Visitors explore the Advance of the Rear Guard: Ceeje Gallery in the 1960s in ArtCenter


ArtCenter Exhibitions oversees the College’s public-facing curated spaces that serve students, artists, scholars and art lovers from Southern California and beyond. Made possible through the generosity of individuals and foundations, our contemporary art and design exhibitions and related educational events ignite emotional resonance, provoke intellectual dissonance, and conjure unexpected pathways of thinking. Admission to ArtCenter Exhibitions’ physical and online galleries and programs is always free and open to the public.


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Julie Joyce

When someone comes into one of our galleries, we want them to see something that challenges the way they look at things. And that experience will, in turn, affect a change.

Julie JoyceVice President of Exhibitions

Partner Spotlight: The J. Paul Getty Trust

ArtCenter looks forward to welcoming audiences to its Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery to experience Seeing the Unseeable: Data, Design, Art, an upcoming exhibition made possible by a grant received in fiscal year 2023 from the J. Paul Getty Trust. This landmark exhibition represents the College’s first-ever participation in the Getty’s acclaimed PST ART (previously known as Pacific Standard Time) exhibition initiative, which activates and unites arts venues across Southern California. In keeping with both PST ART’s 2024 theme, “Science & Art Collide,” and the longstanding dialogue between these areas at Pasadena’s educational and cultural institutions, Seeing the Unseeable will shed light on innovative creative expression in the field of data visualization.

The College was proud to host three summer 2023 Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internships in its Exhibitions, Archives and Special Collections, and Undergraduate Fine Art departments. While engaging in well-rounded career preparation activities, our 2023 Getty Marrow Interns identified forgotten pieces in our campus sculpture garden; provided crucial front-end support to acclaimed Williamson Gallery exhibition Advance of the Rear Guard: Ceeje Gallery in the 1960s; spearheaded online exhibitions Developing Professional Photographers: A History of ArtCenter’s Photography Department in the Mid-Twentieth Century and Jules Bates: A Photographer Ahead of His Time; and collected and assembled images and information for our online presentation of IdentificarX, an upcoming exhibition of more than 100 works created by ArtCenter’s Latinx alumni.

Donor Spotlight: The Pasadena Art Alliance

Composed of over 175 women committed to advancing contemporary art in our community and beyond, the Pasadena Art Alliance (PAA) is one of ArtCenter Exhibitions’ most loyal and generous funders. In 2023, the PAA reached a lifetime giving total of over $1 million, which has supported undergraduate Fine Art scholarships and exhibitions such as Victor Estrada: Purple Mexican and Cantos of the Syballine Sisterhood and the recent Advance of the Rear Guard: Ceeje Gallery in the 1960s, which Los Angeles Times art critic Christopher Knight deemed one of 2023’s most memorable exhibitions.