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Monterey Museum of Art

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Address: 559 Pacific St. and Jefferson and Madison streets, Monterey, CA
Phone Number: 831-372-5477
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Mon 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: The Monterey Museum of Art has two locations. At MMA Pacific Street, 559...
The Monterey Museum of Art has two locations. At MMA Pacific Street, 559 Pacific Street, Monterey, CA 93940, masterpieces of early California painting and photography including works by Ansel Adams and Edward Weston are showcased in this downtown landmark. Family-friendly with activities for children.At MMA La Mirada, 720 Via Mirada, Monterey, CA 93940, contemporary galleries of exhibitions of work by the greatest artists of the twentieth century and most exciting artists of today complement the old-world elegance and lavish rose gardens of the historic La Mirada estate. See the house where Hollywood celebrities where entertained in the silent film era and Richard Burton and Elizabeth stayed while filming The Sandpiper in the early 1960s.
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An unexpected gem

A small but beautifully hung gallery in a wonderful setting with interesting local and wider artists and photographs. Well worth a visit although it is expensive for what it is.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Cambridge
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256 reviews 256 reviews
52 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

A small but beautifully hung gallery in a wonderful setting with interesting local and wider artists and photographs. Well worth a visit although it is expensive for what it is.

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Carmel, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

small gallery that does a good job with the display of their art. Mixers are fun there but the art is just ok, of course they compete with alot of galleries on the peninsula

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Thetford, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I had a few hours to spare on a Saturday morning in Monterey and I discovered the Monterey Museum of Art. I was only one of about five people in the whole museum when I visited. If you are a student and have your I.D. handy, definitely use it and you can waive the $10 adult admission fee. Despite the... More 

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Monterey, California
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91 reviews 91 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Go for the behind the scenes house tour if you can. Even without it the displays are neat and in a beautiful setting. Spend some time exploring the grounds.

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Bahia Kino, Mexico
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The collections and what was on view made it clear that local artists are the focus. The Monterey Hospital also has a wonderful collection of paintings hung in each corridor and employs a fulltime curator.

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Monterey, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This is a wonderful local museum. Well worth the visit. They feature many interesting exhibitions and talks. Check them out on line for current exhibitions.

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Monterey, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I particularly enjoyed the artist who creates portraits and scenes as a fiber artist - meticulous work with fabrics and her sewing machine. Intriguing, and a good artist's eye. Check their website to see which special exhibits they have at any given time.

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NYC
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89 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Beautiful small museum. Attended a rehearsal dinner here. Lovely venue.Local artists and some historical work, beautiful building.

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Santa Rosa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

The main MOMA is located on Pacific Street. Due to its preparations for a new exhibit, a sigh directed us to the La Mirada site immediately adjacent to the Monterey Peninsula College. We were pleasantly surprised and pleased with the exhibit, the Rose Garden, and even made reservations to listen to a chorale show that same evening. The gallery was... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

You can enter an auction for miniature paintings by local artists at the end of the year. You buy tickets and put them in the box for the artwork that you like. I won one and they sent it to me for $12. It's a painting by a nationally known artist.

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