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PROGRAMS

Brand Library & Art Center provides a wide-range of free visual and performing arts programming, including concerts, art exhibitions, art and music lectures, films,  and dance performances!

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Art Talk Tuesdays
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ART TALK TUESDAY

Art Talk Tuesday is a monthly conversation that invites contemporary artists to discuss their work and the issues surrounding it, followed by a moderated Q&A with Brand staff member, artist and writer Jennifer Remenchik. Sponsored by the Brand Associates

The Spring 2024 Art Talk Tuesday Series has concluded. The series will resume in the Fall. Past programs can be viewed on the Glendale Library, Arts & Culture YouTube channel

Images: Karen Lofgren, What is to Cure, installation view in “Brave New Worlds” at Palm Springs Art Museum, 2019. Photo by Lance Gerber.; Artist portrait by Shayan Ashgarnia, 2022.

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ARTFUL CONVERSATIONS

How do we look at art? How do we write a poem about a painting or sculpture? What are we looking for to help us understand? ARTful Conversations, a new program by Brand Associates, brings the community together in a collaborative workshop to learn about art history and the ease of writing poetry inspired by the art. 

During these workshops, art historian Valerie Taylor and poet Tina Demirdjian educate and engage participants to explore, discover, and develop a personal connection to exhibits in Brand's Gallery. Learn art history relating to the current exhibit and then write a poem inspired by the artwork.

Upcoming Dates: Thursday, July 18Tuesday, October 15; Wednesday, November 13

ARTful Conversations is run by the Brand Associates.

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GALLERY

The Brand Gallery hosts diverse contemporary art exhibitions every year. For each exhibition, we offer an array of programming that can include artist talks, panel discussions, curator-led tours, film screenings, poetry readings, and art workshops.

The Brand Associates will be hosting a Closing Reception for Brand 52: Annual National Exhibition of Works on Paper on Friday, August 9, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM.

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MAKE IT!

This hands-on crafts series for all ages gives participants a chance to express themselves! Programs are held in the Brand Library Courtyard. Sponsored by the Brand Associates

 

The 2024 summer programs include paper marbling, tie dye, and solar prints. This year, we've also added two Make It! For Teens - mosaics & clay jewelry. View the list of upcoming Make It! programs

Please note: Each program is limited to 25 participants. All programs require reservations; walk-ins may be accommodated depending on space.

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IN THE BAG

Brand Library's Learning Kit Lending Program!

Each kit has everything you need to learn a new hobby. Kits include crochet, knitting, guitar, ukulele, drawing, and a hiking kit so you can get out and let nature inspire your creativity! 

 

Kits can be checked out by teen and adult library card holders for eight weeks with one renewal. Stop by or call Brand Library at 818.548.2051 for more information.  

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DANCE

The Dance Series presents top dance companies from Southern California performing site specific work in non-traditional performance spaces around Brand Library each Spring. The series is sponsored by the Brand Associates.

 

The 2024 season has concluded. It included performances by DrumatiX, Re:borN Dance Interactive, Bodies in Play, and Rangoli Dance Company. 

The application for the 2025 Brand Associates Dance Series is open now through September 30, 2024.

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MUSIC ANIMATED

With Music Animated, local musicians make music come alive in these interactive programs! Sponsored by the Brand Associates

The 2024 Spring lineup included Music with Sara on February 3, Craig Newton on March 30, and Kids Drumming on June 22.

The series will resume in the Fall. More info coming soon.

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MUSIC SERIES

The acclaimed Music Series presents top musicians from Southern California playing chamber music in the Brand Recital Hall. All concerts take place on Saturday afternoons at 2pm.

 

The Spring 2024 schedule included 48 St. Stephen, Elixir Trio, and Hui Wu & Michael Yoshimi.

The series will resume in the Fall. More info coming soon.

The Music Series is sponsored by the Brand Associates.

 

Past Programs:

2015       2016       2017       2018       2019 

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The Summer Music Series presents eclectic live music located at Brand Library & Art Center. Concert attendees often bring their own chairs and picnic amenities and sit on the grassy hill. 

​All concerts will take place at 7:00 PM. The first concert this year is on July 12, 2024. View the 2024 lineup.

Past Programs:

2014    2015    2016    2017    2018    2019    2021

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DOCENT TOURS

Art historian Dr. Valerie Taylor, Brand Associates Board member and former Highlights Tour docent at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, will share the fascinating story of the Brand family and "Miradero," their historic home that is now Brand Library.

Valerie will also share information about the renovation and historic restoration that took place between 2012 and 2014.

This tour is free, but RSVPs are required (click on dates below). Tour is limited to 25 people.

 

Fall tour dates will be announced soon.

The docent tours are organized by the Brand Associates.

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REEL ART Film Series

REEL ART features critically acclaimed independent films that explore the arts, with special guests on hand to lead post-screening discussions. The film series is run by the Brand Associates.

The most recent REEL ART program took place on May 16, 2024 at 5:30pm. Join the Brand Associates for a screening of Neon (2015) on October 10, 2024. More info coming soon.

Dance
Docent Tours
Summe Music
Gallery
Make it!
In the Bag
Animated
Music Series
ARTful Conversations
Reel Art
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