Armory galleries are currently closed.
Our new exhibition opens on January 28, 2022.

Gallery FAQs

Visiting our Gallery

COVID-19 Protocols

Parking & Accessibility

Supporting the Armory



Visiting our Gallery


Are reservations required?

  • Yes. Click here to make reservations for our current exhibition. Reservations will become available on Friday, January 14.

What can I expect when I arrive for my gallery visit?

  • You will be greeted at the Armory entrance by a visitor services associate, who will check your reservation and direct you to the gallery.

How can I prepare for my visit?

  • Please click here for more information on the current exhibition and programs.

    Consider purchasing our exhibition catalogues, including the newly released Alison Saar: Of Aether and Earthe, Below the Underground: Renegade Art and Action in 1990s Mexico, and Sara Kathryn Arledge: Serene for the Moment. Follow the directions in the link to pay in advance, and we’ll have your purchase ready for you.

What is your visitor capacity?

  • We host no more than 20 visitors in the gallery at any given time.

How will I move through the gallery?

  • You may move throughout the gallery as you would like, maintaining a six-foot distance between you, other guests and Armory staff.

How long may I stay?

  • You may spend up to 45 minutes in the exhibition.

What if my plans change and I’ve already made a reservation?

  • You may change or cancel your visit by visiting Eventbrite, through which you made your initial reservation. We appreciate notification of changes in your reservation.

What if I’m late?

  • We are able to hold your reservation for fifteen minutes. After that, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate your reservation. Your visit may be shortened in order to maintain our schedule for subsequent guests.

May I take photos or videos of artwork in the gallery?

  • Yes! Informal pictures and videos using handheld cameras, video cameras, and camera phones are welcome in the Armory galleries, please read our full Visitor Photography and Videography Policy here.


COVID-19 Guidelines


Are masks mandatory?

  • Yes. In accordance with the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) guidance, all guests are required to wear a clean face covering. Face coverings must be worn according to CDC guidelines and cover the mouth and nose. Masks with face valves, open-chin triangle bandanas, and neck gaiters are not acceptable.

What kind of masks are acceptable for visiting the Armory?

  • In accordance with the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) guidance, all guests are required to wear a clean face covering. Face coverings must be worn according to CDC guidelines and cover the mouth and nose. We recommend that everyone use a KN95, KF94, or N95 mask at the Armory. Cloth masks are less effective. Masks with face valves, open-chin triangle bandanas, and neck gaiters are not acceptable.

What if I forget my mask when I arrive at the Armory?

  • We provide appropriate masks for those who need them.

Will you be taking my temperature when I arrive at the Armory?

  • We ask you to verify that you have no Covid symptoms. We are not taking temperatures at this time.

Are COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory?

  • Yes. For the safety and well-being of the entire community, Armory Center for the Arts requires, with few exceptions, that all staff, students, and visitors aged 5 and up be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus before they will be allowed in an Armory facility, exhibit space, classroom, or office.

Do I need to show proof that I'm vaccinated?

  • Yes. Individuals aged 5 and up will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. The following are acceptable as proof of full vaccination:

    • Vaccination card (which includes the name of the person vaccinated, type of COVID-19 vaccine provided, and date the last dose was administered, which must be at least two weeks prior to entry.

    • A photo or copy of the vaccination card as a separate document

    • A photo of the vaccine card stored on a phone or electronic device

    • Documentation of full vaccination from a healthcare provider

Do children need to be vaccinated?

  • Yes. Children age 5 and up need proof of vaccination, too. See above for acceptable types of proof. Children who are not eligible to be vaccinated because of age restrictions for vaccination must be always masked.


Are there any exceptions to the vaccination requirement?

  • Yes. This policy allows for medical exemptions consistent with CDC guidance and manufacturer labeling on contraindications and precautions. In addition, staff and students will also be eligible to request accommodations based on disability or religious belief, and deferrals are available for those who are pregnant. Those with approved exemptions, accommodations or deferrals may enter the Armory facility with the expectation that they will remain masked in all public settings and comply with an agreed upon testing plan.
  • Click here to download the medical exemption request form.
  • Click here to download the religious exemption request form.


Parking & Accessibility

Where can I park?

  • Metered parking is available on the street; 90-minute free parking is available in the Marriott garage on Raymond Avenue directly north of the Armory. Additional information on parking in Old Pasadena may be found here.


What accessibility accommodations are in place?

  • The Armory is wheelchair and stroller accessible. There are several ADA parking spots in the Marriott garage directly north of the Armory as well as metered street parking. All Armory galleries, classrooms, meeting rooms, and restrooms are wheelchair and stroller accessible.
  • Restrooms: A designated women's restroom as well as a lockable, an all-gender restroom can be found just past our front entrance, to the right. Two more gender neutral restrooms can be found in the back of our studio. Each restroom has one ADA-compatible stall, and each is equipped with an infant changing station.
  • Animals: Certified service animals are welcome inside the Armory.


Supporting the Armory

How can I donate to or get involved with the Armory?

  • Click here to learn about the many ways you can support the Armory whether by donating your vehicle, becoming a member, and many more.
  • Subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date on all our events and announcements.


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