Jack Rutberg Fine Arts opens a new gallery in Pasadena. I want to encourage our readers to stop in to see the new space. Longtime gallerist Jack Rutberg has a penchant for curating exquisite exhibitions. Pasadena is home to many incredible art institutions (see below for a note from the gallery with a list of additional art must see). Take some time over the holidays and spend a day enjoying the arts. Currently on view at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts is a group exhibition featuring paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture by significant artists of modern and contemporary art.

Jack Rutberg Fine Arts; photo courtesy of the gallery

A note from Gallery Owner Jack Rutberg: “We are thrilled to be in close proximity to so many cultural institutions, and neighboring two of the nation’s finest: The Norton Simon Museum and The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Garden. Indeed, a great many artists represented in those museums’ collections are part of our gallery’s holdings for your collecting consideration.

Pasadena and San Marino have had a formidable cultural history, and Jack Rutberg Fine Arts can proudly say we have shared in a bit of that history.

Artist Ruth Weisberg, who we have represented since 1982, was the first contemporary painter to be honored with a solo exhibition at the Huntington when her exhibition “Canto V: A Whirlwind of Lovers” was presented in 1999-2000. Ruth Weisberg also holds that same distinction of being the first living painter to be afforded a solo exhibition at the Norton Simon Museum in 2008-2009, when it presented its exhibition “Ruth Weisberg: Guido Cagnacci and the Resonant Image.”

Also, our representation of the formidable Irish artist Patrick Graham caught the attention of Pasadena City College, which has boasted one of Southern California’s largest art departments. PCC’s master class program was known for bringing international artists to Pasadena, and in 1991 invited Patrick Graham, bringing him from Dublin to offer master classes in tandem with a largely attended public lecture and a major Patrick Graham exhibition in its galleries.

Our other notable neighboring Pasadena art institutions include The Armory Center for the Arts, USC Pacific Asia Museum (the original venue of the historic Pasadena Art Museum), Art Center College’s Peter and Merle Mullin Gallery and its Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery. All are located just minutes from our gallery!” – Jack Rutberg

So make a day of it…and while you are there, stop for a meal at one of the many fantastic Pasadena restaurants. Visit our sister site EatTravelGo.com or CLICK HERE to read my article about the best happy hours in Pasadena. CLICK HERE to read my review of a favorite Pasadena Italian restaurant – Mi Place.

Jack Rutberg Fine Arts is located at the corner of California Avenue inside the lobby of a 5 story office/bank building, you will see the glass doors of the gallery when you enter. Free parking entrance on South Lake Avenue. Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 10:00am – 6:00pm; Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm. The new gallery address: 600 South Lake Avenue, #102, Pasadena, CA 91106; Tel. (323) 938-5222; https://jackrutbergfinearts.com/