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Monterey Museum of Art - Pacific Street

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Address: 559 Pacific St, Monterey, CA 93940-2805
Phone Number: +1 831-372-5477
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The Monterey Museum of Art has two locations. At MMA Pacific Street, 559...

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.

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We visit this welcoming museum each time we come to Monterey. It has a small but impressive collection of art by Pacific coast painters . There are always new exhibits and the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 April 2016
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Reno, Nevada
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San Francisco, California
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34 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

This museum has a wonderful collection of California art capturing all aspects of nature, human endeavors on the sea and land, history. There is currently an exhibit called Re:Pose photographs and paintings, and they invite selfies mimicing a chosen image - fun. The 2016 Weston Scholarship Exhibit of student photography is upstairs. This museum is not to be missed.

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montereyart, Social Media Team at Monterey Museum of Art – Pacific Street, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed your visit to our Pacific Street museum location! Thanks for visiting and we hope to see you again at the Museum! More 

Reno, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

We visit this welcoming museum each time we come to Monterey. It has a small but impressive collection of art by Pacific coast painters . There are always new exhibits and the building architecture is notable and charming. Easy to find.

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Carmel, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

A definite with art lovers and also for those who just want a classy ambiance in which to take a break from the crowds and relax. A world class collection sure to please the most discerning art aficionado and tops off a wonderful trip to Monterey.

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montereyart, Social Media Team at Monterey Museum of Art – Pacific Street, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting and taking the time to share your experience at the Museum! We hope to see you again the in the galleries! More 

Paranaque, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

Very friendly staff who took time to answer my questions as I just walked in. Lucky day as well as they gave free admission. Loved all the art on display and got to bid on a few paintings as part of their fund raising drive

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

Visited the museum during Monterey First Night of 2016 events, activities were interesting and engaging, existing exhibits were captivating. A real pleasure to walk around and look at each and every picture. Great experience, highly recommended.

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montereyart, Social Media Team at Monterey Museum of Art – Pacific Street, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us during First Night Monterey! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience at the Museum and we hope to see you again in the galleries. Happy New Year! More 

Perrysburg, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

I love a museum where you can see everything in 1 to 2 hours, not feeling the sense that you're leaving behind the opportunity to see some masterpiece because of art museum fatigue. You can see everything here safely in 1 hour and then head to the other museum and check it out (admission covers for each). I get a... More 

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Islesford, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

Go. But be certain to remember that the prize is the Museum's second location. Your ticket gets you into both and does not expire,

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Irvine CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

The Monterey Museum of Art - Pacific Street is a modest but good art museum. When we visited a significant portion of the museum was devoted to a special exhibit called "Miniatures". The exhibit was interesting; hundreds of small paintings and photographs by local artists. The quality ranged from ordinary to excellent.

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Sedona, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

Nice Museum. The Armin Hansens the museum houses were not out the day I was there. Good special exhibits.

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