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Santa Monica Museum of Art

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Address: 2525 Michigan Avenue, Bergamot Station G1, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone Number: +1 310-586-6488
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Description: Through its exhibitions, education, and outreach programs, the Santa...
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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Not My Flavor This Month

FREE to the public (suggested donation $5) two current exhibits showing at any given time. The museum is at Bergamot Station, not far from the beach and plenty of free parking... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
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West Hollywood, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

FREE to the public (suggested donation $5) two current exhibits showing at any given time. The museum is at Bergamot Station, not far from the beach and plenty of free parking. After you are done in the museum peruse the galleries that line the parking lot, could take hours and varies in taste (chrome, black and white etchings, Buddha-inspired, flora... More 

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SantaMonicaMuseum, Manager at Santa Monica Museum of Art, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit, Holly! Photographer Brian Weil's work is not for everyone, but his ability to shed light on marginalized and otherwise invisible communities inspired Curator Stamatina Gregory to organize this exhibition. You can find more information about Brian on our website, smmoa.org, or just give us a call! (310) 586-6488 More 

La Quinta, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Sometimes they show emerging artists' work. Other times they show established artists' work. Find them on the internet or give them a call to see what they're currently showing. It is at the center of Bergamot Station, a thriving art gallery scene. It will take you some time to cover both, but it's worth it if you are into art.

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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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Ireland
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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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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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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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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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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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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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