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“amazing gem just down the mall from Mission Inn”

California Museum of Photography
Ranked #18 of 41 things to do in Riverside
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The California Museum of Photography at UCR ARTSblock is devoted to showing the work of contemporary artists who use photography, collaborating with UCR faculty and students to bring their varied expertise to the public in exhibitionary form, and to preserving and making accessible its vast holdings of photography and related apparatus.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift
Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“amazing gem just down the mall from Mission Inn”
Reviewed 27 March 2012

In association with UCR, this museum is well curated and has launched more than a few exhibits that have gone National. Worth an hour detour. Closed Monday.

Visited March 2012
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Riverside, CA
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Excellent rotating exhibits - photorific!”
Reviewed 9 February 2012

This museum has local historic exhibits and cutting edge artist exhibits. I see something new every time I am there. This is one of the places that makes downtown Riverside such a great place to live. Thursday Night Art Walk is a good time to get a feel for the museum, as admission is free to many of the downtown museums.

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Lake Forest, CA
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54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Decent”
Reviewed 27 January 2012

Had to go there for a school trip.  It was good.  a little small, not too many exhibits, but decent.  Great location being in Downtown Riverside.

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San Diego, California
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30 reviews
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“May not be available, don't bother”
Reviewed 18 August 2010

1st phone # listed was private residence. 2d # not available. Website indicates professionals only ??? Not to bother further. General public obviously not welcome.

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, Manager at California Museum of Photography, responded to this review, 9 September 2016
I'm so sorry your visit wasn't what you expected. We have now updated the phone number and website and hope that you will come back and visit us again.
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Santa Rosa, California
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“Very interesting....”
Reviewed 12 April 2008

This is a great place to visit and take in a different type of artistry. When I went, there was a Japanese music class performing the drums and other instruments out in the Main St. area. They were very good.

The museum has multiple floors to enjoy the exhibits and on the top floor there is a giant camera box room to go into and see a live picture of the buildings across the street. Very interesting and since it was free, worth spending an hour taking in.

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