Dreaming the Universe

The Intersection of Science, Fiction, & Southern California

Private collections and institutions from near and far have generously loaned material for the exhibition.

For the first time ever, a group of paintings from the Korshak Collection, an East Coast-based private collection of American and European illustrations of imaginative literature, have traveled to California. This loan features the work of legendary illustrators with ties to Southern California: Hannes Bok, Kelly Freas, and Edward Emshwiller. Neighboring institutions JPL, Carnegie Observatories, and Caltech have opened up their archives to PMH, with loans including pages from Dr. Charles Richter’s Star Trek fan book. Southern California’s rich television and motion picture history is represented by loans from Syd Mead, NBCUniversal, and Western Costume Company. These loans include costumes, props, and art from iconic productions such as Battlestar Galactica (1978/9), Planet of the Apes (1968), 2010 (1984), and a costume of “a strange visitor from another planet who came to earth with power and abilities far beyond those of mortal men.” Rare and unusual material from other collections and organizations make this exhibition a treat for all audiences.

This event runs through September 2018. Don’t miss it!

RSVP: or 626.577.1660, ext. 11

Cocktail attire. However, all life forms are encouraged to use their imagination when creating their costume for this otherworldly evening.

Thank you to our exhibition sponsors: The William Hayward Pickering Memorial Fund & Archive, the Art Directors Guild, and NBCUniversal.

Pasadena Museum of History, 470 W Walnut Street, Pasadena, CA 91103

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