Frozen Frames: Preserving Pasadena’s Visual Legacy, which is available Winter 2021 - Spring 2023, is an exhibit series that unfolds in four parts over a year-long period, bringing artistically and historically compelling images out of the deep freeze and into public view. The photographs come from among the more than 200,000 at-risk negatives that are now cryogenically preserved as part of the Museum’s Great History Freeze project of 2015.
The J. Allen Hawkins Collection: Featuring images by the most important and prolific mid-century photographer in Pasadena, J. Allen Hawkins. This is PMH’s most extensive collection, consisting of an estimated 300,000 prints and negatives. A smaller portion of the total photographs from Hawkins’ studio (about 3,500 images) is maintained by The Huntington.