‘Pages’ opening reception part of ArtNight Pasadena

by October 1st, 2012

Mark Twain's notes on "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County." Credit: The Huntington Library

Art Center College of Design will host on Friday, Oct. 12 from 6 to 10 p.m. an opening reception for the upcoming “Pages” exhibition as part of ArtNight Pasadena, an evening of free art, music and entertainment across the city.

“Pages” will open Saturday, Oct. 13 and run through Jan. 13 at the Art Center’s Williamson Gallery.

Eighteen months in the making, the exhibition features on array of objects, books and papers that honor the page’s seminal role in the progression of culture and knowledge.

Works on view will include Albert Einstein’s 1896 high school certificate; Mark Twain’s handwritten revisions to “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,” the short story that brought him international attention; as well as Suvan Geer’s 1999 piece “Loose Ends,” an open book altered with human hair.

Artifacts and objects in the exhibition have been drawn from artists’ studios, as well as major repositories of books including The Huntington Library, Albert Einstein Archives at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Doheny Library at the University of Southern California and The Caltech Archives.

The Williamson Gallery is located at 1700 Lida St., Pasadena; hours are noon to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday and noon to 9 p.m., Friday. For more information, call (626) 396-2446 or visit www.artcenter.edu/williamson

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