Friday, August 19, 2011

#11 - museums

august will be the last month of the sky is big in pasadena.  
i have accepted a position at salford mennonite church in harleysville, pennsylvania.  we will be moving in september, so august will be my farewell month to the city of pasadena.  when we moved here from virginia i posted a list of the ten things i would miss most about harrisonburg.  i figured that would be a good way to end our time here, so each day i will be doing one final rundown of life in this great city.  i have prepared two lists - ten things i won't be sad to leave behind, and twenty of my absolute favorite things about pasadena.  i am going to start with ten positives and ten negatives, alternating back and forth each day.  concluding with my top ten things about life in pasadena.

#11 - museums

pasadena boasts an incredible array of museums.  there are history museums, museums for kids, museums dedicated to a particular theme, and museums with a much broader appeal.  heck, there is even a bunny museum!  i love how accessible they are, that they have free days to visit, and that they are all so close together.  today's photo is from the armory center for the arts - an incredible institution dedicated to local art here in southern california.  i am definitely going to miss this aspect of california.


Bellis said...

The Norton Simon has some of the best artwork in the world. And the Huntington Library's not far behind. So yes, we're very lucky here.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

If only we had kept the Baxter gallery at Cal Tech. Before it's closing I saw a show based on the group FLUXUS which included works by Yoko Ono created in her pre- John Lennon days. What I wouldn't give to see that show again