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Pasadena Museum of California Art

Coordinates: 34°08′49″N 118°08′25″W / 34.1469°N 118.1402°W / 34.1469; -118.1402
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Pasadena Museum of California Art
Dissolved2018 (2018)
Location490 East Union Street, Pasadena, California 91101 626-568-3665
Coordinates34°08′49″N 118°08′25″W / 34.1469°N 118.1402°W / 34.1469; -118.1402
DirectorSusana Smith Bautista

The Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) was an art museum located in Pasadena, California, United States, showcasing art and design originating from California. The museum was founded by long-time Pasadena residents and art collectors Robert and Arlene Oltman.[1] Ground was broken in 2000 and the museum officially opened in June 2002.

The museum did not house a permanent collection, but instead featured changing exhibits. Notable exhibitions included Maynard Dixon: Masterpieces from the Brigham Young University and Private Collections, the largest exhibition of Dixon's art to date; Wayne Thiebaud: 70 Years of Painting, a retrospective survey; Data + Art: Science and Art in the Age of Information, organized in conjunction with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and a mid-career retrospective of painter Mark Ryden. The museum hosted the California Design Biennial.

The museum closed in October 2018.[2]


  1. ^ Vankin, Deborah (June 21, 2018). "Pasadena Museum of California Art to close". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2019-03-19.
  2. ^ https://www.artforum.com/news/pasadena-museum-california-art-close-75831

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