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Monterey Museum of Art - Pacific Street

559 Pacific St, Monterey, CA 93940-2805
+1 831-372-5477
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Wonderful Art at Two Locations

I usually keep up a membership here as they are close to my house and have wonderful shows... read more

Reviewed April 29, 2015
npeden
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Monterey, California
a small small town museum of art.

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

Reviewed April 29, 2015
Bradford7050
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Seattle, Washington
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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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559 Pacific St, Monterey, CA 93940-2805
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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...More

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Reviewed April 29, 2015

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

Thank Bradford7050
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

Thank Loni M
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.

Thank nickcambridge
Reviewed February 9, 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

Thank Marilyn B
Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

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....More

1  Thank SUBZEROSKIDD10
Reviewed November 11, 2014

Go for the behind the scenes house tour if you can. Even without it the displays are neat and in a beautiful setting. Spend some time exploring the grounds.

Thank LaurainMonterey
Reviewed November 10, 2014

The collections and what was on view made it clear that local artists are the focus. The Monterey Hospital also has a wonderful collection of paintings hung in each corridor and employs a fulltime curator.

1  Thank princessDianaLynne
Reviewed October 12, 2014

This is a wonderful local museum. Well worth the visit. They feature many interesting exhibitions and talks. Check them out on line for current exhibitions.

Thank Cara W
Reviewed September 2, 2014

I particularly enjoyed the artist who creates portraits and scenes as a fiber artist - meticulous work with fabrics and her sewing machine. Intriguing, and a good artist's eye. Check their website to see which special exhibits they have at any given time.

Thank Larry F
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