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Address: 2233 N. First Street, Fresno, CA 93703
Phone Number: (559) 441-4221
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Thu - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Lovely, Small, and Local

If you have a couple of spare hours to spend, try the Fresno Art Museum, we went to see the Leo Politi exhibit, but then spent time touring the entire museum. The Pre-columbian... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Sue P
San Francisco
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Loved the Aztec mural and artifacts. The staff are friendly and welcoming. Great arts center in a cute little town,they have a cute sit in garden, but it was closed that day Maybe they could expand it onday as it is a bit small overall had a pleasant experience.

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San Francisco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

If you have a couple of spare hours to spend, try the Fresno Art Museum, we went to see the Leo Politi exhibit, but then spent time touring the entire museum. The Pre-columbian Art was really world class only comment there was that it was very underlit and made looking at pieces difficult. Several roatating exhibit keep the museum fresh.

Thank Sue P
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Wonderful Pre-Columbian Peruvian textiles and Mexican ceramics on view, but the one Diego Rivera was out on loan. Not much permanent collection on view. Some contemporary art. This museum is worth a visit for those who love art and are already in Fresno. Museum needs supporting!

1 Thank ScoopTraveler
Bakersfield, California
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110 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Enjoyed visiting this museum. It is small and needs a bit of updating. The Norman Rockwell exhibit was very good. Garden area is in need of updating and repair.

1 Thank Karla M
Hemet, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

always good exhibits. This time it was family day so more people and children than usual, difficult to see all exhibits with so many children, also difficult to find a place to sit as I am disabled and unable to stand for long. next time I could call and ask if any events are going on. volunteers all helpful

Thank Joan H
Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The current exhibition "Rock On" - Mural photographs of famous rock mucians from the 60's 70's and 80's, is getting lots of buzz! The photo of Huey Lewis at the microphone, has appeared on his facebook page and he's directing his fans to Fresno, CA to see it. What about holding a tribute musical show to go with the Stones,... More 

Thank Seacarter
Fresno, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

nice collection. in a bad part of town and very child unfriendly. my 2 quiet children were followed around and shushed repeatedly when they werent running or speaking any louder than any adult. kind of sad.

2 Thank olddaddydude
Fresno, California
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This facility is compact and welcoming. There is an excellent collection of galleries presenting permanent and temporary exhibitions. There is also a very nice small theater where lectures, plays and othe entertainments are presented.

1 Thank Donald W
Fresno, California
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37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

While it does not have the resources of a major metropolitan museum, the permanent collection of Mexican sculpture and European prints is superb. The highlight of the FAM is the monthly special exhibits which cover a wide range of contemporary art which are well curated and beautifully displayed.

2 Thank David F
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

This is a very small local modern art museum. The collection is nice but does not represent a very broad range of styles. All and all a good museum, but I wish it had more community support so it could expand.

1 Thank BuddhaInHeels

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