Enjoy a free evening of art, music and entertainment as Pasadena’s most prominent arts and cultural institutions swing open their doors. Last fall, 14,000 people experienced the excitement of ArtNight!
Art Center College of Design
“ENERGY,” an exhibition where left-brain and right-brain intersect and natural forces can be seen through the prisms of science, art and history. Also, recent work in the student gallery.
Kidspace Children’s Museum
Lineage Dance, exploring the art of fire, wind and water through performance and sculpture in “Elements of the Earth,” a site-specific dance.
Pasadena Museum of History
“Pasadena Patron: The Life & Legacy of Eva Scott Fenyes,” the world of art, live music and dance from Pasadena’s Gilded Age, and one of early Pasadena’s most influential women.
Lineage Performing Arts Center
Films on dance and nonstop live music and contemporary dance performances, including Lineage Dance’s latest piece, “Defining Moments.”
Norton Simon Museum of Art
Two exhibitions, “Hiroshige: Visions of Japan” and “Not Wanting to Say Anything About Marcel: An Artwork by John Cage,” plus centuries of masterpieces on permanent view.
“Three Founts,” a site-specific, fanciful fountain in the courtyard, drawn from Pasadena history by artist Lynn Aldrich.
Armory Center for the Arts
“Steve Roden: In Between, A 20 Year Survey,” the first survey of the artist’s work in all its divergent forms, including sound. Plus, NewTown’s “Convergences” presents 11 artists who integrate digital media, sculpture and installation.
Alliance Française de Pasadena
“Paris,” an art exhibit by the recognized Los Angeles-based painter Roberto Gutierrez, whose black and white canvases and gray watercolors give a nostalgic feel to the City of Lights.
Harpist Alison Bjorkedal and others create an intimate musical preview of the 2010/11 season at the Pasadena Symphony’s new home, the Ambassador Auditorium. Take advantage of venue tours and special ticket offers!
Pasadena Public Library
“Art of the Book” as seen through graphic novels, paintings, photographs, and theatrical and musical performances, and craft-making.
Pacific Asia Museum
Political and social ideas in everyday products, advertising and graphic design in the exhibition “China Modern: Designing Popular Culture 1910-1970.”
Pasadena Museum of California Art
Three exhibitions: “CDB 2010: Action/Reaction,” showcasing design from California; “Desire: Six Los Angeles Artists,” featuring contemporary art about desire; and an installation by artist Megan Geckler in the Project Room.
Pasadena City College
Pasadena’s hidden treasure of contemporary art at PCC’s Shatford Library: 24 original works from the Artist in Residence program, 1987-2010. Plus, an exhibition of work by influential graphic artist Edward Fella.
Shumei Arts Council
“The Dalai Lama and His People,” photography and book signing by Don Farber. Also, Makoto Taiko drumming at 6:30, 7:30, 8:30 and 9:30.