Past Exhibitions


Batchelder: Tilemaker

Cast & Fired: Pasadena’s Mid-Century Ceramics Industry


Flying Horses & Mythical Beasts: The Magical World of Carousel Animals

Crossing the Atlantic Quilt by Quilt

Strings Attached: Tradition Meets Contemporary Woven Art

Fabulous Fashion – Decades of Change: 1890s, 1920s, & 1950s


When Johnny Came Marching West: How the Civil War Shaped Pasadena

Thaddeus Lowe: Chief Aeronaut of the Union Army

Mystery History

Pasadena Pursuit


Contemporary Masters, Artistic Eden IV

Crown City Jubilee

Kites, Wings, & Other Flying Things

The Colorado Street Bridge Centennial Exhibition



I Do! I Do! Pasadena Ties the Knot – Part II: 1950 to Present Day

I Do! I Do! Pasadena Ties the Knot – Part I: 1850 to 1950



What a Long, Strange Trip Its Been: 35 Years of Doo Dah

Pacific Electric Railway: Then & Now

Contemporary Masters, Artistic Eden III



Southern California’s Evolving Landscape: The Photography of Helen Lukens Gaut (1872-1955)

Mad for Hats!



Pasadena Patron: The Life & Legacy of Eva Scott Fenyes



Contemporary Masters, Artistic Eden II: Life in the San Gabriel Valley

Family Stories: Sharing a Community’s Legacy



The Purse and the Person: A Century of Women’s Purses

Mount Lowe: Souvenirs from the Incline Railway

Curators’ Choice: Objects Selected from the Museum’s Collections

The Art and Craft of Textile Design: 1860-1920

Living Beautifully: Greene and Greene in Pasadena



Who Was Sam? The Art of Sam Hyde Harris (1889-1977)

African American Quilts from the Robert and Helen Cargo Collection

Contemporary Masters, Artistic Eden

Prosperous Pasadena: Doing Business in the Crown City and Beyond