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Kidspace Children's Museum
Kidspace Children's Museum
Childrens Museum in Pasadena, CA USA

The 225,000 guests we serve each year embark on their personal voyage of experiential education, discovery, and fun while at the museum. Serving over 350,000 guests each year, Kidspace is a unique children’s museum that features exhibits, programs, and activities on almost 3.5 acres of indoor and outdoor space.


Pasadena Museum of California Art
Pasadena Museum of California Art things to do on a rainy day in Hollywood, CA
Art Museum in Pasadena, CA USA

Experience California art and design with Pasadena Museum of California Art’s historic and contemporary art exhibitions and dynamic programs. As a non-collecting institution, exhibitions change every few months, offering something new with each visit.

Children’s Workshop: Pastel Self-Portraits
Children’s Workshop: Pastel Self-Portraits things to do on a rainy day in Hollywood, CA
Next Month, Apr 22, 2017 (Saturday) Art event in Pasadena, CA USA

Use artistic props, accessories, and mirrors to render a se Inspired by Joseph Kleitsch’s self-portraits in The Golden Twenties: Portraits and Figure Paintings by Joseph Kleitsch, join us for a workshop focused on YOU as subject! Use artistic props, accessories, and mirrors to render a self-portrait.

Children’s Workshop: Printmaking
Children’s Workshop: Printmaking things to do on a rainy day in Hollywood, CA
Jul 22, 2017 (Saturday) Art event in Pasadena, CA USA

Inspired by the prints in Gustave Baumann in California, carve an eraser stamp, then use it to create a printed ink design. This workshop begins with a family-friendly spotlight tour of Gustave Baumann’s woodcut prints.

Children’s Workshop: Sculpting with Everyday Objects
Children’s Workshop: Sculpting with Everyday Objects things to do on a rainy day in Hollywood, CA
Jun 24, 2017 (Saturday) Art event in Pasadena, CA USA

This workshop begins with a family-friendly spotlight tour o Inspired by Interstitial, join us in creating a sculpture using objects and materials from everyday life. Bring an object from home to incorporate into your artwork. This workshop begins with a family-friendly spotlight tour of Interstitial.


E. Charlton Fortune: The Colorful Spirit
E. Charlton Fortune: The Colorful Spirit things to do on a rainy day in Hollywood, CA
Aug 20, 2017 (Sunday) to Jan 07, 2018 (Sunday) Art event in Pasadena, CA USA

early California painting and American liturgical design One of California’s most trailblazing artists, E. Charlton Fortune (1885–1969) had a thriving career as a painter until the age of forty-three, when she began a pioneering new vocation in liturgical art. E.

Exhibition Walkthrough: Extra-Ordinary
Exhibition Walkthrough: Extra-Ordinary things to do on a rainy day in Hollywood, CA
Jun 03, 2017 (Saturday) Art event in Pasadena, CA USA

Look at the spaces in-between during a walkthrough with Interstitial curator John David O’Brien.

Family Day
Family Day things to do on a rainy day in Hollywood, CA
May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Art event in Pasadena, CA USA

join us for family-friendly tours of artwork Participate in fun art projects and gallery tours for the whole family based on our current exhibitions. Activities include gesture drawing, self-portraiture, sculpture, and more.

Free First Friday
Free First Friday things to do on a rainy day in Hollywood, CA
May 05, 2017 (Friday) Art event in Pasadena, CA USA

Enjoy free admission all day during Free First Friday! Presented as part of our PMCA 1234 monthly programming. NO RSVP REQUIRED.


Gustave Baumann in California
Gustave Baumann in California things to do on a rainy day in Hollywood, CA
Mar 05, 2017 (Sunday) to Aug 06, 2017 (Sunday) Art event in Pasadena, CA USA

Baumann’s formative color woodcuts Gustave Baumann (1881–1971) was a pioneer in the development of the color woodcut in the United States.

Hollywood in Havana: Five Decades of Cuban Posters Promoting
Hollywood in Havana: Five Decades of Cuban Posters Promoting things to do on a rainy day in Hollywood, CA
Aug 20, 2017 (Sunday) Art event in Pasadena, CA USA

Five Decades of Cuban Posters Promoting U.S. Films Hollywood in Havana: Five Decades of Cuban Posters Promoting U.S. Films brings together innovative Cuban posters promoting American films, made from 1960 to 2012.

In Dialogue: Printmaking in California
In Dialogue: Printmaking in California things to do on a rainy day in Hollywood, CA
May 20, 2017 (Saturday) Art event in Pasadena, CA USA

Join us in the South Gallery for a seated conversation. Join us in the South Gallery for a seated conversation about Gustave Baumann in California.

Interstitial
Interstitial things to do on a rainy day in Hollywood, CA
Mar 05, 2017 (Sunday) to Aug 06, 2017 (Sunday) Art event in Pasadena, CA USA

contemporary Los Angeles-based object

Marathon Figure Drawing Session
Marathon Figure Drawing Session things to do on a rainy day in Hollywood, CA
Next Weekend, Apr 08, 2017 (Saturday) Art event in Pasadena, CA USA

Take inspiration from Joseph Kleitsch’s paintings Following our Second Saturday Spotlight Talk, join us in the Project Room for a drop-in marathon figure drawing session. Take inspiration from Joseph Kleitsch’s paintings and observe and draw different postures and gestures from a live model.

Patterned Tote Workshop
Patterned Tote Workshop things to do on a rainy day in Hollywood, CA
Jul 29, 2017 (Saturday) Art event in Pasadena, CA USA

create unique block prints to stamp onto a cotton tote bag In this workshop with Erin Dollar, founder of Los Angeles-based Cotton & Flax, create unique block prints to stamp onto a cotton tote bag. Dollar provides instructions on carving and how to use color and repeating patterns to create fun and modern designs.

PMCA 1234: First Free Friday
PMCA 1234: First Free Friday things to do on a rainy day in Hollywood, CA
Jul 07, 2017 (Friday) Art event in Pasadena, CA USA

Enjoy free admission all day during Free First Friday! Presented as part of our PMCA 1234 monthly programming. NO RSVP REQUIRED.

PMCA 1234: First Free Friday
PMCA 1234: First Free Friday things to do on a rainy day in Hollywood, CA
Aug 04, 2017 (Friday) Art event in Pasadena, CA USA

Enjoy free admission all day during Free First Friday! Presented as part of our PMCA 1234 monthly programming. NO RSVP REQUIRED.

PMCA 1234: First Free Friday & 15th Birthday!
PMCA 1234: First Free Friday & 15th Birthday! things to do on a rainy day in Hollywood, CA
Jun 02, 2017 (Friday) Art event in Pasadena, CA USA

Join us for the festivities! As always, enjoy free admission all day during Free First Friday. But for our fifteenth anniversary, stay for extended hours, special programs, extra discounts, and more! Presented as part of our PMCA 1234 monthly programming.

PMCA 1234: Free Fourth Wednesday Wee-Read
PMCA 1234: Free Fourth Wednesday Wee-Read things to do on a rainy day in Hollywood, CA
Next Month, Apr 26, 2017 (Wednesday) Art event in Pasadena, CA USA

PMCA 1234 monthly programming. Form a Face Trace your face! See how portraitist and painter Joseph Kleitsch captured emotion and personality in The Golden Twenties: Portraits and Figure Paintings by Joseph Kleitsch.

PMCA 1234: Free Fourth Wednesday Wee-Read
PMCA 1234: Free Fourth Wednesday Wee-Read things to do on a rainy day in Hollywood, CA
May 24, 2017 (Wednesday) Art event in Pasadena, CA USA

Wee Read: The Day The Crayons Quit Color Outside the Box Color us happy! First, look at the colors and lines in Gustave Baumann in California.

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