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Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA)

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A FIRST CLASS MUSEUM, NOW CLOSING THIS FALL - A GREAT LOSS

PMCA is a first class museum, whose reach exceeds its grasp. A labor of love for its Directors... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
BULLDOG742014
Lovely Museum. Friendly Staff.

This was my first time at this museum and I'm thrilled I now know about it. I visited because I... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2018
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The Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) is dedicated to the exhibition of California art, architecture, and design from 1850 to the present. Informed by the state's rich mixture of cultures and inspired by its impressive geography, California...more
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490 E Union St, Pasadena, CA 91101-1790
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

PMCA is a first class museum, whose reach exceeds its grasp. A labor of love for its Directors, Curators, and above all its Founders and Trustees. The shows by such California home artists as Corita Kent and Sam Francis both set and established the bar...More

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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

This was my first time at this museum and I'm thrilled I now know about it. I visited because I wanted to see the Hollywood in Havana poster exhibit which is part of Pacific Standard Time, a large group of Latin shows in and around...More

Thank Nancy D
Reviewed 20 December 2017

Free parking, wonderful art, changes often so you can keep visiting and always see something new. Wonderful gift shop that has a lot of the artists' books.

Thank Dottie J
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I've enjoyed every exhibit I've been to here, However my favourite was the Corita Exhibit. Fascinating, diverse, a wide range of pieces/shapes/colors!

Thank lyndao494
Reviewed 23 September 2017

You must love the rotating exhibits at this museum. Very creative, ultramodern, concepts in California art. This is a place to go back to again and again, as I do, to see new creative ideas in art.

Thank PilotMichael
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This museum is not the biggest but it does have the biggest grip on what is going on with Art in California today. Many pertinent and youthful exhibitions come through here. They are bringing in some exciting stuff! It is worth the low entry and...More

Thank deabs8
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This place is great. I've been to several exhibitions there and they've all been really well-done. The museum isn't overwhelmingly large. You can expect to spend about an hour there depending on the size of the show.

Thank 122marthah
Reviewed 28 July 2017

This small museum does not have a permanent collection but rather mounts periodic exhibitions (note that it is closed for two weeks while that process is taking place). We too enjoyed the Kleitsch (painting) and Baumann (print-making) exhibitions. Both artists studied in / worked in...More

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Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

A very reasonably priced museum for an extremely well-curated museum. I really loved the Kleitsch exhibit. If your looking for a cute afternoon activity, this is a great place to visit.

Thank Mikey B
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

This is an American art museum which is nice because often times art work we see are from Europe. It's small - two rooms but had a fun collection, particularly the standing art work and the art work made by pressing craved wood in the...More

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Free parking (limited number) in a ground floor garage next to the steps that go up to the main entrance. Lots of public parking (also free) in the neighborhood on local streets like Union Street.
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$7.00 per person for adults, $5.00 for seniors.
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