Public Programs

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Public Programs


  • 1981- (Creation)


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Biographical history

Art Center began offering public programs in 1931, with its Evening Division (now called Art Center at Night). The department expanded over the years to encompass programs for K-12 students, educators, and the general public. Programs include: Art Center at Night, Art Center for Kids (established 2001), Art Center for Teens (established circa 1965, and as "Saturday High" in 1981. The name changed to Art Center for Teens in 2016), Design-Based Lab (2004), Summer Institute for Teachers (established 2002).

Key staff members:
Dana Walker-Juick, Managing Director Public Programs, 2007-present; Director, Art Center at Night, 2004 - present
Paula Goodman, Director, K-12 Programs, 2001 - present

David Walker, Dean of Public Programs, 1996-2007

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The Public Programs fonds is a top level archival unit that encompasses everything in the Archives created by the Public Programs department. Under the fonds-level are the following collections: Public Programs collection of documents and Photograph collection.

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Copyright held by Art Center College of Design (Pasadena, Calif.)

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Digital materials and catalog records are made available for educational and research purposes only and cannot be reproduced, distributed, or published without written permission from Art Center College of Design.

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