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Marin Museum of Contemporary Art

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Taking a break

I was in the area and decided to check out the main gallery. It’s always interesting to check the... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
SF Bay Area
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A Hidden Gem

I took my grand-daughter, aged 10, on a Sunday afternoon to see the gallery and peek into artist's... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
elizabeth c
Novato, California
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

I was in the area and decided to check out the main gallery. It’s always interesting to check the artist studios. They are welcoming and ready to discuss their current work.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

I took my grand-daughter, aged 10, on a Sunday afternoon to see the gallery and peek into artist's studios. She is a budding painter, herself, and I thought it would be great for her to see the actual working spaces of a variety of artists...More

Thank elizabeth c
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

The Museum features new and budding artists. The exhibit I visited was Folded Books, it was visually pleasing and definitely a worthwhile exhibit.

Thank olmare
Reviewed 30 October 2017

The exhibits change monthly and have ranged from art by disabled youth to juried choices of new artists. It’s a nice little museum with a gift shop and outdoor sculptures, well worth a monthly visit. And the artist studios rock!

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Reviewed 13 June 2017

We had a Girls Scout assignment to go to an Art Museum and this was a perfect size for our 8 years old to observe and appreciate art. People were very friendly there

Thank AzoTina
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We first visited the museum on a fluke and were taken in, as it were, by the quality of the exhibition of paintings by east bay legend/cultural treasure, Raymond Saunders. In addition to the museum there are 50 or so studios which house working artists....More

Thank 3truth
Reviewed 9 April 2017

This is one of six museums in the city of Novato. Try to see them all! Marin MOCA is an incredible use of an old air force base. The beautiful classic buildings are carefully restored. This collection of buildings has a lot of history in...More

Thank ProfCB
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We went to visit the Museum of Art and got a surprise. The museum was small but the the additional incubator artists in their rooms were really cool. Ask fir a map to all of the buildings were their are additional artists. Several artists have...More

Thank TimSamsTravelUSA
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Excellent use of the existing structures at the old Hamilton Base. Make sure you visit this in conjunction with the open studios at Hamilton...Excellent work by Marin artists

Thank Ray S
Reviewed 6 March 2017

In addition to the museum, this past weekend they had their annual "Open Studios" for people to look see and buy stuff. The studios have expanded to a third building in the center of the community.

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