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California Art Club

California Art Club

The California Art Club promotes traditional fine arts in the fields of painting, drawing and sculpture. The Club supports and promotes California history and heritage by providing history and environment-related painting events and special themed exhibitions, as well as lectures and informative publications, e.g., California Art Club Newsletters and exhibition catalogues.


75 South Grand Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 583-9009

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, managed for NASA by the California Institute of Technology,  is the lead U.S. center for robotic exploration of the solar system. JPL spacecraft have visited all known planets except Pluto.  JPL's main 72-hectare (177-acre) site is in the Arroyo Seco at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains near Pasadena, California, 19 kilometers (12 miles) northeast of Los Angeles.


4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, California 91109
(818) 354-4321 

The world famous Rose Bowl, sited in Pasadena's Central Arroyo, is home to the annual Tournament of Roses football classic, UCLA home games and a wide variety of other athletic, entertainment and commercial events.

1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena, CA 91103 (626) 577-3100

Pasadena Museum of History

Founded in 1924 as the Pasadena Historical Society, this is Pasadena's only museum devoted solely to preserving local history and culture. The Museum's archival collections of over 1,000,000 historic photographs, rare books, manuscripts, maps, architectural records, costumes, paintings and artifacts are the largest and most comprehensive selections relating to the rich history of the area.

470 West Walnut Street, Pasadena, CA  91103 (626) 577-1660 

Southwest Museum

The Southwest Museum holds one of the nation's most important museum, library, and archive collections related to the American Indian. In addition it has extensive holdings of Prehispanic, Spanish Colonial, Latino, and Western American art and artifacts. For eighty years it has supported research, publications, exhibitions, and other educational activities to advance the public's understanding and appreciation of the Americas, with particular emphasis on the Western United States and Mesoamerica.

234 Museum Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90065 (323) 221-2164

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Historical Society 

of Southern California

Founded in 1883, the Historical Society of Southern California (HSSC) is the oldest historical society in California.  With special interest in the history of Los Angeles, the society's headquarters is in located in the Arroyo Seco at El Alisal, former home of author, editor, activist Charles Fletcher Lummis, the founder of the Arroyo Seco Foundation.


200 E. Avenue 43, Los Angeles, CA 90031 (323) 222-0546

Heritage Square Museum

Heritage Square, an open air museum, is devoted to the preservation, restoration, and interpretation of southern Califomia's history. Historically and architecturally significant buildings which cannot be preserved at their original location, are relocated to the village-like setting of Heritage Square Museum, restored, displayed, and interpreted to the public. The Museum's collections, exhibits, and programs present the story of everyday life in Los Angeles, during the years 1865 to 1914.


3800 Homer Street, LA, CA 90042  (626) 449-0193

The Lummis Home

El Alisal, home of Charles F. Lummis, southwestern author, librarian, historian and archeologist, was built to "last for a thousand years."  Built with his own hands, El Alisal was given that Spanish name for the giant Sycamore which grows beside the house. El Alisal was constructed with granite boulders and concrete between 1896 and 1910. Tour the fascinating abode and native plant garden. Visiting Hours - Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 12:00-4:00PM

200 E. Avenue 43, Los Angeles, CA 90031

The Judson Studios

The Judson Studios creates and restores stained glass windows. It has always operated as a "studio" or, to use the French words, "atelier". This means that Judson is a cooperating group of artists, designers, and craftspeople working in concert toward the finest end product possible. Each individual adds his or her special talents while respecting the gifts of the co-workers.

200 S. Avenue 66, Los Angeles 90042 (323) 255-0131

The Gamble House

The David B. Gamble house, constructed in 1908, is the internationally recognized masterpiece of the turn-of-the-century Arts and Crafts Movement in America. Built for David and Mary Gamble of The Procter and Gamble Company, the house is the most complete and best preserved example of the work of architects Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene, who made a profound impact on the development of contemporary American architecture.

4 Westmoreland Place, Pasadena, California 91103-3593

Occidental College

The Mission of Occidental College is to provide a gifted and diverse group of students with a total educational experience of the highest quality -- one that prepares them for leadership in an increasingly complex, inter- dependent and pluralistic world.

1600 Campus Road, LA, CA 90041 (323) 259-2500

Descanso Gardens is an island of tranquility in a busy metropolitan area. Here you can explore beautiful gardens with unique plant collections and more than 120 species of birds. This wonderful botanical garden is a real treat any time of the year. 

1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada, CA 91011 (818) 952-4400

The Arroyo Arts Collective is a grass roots non-profit arts organization formed in 1989 to develop and present creative events in Northeast Los Angeles, one of Los Angeles' most multicultural neighborhoods.  The collective sponsors exhibits, meetings and special events for artists and art lovers.

PO Box 42835,  Highland Park, CA 90050 (323) 850-8566

The Huntington

The Huntington Library, Art Collection and Botanical Garden is an oasis of art and culture set amidst 150 acres of breathtaking gardens. Three art galleries and a library showcase magnificent collections of rare books and manuscripts, 18th- and 19th-century British and French art, American art from the 18th to the early 20th century, and a small but noteworthy collection of Renaissance paintings. 

1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108 (626) 405-2100