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Yosemite Museum Gallery

Yosemite Museum, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
+1 209-372-0200
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Yosemite Valley's beauty has drawn artists from all over the world for well over 100 years. This museum displays a collection of works selected by a jury of many artists. Works include a variety of styles and range from old to contemporary. In addition to the paintings, the gallery features historical exhibits, which change from time to time.
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Yosemite Museum, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
+1 209-372-0200
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Reviewed 15 June 2017

This is an interesting museum about the Native American presence in Yosemite. It's right next to the visitor center & worth a look. There's beautiful, huge woven baskets woven by Native American women. Very interesting. There's also a docent to answer questions. There's also an...More

Thank ccindyk48
Reviewed 22 May 2017

This is a small museum that is close to the visitor center. It has some excellent examples of indian baskets and clothing, but best of all was the docent who explained some of the native indian items and the historical significance.

Thank 2thjockey
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We visited the gallery on a rainy day in the valley when we didn't want to hike. Loved the Indian Motorcycle. Special exhibit by local artists was lovely.

Thank MsEarly
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

While not a large display inside - there is a large Native American village outside. Interior has a nice variety of information and displays about the people who inhabited the valley before the Europeans entered. There are some works by local artists in the gallery,...More

Thank LSUTraveller
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Excellent thing to do when the weather's bad. Small museum showing the lives of the native Indians, crafts such as woven baskets, jewellery, etc. Area outside with reconstructed village.

Thank PhilandRuth
Reviewed 8 March 2017

The collection changes often, but it is usually from local artists and the prices are not outrageous.

Thank Jay B
Reviewed 14 September 2016

This is a special exhibit and was FASCINATING. The museum is right next to the Visitor Center. As a native Californian, I've been to Yosemite probably 25-30 times over the years, and somehow missed this museum. The curators reviewed literally millions of items from their...More

Thank lolly63
Reviewed 10 September 2016

This was always a favorite stop with our kids. It's a museum, a Native American culture exhibit and a changing art gallery in the room next door as well as a Yosemite area Native American village behind the museum. This gets over looked by a...More

1  Thank GRS-SJS
Reviewed 13 July 2016

This season's exhibit displays objects from different collections from a mountain lion skull (back when Yosemite had a zoo) and wolverine skat to burden baskets and a Bierstadt painting. Stop by and take a look and use the interactive kiosk to vote for your favorite...More

1  Thank TravelGeist89
Reviewed 4 June 2016

First, step inside the small museum and check out the Native American cultures that lived in the Yosemite region, the Miwok and Paiute. Fabulous baskets and artifacts are on display. There is also a small shop which sells Native American jewelry, baskets, and the like....More

1  Thank kmwinmic
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