If you told someone you were going to call upon The City of Light, by rolling down Colorado, and stopping in Pasadena, you might truly stump them for a moment or two as they attempted to detangle the geographical riddle.
But then, after a few seconds, they’d probably put it all together: A French exhibit or event was going to happen at the Norton Simon Museum, which is on Colorado Boulevard near the heart of Old Pasadena.
And Paris is indeed alighting in Pasadena for a few hours on the leapiest day of the year. That would be Saturday, Feb. 29, a perfect day to celebrate the exhibit “By Day by Night: Paris in the Belle Époque” with a special festivity.
The chance to experiment with rubbing templates, and to “explore lights and darks,” through a drawing project, will also be part of the ohh la la lark.
And, of course, the viewing of artworks by Pierre Bonnard, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and other art-making icons of the era.