Past Exhibitions

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 the opportunity to explore and engage with the arts and sciences through interactive tours and hands-on activities at both institutions. As a beautiful and important record of California’s history, California Landforms highlights local landscapes depicted by artists who lived or visited Monterey to paint the distinctive surroundings, which helped define the legacy of California landscape painting. At Home in Early California features examples of various structures where early Californians lived and worked.

Image: Percy Gray, Sherman Rose Adobe, undated, oil on canvas, gift of Marvin Weiner