Mission « Monterey Museum of Art


Message from the Board Chair

The beauty of the Monterey Peninsula has attracted artists and tourists since its discovery and continues to inspire and honor those who are passionate about the arts. In the 1800’s, Plein Air painters traveled here to portray our mountains, ocean and shores in their work. Edward Weston, Wynn Bullock and Ansel Adams started photographing the scenery in the early 1900’s and decided to stay and raise their families here. The Monterey Museum of Art, founded in 1959, has been a steward of the rich artistic history on California’s central coast, from Santa Cruz to Big Sur and into the Salinas Valley.

The Monterey Museum of Art’s mission is to expand a passion for the visual arts and inspire appreciation of California art – past, present and future. The Museum is dedicated to honoring this beautiful area through our exhibitions and programs. We will continue to expand and improve our permanent collection, our educational programs and collaborative partnerships.

I feel more optimistic than ever that the Museum is contributing to our diverse community in creative and powerful ways. I hope you will be inspired as well, by continuing to support the Monterey Museum of Art.

We thank you for your membership and generous contributions, and look forward to welcoming you each time you visit the Museum.

Ronda Eubanks
President, Board of Trustees
Monterey Museum of Art



Mission Statement
The Monterey Museum of Art expands a passion for the visual arts and inspires appreciation of California art—past, present, and future.

Strengthen cultural leadership in the community. Embrace collaborative efforts.

Cultivate audiences by presenting exhibitions of the highest quality and educational value.

Develop insights for action by assessing exhibitions and programs.

Involve and motivate all supporters in expansion, improvement, and growth of the museum.