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Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA)

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If you like photos and modern art, you'll enjoy this museum.

It's worth an hour and the price of admission if you need something to do while in Pasadena. But... read more

Reviewed 30 January 2015
Los Angeles
Always Something Unusual

This museum is on the semi-annual citywide tour "Art Night" when many of the museums are open free... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2015
Pasadena, California
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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 30 January 2015

It's worth an hour and the price of admission if you need something to do while in Pasadena. But, you might put the Norton Simon Museum higher on your list of Pasadena 'must-sees'.

Date of experience: October 2014
1  Thank vinojeff
Reviewed 14 January 2015

This museum is on the semi-annual citywide tour "Art Night" when many of the museums are open free of charge. They have changing exhibits that are always unusual but interesting. Sometimes they have their roof-top space open with a nice view of the Pacific Asian...More

Date of experience: February 2014
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Reviewed 29 December 2014

We had a free afternoon.. It was so nice to spend it here. There were many nice pieces of art and if you do take the time, be sure to have plenty of time and do not rush. Take in the beauty of the art,...More

Date of experience: September 2014
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Reviewed 11 November 2014 via mobile

This museum makes me proud to be a Californian, home of such creativity. There are lots of states that could not host such a museum!

Date of experience: August 2014
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Reviewed 8 September 2014

I try my best to make it here for the free 3rd Thursday each month. On those days they are open in the evening which makes it easier for a local to get there after work. No matter which exhibit is up or artist's work...More

Date of experience: August 2014
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

We came here on one of the "free" Thursdays to see these two exhibits: June Wayne: Paintings, Prints, and Tapestries May 4–August 31, 2014 Time, Space & Matter: Five Installations Exploring Natural Phenomena May 4–August 31, 2014 We were so impressed with the exhibits but...More

Date of experience: June 2014
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

I have been a member of the museum for many years. They have had some very good shows, such as California Scene Painting and the Art of Sustainability in 2013. The shows vary in type and quality, but it is usually worth a visit, especially...More

Date of experience: May 2014
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Reviewed 1 March 2014

Helped flush visit to Pasenda to see cultural attractions down the toilet. There is a consipracy to close everything culture that day, not generally known. Never going back to that location.

Date of experience: January 2014
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Reviewed 12 February 2014

Albeit hiding in plain sight. We had meant to go to the Asia Pacific Museum, but in fact we decided to try this place where I hadnt been in about 9 years. The parking has the Kenny Scharf murals. The exhibition was on the artist...More

Date of experience: January 2014
Thank kimparklee
Reviewed 30 January 2014

A museum worth visiting in Pasadena. Near the Pacific Asia Musem and small enough to do both in the same day.

Date of experience: August 2013
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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.