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 (http://artnightpasadena.org/), 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 Center¹s Williamson Gallery.
Eighteen months in the making, the exhibition features on array of
objects, books and papers that honor the page¹s seminal role in the
progression of culture and knowledge.
Works on view will include Albert Einstein’s 1896 high school certificate;
Mark Twain¹s handwritten revisions to “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of
Calaveras County,” the short story that brought him international
attention; as well as Suvan Geer¹s 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
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