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Welcome & Mission

fe075a3586704e0687f748a3fe2bdd93From the Executive Director

Dear Friends,

2019 was another successful year for the Monterey Museum of Art, and as I celebrate my third year with the MMA Team, I reflect back on my first month here when I met with long-time supporters, emerging artists, committed volunteers, and new members. Each shared their personal idea of what MMA was, but more importantly, what it could be.

With each new exhibition, workshop, program and school tour we move ever closer to fulfilling our mission and sharing our vision for the future. Over the past year, we have presented over thirty exhibitions, from the delicate porcelains of Coille Hooven to the bold iPad prints of David Hockney. We have acquired new works that increase our collection’s diversity and gave over fifteen local artists a space to show their work. All the while, our hands-on school program and the number of participating schools continue to grow along with a robust schedule of lectures, workshops, live performances and an Artist in Residence program. Our goal as an institution is to preserve and promote California art in all its forms. It is only with the generous support of foundations, philanthropists, sponsors, staff, Board members and volunteers, that we are able to fulfill our mission.

I am honored you have entrusted your visions for the future with us.  We’ve moved the dial that much closer to fulfilling our mission and I couldn’t be more proud. Keep sharing those dreams, and together we will make them a reality!

We hope to see you soon,

Stuart A. Chase
Executive Director


Our Mission

The Monterey Museum of Art cultivates curiosity in the visual arts and engages community with the diversity of California art – past, present, and future.

Our Vision

The Monterey Museum of Art is a collaborative center where art and community engage.