Director’s Welcome « Monterey Museum of Art

Director’s Welcome


July 2016

Welcome to the Monterey Museum of Art!

Last year we opened the Community Gallery at MMA Pacific Street to express our commitment to living artists of all ages and to providing a forum for a greater diversity of voices and visions. We are delighted to present the Weston Scholarship exhibition, a juried show featuring high school and college student photographers. The response has been tremendous and the exhibition is on through September 5.

We invite all Museum Members to participate in Miniatures 2016, the Museum’s annual exhibition fundraiser opening October 7.

Members of the Museum sustain all we do and we are grateful to all supporters of the Museum. The benefits of Membership are many and we invite you to join.  We offer “Members Only” events and special experiences for Members at all levels. We offer complimentary membership to active military and full-time college/university students with valid I.D. Children under 18 are always free.

To see the Museum’s positive impact, click here for a brief video. The Museum always offers a broad array of educational and public programs. Please subscribe to our e-news, like MMA on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, where you can share your #montereyart photos.

Visit our website and events calendar often for updates on exhibitions, educational programs, and happenings at the Museum.

Presentations of the Museum’s stellar collection of California art—past, present, and future—are on view at both locations. At MMA Pacific Street, open Thursdays – Mondays 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, we offer galleries featuring our strong collections of Early California painting and Modern/Contemporary California painting and photography. Please note that MMA La Mirada is open for special Museum events and programs, and for educational and research purposes by appointment.

As a cultural leader in Monterey County, the Museum puts visitors first, offering a wide array of accessible, welcoming, and substantive experiences with art for all ages.   We are also incorporating more interactive experiences and activities in our galleries—inviting visitors to create, respond, and participate in both high-tech and low-tech ways.

Connecting people with art is our primary goal. We look forward to seeing you at the Museum, and for our virtual visitors, we hope that MMA will be a destination soon.

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Charlotte Eyerman, PhD
Director and CEO