About the Pasadena Museum of California Art
Experience California art and design with Pasadena Museum of California Art’s historic and contemporary art exhibitions and dynamic programs. As a non-collecting institution, exhibitions change every few months, offering something new with each visit. Find a list of current, upcoming, and past exhibitions here.
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.
Third Thursday of each month: 12–8pm
Closed Monday, Tuesday, July 4, Thanksgiving,
Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
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
Free with admission unless otherwise noted.
Free for PMCA Members unless otherwise noted.
No RSVP required unless otherwise noted.
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 for Wee-Read participants only.
*NARM privileges may be restricted for concerts/lectures/special exhibitions and ticketed events