Descanso Gardens, Sturt Haaga Gallery

Pasadena Art Alliance

Descanso Gardens is a botanical garden in La Cañada Flintridge, California, with a recently added contemporary art gallery. The Sturt Haaga Gallery was conceived as an important addition to Descanso’s education mission.  Programming in the gallery derives from and seeks to illuminate the intersection between contemporary arts and the sciences represented by the garden — botany, horticulture, biology, ecology, conservation, and the study of gardens as cultural artifacts.

The grant will provide exhibition support for “Woven” in the Sturt Haaga Gallery which is a show dedicated to weaving, one of humankind’s earliest achievements that transformed plant material into fiber and cloth.  “Woven” will invite contemporary artists to explore and celebrate all aspects of  weaving, and will be on view May 2016 through August 2016.