Located in the South Campus lobby of ArtCenter's 1111 building, the Peter and Merle Mullin Gallery serves as a welcoming point for students, faculty, staff and the public. Extending the reach of the College's multifaceted Exhibitions department, this modestly-scaled space is optimum for high impact presentations of solo exhibitions and small group projects. Situated at a major gateway between Pasadena and North East Los Angeles, the space was designed to accomodate media in a wide variety, from intimately scaled works of art to automobiles, reflecting and intersecting with the multiple disciplines of ArtCenter's curricula. The adjacent exterior courtyard provides opportunities for social and educational programs.
Designed by Darin Johnstone Architects, the Peter and Merle Mullin Gallery was inaugurated in 2018 with the exhibition, Details of Design: Beauty, Aerodynamics and Functionalism. This exhibition celebrated the long-lasting impact of the Mullins - Southern California philanthropists and classic car enthusiasts who donated $15 million to ArtCentert in 2013 - the largest single gift in the College's history.
Please note: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, exhibitions in ArtCenter's galleries are currently unavailable for visits by the public.
ArtCenter Exhibitions presents a series of street-facing window exhibitions.
We realized the project needed to be turned inside out to function as a gallery, a signifier for the school and a cultural destination in the city of Pasadena.Darin JohnstoneArchitect, Peter and Merle Mullin Gallery