Pasadena Museum of History Announces Extended Run for Landmark Fine Art Exhibit "Something Revealed"

Exhibition To Remain On View Through April 13, 2019

Published : Tuesday, February 26, 2019 | 9:24 AM

Right: Door Bothwell (1902-2000) / Left: Alice Best (1870-1926) Image Courtesy Pasadena Museum of History Website

Due to popular demand, the landmark fine art exhibition Something Revealed; California Women Artists Emerge, 1860-1960 will remain on view at Pasadena Museum of History through Saturday, April 13, extending its original closing date by two weeks.

Since opening day of Phase I of Something Revealed on September 29 (2018), the exhibition curated by Maurine St. Gaudens Studio has been one of the most popular and critically-acclaimed offerings in PMH history, bringing in consistently large crowds and garnering praise in the national and local media. The unprecedented re-installation of portions of the exhibit for Phase II in January introduced a number of new works and artists to the galleries, bringing many previous visitors back for a second look. “The anticipated demand throughout March, which is Women’s History Month, led us to consider the need to add these extra dates to the exhibit’s run,” explains PMH executive director Jeannette O’Malley.

Although only a small percentage of the artists featured in Something Revealed achieved name recognition during their lifetimes, all of them are historically important and played significant roles in shaping the arts and culture of California. “The continued interest in this exhibit is testament to the vision and accomplishment of these talented women who struggled to have their work accepted at a time when their art was judged less important than works by their male counterparts,” notes curator Maurine St. Gaudens. “We are particularly indebted to our lenders who have generously agreed to have their artwork remain on display for the extended period,” notes co-curator Joseph Morsman.

More than 300 works of art by 150 different female artists are being featured during Phases I and II of Something Revealed. The exhibit was deemed one of the “32 most inspiring museum exhibitions to see across the U.S.” by artnet® news and has been acclaimed by the Los Angeles Times, American Art Review, Southwest Art, KCET’s Artbound, American Fine Art Magazine, Hyperallergic, Arroyo Magazine, Pasadena Magazine, and Los Angeles Art News, among many others. The exhibition is an extension of St. Gaudens’ four volume work, Emerging from the Shadows: A Survey of Women Artists Working in California, 1860-1960 (Schiffer Publishing, 2016).

Something Revealed is sponsored in part by the John F. Merrell Foundation, The Paloheimo Foundation, and made possible in part by the Pasadena Arts & Culture Commission and the City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Division. Additional support for the exhibit is provided by Sumner Development, Goldman Sachs Gives, Justin & Victoria Gmelich, Kevin J. Casey & the Casey Family in Memory of Ellen Casey Gmelich, Anthony’s Framing Gallery, Jackie & James E. Lockington, John Moran Auctioneers, Pasadena Picture Framing Co., and the Stringfield Family.

Hours: The Exhibition Galleries are open 12:00 to 5:00 pm Wednesdays through Sundays unless otherwise noted on the Museum’s website,pasadenahistory.org.

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