exhibitions

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.

NBCUniversal Battlestar Galactica

Science fiction exhibit image

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

March 3 through September 2, 2018

Dreaming the Universe: The Intersection of Science, Fiction, & Southern California explores the history of science fiction in Southern California from the 1930s to the 1980s, and how it interacted with the advances of science, the changes in technology, and shifts in American society. Curated by Nick Smith, former president of Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society, the exhibition features historic artifacts, fine and graphic art, books and ephemera, and historic photographs.

Thank you to our exhibition sponsors: The William Hayward Pickering Memorial Fund & Archive, John F. Merrell Foundation, Art Directors Guild, NBCUniversal, and McGregor Shott Inc.

This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit www.calhum.org.

 

Images: Galactica Landing Bay. Battlestar Galactica, 1978. Matte painting. Loan courtesy of NBCUniversal Archives & Collections; Travelling rocket ship based on hit 1950s TV series, Space Patrol, at the Market Basket grocery store, Pasadena, 1952. Photo by J. Allen Hawkins, Hawkins Collection (JAH7675)