Pasadena Museum of California Art

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Pasadena Museum of California Art
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; -118.1402Coordinates: 34°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) is an art museum located in Pasadena, California, United States, showcasing art and design that originates 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 does not house a permanent collection, but instead features changing exhibits. Notable exhibitions have 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 Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and a mid-career retrospective of painter Mark Ryden. The museum hosts the California Design Biennial.

The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday, 12 pm to 5 pm and the 3rd Thursdays of each month, 5 pm to 8 pm. It is closed on Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

The museum is slated to close October 2018.[1]


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