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“Nice small museum!”

Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA)
Ranked #14 of 70 things to do in Pasadena
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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 art has long been defined by a spirit of freedom and experimentation. PMCA exhibitions and educational programs explore the ways California culture has shaped and defined art in all media.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Stairs / lift, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
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 second room. I got a Groupon deal on this which made it even better!

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Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

The exhibit was small, but informative. Enjoyed the other painting exhibit, but the sculpture exhibit was silly. The Kenny Scharf graffiti in the parking garage was an unexpected and pleasant surprise.

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Reviewed 8 May 2017

Small but very well curated.

Shop was a little disappointing - with very high end goods mostly, a little out of my price bracket. Would have liked to have seen more stuff related to the current exhibitions.

The two museum staff in the galleries were a little annoying too... just lurking around staring at their phones. I can't think of other art galleries where this is allowed to happen... but it didn't really spoil the visit.

If you're in Pasadena, pop in for an hour...

Thank Emerson_Powell
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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Small space, by most museum standards, this venue is more like one large gallery and one smaller attached gallery, but the focus on California art and artists from California makes the exhibits worth a part of any day. Cute little gift shop too.

Thank Ray Q
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

The Pasadena Museum is a wonderful, small museum, hidden away on Union St. The exhibits change with frequency and are dedicated to celebrating California artists, exploring every genre.

Thank Randall W
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