Vincent Price Art Museum

Vincent Price Art Museum The Vincent Price Art Museum houses 7 gallery spaces devoted to temporary rotating exhibitions, student shows, the permanent collection, and artist and community projects. Admission is free.

VPAM exhibiting artist Milton Quon passed away at the age of 105 on Tuesday, June 18th. In 2012, Quon was featured in ou...
06/22/2019

VPAM exhibiting artist Milton Quon passed away at the age of 105 on Tuesday, June 18th. In 2012, Quon was featured in our Pacific Standard Time exhibition ‘Round the Clock: Chinese American Artists Working in Los Angeles, alongside George Chann, John Kwok, Jake Lee, and Tyrus Wong.

Quon was born in 1913 in Los Angeles and grew up in Market Chinatown near the downtown City Market. He studied art at Frank Wiggins Trade School (now Los Angeles Trade Technical College) and Los Angeles Junior College before attending Chouinard Art Institute. In the 1940s, Quon worked as an animator and illustrator at Walt Disney Studios, contributing to Fantasia (1940), Dumbo (1941), and publicity/promotions projects at the company. In 1951, Quon went on to become the first Chinese art director at a national (now global) advertising firm, Batten, Barton, Durstine, and Osborn (BBDO). Quon went on to work at Sealright Packaging and taught art at Los Angeles Trade Technical College. In his retirement, Quon enjoyed watercolor painting on location, traveling, sketching, and working as a film and television extra.

The Vincent Price Art Museum & Foundation sends its condolences and deepest sympathies to the Quon family.

Images, from left to right: Milton Quon at the opening reception for ‘Round the Clock: Chinese American Artists Working in Los Angeles, 2012 at the Vincent Price Art Museum; Milton Quon at the Grandview Restaurant in New Chinatown, Los Angeles, where he designed the menus and restaurant sign, 2018.

Photograph by Monica Orozco.
06/19/2019

Photograph by Monica Orozco.

Thank you to everyone who attended our joint reception last Saturday for new exhibitions by Carolina Caycedo and Umar Ra...
06/19/2019

Thank you to everyone who attended our joint reception last Saturday for new exhibitions by Carolina Caycedo and Umar Rashid (Frohawk Two Feathers) as well as historical retablos and ex-votos from the permanent collection!
Photos by Monica Orozco

#VPAM #Contemporaryart #Permanentcollection #LosAngeles ELAC / Elac CampusNews / East Los Angeles College

6-15-2019 Opening reception VPAM shot by Monica Orozco

Vincent Price Art Museum; Los Angeles

6-15-2019 Opening reception VPAM shot by Monica OrozcoVincent Price Art Museum; Los Angeles
06/19/2019

6-15-2019 Opening reception VPAM shot by Monica Orozco

Vincent Price Art Museum; Los Angeles

Thank you Carolina Miranda for featuring two of our new exhibitions in the LA Times Datebook! Join us tomorrow 5-7pm for...
06/14/2019
Datebook: Umar Rashid turns colonial histories upside down in paintings at VPAM

Thank you Carolina Miranda for featuring two of our new exhibitions in the LA Times Datebook! Join us tomorrow 5-7pm for our Joint Reception for Carolina Caycedo, Umar Rashid + Votive Paintings.

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/miranda/la-et-cam-datebook-umar-rashid-vincent-price-art-museum-story.html

Art openings around L.A. and beyond, including Umar Rashid and Carolina Caycedo at VPAM and Korean calligraphy at LACMA.

06/06/2019
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Our student worker Lizette has a special announcement! We have extended the submission period for New Voices: The 2019 Student Art Exhibition. East Los Angeles College students may drop off their art or design works today until 7pm, Friday 12-4pm, Saturday 12-4pm, and Monday 12-4pm. Link for application and instructions below!

Submit your artworks now to “New Voices: The 2019 Student Art Exhibition” — Extended submission dates Today 12-7, Friday 12-4, Saturday 12-4, and Monday 12-4!

06/06/2019

Submit your artworks now to “New Voices: The 2019 Student Art Exhibition” — Extended submission dates Today 12-7, Friday 12-4, Saturday 12-4, and Monday 12-4!

Join us on Saturday, June 15, 2019, 5-7 for a Joint Reception for Carolina Caycedo, Umar Rashid + Votive Paintings. Abou...
06/05/2019

Join us on Saturday, June 15, 2019, 5-7 for a Joint Reception for Carolina Caycedo, Umar Rashid + Votive Paintings.

About Carolina Caycedo's exhibition:
Developed through a joint collaboration between the Vincent Price Art Museum and the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, Caycedo's Apariciones / Apparitions reconceptualizes spaces within the Huntington through African and indigenous spiritual and dance practices from the Americas. In this work, dancers embody past entities returning to the earthly realm. Caycedo worked with choreographer Marina Magalhães to develop gestures inspired by the Candomblé religion and the goddess Oxúm, a deity of water, pleasure, fertility, and sexuality.

Black, brown, and queer dancers appear in various Huntington locations—dressed in Oxúm’s signature color of deep gold—and perform rituals of labor such as tilling land, washing gold in a river, or shaking the entire body, as when a deity or orixá mounts a mortal. The figures inhabit historically white spaces in evocative, unconventional ways, marking the museum’s collections as sites for ritual, enjoyment, and divination. Informed by the Aymara aphorism “Qhip nayr uñtasis sarnaqapxañani,” which roughly translates to “looking back to walk forth,” Caycedo’s work introduces a present in which the past refuses to be static.

Image: Carolina Caycedo, Apariciones / Apparitions, 2018. Courtesy of the Vincent Price Art Museum Foundation and The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. #VPAM #contemporaryart #videoart #Aymara #indigeniety #performanceart #dance #losangeles

05/15/2019

Thank you to Daniel Quiles from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for his review of "Laura Aguilar: Show and Tell" now on view at the National Museum of Mexican Art until August 18, 2019! #VPAM #LauraAguilar #Artforum Pacific Standard Time https://www.artforum.com/picks/laura-aguilar-79786

Alih Jey De Peña and San Tong at the Spring Gala, April 23, 2019. Photo by Monica Orozco. #VPAMgala2019
05/08/2019

Alih Jey De Peña and San Tong at the Spring Gala, April 23, 2019. Photo by Monica Orozco. #VPAMgala2019

We would like to extend a sincere thank you to all the attendees of the Spring Gala who made the event a success! Procee...
05/08/2019

We would like to extend a sincere thank you to all the attendees of the Spring Gala who made the event a success! Proceeds from this event will support the museum’s future exhibitions and programs. #VPAMgala2019

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Spring Gala 2019, a special evening of contemporary art, cuisine and cocktails, and live music entertainment.

Our 2019 Spring Gala honorees are leaders in the Los Angeles arts community who embody excellence in the arts: Cástulo de la Rocha, President and CEO, AltaMed; Leslie Ito, Executive Director, Armory Center for the Arts; Steven Wong, Curator, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery; and artist Gala Porras-Kim.

Our silent auction spotlighted works by distinguished contemporary artists who have exhibited at VPAM, such as Carolyn Castaño, York Chang, Beatriz Cortez, Salomon Huerta, Phung Huynh, and Patrick Martinez, among many other amazing artists.

Live music entertainment curated by mija mgmt with performances by Jasper Bones, August Eve, and DJs Mukta Mohan and Latino Boyfriend.

Funds raised through this benefit will support the museum’s 12 exhibitions and over 40 public programs for the coming year and ensure a lasting future for the nascent Smithsonian Undergraduate Internship and new museum studies program. Your support also ensures that admission to the museum and its programs remains free to the public and the communities we serve in East Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley.

#VPAMGala2019

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Spring Gala 2019, a special evening of contemporary art, cuisine and cocktai...
05/07/2019

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Spring Gala 2019, a special evening of contemporary art, cuisine and cocktails, and live music entertainment.

Our 2019 Spring Gala honorees are leaders in the Los Angeles arts community who embody excellence in the arts: Cástulo de la Rocha, President and CEO, AltaMed; Leslie Ito, Executive Director, Armory Center for the Arts; Steven Wong, Curator, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery; and artist Gala Porras-Kim.

Our silent auction spotlighted works by distinguished contemporary artists who have exhibited at VPAM, such as Carolyn Castaño, York Chang, Beatriz Cortez, Salomon Huerta, Phung Huynh, and Patrick Martinez, among many other amazing artists.

Live music entertainment curated by mija mgmt with performances by Jasper Bones, August Eve, and DJs Mukta Mohan and Latino Boyfriend.

Funds raised through this benefit will support the museum’s 12 exhibitions and over 40 public programs for the coming year and ensure a lasting future for the nascent Smithsonian Undergraduate Internship and new museum studies program. Your support also ensures that admission to the museum and its programs remains free to the public and the communities we serve in East Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley.

#VPAMGala2019

04/26/2019

Please note we will be closed April 26 & 27 due to the #VPAMGala2019
See you soon!

We are pleased to honor Gala Porras-Kim at our Spring Gala this Saturday, April 27, 2019. Porras-Kim will be honored wit...
04/25/2019

We are pleased to honor Gala Porras-Kim at our Spring Gala this Saturday, April 27, 2019. Porras-Kim will be honored with the Thomas Silliman Vanguard Award for her exemplary professional career as an artist, impressive exhibition history spanning four continents, and many prestigious honors and awards.

About the Honoree:
Gala Porras-Kim (b. 1984, Colombia; lives and works in Los Angeles) received an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts and an MA in Latin American Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles. She has had solo exhibitions at the Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito (2018); LABOR, Mexico City, Mexico (2017); 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica (2013); FOXRIVER, Singapore, (2010); and Dobaebacsa, Seoul, South Korea (2010). Selected group exhibitions include Tina Kim Gallery, New York (2018); FRAC Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, France; Hab Galerie, Nantes, France; Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea (2017); Serpentine Gallery, London, UK (2017); Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2017); Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2016); Triangle France, Marseilles, France (2015); and La Central, Bogotá, Colombia (2011). Porras-Kim is the recipient of the Artadia Award (2017), the Rema Hort Mann Foundation grant (2017), Joan Mitchell Foundation Award (2016), Creative Capital grant (2015), Tiffany Foundation Award in 2015, and the California Community Foundation Fellowship (2013). In 2019 she will curate a project at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

Funds raised through the Spring Gala will support the museum’s upcoming exhibitions and programs and ensures that admission to the museum and its programs remains free to the public and the communities we serve in East Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley.

Learn more, and shop the auction, at the website below:
http://vincentpriceartmuseum.org/gala-2019.html
#VPAMGala2019

The Spring Gala 2019 is officially sold out! However, there are still many ways to support the museum: [1] Shop our onli...
04/24/2019
Spring Gala 2019

The Spring Gala 2019 is officially sold out! However, there are still many ways to support the museum: [1] Shop our online silent auction featuring work by more than 30 Los Angeles-based contemporary artists [2] Purchase a slide in our digital tribute journal or [3] Make a donation online! All funds raised through this event support the museum's upcoming exhibitions and programs. #VPAMGala2019 https://www.32auctions.com/organizations/50091/auctions/61951?t=all

The Spring Gala 2019 is just around the corner! We thank Partida Tequila, GEM&BOLT, and Fort Point Beer Company for thei...
04/19/2019

The Spring Gala 2019 is just around the corner! We thank Partida Tequila, GEM&BOLT, and Fort Point Beer Company for their in-kind donations of beers and liquors. Enjoy these tasty drinks alongside delicious food by Chef Draden Medina next Saturday, April 27, 2019. Learn more online: http://vincentpriceartmuseum.org/gala-2019.html

We are pleased to honor Steven Y. Wong at our Spring Gala on Saturday, April 27, 2019. Mr. Wong will be honored with the...
04/17/2019

We are pleased to honor Steven Y. Wong at our Spring Gala on Saturday, April 27, 2019. Mr. Wong will be honored with the Cultural Leadership Award for his commitment to presenting and ensuring access to the arts, especially within the Asian American community.

About the Honoree
Steven Y. Wong was born in Los Angeles and spent his early years in Monterey Park and the Westside. He has since returned to the Eastside with his own family and is currently the curator at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, the longest running institution in Los Angeles devoted solely to exhibiting art. Previously he was the Interim Executive Director and the senior staff curator at the Chinese American Museum (CAM) where he developed and implemented both contemporary art and history exhibitions, including a permanent exhibition examining the beginnings of the Chinese American community in Monterey Park. Previous to his work at CAM, he was the Director of Digital Literacy Initiatives at the Little Tokyo Service Center, and has lectured at UC Santa Barbara and was an adjunct professor at Ventura College and Pasadena City College in Asian American Studies, History and Art Studio Departments. He has exhibited his art in museums and galleries in Los Angeles and New York. Steven holds a Masters in Asian American Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles (1998) and a Master in Fine Arts from the University of California, Santa Barbara (2000).

Funds raised through the Spring Gala will support the museum’s 12 exhibitions and over 40 public programs for the coming year and ensure a lasting future for the nascent Smithsonian Undergraduate Internship and new museum studies program. Purchasing a ticket or participating in the Online Silent Auction also ensures that admission to the museum and its programs remains free to the public and the communities we serve in East Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley.

Learn more, and shop the auction, at the website below:
http://vincentpriceartmuseum.org/gala-2019.html
#VPAMGala2019

Join us on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at our Spring Gala as we honor Leslie Ito with the Cultural Leadership Award for her...
04/09/2019

Join us on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at our Spring Gala as we honor Leslie Ito with the Cultural Leadership Award for her commitment to presenting and ensuring access to the arts, especially within the Asian American community.

The Spring Gala is a special evening benefit comprised of contemporary art, cuisine and cocktails, and live music entertainment. Tickets are on sale now and are selling fast!

About the Honoree
Leslie Ito is Executive Director of the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena. She has served as the President and CEO of the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, Program Director for Arts and Health at the California Community Foundation, Director of Grant Programs at the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Executive Director of Visual Communications, and Program Associate at the Ford Foundation. She has served on the board of the Little Tokyo Community Council, Americans for the Arts, TELIC Arts Exchange, and Films By Youth Inside. The Durfee Foundation awarded her the prestigious Stanton Fellowship focusing on how community-based, ethnic-specific organizations can reinvent themselves for a new generation. She was appointed by Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a member of the Japan House, Los Angeles Steering Committee, and participated in the 2017 Japanese American Leadership Delegation through the U.S. Japan Council. A native of Los Angeles and a Yonsei, fourth-generation Japanese American, Ito attended Stanford University Graduate School of Business Executive Program for Non Profit Leaders and holds a MA from the University of California, Los Angeles and a BA from Mount Holyoke College.

Funds raised through this benefit will support the museum’s 12 exhibitions and over 40 public programs for the coming year and ensure a lasting future for the nascent Smithsonian Undergraduate Internship and new museum studies program. Purchasing a ticket to the event also ensures that admission to the museum and its programs remains free to the public and the communities we serve in East Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley.

Learn more, and purchase tickets, at the website below:
http://vincentpriceartmuseum.org/gala-2019.html
#VPAMGala2019

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1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
Monterey Park, CA
91754

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Tuesday 12:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 16:00
Thursday 12:00 - 19:00
Friday 12:00 - 16:00
Saturday 12:00 - 16:00

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