Santa Monica Museum of Art

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Fee: Suggested $5

Sun. Closed
Mon. Closed
Tue. 11 AM–6 PM
Wed. 11 AM–6 PM
Thu. 11 AM–6 PM
Fri. 11 AM–6 PM
Sat. 11 AM–6 PM
2525 Michigan Avenue
Santa Monica, Los Angeles 90404

Check the SMMoA website for additional hours, special pricing/discounts, and closure dates.


The SMMoA (website) is a Museum in Los Angeles.
Official description from SMMoA:

The Santa Monica Museum of Art was founded in 1984 by Abby Sher. Museum programming began when Thomas Rhoads took over as Executive Director in 1988. A decade later, SMMoA moved from its original location on Main Street to Bergamot Station, Southern California's largest art gallery and cultural complex. SMMoA devotes its exhibition spaces—the main gallery and two project rooms—to presenting and advancing the work of contemporary local, national, and international artists whose work merits sustained inquiry and recognition.

Unique to the Westside of Los Angeles, Santa Monica Museum of Art is a risk-taking, noncollecting museum, whose exhibitions and programs reveal the vibrant, untold stories and pivotal moments in the history of contemporary art and culture. SMMoA supports the art of our time through exhibitions and related programs that embrace diverse aesthetic, cultural, and ideological perspectives. Our exhibitions and programs present innovative work by emerging and established artists; initiate and maintain artistic partnerships and collaborations; connect the visual arts to other systems of information and knowledge; and provide an opportunity for audiences to experience, understand, and enjoy contemporary visual culture.

Wikipedia excerpt:
The Santa Monica Museum of Art (SMMoA) is an independent non-collecting art museum located in Santa Monica, California. It exhibits the work of local, national, and international contemporary artists. Founded in 1984 by Abby Sher, the museum strives to " the art of our time through exhibitions and related programs that embrace diverse aesthetic, cultural, and ideological perspectives." In its main space and two project rooms, SMMoA offers temporary exhibitions organized by in—house curators and guest curators from around the world. Related public programs include: artist talks, educational workshops for all ages, film screenings, concerts, and other art-related events.

We don't have any current exhibitions on file, most likely because we're still collecting listings.

In the meantime, check out the SMMoA homepage or our exhibitions list for L.A.-wide exhibits.

Note: This site is still in a alpha, unfinished form. The information for aGogh was almost entirely hand-gathered and so there may be errors and omissions. See an error? Contact us.


The SMMoA is supported by a membership program. See their pricing and benefits.

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