October 23, 2014–January 15, 2015 MMA La MiradaMiniatures is the Monterey Museum of Art’s annual exhibition fundraiser. Celebrate our local artistic community of artists, all museum members, who generously donate their original artwork to help raise funds in support of museum exhibitions and programming.
October 23, 2014 – April 6, 2015 MMA La MiradaArtist 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-Francois 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.
May 1–January 15, 2015 MMA La MiradaEmiko Nakano (1925–1990) is an abstract painter from the San Francisco Bay Area. One of the few Japanese-American women recognized as part of the Bay Area Abstract Movement, she is known for her colorful and expressionist landscapes.
Through October 2015 MMA La MiradaA 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.
Ongoing MMA La MiradaGottardo 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.