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.

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

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

onion fire article

A Stink in West Pasadena

For many in West Pasadena, a reason to celebrate arrived a few days before the Fourth of July in 1899. Shortly after 9 p.m. on June …

Beach sketch by Eva Scott Fenyes

Beaches: Watercolors and Sketches by Eva Fenyes

Several years ago, Collections staff posted a progressive exhibit of beach art using watercolors and sketches by Eva Scott Fenyes (1849-1930) on the Museum’s Facebook …

A.J. Calabu and #D chalk crayons

Beautiful Ephemera: Chalk Festival Street Painting

I am an artist, and I know that making art, while enriching and enlivening, can also be an intensely solitary process. Think of a painter …

centenarian panel

Happy Birthday Pasadena’s Centenarian Project

One woman fled the Bolshevik Revolution with her family as a child, only to find herself in flight again in 1934 escaping brutal persecution 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.