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Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena

(4.2/5 based on 55 reviews on the web)
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  • Revolving installations keep it interesting. We saw a show on CA tile works and it was great! Lots of info and many items were made for Hearst Castle.  more »
  • Small museum with an interesting and beautiful display of California landscapes and people. Varied assortment of paintings of mostly ocean and beaches but also mountains and deserts and everything tha...  more »
  • Pasadena has a reputation for having been a place of the arts in the past. While this is true, Pasadena is STILL a culture emeshed in the arts, and this museum demonstrates that present living artisti...  more »
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  • 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.
  • We Really Enjoyed Visiting The Pasadena Museum of California Art! Back on Saturday, August 27, 2015, I went to visit this wonderful art museum with Anthony, BJ and Diego! We all had such a very nice time visiting there. When we were there, we saw three different art exhibits featuring: Claire Falkenstein: Beyond Sculpture Brett Weston: Significant Details Kat Hutter and Roger Lee: Another California Day All of the artists' work was well worth the visit! Furthermore, this art museum showcases art and design originating from California and was founded by long-time Pasadena residents and art collectors Robert and Arlene Oltman. The Ground was broken in 2000 and the museum officially opened in June 2002. Please Note: The museum does not house a permanent collection, but instead features changing exhibits. Notable exhibitions have included Maynard Dixon: Masterpieces from the Brigham Young University and Private Collections, the largest exhibition of Dixon's art to date; Wayne Thiebaud: 70 Years of Painting, a retrospective survey; Data + Art: Science and Art in the Age of Information, organized in conjunction with Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and a mid-career retrospective of painter Mark Ryden. The museum hosts the California Design Biennial. I more than highly recommend this art museum on your next visit to Pasadena, California! Thank you. Sincerely yours, Howard Paul Shore Anthony DeGoede BJ Diego Visitors
  • great museum. the staff is also knowledgeable if you have any questions. would like to return when they have a new set of art!
  • Cool museum with small exhibitors. Tight and well run. Not a place to longer forever.
  • The price of admission is as good as the exhibits. PMCA has free midsize indoor parking designed with kosmic art. The museum's galleries showcase breadth of art and design by different artist across the country from abstract photography to colorful canvas. Visitors can easily breeze through the art exhibits in an hour.