Pasadena Museum of California Art
|Location||490 East Union Street, Pasadena, California 91101 626-568-3665|
|Director||Susana 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. 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.
- Vankin, Deborah (June 21, 2018). "Pasadena Museum of California Art to close". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2019-03-19.
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