Pasadena Museum of California Art presents the breadth of California art and design through exhibitions that explore the cultural dynamics and influences that are unique to California.

“PMCA has treated Los Angeles to works by California greats…and it is exactly that local pride that makes it such a nice place to visit. From its shows to its staff to its location, the museum is constantly seeking to get people excited and in-the-know about why our part of the world is so great.”

-Los Angeles Magazine

About the PMCA

The mission of the Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) is to present the breadth of California art and design through exhibitions that explore the cultural dynamics and influences that are unique to California. 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’s distinct perspectives and customs have shaped and defined art in all media.

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Please Note: Due to the Amgen Tour of California Cycling Race, there will be road closures on Saturday, May 20, from 1:15pm-1:45pm in the area surrounding our Museum. Please check the race’s site here for full details. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Planning Your Visit

Pasadena Museum of California Art
490 East Union Street
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 568-3665
info[at]pmcaonline[dot]org

Hours

Wednesday–Sunday: 12–5pm
Third Thursday of each month: 12–8pm
Closed Monday, Tuesday, July 4, Thanksgiving,
Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

Admission

Adults: $7
Seniors (62+), Students & Educators: $5
with a valid ID
Children (12 & under): Free
PMCA Members: Free
First Friday of each month (12–5pm): Free
Third Thursday of each month (5–8pm): Free 

Programs

Free with admission unless otherwise noted.
Free for PMCA Members unless otherwise noted.
No RSVP required unless otherwise noted.

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Free 1st Fridays (12–5pm)
2nd Saturday Spotlight Talks (2pm)
Free 3rd Thursday Evenings (5–8pm)
Free 4th Wednesday Wee-Reads (10:30-11:30am)*

*Museum open to Wee-Read participants only.