upcoming 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.

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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 will explore 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, president of Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society, the exhibition will feature historic artifacts, fine and graphic art, books and ephemera, and historic photographs.

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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.

Additional support comes from The William Hayward Pickering Memorial Fund & Archive and the Art Directors Guild.

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Galactic Gallery Talks

For PMH Members only

March 17, April 20, May 18, June 15, July 27, & August 24; 11:00 am

PMH Members are invited to explore the exhibition, Dreaming the Universe, with curator Nick Smith on these special one-hour tours. Learn more about the artifacts on display and hear out-of-this-world stories that only Smith could tell. *Tickets: Free. Each tour has limited space, and advanced reservation is required. https://galactictalks.brownpapertickets.com/

 

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); Cover of Amazing Stories, May 1929. Featuring the byline of Clare Winger Harris, first female author to publish under her own name. Loan courtesy of Nick Smith.