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Art in Bloom Traditional Teas

Thursday, May 1–Monday, May 5
MMA La Mirada
$50 per person

Traditional English Teas by Eddison & Melrose.

Available tea times:
Thursday, May 1, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Friday, May 2, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm | 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Saturday, May 3, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Sunday, May 4, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm | 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Monday, May 5, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Reservations Required
Purchase tickets at http://artinbloomtea.eventbrite.com

Please arrive at MMA La Mirada 15 minutes prior to tea time to accommodate for parking and seating.

Monterey Museum of Art–La Mirada Parking
The Monterey Museum of Art–La Mirada offers limited on-site complimentary parking. Additional complimentary parking located at Monterey Peninsula College Lot A. With limited street parking, please be considerate of our neighbors and observe city of Monterey No Parking zones. Shuttle service available from MPC Lot A is available throughout the Art in Bloom event.


I Cantori Celebrates Art in Bloom

Thursday, May 1, 6:00 pm
MMA La Mirada

Free to Monterey Museum of Art Contributor-level and above members, RSVP required
$10 for all other members; $15 for non-members
RSVP and purchase tickets: http://goo.gl/6oYfk3

Join us for a musical celebration of the opening Art in Bloom at the Monterey Museum of Art—La Mirada.  I Cantori di Carmel conductor Dr. Sal Ferrantelli leads members of his esteemed chorus in works by John Wilbe, Max Reger, Antonin Dvorak, Benjamin Britten, and other classical composers spanning the ages, all in tribute to the loveliness of flowers in the context of art. Art in Bloom is a special event offering an array of programs from May 1-5. The Museum presents iconic historical works in its permanent collection and a new exhibition, SHIFT: Five Decades of Contemporary California Painting.

Before the concert, visit the gorgeous displays of floral arrangements accompanying the masterpieces in the galleries at MMA La Mirada, then allow their memory to accompany you as you listen to the music. Art and music are perfect companions, and in the voices of this dedicated choir, they meld in perfect tune.

Concert begins at 6:00 pm in the Drawing Room, program concludes at 7:00 pm, Museum open until 8:00 pm.

Proceeds shared between the Monterey Museum of Art and I Cantori.

Monterey Museum of Art–La Mirada Parking
The Monterey Museum of Art–La Mirada offers limited on-site complimentary parking. Additional complimentary parking located at Monterey Peninsula College Lot A. With limited street parking, please be considerate of our neighbors and observe city of Monterey No Parking zones.


Presentation: Hidden Treasures of MMA La Mirada

Friday, May 2, 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm | 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
MMA La Mirada

Free MMA Members
Free with admission

Join a half-hour, small group tour entitled Hidden Treasures of La Mirada: Three Original Frescoes by John Greenwald, Monterey Museum of Art docent. During the tour you will learn about the history of MMA La Mirada, from the Spanish era of California through the Roaring Twenties when movie stars like Charlie Chaplin roamed the grounds. Then you will get to visit the guest house, not normally open to the public, to view three frescoes or murals, two of which were created by Lord Hastings and Clifford Wight, assistants to Diego Rivera on his projects in San Francisco and Detroit. Along the way, you will get to enjoy MMA La Mirada’s beautiful gardens in all their springtime glory.


Art in Bloom Gala

Saturday, May 3, 2014
Monterey Peninsula Country Club
Tickets: Sold out Join wait list

Celebrate our 55th anniversary at this year’s Art in Bloom Gala at the Monterey Peninsula Country Club.

The elegant, black-tie evening will feature cocktails and auction preview, dinner, and live auction. Auction items secured thus far, with many more anticipated, offer extraordinary experiences including international, national, and regional travel, world-class hotel accommodations and fine dining, exclusive sporting events (for spectators and participants), intimate meals with renowned chefs and illustrious special guests, among many others.

5:30 pm Cocktails
7:00 pm Dinner
8:00 pm Live Auction

The May 3rd Gala coincides with Art in Bloom at the Museum, May 1st-5th, featuring floral displays in the galleries by top Central Coast designers. The florists will interpret and respond to iconic early California paintings, as well as stunning contemporary works.  The special exhibition, SHIFT: Five Decades of Contemporary California Painting, on view from May 1st until September 22nd, will feature highlights from the Museum’s Collection together with generous loans from the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP).


Presentation/Workshop: Floral Crowns

Monday, May 5, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
MMA La Mirada
Free MMA members
Free with admission

From bohemian-chic to architectural-avant garde, floral crowns are simultaneously nostalgic and au courant. Join designer Hanni Liliedahl as she builds upon a basic head wreath to create an editorial, abstract adornment.


Summer Art Camps for Kids

The Monterey Museum of Art offers eight summer art camps for kids June 23rd through August 22nd. Join the MMA at the $60 Family Membership level to receive a discounted price per class and MMA member benefits for one year.

Creative learning experiences offered for children ages 5 to 12:

Sculpture ages 6-12
Students will get a better understanding of 3-D design through historical references and hands on practice.
Register for Monday, June 9, 9:00 am – Wednesday, June 11, 12:00 pm
Register for Monday, July 7, 9:00 am – Wednesday, July 9,  12:00 pm
Register for Monday, August 4, 9:00 am – Wednesday, August 6, 12:00 pm

Painting ages 6-12
Inspired by works from the MMA Exhibit-SHIFT, students will create paintings in abstract and modern styles.
Register for Thursday, June 12, 9:00 am – Friday, June 13, 12:00 pm
Register for Thursday, July 10, 9:00 am – Friday, July 11, 12:00 pm
Register for Thursday, August 7, 9:00 am – Friday, August 8, 12:00 pm

Fashion Passion ages 6-12
Imagine and design colorful fashion illustrations using drawing, painting and collage techniques.
Register for Register for Monday, June 16, 9:00 am – Wednesday, June 18, 12:00 pm
Register for Thursday, July 10, 9:00 am – Friday, July 11, 12:00 pm
Register for Monday, August 11, 9:00 am – Wednesday, August 13, 12:00 pm

Printmaking and Stamping for ages 6-12
Students will learn how to make prints and stamps using the linoleum block technique to create art inspired by the wildlife and nature of the Monterey Coast.
Register for Thursday, June 19, 9:00 am – Friday, June 20, 12:00 pm
Register for Thursday, July 17, 9:00 am – Friday, July 18, 12:00 pm
Register for Thursday, August 14, 9:00 am – Friday, August 15, 12:00 pm

Pre-Engineering using LEGO® for ages 5-6
This camp encourages young students to let their imagination run wild with over 100,000 pieces of Lego. They will design projects such as boats, bridges, mazes and motorized cars while exploring creative possibilities.
Register for Monday, June 23, 9:00 am – Friday, June 27, 12:00 pm
Register for Monday, July 21, at 9:00 am – Friday, July 25, 12:00 pm

Engineering Fundamental using LEGO® for ages 7-10
This camp will teach students about real-world concepts presented in physics, engineering and architecture through the building of arch bridges, skyscrapers, motorized case and other projects of the imagination.
Register for Monday, June 23, 1:00 pm – Friday, June 27, 4:00 pm
Register for Monday, July 21, 1:00 pm – Friday, July 25, 4:00 pm

Lift Off using LEGO® for ages 5-7
This camp teaches students how real-world aircraft and spacecraft actually fly through construction of every kind of flying machine, from wings that flap like birds, P-51 Mustangs and NASA rockets.
Register for Monday, August 18, 9:00 am – Friday, August 22, 12:00 pm

Green Engineering using LEGO® for ages 8-11
This camp will teach students sustainability and understanding the human world, exploring physics, engineering and architecture with building of race solar cars, wind-powered electrical generation facility and inventing a machine powered by stored elastic strain energy.
Register for Monday, August 18, 1:00 pm – Friday, August 22, 4:00 pm