Pasadena Museum of California Art Will Close This Fall

Grafton Tyler Brown, Cascade Cliffs, Columbia River, 1885.  Oil on canvas.  17 x 32 inches.  Courtesy of the Melvin Holmes Collection of African American Art.  Photo © John Wilson White Studio
Grafton Tyler Brown, Cascade Cliffs, Columbia River, 1885. Oil on canvas. 17 x 32 inches. Courtesy of the Melvin Holmes Collection of African American Art. Photo © John Wilson White Studio
  • Judy Chicago, The Crowning NP 3 [detail], 1983.  Needlepoint over painting on mesh canvas, 351⁄2 x 511⁄2 inches.  Hand painting assistance by Lynda Healy; needlepoint by Kathryn Haas Alexander, Collection of the Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts © Judy Chicago

    Judy Chicago, The Crowning NP 3 [detail], 1983. Needlepoint over painting on mesh canvas, 351⁄2 x 511⁄2 inches. Hand painting assistance by Lynda Healy; needlepoint by Kathryn Haas Alexander, Collection of the Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts © Judy Chicago

  • Brody Albert, Studies for 110 at I-5, 2018.  Digital print, dimensions variable.  Image courtesy of Jason Gowans

    Brody Albert, Studies for 110 at I-5, 2018. Digital print, dimensions variable. Image courtesy of Jason Gowans

Without mention of any reason, the 16-year-old Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) announced this week that the Southern California institution will close its doors.

On June 13, at a PMCA Board meeting, Chairman Jim Crawford recommended that the museum close after the current exhibitions end on October 7, 2018. The board vote was made final on June 18.

Said Executive Director Susana Smith Bautista to Pasadena Star-News: "The PMCA I’ve known about since it started is amazing. Such fine contemporary architecture, such a clear mission about visual art and design in the state, the comfort of going from plein air to Judy Chicago — who had her studio in Pasadena —  we are an amazing slice of California."

Three diverse and worthwhile exhibitions are on view now until the Oct. 7 closing: Judy Chicago's Birth Project: Born AgainGrafton Tyler Brown: Exploring California; and Brody Albert: Strata.

More News Feed Headlines

Part of the artist-led initiative, non-partisan organization called For Freedoms, is this reinterpretation of Norman Rockwell's iconic illustration "Freedom from Want."

ARTFIXdaily is Closed Nov. 21 to 23 - Happy Thanksgiving!

  • November 19, 2018 17:18

ARTFIXdaily will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday this week. Subscriber e-newsletter ...

Read More

"Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)" (1972) by David Hockney

David Hockney Painting Snags $90.3 Million in New York; Bidder Wants to Whitewash Banksy He Bought in LA

  • November 15, 2018 23:03

David Hockney's sensual pool painting with two male figures became the most expensive work by a ...

Read More

Detail of Salvator Mundi by da Vinci.

Russian Art Collector Dmitry Rybolovlev Detained in Monaco

  • November 08, 2018 13:39

Update 11/9/18: Unspecified charges have been filed, via Bloomberg. Dmitry Rybolovlev, the ...

Read More

Romare Bearden, Cotton, 1964.  Gelatin silver print (photostat) on fiberboard (Ed.  1/6), 39 x 49 in.  (99.1 x 124.5 cm).  Colby College Museum of Art.  The Lunder Collection, 2017.003.  © 2018 Romare Bearden Foundation/Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY.

Arts Initiative Across Maine Brings Forward Artists' Perspectives on Migration

  • November 01, 2018 19:09

“…and when she went out it seemed to her that she too had migrated, that everyone migrates, even ...

Read More

Related Press Releases

Related Events from ArtfixDaily Calendar

 

ArtfixDaily Artwire