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“Small space, Big Art”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Santa Monica Museum of Art - CLOSED

Santa Monica Museum of Art
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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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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Small space, Big Art”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 gallery is well worth a visit no matter whose work is featured. There is a small cafe in the station complex with good food and reasonable prices and some other, equally engaging galleries to visit.

Visited December 2011
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California
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458 reviews
202 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
“Lots of art, variety for different tastes”
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited November 2011
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Los Angeles, California
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7 attraction reviews
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“Just the dose of Art I needed on the Westside.”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 and out of, which we did. A nice gallery rep was there to give us insight on the exhibit. Good stuff.

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