We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Monterey Museum of Art

559 Pacific St, Monterey, CA 93940-2805
+1 831-372-5477
Review Highlights
One of the highlights of my Monterey trip.

Went to this museum for the current photograpy exhibit. A really cute, neat, yet small museum... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2017
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Not much there there

We experienced one room of local landscapes which were nice, but not outstanding. (The offerings... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2017
Provo, Utah
Read all 106 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“la mirada” (19 reviews)
“two story” (2 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 11:00 - 17:00
559 Pacific St, Monterey, CA 93940-2805
Write a ReviewReviews (106)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 94 reviews

Reviewed 16 July 2017

Went to this museum for the current photograpy exhibit. A really cute, neat, yet small museum, with helpful docents and a good, positive vibe.

Thank Pierre1999
Reviewed 8 July 2017

We experienced one room of local landscapes which were nice, but not outstanding. (The offerings at the Carmel galleries were much better.) Then we got to see a few rooms of photos--those from a high school competition (inconsistent, some good) and from homeless women given...More

Thank sfsande
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Lovely little downtown museum with knowledgable staff. We saw the Monterey Pop photography exhibit and the exhibit of photographs and commentary by unsheltered women. Art with a clear social message and purpose, with information on how to help--really terrific!

Thank Liza613
Reviewed 10 May 2017

As a city art museum it is pretty good. Always a good place to visit when you want to see what the community is made of. I enjoyed the visit and can recommend you go as well.

Thank Walker S
Reviewed 23 March 2017

It was a cold day I wandered in and was glad I did. The area is small but has interesting artwork. They have small auctions sone artwork is by the locals. I kept out of the cold and was well entertained by other visitors

Thank sedona1938
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Most of the open gallery space when I visited was devoted to a killer Edward Weston photography show and some very good California impressionist paintings (plus a less interesting "Re:Pose" exhibit). The Weston show is headed for Paris and other European spots, which speaks to...More

Thank GeorgePortland_OR
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Quaint little museum in a cottage. Artwork was very talented and beautiful. We even bought a few pieces for the bathroom at home.

1  Thank CaribbeanFan79
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Mainly wanted to visit to see their small image show, which turned out to be a mixed bag of artwork up for a drawing as a fundraiser. Some of the other work displayed was old and not many memorable works to see. They have a...More

Thank Elesem57
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Pleasantly surprised by this small museum. The staff was very helpful and professional. The raffle auction for small paintings was in progress. Great idea. Enjoyed the scenic paintings of the area. Nice detour in our day.

Thank Jane S
Reviewed 24 October 2016

A two-story local art museum that collects mostly small pieces. Most small pieces will be auctioned or sent to their fans. A nice idea of promote Monterey's art to other places. I would vote as the second museum in Monterey.

Thank Sherry_Geek
Nearby Restaurants
Old Monterey Cafe
454 reviews
.11 miles away
Rosine's Restaurant
923 reviews
.15 miles away
Alvarado Street Brewery and Grill
385 reviews
.16 miles away
The Poke Lab
72 reviews
.12 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Colton Hall Museum
55 reviews
.06 miles away
Old Monterey Farmer's Market
58 reviews
.27 miles away
Monterey County Youth Museum
35 reviews
.26 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Monterey Museum of Art staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines