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2018 Events

 

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Please Remember the Armory on #GivingTuesday

Please remember Armory Center for the Arts on #GivingTuesday.

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AxS Festival: Sun Day Star

Join us in Memorial Park for the closing celebration of AxS Festival: City as Wunderkammer as we view Sunstar together.

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Day of the Dead Weekend in Old Pasadena
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Honor your loved ones at the Armory during Day of the Dead Weekend.

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Art Night Pasadena @ the Armory

Make the Armory your hub location for Art Night Pasadena.

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Fall Art Classes for All Ages Registering August through October!
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Explore traditional, experimental, and digital art in small classes taught by professional artists. All skill levels are welcome.

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Kim Abeles - Valises for Camp Ground: Arts, Corrections, and Fire Management in the Santa Monica Mountains
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The mixed media valises in this exhibition were created during a long-term collaborative project between artist Kim Abeles and the wildfire fighting female inmates of Camp 13.

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Kim Abeles: Closing Reception & Poetry Reading

Please join us for a closing reception of Kim Abeles' Valises for Camp Ground: Arts, Corrections, and Fire Management in the Santa Monica Mountains.

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In Conversation: Marta Chaffee

Please join us for an insightful conversation with the artist, exhibition organizer Aandrea Stang, and Irene Tsatsos, the Armory's Director of Exhibition Programs and Chief Curator

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This free event helps families expand support networks while engaging in activities that nurture the mind, body, and spirit.

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Summer Studio Now Enrolling!
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Our nationally-recognized, award-winning art classes for toddlers, children, teens, adults, and families explore traditional, experimental, and digital art in small classes taught by our rigorously trained Teaching Artists.

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The Armory is honored to once again host this annual exhibition of vibrant, inventive work by adult artists with disabilities.

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Are you an LAUSD elementary teacher? Join us in Pasadena on June 26, 27, and 28 from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm for the Armory's Summer Institute for Teachers—a three-day, no-cost, hands-on, professional development seminar.

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Topografia de uma cidade grande is an ongoing, participatory, internationally-itinerant project by French artists Dominique Kippelen that invites the public to explore and question the contemporary representation of "the city" in all its dimensions—social, historical, poetic, and more.

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Join us for the opening reception of our Armory Art High Student Exhibition, a showcase of student artwork by teens in Armory Art High Studio classes and Armory Community Programs.

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In conjunction with Jennifer Moon’s evolving video installation A Breach in the Realm of Beliefs, the artist is facilitating a series of three workshops at the the Armory focusing on the implementation of Revolution-based activities.

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Inspired by the Japanese community Obon Festival and practice of remembering ancestors, Slanguage will lead three consecutive paper-mache mask workshops based on mythological characters.

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Inspired by the Japanese community Obon Festival and practice of remembering ancestors, Slanguage will lead three consecutive paper-mache mask workshops based on mythological characters.

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Each month for the duration of his show - The Act of Dying Upon One's Self and Other Remnants of a Rebirth - laub and very special guests have been telling the stories of laub's ostrich friends illustrated in the series of drawings entitled FYI We Don't Stick Our Heads in the Sand.

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Inspired by the Japanese community Obon Festival and practice of remembering ancestors, Slanguage will lead three consecutive paper-mache mask workshops based on mythological characters.

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The Exhibitions will include drawing prompts and questions for you to add your voice about how art contributes to the health of our city. Please join me, and others from the community, to help advocate for the arts!

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Artful Connections with STEAM
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Features student artwork from the Armory’s STEAM and Artful Connections with Math Programs.

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Join us on April 28 from 6:30 - 9:00 pm to support a joint venture of Learning Works and Pasadena City College to launch Shelter Our Students for PCC-enrolled homeless students.

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In conjunction with Jennifer Moon’s evolving video installation A Breach in the Realm of Beliefs, the artist is facilitating a series of three workshops at the the Armory focusing on the implementation of Revolution-based activities.

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Spring Studio Enrolling Now
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Our nationally-recognized, award-winning art classes for toddlers, children, teens, adults, and families explore traditional, experimental, and digital art in small classes taught by our rigorously trained Teaching Artists.

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Please celebrate with us on Saturday, April 14th as we honor the 17 year legacy of Armory Executive Director Scott Ward, who will retire in June.

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Each month for the duration of his show - The Act of Dying Upon One's Self and Other Remnants of a Rebirth - laub and very special guests will tell the stories of laub's ostrich friends illustrated in the series of drawings entitled FYI We Don't Stick Our Heads in the Sand.

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Inspired by the stories of the lost tribes of Israel, theatre dybbuk presents a full-length theatrical work, rich in movement, original music, and lyrical language.

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Public high school students from La Cañada High School and Humanitas Academy of Art & Technology (HAAT) come together in this group exhibition of documentary photography exploring the intersection of work and family.

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Chapter 1: Ol' Gramps of the Desert

laub and very special guests will be telling the stories of laub's ostrich friends illustrated in the series of drawings entitled FYI We Don't Stick Our Heads in the Sand.

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ArtNight Pasadena at the Armory

Join us this ArtNight to view our current exhibitions, enjoy local craft beer, listen to old time jazz stylings of Janet Klein and her Parlor Boys, and more.

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Pasadena Photography Arts Forum featuring the wonderful photographer Charles Edwards on February 8.

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Death of Self: A Workshop with Jennifer Moon

Moon’s workshop will focus on a Death of Self, a mapping of the various belief systems and manifestations of these belief systems that form the identity of self

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Pasadena Photography Arts Forum featuring the wonderful photographer Charles Edwards on February 8.

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La clase de dibujo libre/Free Drawing Class (2000-2004/2017/2018) by Artemisa Clark is a “reperformance” by Los Angeles-based artist Artemisa Clark of Ema Villanueva’s provocative Mexico City street actions from 2000-2002.

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Subverting lucha libre’s customary machismo, ​"Exhivilización/Las perras en cello” involved two punked-out luchadoras on all fours connected by a series of chords and tubing that forced them to move in the same direction.

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This Sunday, come “listen on the lower frequencies” to a unique book presentation.

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In If She Is Mexico, Who Beat Her Up? first presented in 1997, Lorena Wolffer sited her own body as Mexico’s social, political and economic crisis.

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Pasadena Photography Arts Forum featuring the wonderful photographer Charles Edwards on February 8.

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