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Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA)

Open Now: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Gem in Pasadena

Visit PMCA before this gem closes! I was quite impressed to see such diverse exhibits that ranged... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2018
Boulder, Colorado
Cool little museum

Decided to visit before the museum closes in October while visiting Pasadena. Really cool exhibit... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2018
Rochester, NY
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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
+1 626-568-3665
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Reviewed 24 August 2018

Under appreciated art museum near Old Town that has recently closed. Had neat grafetti on the walls of the parking garage.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank jamesv8
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Visit PMCA before this gem closes! I was quite impressed to see such diverse exhibits that ranged from early Calfornia to the miraculous gifts women's body in a small yet, lovely gallery. We were fortunate to enjoy lunch, a wine tasting, and stroll during our...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank HilleryB21
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Decided to visit before the museum closes in October while visiting Pasadena. Really cool exhibit about childbirth done through multi media presentation. Garage with it’s graffiti artwork was actually my fave (and provides free parking). Visit while you still can!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sazoram
Reviewed 21 June 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
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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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank OBD2142
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.

Date of experience: October 2017
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!

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Lynda O
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.

Date of experience: September 2017
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

Date of experience: October 2016
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.

Date of experience: January 2017
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18 August 2017|
Response from 652rayq | Reviewed this property |
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.
11 August 2017|
Response from Windy_City880 | Reviewed this property |
$7.00 per person for adults, $5.00 for seniors.