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Celebrating Arts and Crafts Design in Pasadena

Pasadena is a great place to see Arts and Crafts architecture and furniture. And because it’s the centennial year for Greene and Greene’s Gamble House, there are several related events happening. Easiest to see for conference participants is the comprehensive exhibit on Greene and Greene’s work that will open at the Huntington on October 18.It will be up in the Boone Gallery while you’re here and promises to be fabulous. Also, the Pasadena Museum of History is exhibiting two Arts and Crafts shows: one on Arts and Crafts textile design; and another about the lives of Greene and Greene in Pasadena. The Pasadena Museum of California Art is presenting a collection of photos of Greene and Green Architecture.

The Pasadena Vistor and Convention Bureau (right across from the Hilton) has maps of the ARTS buses that will take you to these three museums. The visitor bureau also has maps of walking tours of the arts and crafts neighborhoods in Pasadena if you’re interested in trying to squeeze one in. Pasadena Heritage also does these tours for groups, so leave a comment here if you’re interested in going with a group to see some of these wonderful houses.

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