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Monterey Museum of Art – Pacific Street

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Address: 559 Pacific St., Monterey, CA 93940
Phone Number: +1 831-372-5477
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Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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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Try this part of the Museum first and then your ticket will get you into the other building anytime.

This museum has two buildings, in different parts of town so it will probably be two different times for visitors. They have interesting displays and I have always enjoyed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
kathanselmann
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Monterey, California
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Monterey, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This museum has two buildings, in different parts of town so it will probably be two different times for visitors. They have interesting displays and I have always enjoyed visiting both buildings.

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This art museum does a wonderful job and has a sister location at the La Mirada. For a town this size I find this a very rewarding experience.

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Meadow Vista, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The galleries are filled with local painters from the museums permanent collection. There is a room of photographers with a local connection. Very pleasant afternoon

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Santa Rosa, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This gallery is housed in a lovely large building, but there's not much art to see. And what's there is not exceptional. There's a second floor, but it was closed to set up a new show. The person at the desk doesn't mention this when she sells you a ticket. She does tell you there is additional art at a... More 

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montereyart, Social Media Team at Monterey Museum of Art – Pacific Street, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your feedback about your experience at our Pacific Street location. Visitor experience is important to us and we're sorry you did not enjoy your visit. The entire staff strives to maintain a high quality of service for our visitors and we apologize that our staff member did not adequately communicate that there is an exhibition installation... More 

Monterey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I usually keep up a membership here as they are close to my house and have wonderful shows, especially featuring CA artists. Besides their downtown location they have La Mirada which was a house built around one of the earliest adobes in the area. The extension for art that they added is just lovely. Be sure to ask for a... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Small and not very comprehensive this museum could learn from other medium towns how to support the arts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

everything! I am a museum regular and have found this one to be new and exciting every time. I take out of town guests and am never disappointed

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Cambridge
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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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Additional Information about Monterey Museum of Art – Pacific Street

Address: 559 Pacific St., Monterey, CA 93940
Phone Number: +1 831-372-5477
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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