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Monterey Museum of Art - Pacific Street

559 Pacific St, Monterey, CA 93940-2805
+1 831-372-5477
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Great Local Museum!

This is a wonderful local museum. Well worth the visit. They feature many interesting exhibitions... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2014
Cara W
Monterey, California
Pretty decent small-town museum

I particularly enjoyed the artist who creates portraits and scenes as a fiber artist - meticulous... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2014
Larry F
Monterey, California
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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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559 Pacific St, Monterey, CA 93940-2805
+1 831-372-5477
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Reviewed 12 October 2014

This is a wonderful local museum. Well worth the visit. They feature many interesting exhibitions and talks. Check them out on line for current exhibitions.

Thank Cara W
Reviewed 2 September 2014

I particularly enjoyed the artist who creates portraits and scenes as a fiber artist - meticulous work with fabrics and her sewing machine. Intriguing, and a good artist's eye. Check their website to see which special exhibits they have at any given time.

Thank Larry F
Reviewed 5 June 2014

Beautiful small museum. Attended a rehearsal dinner here. Lovely venue.Local artists and some historical work, beautiful building.

Thank NC R
Reviewed 16 May 2014

The main MOMA is located on Pacific Street. Due to its preparations for a new exhibit, a sigh directed us to the La Mirada site immediately adjacent to the Monterey Peninsula College. We were pleasantly surprised and pleased with the exhibit, the Rose Garden, and...More

2  Thank Spartan58
Reviewed 17 February 2014

You can enter an auction for miniature paintings by local artists at the end of the year. You buy tickets and put them in the box for the artwork that you like. I won one and they sent it to me for $12. It's a...More

1  Thank pittsbird
Reviewed 3 November 2013

The museum's use of a former estate offers a variety of paintings and artworks, some displayed as part of the original owners' collection. The newer galleries offer more current artists' installations. A nonstop video of the artist setting up his work was included at an...More

Thank 828TJA
Reviewed 25 October 2013

Small show of central California landscapes, very beautiful. Photos of Monterey adobes. Mid-century Japanese prints. The real surprise was at the La Mirada Annex at the Community College--a wonderful old house and a terrific gallery addition. Great architecture. The Andrew Schoultz show of murals and...More

Thank Kristine G
Reviewed 8 October 2013

Museum was near the Marriott Hotel so I walked over. It is across the street from the very lovely city hall. The museum is small but with an interesting standing collection. There was a contest on that day and I won a very lovely coffee...More

1  Thank karenrose314
Reviewed 8 September 2013

I really enjoyed this museum. It has two locations, where you can enter both locations with the same admission ticket. The collection is not too large but you can easily spend an hour or two in each location. They had some Japanese artist display with...More

1  Thank Franky M
Reviewed 6 August 2013

While we didn't go here this trip, I love the horse mural outside. It is at least two stories high and really catches the eye. next time we will visit the museum :) Drive by to check it out.

Thank Angela1212
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