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Santa Monica Museum of Art

Address: 2525 Michigan Avenue, Bergamot Station G1, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone Number: +1 310-586-6488
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Ranked #30 of 36 Attractions in Santa Monica
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Through its exhibitions, education, and outreach programs, the Santa Monica Museum of Art fosters diversity, innovation, and discovery in contemporary art-local, national, and international.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

A little way out - I walked there from Santa Monica pier, which was ok, but it's not a place designed for pedestrians. The cafe was well worth it though - a lovely place to sit and relax; free refills on fizzy drinks.

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103 reviews 103 reviews
36 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Eight acres of art and crafts in a huge complex of restored buildings at the site of an old trolley depot. We attended the opening for Mindy Alper's exhibition (at the Rosamund Felsen Gallery) and were pleased with the collection of original drawings and sculptures. Delighted that this venue exists as a support for new and continuing artists in SoCal!... More

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36 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

We had it on our map and standing outside in the street a sign directed use to an intersection it was not at. We asked three local concierges in hi rise buildings.. None had heard of it yet they were less than three hundred yards away. Both gas station staff at the intersection indicated on the signage to the art... More

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London, UK
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Check out this smaller museum which sometimes has exhibits you would expect to find at a much larger institution.

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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

This is a small city gallery tucked away in an interesting complex of commercial galleries, design studios, architects' offices and the like called Bergamot Station, which is a converted trolly station. The show we saw was by avant-garde ceramist Beatrice Wood, who was as fascinating as her art. If the gallery's handling of the Wood show is any evidence, the... More

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90 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2011

We enjoy going here perhaps once a year. There is a good variety of art styles exhibited mostly fairly modern. It is usually interesting and worth a walk around.

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Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2010

My family was in town, and wanted to go to a museum. We live near Santa Monica, and didn't feel like driving out to Mid-City for MOCA, or Pasadena for Huntington, so we went here. There were only 2 exhibits, both small, but different, thought provoking and modern. Bergamot station has many little galleries that you can freely walk in... More

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