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2014 Past Exhibitions


Extraordinary People—Portraits by Yousuf Karsh

January 16–March 31, 2014
MMA La Mirada



Ansel Adams—Visions of Grandeur

January 16–March 31, 2014
MMA La Mirada


2013 Past Exhibitions


Miniatures

November 20–December 31, 2013
Pacific Street
Free admission



In Process: Andrew Schoultz

July 5-November 17, 2013
MMA La Mirada



Facing Forward

New Acquisitions, 2000 to the Present
April 24–June 9, 2013
MMA La Mirada
Facing Forward, New Acquisitions, 2000 to the Present celebrates an exciting and diverse selection of twentieth century paintings, works on paper, and photography from the Museum’s permanent collection. During the past thirteen years, the museum has acquired extraordinary works by esteemed local artists: David [...]



Return to the Sea, Saltworks by Motoi Yamamoto

Through August 25
MMA Pacific Street



Hanga Reinvented: The Creative Print

June 13 – October 27
MMA Pacific Street



Chuck Close: Works on Paper 1975-2012

From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation
October 27, 2012–March 31, 2013
MMA-La Mirada
Chuck Close is one of the most highly regarded and influential artists of the last century. In the late 1960s, his realistic and heroically scaled portraits of family and friends sent shockwaves throughout the art world that are still [...]



Monterey Now: Lucas Blok

June 13 – October 27
MMA Pacific Street



Henri Matisse: Improvisation

February 1–May 19
MMA Pacific Street
Henri Matisse (1869–1954) was one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. Best known for revolutionizing the use of color and line in painting, his extraordinary career also encompassed drawing, sculpture, and printmaking, which spanned over six decades culminating in a highly original series of works made of paper cut-outs and [...]



Monterey Now: Johnny Apodaca

February 1–May 19
MMA Pacific Street
This exhibition will feature long-time Monterey area artist Johnny Apodaca’s vivid new series of small gouache paintings on paper, along with a selection of the dynamic semi-abstract oil paintings for which he is recognized.
Apodaca was inspired to paint the gouaches—light-filled studies of the Italian countryside—during his sojourns in the Umbria region [...]



Beth Van Hoesen

February 1–May 19
MMA Pacific Street
San Francisco artist Beth Van Hoesen (1926–2010) spent a lifetime dedicated to drawing and printmaking to become one of the most prominent California printmakers of her time. Prolific and possessing a keen eye for detail, Van Hoesen’s humble renderings of animals, portraits, landscapes, and flowers seem reverently effortless. Courtesy of the E. Mark Adams and [...]



California Landforms | At Home in Early California

February 1–December 29, 2013
MMA Pacific Street
California Landforms and At Home in Early California are two exhibitions from the Museum’s rich permanent collection that take part in a collaborative education initiative between the Monterey Museum of Art and the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History. This partnership, funded by the Hearst Foundation, provides students with [...]


2012 Past Exhibitions


Miniatures

November 15–December 31
MMA Pacific Street

Miniatures showcases a diverse collection of small-scale paintings, prints, drawings, and sculpture created and generously donated by three hundred California artists. As a fund raiser, Miniatures offers guests a chance to win a beautiful little masterpiece of their choosing by purchasing raffle tickets during their visit to the Museum. [...]



Monterey Now: Annette Corcoran

October 3-December 31, 2012
MMA Pacific Street
Created for Monterey Now, works include imagery inspired by Africa and Ancient America. Corcoran’s Peruvian series is based on the vessels of the pre-Columbian Moche society, and reflect a tradition of forms and motifs over fifteen hundred years old. For example, the earth tones and geometric details of a [...]



Auguste Rodin: Light and Shadow

July 5–October 21
MMA Pacific Street



California Impressionism: Selections from the Irvine Museum

March 24–May 27, 2012
MMA La Mirada



Arline Fisch: Sea Jellies

March 24–July 22, 2012
MMA La Mirada



Water/Paper/Brush

April 5-December 31
MMA Pacific Street
This exhibition includes a variety of the watercolor works from the Museum’s permanent collection. The works span the 20th century and feature nationally known artists such as Millard Sheets and Milford Zornes, as well as local favorites William Ritschel and Armin Hansen. Also included are two contemporary works, from local [...]



Monterey Modernism

April 6–June 17
MMA Pacific Street



A New Deal: Art of the Great Depression

April 5–June 17
MMA Pacific Street



In Sharp Focus: The Legacy of Monterey Photography

June 16–September 30
MMA La Mirada



Monterey Artists Abroad

July 5–October 21
MMA Pacific Street



MontereyNOW: Paul Roehl

November 17, 2011–June 17, 2012
MMA Pacific Street



Monterey Now: Loran List

July 13–September 23, 2012
MMA Pacific Street


2011 Past Exhibitions


Monterey Masterworks: Paintings from the City of Monterey Collection

October 1, 2011–December 31, 2011
MMA Pacific Street



Pop Icons: Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein

October 29, 2011–February 26, 2012
MMA La Mirada



Cultural Collisions: Prints by Enrique Chagoya from the Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer

October 29, 2011–February 12, 2012
MMA La Mirada



John Haley: Berkeley School Abstract Expressionist

October 29, 2011–February 26, 2012
MMA La Mirada



Miniatures 2011

Through December 31, 2011
MMA Pacific Street
This favorite annual Holiday tradition showcases a diverse collection of 300 small-scale paintings, prints, drawings and sculptures that were created and generously donated by local artists. The exhibition will give visitors a chance to win one of these beautiful works when they purchase a $5 raffle ticket. All proceeds [...]



MontereyNOW: Greg Mettler

July 21–November 6, 2011
MMA Pacific



Youth Art Collective Exhibition

April 24 – June 30, 2013
MMA Pacific Street Youth Art Galleries
The Youth Arts Collective, (Y.A.C.), is a non-profit after school organization that provides mentorship and art studio space for young Monterey County artists between the ages of fourteen and twenty-two. The afternoon program stays open year round and offers to students the opportunity to work [...]



MontereyNOW: Mari Kloeppel

March 17–July 10, 2011
MMA Pacific Street



Glorious Century: Modern and Contemporary Art, 1910-2010

April 29–May 29, 2011
MMA La Mirada



Edward Weston: American Photographer

June 18–October 9, 2011
MMA La Mirada


2010 Past Exhibitions


MontereyNOW: Beverly Rayner

November 18, 2010-March 6, 2011
MMA Pacific Street



Miniatures 2010

November 18, 2010-January 2, 2011
MMA Pacific Street



Hung Liu: Seven Poses

OCTOBER 30, 2010-FEBRUARY 27, 2011
MMA La Mirada



Cabaret Calaveras: Día de los Muertos Figures from Mexico

October 30, 2010-January 15, 2011
MMA La Mirada



Miró, Matisse & Picasso: Celebrating Color and Line

October 30, 2010-February 27, 2011
MMA La Mirada



In Process: Ingrid Calame

October 30, 2010-February 27, 2011
MMA La Mirada



MontereyNOW: Robynn Smith

July 15-October 31, 2010
MMA Pacific Street



Ansel Adams: Portrait of America

July 10-October 3, 2010
MMA La Mirada



Scenes of the Old West: The Ralph K. Davies Collection of Western Art

Ongoing
MMA La Mirada



MontereyNOW: Ryuijie

April 15-July 3, 2010
MMA Pacific Street



Roland Petersen: Fifty Years of Painting

March 13-June 20, 2010
MMA La Mirada



The Art of California, 1880 to the Present

January 28 – October 30, 2011
MMA Pacific Street



Youth Arts Collective

April 21-July 18
MMA Pacific Street


2009 Past Exhibitions


MontereyNOW: Pam Carroll

November 19, 2009-March 21, 2010
MMA Pacific Street



Miniatures 2009

November 19, 2009-January 3, 2010
MMA Pacific Street
Miniatures, a raffle and annual Holiday tradition featuring over 300 works by California artists. Raffle tickets: $5 each, $30 for a book of seven. All proceeds benefit Museum programs.



In Process: Mark Licari

October 10, 2009-February 14, 2010
MMA La Mirada
The inaugural exhibition of the In Process series will feature works by Los Angeles-based Mark Licari. In Process: Mark Licari consists of paintings, sculptures and site-specific drawings that weave together an elaborate, multi-dimensional narrative.
In Process is a contemporary art series featuring current projects by emerging and mid-career artists.

Supported in [...]



MontereyNOW: Kevin Miller

July 16-November 8, 2009
MMA Pacific Street
Kevin Miller creates his images from a single sheet of paper by cutting them out with an exacto knife. He sparingly layers more paper to form backgrounds or provide contrast. At times humorous, at others sinister, Miller’s imaginative and often complex cut-paper vignettes offer glimpses of apparently ordinary life, whose [...]



Over Rainbows and Down Rabbit Holes: The Art of Children’s Books

July 11-September 3, 2009
MMA La Mirada
Enjoy the exquisite artistry of classic children’s books. View historic works by Beatrix Potter, creator of Peter Rabbit, to more contemporary illustrations by K.Y. Craft, Rosemary Wells and Maurice Sendak. The exhibition includes family gallery activities and reading area. This exhibition was co-organized by The Eric Carle Museum of Picture [...]



Made in Monterey

April 18-October 25, 2009
MMA Pacific Street
Celebrating the painting, photography and contemporary art of the Monterey art colony, this exhibition presents the most important works in the Museum’s permanent collection.
A highlight of Made in Monterey is Painting by Moonlight: The Nocturne. This is an evocative selection of nocturnes—paintings depicting the Monterey Peninsula at nighttime. To enhance [...]



50/fifty: 50 Gifts for the Next Fifty Years

March 28-June 21, 2009
MMA La Mirada
In celebration of a half century of generosity, the Monterey Museum of Art presents 50/fifty, an exhibition of recent gifts to the permanent collection. The exhibition includes paintings, early California art, photography and Asian art.
Supported in part by a grant in memory of Louise Bougie Beland from the John H. [...]