Armory Center for the Arts

Armory Center for the Arts Founded in 1989, Pasadena's Armory Center for the Arts is a national leader in contemporary art exhibitions and community-based art education.

Exhibition Hours: 12:00 to 5:00 PM (closed Tuesdays and holidays) Admission is always free. Please note: galleries are closed between exhibitions up to three times per year. Visit www.armoryarts.org/current to consult our exhibition schedule before your visit. -------------------------- Administrative Hours: Mondays through Fridays 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Mission: Armory Center for the Arts builds on the power of art to transform lives and communities through creating, teaching, and presenting the arts.

Thanks again to everyone who made it out to our Opening Reception: Club SCUM Anniversary Exhibition. We had a fantastic ...
06/24/2019
Club SCUM: Three Year Anniversary Exhibition Opening

Thanks again to everyone who made it out to our Opening Reception: Club SCUM Anniversary Exhibition. We had a fantastic night! The exhibition will be up until September 15.

As Club SCUM enters its third year, the Armory celebrates this milestone with an exhibition that features ephemera, flyers, and photographs taken at the club. Founded by Rudy “Bleu” Garcia and Ray Sanchez, Club SCUM is a boundary-pushing, community-building, monthly queer punk POC party at Chico...

On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, we are thrilled to present a vibrant exhibition of ephemer...
06/20/2019

On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, we are thrilled to present a vibrant exhibition of ephemera and photographs from Club SCUM—a boundary-pushing, community-building, monthly queer punk POC party at Chico, a venue located on the border of East Los Angeles and Montebello. With its focus on diverse drag performers, and identities that don’t fit into stereotypes, Club SCUM is a platform that welcomes everyone and provides queer Latinx youth a space to gather, create, dance, sweat, feel safe, and transcend the routines of everyday life. Please join us for the opening reception of "Club SCUM: Three Year Anniversary Exhibition" on Saturday, June 22, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. This reception is free and open to everyone. More at armoryarts.org/clubscum.
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1st Image: "Blaue Tara," courtesy of Amina Cruz, 2017.
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2nd Image: "Limp Wrist sCUM 2 Year Anniversary," Courtesy of Albert Licano, 2018.
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All other installation photos courtesy of the Armory.
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Armory Fellowship apps are due tomorrow! Great opportunity for Artists & Teachers. Armory Fellows also get one-on-one me...
06/20/2019

Armory Fellowship apps are due tomorrow! Great opportunity for Artists & Teachers. Armory Fellows also get one-on-one mentorship by experienced Teaching Artists working in our field trip, schools, community, and studio programs. Open to recently graduated BFA's and MFA's. http://armoryarts.org/employment⠀
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Join us for the Opening Reception: Club SCUM Anniversary Exhibition this Saturday from 6-8 pm. This reception is free an...
06/20/2019
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Join us for the Opening Reception: Club SCUM Anniversary Exhibition this Saturday from 6-8 pm. This reception is free and open to everyone. Performances by the talented Lady Forbidden, Dusk, and Dj Brown Bruja begin at 7 pm.

Watch warriors battle in competition at the Angel City Games; dance in Grand Park under the stars; listen to drag queens tell children's stories.

In need of volunteer hours? Want to give back to your community? Get involved in the arts? Volunteering at the Armory is...
06/18/2019

In need of volunteer hours? Want to give back to your community? Get involved in the arts? Volunteering at the Armory is a great way to build up professional skills while being immersed in the arts. Pictured here is one of our amazing volunteers leading story time in one of our art classes while our Teaching Artist prepares the class's next art project. To volunteer, visit armoryarts.org/volunteer

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Paid Armory Teaching Artist Fellowship applications are due this Friday, June 21! Learn innovative exhibition touring an...
06/17/2019

Paid Armory Teaching Artist Fellowship applications are due this Friday, June 21! Learn innovative exhibition touring and teaching techniques. Armory Fellows also get one-on-one mentorship by experienced teaching artists working in the Armory’s field trip, schools, community, and studio programs. Open to recently graduated BFA's and MFA's. https://www.armoryarts.org/about-us/employment/
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Three cheers for Kim Abeles!!! Such an honor and  pleasure to work with you on this project.
06/14/2019
Los Angeles County Arts Commission

Three cheers for Kim Abeles!!! Such an honor and pleasure to work with you on this project.

Thrilled to announce that Camp Ground: Arts, Corrections and Fire Management in the Santa Monica Mountains (CAMP), a project by artist-in-residence Kim Abeles and managed by the Armory Center for the Arts, was one of 50 projects honored by Americans for the Arts' Public Art Network Year in Review program.

Abeles was embedded in Malibu Conservation Camp #13 to work with the female inmates who fight fires in the region to create a series of 10 mixed media suitcases (valises) used by Fire and National Park Services for their educational public outreach events. For more info and to see some of these incredibly detailed art works visit https://bit.ly/2wW3TwK

What a night to remember! Thanks to all who came out and supported the Armory on June 1st. We've just uploaded the eveni...
06/12/2019
Off the Wall: 30th Anniversary Art Auction and Gala

What a night to remember! Thanks to all who came out and supported the Armory on June 1st. We've just uploaded the evening's best pics to Flickr. Hope you enjoy them as much as we do! Here's to 30 more years of transforming lives through the power of art.

On June 1st, Armory Center for the Arts celebrated 30 years of transforming lives through the power of art with its biennial “Off the Wall” art auction. More than 300 guests enjoyed the festivities at the Old Pasadena space — which houses art studios, workshops and galleries. The evening inclu...

"The arts are so important to have in life but especially in the life of a child. To create, imagine, and dream-that is ...
06/10/2019

"The arts are so important to have in life but especially in the life of a child. To create, imagine, and dream-that is life!" There are many art classes to choose from for all ages at armoryarts.org/studio. Tuition assistance is available, but spots are limited so sign up soon.

Meet special guest artist Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, creator of the groundbreaking comic book superhero La Borinqueña, ...
06/08/2019

Meet special guest artist Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, creator of the groundbreaking comic book superhero La Borinqueña, as we host ¡Descubra! — a program created by The Smithsonian Latino Center, showcasing contributions of Latinos to STEAM-H fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Art, and History). Free, hands-on art, animation, and music workshops for all ages, plus a locally-brewed craft beer garden (21+ only). 1:00 to 5:00 PM. Admission is free. More at armoryarts.org/descubra (link in bio). ¡Descubra! is made possible, in part, through program support provided by NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises.
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This Saturday during BoldPas: A Day of Art & Play in Old Pasadena at the Armory! Meet special guest artist Edgardo Miran...
06/05/2019

This Saturday during BoldPas: A Day of Art & Play in Old Pasadena at the Armory! Meet special guest artist Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, creator of the groundbreaking comic book superhero La Borinqueña, as we host ¡Descubra! — a program created by The Smithsonian Latino Center, showcasing contributions of Latinos to STEAM-H fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Art, and History). Free, hands-on art, animation, and music workshops for all ages, plus a locally-brewed craft beer garden (21+ only). 1:00 to 5:00 PM. Admission is free. More at armoryarts.org/descubra. ¡Descubra! is made possible, in part, through program support provided by NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises.
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Paid Armory Teaching Artist Fellowship applications are due June 14. Learn innovative exhibition touring and teaching te...
06/04/2019
Paid Teaching Artist Fellowships

Paid Armory Teaching Artist Fellowship applications are due June 14. Learn innovative exhibition touring and teaching techniques. Armory Fellows also get one-on-one mentorship by experienced teaching artists working in the Armory’s field trip, schools, community, and studio programs. Open to recently graduated BFA's and MFA's.
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The region's leading nonprofit for community-based art education.

We are excited to be participating in this year's #Boldpas event! Take a break from playing with all the amazing art ins...
06/04/2019

We are excited to be participating in this year's #Boldpas event! Take a break from playing with all the amazing art installations that @OldPasadena is bringing, and stop by the Armory for some family fun activities including Sun Prints, discovering the cool sounds of Ukeleles, meeting @MrEdgardoNYC of @laborinquenacomics, viewing our exhibition, and much more!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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06/04/2019
Jason Arimoto "Kazo Blues"

Join the Smithsonian Latino Center and the Armory during a full day of activities for families and visitors of all ages at this year's BoldPas: A Day of Art & Play in Old Pasadena, featuring the Ukulele Discovery Center where you can try out the four-stringed instrument and join Jason Arimoto, Ph.D. on the Ukulele and Alexandro Hernandez, Ph.D. on the Jarana. All activities are free. Learn more at armoryarts.org/descubra

Recorded at our hotel room -NAMM 2017. If you are in the LA area stop by and check out Jason's store U-Space in the Japanese Cultural Center. Aloha! http://t...

Armory Center for the Arts's cover photo
06/03/2019

Armory Center for the Arts's cover photo

On June 8 from 1:00 to 5:00 PM, we are pleased to host ¡Descubra! — a program created by The Smithsonian Latino Cente...
06/03/2019

On June 8 from 1:00 to 5:00 PM, we are pleased to host ¡Descubra! — a program created by The Smithsonian Latino Center as a fun way to inspire the next generation of science citizens—as well as history and culture enthusiasts—by showcasing the contributions of Latinos to STEAM-H fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Art, and History). Meet Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, creator of the groundbreaking superhero La Borinqueña, whose powers are drawn from history and mysticism found on the island of Puerto Rico. This fun filled day of free activities for families and visitors of all ages also includes art making activities, music performances and workshops, plus locally-brewed craft beer from Pasadena's Craftsman Brewing Company (21+ only). Learn more at www.armoryarts.org/descubra.

There will also be fun activities from The Smithsonian Latino Center's national collaborating organization, the United States Patent and Trademark Offices (USPTO). ¡Descubra! is made possible, in part, through program support provided by NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises. To learn more about the sponsor’s educational resources, please visit www.telemundo.com/el-poder-en-ti/tu-educacion.
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ONE HOUR WARNING! Early bidding on Paddle8 ends in ONE HOUR (2:00 PM Pacific Time). The highest Paddle8 will become the ...
05/31/2019

ONE HOUR WARNING! Early bidding on Paddle8 ends in ONE HOUR (2:00 PM Pacific Time). The highest Paddle8 will become the opening bid tomorrow for Off the Wall, our 30th anniversary art auction and gala. You can visit armoryarts.org/paddle8 to place your last minute bids. All auction proceeds support our exhibitions, education, and community programs.
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Online bidding ends today at 5 PM ET.
05/31/2019

Online bidding ends today at 5 PM ET.

📍ENDING SOON 📍

Bid on works by Richard Serra, Herb Ritts, Ed Ruscha, and more to support Armory Center for the Arts - a Pasadena nonprofit committed to improving social justice through arts education.

AUCTION ENDS MAY 31st, 5 pm ET
https://buff.ly/2LZBFeV

A very heartfelt shout-out to artist Patrick Martinez, who we believe is the first former Armory student to donate work ...
05/30/2019

A very heartfelt shout-out to artist Patrick Martinez, who we believe is the first former Armory student to donate work to Off the Wall, our 30th anniversary art auction and gala. Patrick, represented by Charlie James Gallery, says the Armory "is a very special place to me. When I was 7 or 8 years old, I was bussed to Armory Center for the Arts to take a ceramics class. It felt really amazing to work on projects in a studio setting and to see kilns at such an early age." Visit armoryarts.org/paddle8 to bid early on Patrick's work and others until 2pm on Friday the 31st. Auction proceeds will help us continue to mentor the next generation of artists, just like Patrick.
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Patrick Martinez
"Pasadena to Montebello," 2019
Latex house paint, spray paint, ceramic, ceramic tile and stucco
12" x 12"
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Have you heard? We're having a party on Saturday! Off the Wall, our 30th anniversary art auction and gala, is this Satur...
05/29/2019

Have you heard? We're having a party on Saturday! Off the Wall, our 30th anniversary art auction and gala, is this Saturday, June 1st. You can visit armoryarts.org/paddle8 to preview and bid early on works until Friday at 2:00 PM. Or, if you're in the neighborhood, come by the Armory to see the works in person starting tomorrow at 12:00 PM. All auction proceeds support our exhibitions, education, and community programs.
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Celebrating a graduation or other special occasion? We have the perfect gift for the artists in your life: Armory Art Cl...
05/28/2019

Celebrating a graduation or other special occasion? We have the perfect gift for the artists in your life: Armory Art Class Gift Certificates! Visit armoryarts.org/gift to purchase one for the loved ones in your life. Summer art classes are enrolling now.

Wow! We are so amazed by the creativity displayed by students enrolled in our studio art classes. Here is an amazing lam...
05/28/2019

Wow! We are so amazed by the creativity displayed by students enrolled in our studio art classes. Here is an amazing lamp sculpted in our adult Ceramics class by Ana Agbayani who was given the idea by Armory Teaching Artist Ronna Ballister, who along with teaching Ceramics is also introducing a Watercolor Lampmaking workshop for adults this summer. Visit armoryarts.org/studio to browse our art classes.

BREAKING NEWS: We have a confirmed $15,000 opening bid for Henry Taylor's painting via Paddle8! Our sincerest thanks to ...
05/24/2019

BREAKING NEWS: We have a confirmed $15,000 opening bid for Henry Taylor's painting via Paddle8! Our sincerest thanks to Henry (and Tim & Jeff at Blum & Poe) for donating this exquisite piece to Off the Wall, our 30th anniversary art auction and gala. Henry is arguably one of the hottest artists on the planet right now, and this just might be the highest opening bid we've ever received on a single work of art in 30 years of fundraisers. How high will Henry's painting go for? Visit armoryarts.org/paddle8 to bid and watch the drama unfold. Paddle8 bidding ends May 31. The highest Paddle8 bid will become the opening bid at Off the Wall on June 1st. All auction proceeds support our exhibitions, education, and community programs.
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Henry Taylor
Untitled
2014
Acrylic and pencil
on canvas
12.12” x 10” x 2.83
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Volunteering at the Armory is a great way to get involved in the arts. Adults assist us in our events. Teens assist in o...
05/22/2019

Volunteering at the Armory is a great way to get involved in the arts. Adults assist us in our events. Teens assist in our studio art classes. Pictured here is one of our amazing volunteers leading story time in one of our art classes. To volunteer, visit armoryarts.org/volunteer.

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05/21/2019
Off the Wall: Bid Now on Paddle8

Bidding is now open on Paddle8! Preview and bid on 60+ works from "Off the Wall," the Armory's 30th anniversary art auction and gala, with proceeds supporting our exhibitions, education, and community programs. Armory Center for the Arts is a nonprofit, donor-supported, contemporary art center.
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Bid early and preview 60+ works right now on Paddle8! Off the Wall, the Armory's 30th anniversary art auction and gala, ...
05/21/2019

Bid early and preview 60+ works right now on Paddle8! Off the Wall, the Armory's 30th anniversary art auction and gala, is June 1st!

Bid on works by Richard Serra, Herb Ritts, Ed Ruscha, and more to support Armory Center for the Arts, a Pasadena nonprofit committed to improving social justice through arts education.

https://buff.ly/2LZBFeV

Happening today at the Armory from 1 to 4 pm.
05/21/2019

Happening today at the Armory from 1 to 4 pm.

On Tuesday, May 21, 1-4PM, Homage Pasadena teams up with the Armory Center for the Arts to host an origami workshop in preparation for BoldPas on June 8. Homage will be an official Art Stop on June 8 for BoldPas and the staff needs assistance creating the 1,000 paper cranes they'll use for their installation!

On Saturday, June 8, BoldPas transforms Old Pasadena with art installations staged throughout our historic alleyways and on business facades like Homage, Gold Bug, and Maude Woods: Artful Living.

Learn more here: BoldPas: A Day of Art & Play in Old Pasadena!

The legend of 1,000 cranes is deeply rooted in the Japanese culture. It is said that the one who makes 1,000 cranes will be granted their wish. Come out to help create 1,000 cranes in honor of Sadako Sasaki, who lost her life to leukemia before being able to make 1,000. As a young victim of the atomic bomb at Hiroshima, her story has become an international symbol of peace throughout the world.

The workshop takes place inside the Armory's Community Room. No experience is needed - the Homage team will teach all participants. Refreshments will be served.

Preview and bid starting tomorrow! Early and remote bidding across the globe for Off the Wall, our 30th anniversary art ...
05/20/2019

Preview and bid starting tomorrow! Early and remote bidding across the globe for Off the Wall, our 30th anniversary art auction and gala, goes live on Tuesday, May 21 at 12:00 PM (PST). Visit armoryarts.org/offthewall tomorrow for details.
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145 N Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA
91103

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Nonprofit and community-based, the Armory believes that an understanding and appreciation of the arts is essential for a well-rounded human experience and a healthy civic community. Armory exhibitions inspire dialogue around visual culture and contemporary life, contribute to global discourses in contemporary art, and introduce contemporary visual art to Pasadena, Southern California, and beyond. In addition to critically acclaimed exhibitions by contemporary artists, the Armory's exhibitions team produces a broad range of public programs, including artist residencies, forums, screenings, and performances. At the core of the Armory's mission is a deep commitment to social justice through arts education. Every day, Armory Teaching artists transform lives and communities through the power of art. This includes year-round studio art classes for all ages at the center's Old Pasadena facility, plus hundreds of no-cost art classes at schools, parks, libraries, community centers, and juvenile detention centers, both in Pasadena and throughout Southern California. In a 2015 White House ceremony, First Lady Michelle Obama honored the Armory as one of the best after school art programs for teens in America by awarding the organization the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award — an accolade the White House calls the highest honor for after school art programs in the Nation.

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Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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(626) 792-5101

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