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     Starting Anew: Transforming Pasadena 1890 – 1930 , Wednesday, November 13, 2019  Starting Anew: Transforming Pasadena 1890 – 1930 , Wednesday, November 13, 2019
    Starting Anew: Transforming Pasadena 1890 – 1930 November 13, 2019 - July 3, 2020
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    Starting Anew: Transforming Pasadena 1890 – 1930

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    Pasadena Museum of History presents Starting Anew: Transforming Pasadena 1890 – 1930, an exhibition that explores the city’s private and public sector development by examining themes such as: Why did people come to Pasadena? Why did they choose to stay? Where did they live and what did they see and do? What local, national, or international influences served as a catalyst for the city’s remarkable transformation? Visitors can see historic images, documents, artwork, clothing, and ephemera, and research compiled over decades by scholars, PMH staff, and volunteers. 

    The 40 years between 1890 and 1930 were a dynamic time in Pasadena’s history. The area changed rapidly from a small agricultural community to a renowned winter resort and bustling young city. Newcomers came for many reasons. They were taken by the region’s natural beauty and the opportunities associated with its growth and potential. It was an appealing place to launch a new venture, or in some cases, to start over. The railroad provided convenient and affordable transportation to the appropriately nicknamed “Crown City.” Luxurious resort hotels sprung up and a town grew, providing opportunities for real estate investments and starting commercial and service businesses. Pasadena was changing significantly, fashioned by a rapidly burgeoning population and its hopes, dreams, and achievements.

    The exhibition also features the legacy of Museum benefactors Eva and Aldalbert Fenyes. After arriving in Pasadena as newlyweds in 1896, this sophisticated couple quickly embraced the city as their new home. They purchased real estate, developed businesses, and contributed to the cultural and artistic development of Pasadena. Their 1906 Beaux Arts mansion is an important component of the exhibit storyline, providing visitors with a glimpse into what life was like on Pasadena’s landmark Millionaire’s Row in the early 1900s.

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     Tanya Aguiñiga: The Uplifter Creating Bridges Across the Border , Sunday, February 9, 2020  Tanya Aguiñiga: The Uplifter Creating Bridges Across the Border , Sunday, February 9, 2020
    Tanya Aguiñiga: The Uplifter Creating Bridges Across the Border February 9, 2020 - August 9, 2020
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    Tanya Aguiñiga: The Uplifter Creating Bridges Across the Border

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    PLEASE NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Armory Center for the Arts and its galleries will be closed until April 13. 

    Drawing from the lived experience of the US/Mexico border, Tanya Aguiñiga has developed an experimental approach to craft, using fiber, ceramics, hand-blown glass, and traditional techniques to generate conversations about and across political and cultural divides. Given the ongoing persecution of migrants along the border, and amid an increasingly polarized political climate, Aguiñiga’s Armory Center exhibition highlights her long-standing commitment to thoughtful and urgent dialogue on immigration politics, transnational identity, and community activism. Along with the Los Angeles debut of some of the artist’s most iconic works, including the bi-national border-epic AMBOS, this exhibition will also feature a site-specific commission that repurposes the Armory’s soaring ceilings as an immense, community-activated loom.

    Join the Armory for an opening reception with the artist on Saturday, February 8, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. The reception is free and open to everyone. 

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     Jackalope Indie Artisan Fair , Saturday, April 25, 2020 10:00 am  Jackalope Indie Artisan Fair , Saturday, April 25, 2020 10:00 am
    Jackalope Indie Artisan Fair April 25, 2020 - April 26, 2020
    10:00 am–5:00 pm
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