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Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena

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  • This museum is not the biggest but it does have the biggest grip on what is going on with Art in California today. Many pertinent and youthful exhibitions come through here. They are bringing in some ...  more »
  • This place is great. I've been to several exhibitions there and they've all been really well-done. The museum isn't overwhelmingly large. You can expect to spend about an hour there depending on the s...  more »
  • This small museum does not have a permanent collection but rather mounts periodic exhibitions (note that it is closed for two weeks while that process is taking place). We too enjoyed the Kleitsch (pa...  more »
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  • Had such a great time!! I've taken my kiddos(ages 6, 9 and 10) to many different museums and today's experience has got to be one of my favs! We were welcomed by one of the nicest and very well informed docents ever, Miss Leah. She was so friendly and very welcoming. They were so well organized, they had plenty of helpful staff, and lots of space to move around. We had such a good time that we will be back for more!! Thanks so much to Miss Leah and Miss Susan for making our experience a pleasant one😀
  • Enjoyed the simplicity of the building and the varied interpretations of California life expressed through art. I really enjoyed works focused around the beach and cliffs along the coast.
  • My wife and I spent a couple of very enjoyable hours at the PMCA when we visited last month. They had a very interesting retrospective of work by Claire Falkenstein, an artist whose work we were not familiar with. The museum had a wide selection of excellent works in a variety of media. It was very well presented, along with a video on her career. In a smaller gallery was a collection of photographs by Brett Weston. We plan to go back the next time we are in the LA area.
  • The museum deals with Californian artists and art and the influences the State has had on the art scene. The exhibits are usually very interesting and they've had many amazing works here, from modern art to Catalina tiles, to Californian watercolors. Definitely worth checking out. There's a mural in the parking lot inside the building and if that's full, there's a parking structure across the street as well as street parking.
  • A nice offering of modern and contemporary art works.

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