Yoga on Saturday and Sunday

ARLIS/NA Conference Attendees are invited to join Deborah K. Ultan Boudewyns in an hour long yoga practice at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday mornings. She will lead a short meditation to start off then guide you through a series of poses that will get your heart rate up and warm you up. You will gradually move into cooling down poses, allowing a little time to fully relax at the end. A great way to nourish yourself before launching into the conference!

Saturday, 7:00 a.m. – Sheraton Hotel Cordova Room
Sunday, 7:00 a.m. – Conference Center Room 208


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Pasadena: Bits ‘n’ Bobs: fun, food, sights, happenings

If you’re planning to explore Highland Park, a must-see stop is GALCO’S<>. Originally an Italian grocery store, this 58 year old business, which is old for Southern California, sells brands of sodas and candies you figured haven’t been available since your granddad was a pup! Lunch is available.

Huell Howser a Tennessee native who entered the hearts of California natives by introducing them to the wonders of their Golden State through his video visits. Click HERE<> for a 60-second video highlight of his visit to Galco’s.

Hopping the Gold Line to visit Downtown LA’s restored Union Station? Feeling peckish? Check out Philippe The Original. Philippe’s, they also answer to Felipe’s, is one of the oldest and most colorful restaurants in Los Angeles. This is the home of the French Dip Sandwich.  Yeah, I know, but try the lamb sandwich anyway. Check out the photos HERE<> Café BIZOU<> Pasadena. Not gourmet, but good and very reasonable. 91 N. Raymond Avenue and Holly Street On the list and rightly so is MIJARES<> Mexican Restaurant, family-owned for 3 generations. Visit the one at 145 Palmetto Drive. It has three garden patios and lots of indoor dining. Some of my family is of Mexican descent and the young cousins go here often, especially for the margaritas, if not for the mariachis.

SMITTY’S<> Grill is a popular hangout. The Pasadena cousins like it a lot, especially the bar, but the food gets good reviews too.

Yes, there is public art at the airports:

Los Angeles International Airport: LAX public art<>

Note, not to be confused with LAXART<> a local art space

Burbank’s Bob Hope Airport public art gallery is still under construction, but the 2013 Kids art contest winners<> are on display. First place is a Pasadena girl.

Other area Happenings:

Pacific Standard Time presents: Modern Architecture in L.A. Pacific Standard Time<> Check out the fabulous images online.

Paris Photos, Los Angeles, April 26-28 on the Paramount Pictures Studios lot, PARIS PHOTO <>

The 38th Annual Huntington Library Spring Plant Sale<>. Public sale, Sunday, April 29th, 10:30 am-4:30 pm

Have a wonderful time at our Conference!


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Pasadena: Bits ‘n’ Bobs: Radio

Southern California has a lot of listener-supported radio stations. The list below is what you should be able to tune in to in Pasadena or stream online from anywhere. Apologies in advance for any pledge drives that might be going on.

KPCC 89.3 Pasadena’s own public radio station NPR and local programs, including smart shows from Marketplace to Radiolab, from plays by LA Theatre Works to Car Talk KCRW 89.9 Broadcasting live from Santa Monica College NPR and local programs KUSC 91.5 or Classical music programming from the University of Southern California, includes the live broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera KCSN 88.5 or Roots music programming including rock, opera, country, Dylan and a unique weekly show dedicated to The Beatles from California State University, Northridge KPFK 90.7 or A Pacifica station, progressive & independent news, talk, music KSPC 88.7 or Pomona College student-run KKJZ (88.1 or All jazz genres bebop, cool, Latin, mainstream KXLU 88.9 or  Loyola Marymount’s very diverse programming and highly independent music station. KXLU is the winner of most amusing radio logo.

For a complete area FM radio guide, click HERE<>


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We hope everyone will join us at the Autry National Center of the American West for our Welcome Party.  The Autry is located in Griffith Park and is a great space to hold a party with its California Mission style central courtyard and the vaulted ceilings of the museum lobby.  There will be a cash bar located in the lobby, appetizers passed on trays in the courtyard, and music from California’s popular Western Swing combo, Sage Guyton and The Lucky Stars.

The Autry is currently featuring the exhibit “Katsina in Hopi Life” and the permanent collection will also be available for viewing.  The collections don’t make this just a Cowboy and Indian museum.  The Autry has an amazing collection that celebrates not only the historical west, but the mythological west as well.  Yes, there are exhibits on cowboys and Colt revolvers, saloons and outlaws but there are also Wild West shows, rodeos, movie and TV westerns and so much more.

The Autry Store ranks up there as one of the best museum gift shops I’ve ever visited.  They are staying open just for us so be sure and visit and spend some money.  You can pick up some fabulous souvenirs of your trip out west and buy some truly beautiful original pieces of art that celebrate Hopi life.

The Welcome Party is Friday April 26, 2013 6:30pm – 10:00pm and is sponsored by ARLIS/NA Chapters

Transportation: Buses depart from the Sheraton main entrance on Cordova Street beginning at exactly 6:30pm.


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Don’t miss the Convocation and Reception!

We will be gathering in the beautiful and historic Pasadena Civic Auditorium to hear our keynote speaker, Piotr Adamczyk, Program Manager, Google Cultural Institute and to celebrate the accomplishments of our members and the progress of our organization. President Deborah Kempe will preside and travel awards, book awards and the Distinguished Service Award will be presented.

The Pasadena Civic Auditorium, designed by architects George Edwin Bergstrom, and Fitch Haskell, was built in 1931 and opened in 1932.  It is part of the complex of buildings that include the Pasadena Conference Center.

The Reception following the Convocation will be on the outdoor terrace.  While the temperatures that day are expected to be in the high 70’s please remember that our evenings do cool down and bring an extra layer with you.  There will be a cash bar and you will receive a coupon for one free drink.  We will have some great food options for everyone, fish tacos, sliders, a pasta bar, salads, and, of course, desserts.

This event is Co-sponsored by Sotheby’s Institute of Art and ProQuest.

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Sneak Peek into your Registration Bag

One of the highlights of an ARLIS/NA Conference is free admission to many area museums.  Your registration bag will contain a list of all the museums that you can visit, free, with your conference badge.  All the details are on the list but here are the museums that have generously offered free admission to us:




PASADENA MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA ART (PMCA) – Note:  PMCA will also be open Saturday, April 27 from 6pm to 9pm for conference attendees only (with your badge!) 

You can map out your visit on the Pasadena ARTS (Area Rapid Transit System) site:


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#arlis2013 Instagram Photo Feed

Use Instagram to capture your conference experience! Tag pics with #arlis2013!

See all the pics here! Looks like some people are already out and about enjoying themselves!


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