• 490 E. Union St.
  • Pasadena, CA 91101
  • T: 626-568-3665

California Art

The Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) is dedicated to the exhibition of California art, architecture, and design from 1850 to the present. 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 cultural dynamics and influences unique to California that have shaped and defined art in all media.


Adults: $7
Seniors (62+) and students: $5
Children under 12: Free
PMCA Members: Free

First Fridays

On the first Friday of each month, everyone receives free admission between 12:00 PM and 5:00 PM.

Third Thursdays

On the third Thursday of every month, everyone receives free admission between 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM.


The PMCA is one block north of Colorado Blvd., between Los Robles Ave. and Oakland Ave. Free parking is available on the ground floor, with additional public parking located on Union Street—directly north of the Museum.

Currently on View

Judy Chicago’s Birth Project: Born Again

June 17, 2018-October 7, 2018

Grafton Tyler Brown: Exploring California

June 17, 2018-October 7, 2018

Brody Albert: Strata

June 17, 2018-October 7, 2018

Past Exhibitions

In the Land of Sunshine: Imaging the California Coast Culture→

Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent→

Hollywood in Havana: Five Decades of Cuban Posters Promoting U.S. Films→

E. Charlton Fortune: The Colorful Spirit→

LA Redux: Reduction Linocuts by Dave Lefner→


Photography, food, and drinks are not permitted in the galleries.

Pets are not permitted in the galleries with the exception of service animals.

Metro Gold Line

Take the Metro Gold Line to Memorial Park Station, walk south on Arroyo Parkway, then head east on Union St. for five blocks. The PMCA is located on the south side of Union St., just before Oakland Ave. Go Metro and save $2 on general admission. Metro→