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.


California Women Artists Emerge, 1860-1960

On view through March 31, 2019

Something Revealed

Pasadena Museum of History is proud to present this landmark fine art exhibition of over 250 works, offering a new appreciation of the women who defied gender and expectation in an era of inequality. Although some achieved name recognition, the exhibition focuses on historically important yet unknown and underappreciated artists and the role they played in shaping California’s arts and culture over 100 years. In order to showcase as many works as possible during the run of the exhibition, the galleries will be partially re-installed with numerous additional artworks in January 2019, and remain on view through March 31, to coincide with Women’s History Month (March).

The exhibition, curated by Maurine St. Gaudens Studio is an extension of St. Gaudens' recently published four volume book Emerging from the Shadows; A Survey of Women Artists Working in California, 1860-1960 (Schiffer Publishing, 2016).

Thank you to our Sponsors:

John F. Merrell Foundation | The Paloheimo Foundation | Sumner Development | City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Division

Goldman Sachs Gives | Justin & Victoria Gmelich | Kevin J. Casey & The Casey Family in Memory of Ellen Casey Gmelich

Anthony's Framing Gallery | Jackie & James E. Lockington | John Moran Auctioneers | Pasadena Picture Framing Co. | Springfield Family 

City of Pasadena logoSomething Revealed is made possible in part by the Pasadena Arts & Culture Commission and the City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Division.

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)