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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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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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Great Museum

Very friendly staff who took time to answer my questions as I just walked in. Lucky day as well as they gave free admission. Loved all the art on display and got to bid on a few... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
SY J
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Paranaque, Philippines
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Paranaque, Philippines
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38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly staff who took time to answer my questions as I just walked in. Lucky day as well as they gave free admission. Loved all the art on display and got to bid on a few paintings as part of their fund raising drive

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Thank SY J
San Francisco, California
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17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Visited the museum during Monterey First Night of 2016 events, activities were interesting and engaging, existing exhibits were captivating. A real pleasure to walk around and look at each and every picture. Great experience, highly recommended.

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

Thanks for visiting us during First Night Monterey! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience at the Museum and we hope to see you again in the galleries. Happy New Year! More 

Perrysburg, Ohio
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38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

I love a museum where you can see everything in 1 to 2 hours, not feeling the sense that you're leaving behind the opportunity to see some masterpiece because of art museum fatigue. You can see everything here safely in 1 hour and then head to the other museum and check it out (admission covers for each). I get a... More 

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Thank Mike Z
Islesford, Maine
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112 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Go. But be certain to remember that the prize is the Museum's second location. Your ticket gets you into both and does not expire,

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Thank painter04646
Irvine CA
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146 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

The Monterey Museum of Art - Pacific Street is a modest but good art museum. When we visited a significant portion of the museum was devoted to a special exhibit called "Miniatures". The exhibit was interesting; hundreds of small paintings and photographs by local artists. The quality ranged from ordinary to excellent.

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Sedona, Arizona
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39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Nice Museum. The Armin Hansens the museum houses were not out the day I was there. Good special exhibits.

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Thank Catherine E
Monterey, California
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56 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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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Thank kathanselmann
Monterey, California
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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Thank Douglas D
Meadow Vista, California
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159 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 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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Thank EffStop
Santa Rosa, California
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86 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 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 

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