Director’s Welcome

Charlotte_EyermanFall 2015

Welcome to the Monterey Museum of Art!

We launch the Fall season with dynamic exhibitions and programs.  Miniatures and Miniatures Big Ticket exhibition fundraiser at our Pacific Street location, on through January 15, 2016.  Our biggest Community Exhibition, and a perennial favorite, Miniatures this year also offers an interactive art making space in the Community Gallery, as well as a host of events and programs.  The artists, all Museum Members, generously donate original artworks for raffle. The proceeds support the Museum, providing vital support to our programs so that we can connect art and community.

To see the Museum’s positive impact, click here for a brief video.

In late October, MMA La Mirada re-opens with Armin Hansen: The Artful Voyage, an impressive retrospective exhibition of one of the Monterey Peninsula’s most iconic artists. The Monterey Museum of Art is proud to present this significant and stunning exhibition as the final venue. Exciting programming accompanies the exhibition:  workshops, lectures, panel discussions, and tours with artists, scholars, museum educators, and docents.

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.

We’re very honored this Fall to participate in the Library of Congress Oral History Project, collecting Veterans’ stories.  This initiative is one part of our commitment to the Military and Veteran community in our region. In early 2016, the Community Gallery exhibition features “Insignias of Fort Ord,” which includes the voices and artwork of veterans.

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.

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
Executive Director