LA Rising: SoCal Artists before 1980 (March 25)

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LA Rising: SoCal Artists before 1980 (March 25)

46 North Los Robles Avenue
Pasadena , CA 91101
March 25th, 2012 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

626-449-2742 ext 10
Wed-Sun 10-6


Authors on Asia is Pacific Asia Museum popular series that gives visitors a chance to interact with authors of both current fiction and non-fiction publications that feature Asian and Asian-American topics. All programs are incuded with museum admission unless otherwise indicated.

Books always available for purchase and signing.

For reservations, please call the Museum Store at (626) 449-2742 ext. 20.

Join Lyn Kienholz author of L.A. Rising: SoCal Artists Before 1980 in conversation with Special Guests who were influential in the history and development of the Pasadena Art Museum.

"L.A. Rising: SoCal Artists Before 1980" is the first comprehensive pictorial showcase of the diverse universe of artists working in the Los Angeles area during the formative period of Los Angeles' art history. Over 800 color and 100 black and white images of work by almost 500 artists illustrate the edited texts quoted from critical reviews of exhibitions and writings of the period. Special efforts have been made to include both recognized and heretofore unsung key players in the Los Angeles art world. The book acknowledges the legacy of a full range of artists whose lives and work in Los Angeles enabled the city to become the international contemporary art capital it is today.

Lyn Kienholz is founder and president of the California/International Arts Foundation, and a long time arts advocate. The non-profit C/IAF foundation, which she began in 1981, partners with U.S. and international museums to organize and tour art exhibitions.

Ms. Kienholz serves on boards of directors for many national and international arts organizations and public galleries. Her many past and present board involvements include: L'Ensemble des Deux Mondes, a chamber orchestra in Paris; CIMAM (Comité International pour les Musées d'Art Moderne), an international organization of modern and contemporary art museum directors; the Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art; Baxter Gallery, California Institute of Technology; and the Galef Institute, which promotes national school reform. She has been a member of the SPACES Board of Trustees since 2006.