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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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Bright and Energetic Design Space showcases California Art

Attended the First Friday Open House for the Edgar Payne exhibit. The Museum offers a free first... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2012
San Diego, California
wonderful family day out

every thing for the kids of any age, lots of animals ( stuffed in their own surroundings) lots of... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2012
maureen t
Wigan, United Kingdom
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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 27 September 2012

Attended the First Friday Open House for the Edgar Payne exhibit. The Museum offers a free first Friday, so this is a great opportunity to engage the community. The exhibit was well presented. We loved the gift shop and found many unique books as well...More

4  Thank sandiegosunshinemom
Reviewed 17 July 2012

every thing for the kids of any age, lots of animals ( stuffed in their own surroundings) lots of info on dinosaurs and microscopes to look at the pours on your skin, this was found to be very e4xciting to all the kids

3  Thank maureen t
Reviewed 25 June 2012

You should go now! The Edgar Payne exhibit (which is extensive) is amazing! He lived 1882 -- 1947 & was an early American Impressionist. I can't say enough how much we enjoyed looking at his work. His understanding of light on landscapes & subjects and...More

Reviewed 21 June 2012

First time at this small but excellent museum. You ascend from the street level free parking garage up a tiled spiral staircase (or elevator, if you prefer) to a handsome lobby. For a nominal charge you have access to three good sized galleries and an...More

3  Thank rcatesby
Reviewed 9 May 2012

nothing to dislike, thought it great and they are receptive to having children - none of the texan nasher panic (: . they have activities for kids, outdoor sculpture areas and if you are travelling with your enfant terrible its a good bet for a...More

2  Thank leslie r
Reviewed 27 March 2012

This museum located in Pasadena where there are lots of great things around, restaurants & shops. PMCA is a fun weekend get away because there are many great Art displays, not an ordinary museum you could think of. Check it out then you will know....More

3  Thank kitty-hello
Reviewed 18 March 2012

The PMCA is one of the most interesting museums in Southern California. It specializes in beautifully curated special exhibitions of California artists from the past and the present. At present there are two exhibits: LA RAW a historical survey of abstract expressionism ( or abject...More

3  Thank rossbacher
Reviewed 1 February 2012

well me and me and a friend went hare and we had sooooooooooooo much fun that we what to go again

5  Thank Andrea R
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18 August 2017|
Response from Ray Q | 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.