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“Well worth a visiting if you're interested in art; tip: join their e-mail list”

Monterey Museum of Art – Pacific Street
Ranked #27 of 105 things to do in Monterey
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed November 10, 2012

This is an excellent and well organised art museum- located on two sites.

It's well worth visiting if you have an interest in art. At 559 Pacific Street, you'll find a gorgeous old building in a delightful garden setting.

I recommend you check their website and join their e-mail list, so you can find out what's on display.

The displays are professional, and the staff are committed and enthusiastic.

Well worth a visit.

Thank adelaidiantraveller
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

The Pacific Street museum has a limited scope but the California focus was great. It was informative and just right for an hour visit. A bit of Frederick Remington and Charles Russell sculture, a touch of photography, a nice gift shop--all in all, we enjoyed our visit.

Thank Awarely
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Reviewed September 25, 2012 via mobile

This past weekend the Monterey Museum of Art hosted a wonderful event called family day. It was interactive and fun for the whole family. We were started off with a scavenger hunt which encouraged the kids to find different pictures, sculptures, etc... in exchange for a treat when they found all the items. Then we went upstairs to find a room full of kids making sculptures of people out of newspaper and tape. There were volunteers to assist the kids. Then downstairs there was a large room where we all sat around and made our own designs out of clay. It let everyone by creative and the event was FREE! We made sure to make a donation to the museum for putting on this great event but no money was required. Its nice to see organizations who give back to the community and support the growth and development of our children's minds.

Thank Mindy F
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

This museum has every bit of flower power history and early time history....it is pre Americana and post America.....in here you can visit the 70's and the 60's...and then go on up the stairs and you can experience how it was back in the stone age and into the iron age.....this is a must visit place

Thank Malua H
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Reviewed August 6, 2012

I especially like La Mirada, the second of the Monterey Museum's locations. Enjoy the paintings by early California painters. The building itself is noteworthy and givs a sense of early architecture. The docents are particularly helpful and well-trained.

Thank DariaKen
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