Designed to entertain as well as educate, the changing museum exhibitions in the Kathryne Beynon Foundation Exhibition Hall in the PMH History Center address Pasadena’s diverse and multi-faceted community history.

This summer features two fun-filled art exhibitions, Art in the Street: 25 Years of the Pasadena Chalk Festival and The Art of Getting There: Railroad Inspired Artistry. The year will conclude with a museum exhibition celebrating the history and fashions of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Royal Court, which will celebrate its 100th Rose Queen® in 2018. The Museum also offers exhibit-related programs and family free days.

free exhibit admission this summer to active duty military personnel & their families

Blue Star Museums logo

PMH is pleased to offer free exhibit admission this summer to active duty personnel and their families as a participant in the 2017 Blue Star Museums program.

current exhibitions

Masquerade Party by Gloria Ing & Team

Art in the Street:
25 Years of the Pasadena Chalk Festival

March 29 through August 13

Art in the Street commemorates the silver anniversary of the Pasadena Chalk Festival. The annual festival is one of the area's most popular arts attractions. The creation and installation of chalk murals, some of which are site specific, and chalk drawing demonstrations are featured. Read more...

#40 at Speed by Yoko Mazza

The Art of Getting There:
Railroad Inspired Artistry

March 29 through August 13

The Art of Getting There celebrates the history and beauty of railroads. Artists, photographers, and countless others have tried their hands at making their own rendition of railroad culture. Traditional art such as paintings and photographs, advertising art, sculpture, and carvings are on view. Read more...

upcoming exhibitions

Rose Queen® crown, 1993-2004

Royals of Pasadena:
Rose Queen® and Royal Court

September 2, 2017 through February 11, 2018


Science fiction exhibit image

dreaming the universe:
the intersection of science, fiction, & southern California

March 3 through September 2, 2018


Images: Gloria Ing & Team, Masquerade Party, 2016. Photo by Brian Biery; Yoko Mazza. #40 at Speed, 2013. Oil on canvas, 24 x 36 inches; Rose Queen® crown, 1993-2004, loan courtesy of The Pasadena Tournament of Roses®; Rocket ship ride based on hit 1950s TV series, Space Patrol, at the Market Basket grocery store, Pasadena, 1952. Photo by J. Allen Hawkins, Hawkins Collection (JAH7675)