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'Charles White's Altadena' at the Pacific Asia Museum

The renowned Altadena artist will be the subject of a lecture that will also focus on life in Altadena prior to 1980.

There will be a lecture on Altadena artist Charles White and his experiences living in Altadena before 1980 at the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena on Sunday.

The lecture will be given by White's son, Ian White, as well as author Lyn Kienholz, who has written extensively about the Los Angeles art scene in the era up to 1980.

The lecture is part of an ongoing series of presentations and exhibits called Pacific Standard Time that have been hosted at more than 60 museums in Los Angeles County.

White did the bulk of his well-known art work in the 1960s and 1970s, and was known as having work with a socially conscious message.  He died in Altadena in 1979 and there was a .

The lecture on White will be given at 2 p.m.  The Pacific Asia Museum is at 46 N. Los Robles in Pasadena.  Interested parties should call  (626) 449-2742, ext. 20. for reservations.

For more on white, see our interview with his son Ian White from October of 2010:

His work is also .

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