more.

Registration is now open for Fall Studio: the Armory's award-winning art classes for children, teens, adults and families.

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Registration begins Wednesday morning, August 12. Register e...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.

Kim Abeles Spruces Up Fig Leaves July 06, 2015
2:59 PM

With the support of friends, volunteers, and donors, artist Kim Abeles and her team have spent the last several weeks giving a much-needed makeover to one of Pasadena's most unusual and informative pu...Read more.

4th of July Weekend Hours June 30, 2015
10:06 AM

In observance of the National holiday, Armory administrative offices and galleries are closed Friday, July 3rd and Saturday, July 4th. Regular gallery hours resume Sunday, July 5 (12-5pm).

From all o...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.

On view through September 6, After Victor Papanek: The Future Is Not What It Used To Be is a group exhibition that focuses on Papanek’s pioneering influence on sustainable, socially responsible, human...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.

Armory Center for the Arts and Project X Foundation have partnered to present the Project X Desk, an ongoing writer-in-residence program.  The Desk, located in the [email protected] Archive and Library o...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.

2015's right around the corner. Start the new year off right by exercising your creative side. Registration for the Armory's Winter Studio classes for kids, teens, and adults begins November 19. There...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.

It's back-to-school time! It's never too early to book your 2014/2015 field trip to the Armory.

What Happens During Your Armory Field Trip?
After your class arrives, trained Armory teaching artists ...Read more.

It's an exhibition within an exhibition. Alice Könitz's Mohn Award Winning Los Angeles Museum of Art (LAMOA) is currently occupying the Armory's Caldwell Gallery as part of The Fifth Wall: Tom Friedma...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.

Armory Closed for Memorial Day May 19, 2014
6:00 AM

The Armory's administrative offices and galleries are closed for

Memorial Day
Monday, May 26, 2014

Happy Holiday to you and yours.Read more.

Armory Center for the Arts Receives $140,000
Research Grant from the Getty Foundation

Armory Center for the Arts has been awarded $140,000 to research social spaces created through alternative art p...Read more.

Under the guidance of the Director of Studio Programs, Carrie Whitney, the Studio Intern will participate in the planning, registration and implementation of art classes taught by the Armory’s faculty...Read more.

Teaching Artist Fellowship Opportunity April 17, 2014
12:00 PM

Teaching Artist Fellowship Opportunity

The Armory Center for the Arts is seeking visual artists to participate in nine-month Teaching Artist training and teaching program.  The program involves learn...Read more.

Forgotten objects are given new lives in The Wonder Room, an educational display that continues the Armory’s reflection on its 25th anniversary. The works seen here, gathered from all over the world, ...Read more.

Need that perfect holiday, birthday, or special occasion gift for the art lover in your life? Get the perfect gift and support the Armory's programs at the same time. Proceeds from sales will benefit ...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.

Summer Studio Dates: June30 – August 29, 2014

Summer Studio registration starts February 26. Our Summer program is designed to accommodate your busy schedule. The session is nine weeks long, offering...Read more.

[email protected] to host residency with MIA (Moving Image Art).
 Residency to feature four exhibitions by international moving image artists.

[email protected], a program initiative of Armory Center for...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.

For Thanksgiving Break

the Armory Studio Classes will be closed

November 25 – November 30

the Armory Gallery will be closed

November 28

the Armory Admministrative Offices will be closed

Novenber...Read more.

Winter Registration Begins Wednesday, November 13th

For 25 years, the Armory's education and exhibition programs have encouraged children and adults to experience, understand and appreciate contempor...Read more.

You’re smart. You’re creative. But you have no idea what you are doing. Join the club. Pretty typical. If you’re in school and an artist (or interested in the arts), you should come to Get a Life in t...Read more.

New Public Art for Northwest Pasadena October 02, 2013
11:23 AM

On Saturday, June 10, a new public artwork was dedicated and installed in the Northwest Pasadena as a part of the City's Rotating Public Art Exhibition Program. The Program places public artwork in ne...Read more.

Fall Studio Schedule Ready for Download September 16, 2013
5:04 PM

Fall Studio registration begins Wednesday, August 14th... on-line and via mail, fax or (of course) in-person. Want to preview this Fall's course offerings for children, teens, adults and families? Why...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.

The Armory Show and Tell: Week #8 Events August 13, 2013
12:13 PM

Join us as we continue The Armory Show and Tell. This week's events and happenings are:

Stephanie Allespach
Tainted Love: Totem
Wednesday, August 28, 12:45 - 1:45 pm
Learn More

Mary Weatherford/Laur...Read more.

The Armory Show and Tell: Week #7 Events August 13, 2013
10:22 AM

Join us as we continue The Armory Show and Tell. This week's events and happenings are:

Jacob Yanes
Wednesday, August 21, 12:45 - 1:45 pm
Learn More

Robert S. Hilton
Thursday, August 22, 12:45 - 1:4...Read more.

The Armory Show and Tell: Week #6 Events August 12, 2013
11:10 AM

Join us as we continue The Armory Show and Tell. This week's events and happenings are:

Bia Gayotto
Wednesday, August 14, 12:45 - 1:45 pm
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Julie Lequin
Thursday, August 15, 12:45 - 1:45 pm...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.

The Armory Show and Tell: Week #5 Events August 05, 2013
11:12 AM

Join us as we continue The Armory Show and Tell. This week's events and happenings are:

Robby Herbst
Wednesday, August 7, 12:45 - 1:45 pm
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Josh Peters
Thursday, August 8, 12:45 - 1:45 pm
L...Read more.

Join us as we continue The Armory Show and Tell. This week's events and happenings are:

Matt Wardell
Wednesday, July 31, 12:45 - 1:45 pm
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Jill Newman
Thursday, August 1, 12:45 - 1:45 pm
Le...Read more.

Join us as we continue The Armory Show and Tell. This week's events and happenings are:

Matt MacFarland
Monster Self-Portrait
Wednesday, July 24, 12:45 - 1:45 pm
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Ruby Osorio
Thursday, Jul...Read more.

Join us as we continue The Armory Show and Tell. This week's events and happenings are:

Quinton Bemiller
Wednesday, July 17, 12:45 - 1:45 pm
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Gina Osterloh
Pulling Apart Voice
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Join us as we kick off The Armory Show and Tell. This week's events and happenings are:

Elena Rosa
Show and Tell *
Wednesday, July 10, 12:45 - 1:45 pm
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Denise & Scott Davis
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THE BASICS:

If you are anywhere in the LA area and are looking to kick-start your art career, get organized, and learn just about everything it takes to make it in the art worlds, then this class is ...Read more.

Armory Center for the Arts and Day One Pasadena are pleased the present the temporary outdoor installation of Torus, a variation of Peter Tolkin Architecture’s Dunnage Ball Series. Originally presente...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.

Registration is almost open for Summer Studio: the Armory's award-winning art classes for children, teens, adults and families. 

Registration begins Wednesday morning, March 20. Register either via m...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.

Scholastic Art Awards Announced February 04, 2013
8:00 AM

COOL ART HAPPENINGS, COOL ART CLASSES, AND COOL ART STUFF
Armory Center for the Arts Opportunities for Teen Artists
txt "art" to 313131 to stay up to date

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
Award Lists
...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.

In Memory of Georgia Fee December 13, 2012
11:05 AM

It is with great sadness that we share the tragic news that ArtSlant co-founder, CEO, and Editor-in-Chief Georgia Fee passed away on Saturday evening, December 8th, in Los Angeles. Her last few days w...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.

Join us on Wednesday, June 6th at 7pm for the final Big City Forum of this season.

This forum will explore how photographers influence how we view public and social space.  Part of this will explore ...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.

Annual Benefit Tickets Now On Sale March 12, 2012
4:55 PM

The Armory Center for the Arts Benefit Committe proudly invites you to the Armory's Annual Benefit taking place Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 6:30pm. Experience the Armory like never before as good frie...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 presents Music for Hoarders, a new video installation by Dawn Kasper

Armory Center for the Arts is pleased to present an exhibition entitled Music for Hoarders, a video projection and installa...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.

The Artist Studio at One Colorado Presents David P. Earle as its Artist-in-Residence

Pasadena, CA – October 1 through December 31, 2011, Armory Center for the Arts and One Colorado present Los Angele...Read more.

For Immediate Release

July 6, 2011

Contact: Jon Lapointe, Director of Communications
Phone: (626) 792-5101 x 134
E-mail: [email protected]
www.armoryarts.org

Exhibition: My head is fallin...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.

For Immediate Release

April 15, 2011

Contact: Jon Lapointe, Director of Communications
Phone: (626) 792-5101 x 134
E-mail: [email protected] www.armoryarts.org

Exhibition: Curt LeMieux: ...Read more.

For Immediate Release

July 6, 2011

Contact: Jon Lapointe, Director of Communications
Phone: (626) 792-5101 x 134
E-mail: [email protected]
www.armoryarts.org

Exhibition:Katie Grinnan...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.

For Immediate Release

April 15, 2011

Contact: Jon Lapointe, Director of Communications
Phone: (626) 792-5101 x 134
E-mail: [email protected]
www.armoryarts.org

Exhibition: Jason Lazarus:...Read more.

Meriel Stern: Shelf Life June 29, 2011
9:00 AM

Armory Center for the Arts and One Colorado present prominent local artist Meriel Stern as the new Artist-in-Residence at The Artist Studio at One Colorado. There will be a reception for the artist on...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.

Picasso’s Dilemma June 07, 2011
9:00 AM

Picasso’s Dilemma is a multi-site video art installation created by the husband and wife team of Alex Kritselis (Artist/Dean of Visual Arts & Media Studies at Pasadena City College) and artist/filmmak...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.

For homeless adults and families, notions of “success” and “stability” are often discouragingly unattainable— superseded by basic human needs of food and shelter. For a handful of homeless adults and ...Read more.

Roni Feldman: Shadowlighter April 15, 2011
9:00 AM

Armory Center for the Arts is pleased to present Shadowlighter, an exhibition of new work by Los Angelesbased painter Roni Feldman, located in the Armory’s Mezzanine Gallery. Organized by curator Siné...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.

Yann Novak: 3 Surfaces April 15, 2011
9:00 AM

Armory Center for the Arts is pleased to present 3 Surfaces by Yann Novak. This longterm site specific sound and light installation, will be located in the main stairwell of the Armory Center for the ...Read more.

Habits of Mind: The Armory Fellows Exhibition is the culminating exhibition from artists selected for the Armory Center for the Arts’ 2011 Teaching Artist Fellowship program.

Habits of Mind is an exh...Read more.

Street Sight April 01, 2011
9:00 AM

Armory Center for the Arts is pleased to present a major exhibition of Southern California street photography from the late 1960s through early 1980s entitled, Street Sight. The exhibition, organized ...Read more.

Painter, sculptor, and performance artist Scoli Acosta will present new work at the Armory Center for the Arts, in an exhibition entitled Rippling: An Earnest Moire Effect. The exhibition opens on Sun...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.

Café Kiss of the World December 20, 2010
9:00 AM

Café Kiss of the World, a newly commissioned installation by artist/poet Haruko Tanaka, opens in the Armory Center for the Arts’ Mezzanine Gallery on Saturday, January 22 from 7-9pm.

Born in Queens, ...Read more.

Ruins of Daedalus’ Labyrinth December 20, 2010
9:00 AM

Ruins of Daedalus' Labyrinth, a newly commissioned installation by multidisciplinary artist Nuttaphol Ma, opens in the Armory Center for the Arts’ Mezzanine Gallery on Saturday, January 22 from 7-9pm....Read more.

Sympathetic Magic: Video Myths and Rituals December 20, 2010
9:00 AM

Sympathetic Magic: Video Myths and Rituals, a group exhibition of time based work organized by curator Catherine Taft opens at the Armory Center for the Arts’ main Caldwell Gallery on Saturday, Januar...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.

Pasadena artist Steve Roden is known internationally as an abstract painter, sculptor, installation artist, and performance artist whose works employ a strong presence of irregular geometries—a distin...Read more.

Stitches February 08, 2010
9:00 AM

Opening Saturday, April 10, 7 to 9 p.m., the Armory Center for the Arts will present “Stitches”, a group exhibition exploring contemporary art approaches to the techniques of sewing, knitting and weav...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.

Drama of the Gifted Child – The Five Year Plan, an exhibition curated by David Burns, will be presented at the Armory Center for the Arts, June 28 through August 30, 2009. A public opening will take p...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.

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