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California Museum of Photography

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This is one of my best places to visit in Riverside, they have new galleries every two months. It... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2014
Riverside, California
Worth the visit!

My husband and I live in Riverside, but we had never visited the museum. Free admission for folks... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2014
Riverside, California, United States
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The California Museum of Photography at UCR ARTSblock is devoted to showing the work of contemporary artists who use photography, collaborating with UCR faculty and students to bring their varied expertise to the public in exhibitionary form, and to...more
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3824 Main St, Riverside, CA 92501-3624
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

This is one of my best places to visit in Riverside, they have new galleries every two months. It is nice learning how the photography was invented and has revolutionized nowadays. I love it.

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Reviewed 1 March 2014

My wife and I are avid photographers and really appreciate the fine art displayed. This museum is awesome!

1  Thank HBDoug
Reviewed 24 February 2014

My husband and I live in Riverside, but we had never visited the museum. Free admission for folks like us over 55. We decided to check it out because it was Ansel Adams' birthday -- and it did not disappoint. Very nice exhibits of historic...More

1  Thank MichaelScott2013
Reviewed 17 May 2013

Not what you expect, or where you would expect it to be. Very cool and quiet respite from the boiling Riverside temps, you can visit when you need a "refresher", its nice and quiet, not that stimulating for little kids, but enough interesting things for...More

3  Thank FonnyGirl
Reviewed 27 July 2012

I'm always impressed with the "innovative" stuff on display...sometimes it's quite "OUT THERE" but hey, what are they supposed to do? Have nothing but Ansel Adams? I always come away with new ideas about WHAT ART IS.

1  Thank Melodie E
Reviewed 8 June 2012

Whenever I'm in town, I try to stop by this museum, and find something interesting there each time. There's a permanent display of early cameras and photography, as well as rotating exhibits, generally of more contemporary photography. It is a fairly small museum; even if...More

3  Thank Michael S
Reviewed 27 March 2012

In association with UCR, this museum is well curated and has launched more than a few exhibits that have gone National. Worth an hour detour. Closed Monday.

1  Thank greenkup
Reviewed 9 February 2012

This museum has local historic exhibits and cutting edge artist exhibits. I see something new every time I am there. This is one of the places that makes downtown Riverside such a great place to live. Thursday Night Art Walk is a good time to...More

3  Thank cheshrgato
Reviewed 28 January 2012

Had to go there for a school trip.  It was good.  a little small, not too many exhibits, but decent.  Great location being in Downtown Riverside.

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Reviewed 18 August 2010

1st phone # listed was private residence. 2d # not available. Website indicates professionals only ??? Not to bother further. General public obviously not welcome.

3  Thank smarteconomist
Management response:Responded 10 September 2016

I'm so sorry your visit wasn't what you expected. We have now updated the phone number and website and hope that you will come back and visit us again.

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