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.
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.
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.
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/