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46 N. Los Robles:

A History of the Pasadena Art Museum

46 N. Los Robles

Pacific Asia Museum joins Pacific Standard Time with a look back at the legendary Pasadena Art Museum, one of the most important contemporary art institutions of its time.



Pacific Asia Museum Announces
46 N. Los Robles: A History of the Pasadena Art Museum
Exploring the Birth of the L.A. Art Scene and Contemporary Art

Pacific Asia Museum announces a new exhibition, 46 N. Los Robles: A History of the Pasadena Art Museum, on view beginning November 18, 2011 through April 8, 2012. This exhibition explores the history of the Pasadena Art Museum during a time when America’s cultural life was changing dramatically. During this period, the Pasadena Art Museum pioneered groundbreaking exhibitions of modern and contemporary art, much of which has not been seen in Southern California since. 46 N. Los Robles: A History of the Pasadena Art Museum is guest-curated by Jay Belloli, who served as Director of Armory Arts Programs at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena from 1990 to 2010. This exhibition is part of Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945 – 1980, an unprecedented collaboration bringing together more than sixty cultural institutions from across Southern California to tell the story of the birth of the L.A. art scene.

Pacific Asia Museum’s exhibition will present more than 40 important modern and contemporary works shown at the Pasadena Art Museum including paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, and documentation of performances. It will also feature audio and video interviews in which artists, museum directors, curators and board members look back at this extraordinary institution and time. 46 N. Los Robles: A History of the Pasadena Art Museum illuminates the vibrancy of the Pasadena Art Museum, and reinforces that this organization was a leading international institution of contemporary art.

Artists featured in this exhibition include Peter Alexander, John Altoon, Alexander Archipenko, Walter Askin, Larry Bell, Wallace Berman, William Brice, Hans Burkhardt, Vija Celmins, John Chamberlain, Joseph Cornell, Richard Diebenkorn, Marcel Duchamp, Leonard Edmondson, Lyonel Feininger, Llyn Foulkes, George Herms, Robert Irwin, Alexei Jawlensky, Ynez Johnston, Wassily Kandinsky, Craig Kauffman, Ed Kienholz, Paul Klee, John Mason, Claes Oldenburg, Ken Price, Edward Ruscha, Kurt Schwitters, Edmund Teske, Peter Voulkos, Andy Warhol, and Emerson Woelffer.

Pacific Asia Museum is one of only four institutions in the United States dedicated exclusively to the arts and culture of Asia and the Pacific Islands. The museum’s mission is to further intercultural understanding through the arts of Asia and the Pacific Islands. Since 1971, Pacific Asia Museum has served a broad audience of students, families, adults, and scholars through its education and outreach programs. Pacific Asia Museum is located at 46 North Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena, California 91101. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm. Admission is $9 general, $7 students/seniors, and free for museum members and children under 12. Admission is free every 4th Friday of the month.

For images and press kit requests, or to schedule an interview, please contact the Marketing Director at (626) 449-2742 ext. 22 or at c.mason@pacificasiamuseum.org.