Current Exhibitions

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

The galleries are closed several times per year while we change exhibitions.  When our galleries are dark, visitors are welcome to visit the Museum to take a Fenyes Mansion tour, explore the holdings in the Research Library & Archives, and shop in the Museum Store.

Masquerade Party by Gloria Ing & Team

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

March 29 through August 13

This year's event 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.

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#40 at Speed by Yoko Mazza

The Art of Getting There:
Railroad Inspired Artistry

March 29 through August 13

This exhibit 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.

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Recent Articles

“Red Car Line – Venice, California” by Harold Edward Lanfair

The Art of Getting There: Railroad Inspired Artistry

Steve Crise, co-curator of the exhibition The Art of Getting There: Railroad Inspired Artistry (on view March 29 – August 13, 2017) describes a selection …

Middle Hall of the Algerian Court, circa 1897

Eva Fenyes’ Algerian Court

On the northwest corner of Orange Grove Avenue and Ellis Street in Pasadena, California, there once stood a mansion, exotic in style and unique to …

Porttrait of G.G. Green

Colonel Green in the Archives

  Not Colonel Mustard in the Library with a Candlestick Colonel Green is just one of the many people I’ve “met” at Pasadena Museum of …

Local cars on Raymond Avenue, 1939

Railroad Edition of the Collections Quarterly

Archives Feature – Trolleys in Pasadena Since a horse drawn wagon carried the first electric interurban trolley car up Fair Oaks Avenue into Pasadena in …

Images: Gloria Ing & Team, Masquerade Party, 2016. Photo by Brian Biery; Yoko Mazza. #40 at Speed, 2013. Oil on canvas, 24 x 36 inches.