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“A Superb Museum of California Painting”

Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA)
Ranked #17 of 61 things to do in Pasadena
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) is dedicated to the exhibition of California art, architecture, and design from 1850 to the present. Informed by the state's rich mixture of cultures and inspired by its impressive geography, California art has long been defined by a spirit of freedom and experimentation. PMCA exhibitions and educational programs explore the ways California culture has shaped and defined art in all media.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Stairs / lift, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Los Angeles, California
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“A Superb Museum of California Painting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2012

The PMCA is one of the most interesting museums in Southern California. It specializes in beautifully curated special exhibitions of California artists from the past and the present. At present there are two exhibits: LA RAW a historical survey of abstract expressionism ( or abject expressionism ) with interesting examples of paintings from native artists who by ans large went on to better work and a riveting exhibit of the late John Bunkhall's works, both paintings and drawings. Bunkhall, who died tragically young at age 45, was a master painter and drawer who fulfilled his promise as a major painter. His work is too little known. One of the strengths of the PMCA is mounting these kind of showings of brilliant artists from California who are too little known or somewhat forgotten. The museum has its own free parking garage and very modest fees. The exhibits are well mounted in two spacious galleries. The is a shop with a good collection of books on California artists.

Visited March 2012
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“hay this place is okay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2012

well me and me and a friend went hare and we had sooooooooooooo much fun that we what to go again

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