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Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA)
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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
HilleryB21
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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
sazoram
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Rochester, NY
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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!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank itsxjackie
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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.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Marblehead750
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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...

Date of experience: May 2017
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.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank 652rayq
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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.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Randall W
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