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Current Exhibitions

S.C. Yuan from the Museum’s Permanent Collection

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February 12, 2015 – Ongoing
MMA La Mirada

Si Chen Yuan (1911-1974) was one of the most celebrated post-war abstract painters in Monterey.

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Open Walls: You Are Here

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February 5-March 23, 2015
MMA La Mirada

The Monterey Museum of Art presents Open Walls: You Are Here at MMA La Mirada, a new way to experience the Museum.

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MMA Pacific Street Reimagined

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Ongoing
MMA Pacific Street

Monterey Museum of Art–Pacific Street presents a new, dynamic installation of the permanent collection that creates an exciting collaboration of art, education, and community partnerships. Showcasing the major collections—photography, works on paper, and paintings, this ongoing installation is a 360-degree view that celebrates the strengths of the collection from the past to the present.

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Evidence/Longevity/Celebration: Youth Arts Collective Alumni and Mentors

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January 23 – May 4, 2015
MMA Pacific Street

Join us as we celebrate Youth Arts Collective (YAC)’s 15th year with an exhibition of work by 33 artists, alumni or mentors with the organization.

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Monterey Now: Warren Chang

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October 23, 2014 – April 6, 2015
MMA La Mirada

Artist Warren Chang, born 1957, is nationally recognized for his realist paintings of biographical interiors and local fieldworkers of the Monterey County area. Influenced by master artists such as 17-century artist Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675), and nineteenth-century artists Jean-François Millet (1814-1875), and Winslow Homer (1836-1910), among others, Warren Chang creates subtle narratives that celebrate the human spirit. A native of Monterey, his work is also inspired by the novels of John Steinbeck and the magnetic beauty of the region.

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Iconic Masterpieces of Early California Painting

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Ongoing
MMA La Mirada

A new installation of iconic masterpieces from the Museum’s collection is on view at the Monterey Museum of Art—La Mirada featuring paintings by Armin Hansen (1886-1967), William F. Ritschel (1864-1949), E. Charlton Fortune (1885-1969), Francis McComas (1875-1938), and M. Evelyn McCormick (1962-1948). Visit the galleries to discover old friends in a new light.

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From Dawn to Dusk: Gottardo Piazzoni’s Final Murals

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Ongoing
MMA La Mirada

Gottardo Piazzoni (1872-1945) moved from Switzerland to his family’s ranch in Carmel Valley in 1887. Subsequent study in Paris and San Francisco exposed the young Piazzoni to the revolutionary artistic developments of modernism and the muted symbolic pallet of tonalism which infuses his paintings of the California landscape.

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