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Time to Book Your K-12 Field Trip @ the Armory

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 tour them through our current art exhibition. Then, we’ll lead your students through small group activities, art exercises, and discussions related to themes and concepts presented in the exhibition. From there, your students enter our main art studio where Armory teaching artists guide them through a hands-on art project related to the exhibition they just toured. Working in mediums like clay, painting, sculpture, printmaking, or bookmaking, this standards-based experience encourages your students to explore the artistic process and create their own work of art. Afterwards, why not bring bagged lunches to enjoy in Pasadena’s beautiful Memorial Park? It’s across the street!

     • Download 2014/2015 Field Trip Brochure

Plan Your Field Trip
Select an exhibition or a date below (Tuesdays through Fridays only). Prior to your visit, classroom teachers receive an education packet with images, discussion topics, and activities.

For more information, or to schedule your field trip, contact Tricia Garcia at 626.792.5101 x110 or

2014/2015 Armory Field Trip Exhibition Options

spacer The Fifth Wall: Tom Friedman, Evan Holloway, Farrah Karapetian, Alice Könitz, Marco Rios, Corinna Schnitt, Artur Żmijewski

Field Trip Dates:
Tuesdays – Friday, through December 12, 2014

Seven artists from Los Angeles, rural Connecticut, Warsaw, and Berlin have created works on paper, sculpture, painting, video, sound, and photography that take into consideration alternate, or “wrong” points of view.


spacer Into the Mystic: Sara Kathryn Arledge
and Charles Irvin

Field Trip Dates:
Tuesdays – Fridays, January 20 – March 27, 2015

An exhibition dealing with mysticism, abstraction, and everyday life. Arledge (1911-1998) was a renown experimental filmmaker and painter who worked in Pasadena in the 1950's. Irvin is a contemporary artist based in Los Angeles who is known for painting, performance, sculpture, and installation art.


spacer After Victor Papanek: The Future Is Not
What It Used To Be

Field Trip Dates:
Tuesdays – Fridays, May 12 – June 12, 2015

Victor Papanek (1923-1998) was an artist, designer, and educator whose ideas of human-centered, socially responsible, and ecologically minded design were progressive, under-appreciated, and (at times) completely at odds with the art and design communities. This group exhibition focuses on Papanek’s pioneering influence and relevance to current ideas in contemporary art. The exhibition includes work by artists David Hullfish Bailey, Liz Glynn, Future Farmers, Nuttaphol Ma, Andrea Zittel, Emily Mast, Claude Collins-Stracensky, and Lucy and Jorge Orta.



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