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Monterey Museum of Art - Pacific Street

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Address: 559 Pacific St, Monterey, CA 93940-2805
Phone Number: +1 831-372-5477
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Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Mon 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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We visit this welcoming museum each time we come to Monterey. It has a small but impressive collection of art by Pacific coast painters . There are always new exhibits and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2016
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Reno, Nevada
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Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

We visit this welcoming museum each time we come to Monterey. It has a small but impressive collection of art by Pacific coast painters . There are always new exhibits and the building architecture is notable and charming. Easy to find.

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Carmel, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

A definite with art lovers and also for those who just want a classy ambiance in which to take a break from the crowds and relax. A world class collection sure to please the most discerning art aficionado and tops off a wonderful trip to Monterey.

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

Thanks for visiting and taking the time to share your experience at the Museum! We hope to see you again the in the galleries! More 

Paranaque, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016 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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San Francisco, California
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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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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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Islesford, Maine
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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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Irvine CA
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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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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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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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