Art Museums

Pasadena Art Museums

Armory Center for the Arts
The Armory offers exhibitions, performances, and art workshops for children and adults.
145 N. Raymond Ave. - 626-792-5101 - armoryarts.org
   
The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Garden
The library features works from British and American history and literature, including an original Gutenberg Bible and Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. Three art galleries showcase 18th- and 19th-century British and French masterpieces, including “The Blue Boy” and “Pinkie.”
1151 Oxford Rd. - San Marino - 626-405-2100- huntington.org
   
Kidspace Children’s Museum
Kidspace has more than 25 indoor hands-on exhibits, in addition to its outdoor spaces, programs and activities that are designed to encourage a child’s growth and development through exploration of the environment, investigation in science, and artistic expression.
480 N. Arroyo Blvd. - 626-449-9144 - kidspacemuseum.org
   
Norton Simon Museum
View seven centuries of European art from the Renaissance to the 20th century, including works by Van Gogh, Picasso, Rembrandt, Fragonard and Rodin.
411 W. Colorado Blvd. - 626-449-6840 - nortonsimon.org
   
Pacific Asia Museum
Housed in the historic Grace Nicholson mansion, the museum is dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and understanding of the arts and culture of Asia and the Pacific. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
46 N. Los Robles Ave. - 626-449-2742 - pacificasiamuseum.org
   
Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA)
Around the corner from the Pacific Asia museum, PMCA is the only museum in southern California devoted exclusively to California art, architecture, and design.
490 E. Union St. - 626-568-3665 - pmcaonline.org
   
Pasadena Museum of History
Near the Gamble House is the Pasadena Museum of History, The Finnish Folk Art Museum, and the 18-room Fenyes Estate, circa 1905, which contains its original furnishings and paintings. The History Center Galleries are also open to the public. The Fenyes Mansion interior and Finnish Folk Art Museum are closed until fall 2012.
470 W. Walnut St. - 626-577-1660 - pasadenahistory.org