Armory Center for the Arts

Nancy Foster

Pasadena’s Armory Center for the Arts is a leader for contemporary art exhibitions and community-based arts education. The Armory believes that an understanding and appreciation of the arts is essential for a well-rounded human experience and a healthy community. At the core of their mission is a deep commitment to social justice through arts education.

This grant will help fund the Exhibition From the Ground Up: Nurturing Diversity in Hostile Environments. The Armory’s contribution to the Getty’s third Pacific Standard Time initiative, this group exhibition takes the idea, image, and potential of “the seed” as its metaphor and organizing principle. Our support will allow the Armory to fully realize one of its most ambitious exhibitions, honoring a 30-year legacy examining intersections of art and science pioneered by Armory founding curator and PAA friend Jay Belloli. The show will run August 9, 2024-February 23, 2025.