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Pasadena Museum of California Art to close down

PASADENA, Calif. – The Pasadena Museum of California Art will close at the current exhibition season on Oct. 7. The Board of Directors voted on June 18 to close the museum.

“After 16 years of presenting art and design through exhibitions that explore the unique cultural dynamic of California, the board of directors would like to thank all of the museum members, donors, contributors, lenders and especially our hardworking, dedicated staff who have made this wonderful adventure possible,” noted Jim Crawford, PMCA Board Chairman, in a brief news release Wednesday.

He invited the public to enjoy the museum’s current exhibitions, which opened just last Sunday: Judy Chicago’s Birth Project: Born AgainGrafton Tyler Brown: Exploring California and Brody Albert: Strata, along with related programming.

The museum was founded by longtime Pasadena philanthropists and art collectors Robert and Arlene Oltman. The museum, which does not house a permanent collection, opened in June 2002.