Past Exhibitions

2014 Past Exhibitions


Define:/self/ – Exploring female identity

Monterey has been graced with many great artists in its time, from the classics to the contemporary. Define:/self/ - Exploring Female Identity is a collaborative exhibition using art provided by young female artists from Monterey Youth Arts Collective.

The Spirit of Motion—Photographs by Michael Furman and Automotive Jewelry

August 7–18, 2014

Miniatures 2014 Winners

Miniatures 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.

SHIFT—Five Decades of Contemporary California Painting

May 1–September 22, 2014
Art in Bloom

Art in Bloom

May 1–5, 2014

Jules Tavernier: Artist and Adventurer

French artist Jules Tavernier (1844­–1889) was one of the American West’s pioneering talents and a great adventurer. This exhibition surveys the artist’s career, presenting a hundred works of art. It includes his early transcontinental illustrations for “Harper’s Weekly,” paintings of Native American subjects, and scenes of the San Francisco Bay area and the Monterey Peninsula, where he founded the local art colony in 1875.

Monterey Now: Malin Lager

Textile artist Malin Lager (Swedish, b. 1946) creates astonishingly detailed wall works using a sewing machine and thread. Her masterful creations resemble illusionistic paintings that address evocative and challenging universal themes. Lager’s extraordinary artworks fabricated on stretched canvas are so expertly rendered and sharp that they are often mistaken for oil paintings.

2013 Past Exhibitions


Miniatures 2013

November 20–December 31, 2013

In Process: Andrew Schoultz

July 5-November 17, 2013

Facing Forward

April 24–June 9, 2013

Return to the Sea, Saltworks by Motoi Yamamoto

Through August 25

Hanga Reinvented: The Creative Print

June 13 – October 27

Extraordinary People—Portraits by Yousuf Karsh

January 16–March 31, 2014

Ansel Adams—Visions of Grandeur

January 16–March 31, 2014 MMA La Mirada

Bob Kolbrener: In Real Time, Celebrating Fifty Years in Photography

February 6–April 28, 2014 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 [...] read more

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. [...] read more
Umbrian Landscape

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 [...] read more
Self-Portrait, 1980

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 [...] read more

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 [...] read more

Monterey Now: David Ligare

November 20, 2013–April 28, 2014

2012 Past Exhibitions


November 15–December 31

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. [...] read more

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


April 5-December 31 MMA Pacific Street

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

MontereyNOW: Greg Mettler

July 21–November 6, 2011 MMA Pacific

Youth Art Collective Exhibition

April 24 – June 30, 2013 MMA Pacific Street

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 [...] read more

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 [...] read more

MontereyNOW: Kevin Miller

July 16-November 8, 2009 MMA Pacific Street Kevin Miller creates his images from a single sheet of paper by cutting [...] read more

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 [...] read more

Made in Monterey

April 18-October 25, 2009 MMA Pacific Street Celebrating the painting, photography and contemporary art of the Monterey art colony, this [...] read more

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 [...] read more