Past Exhibitions

California Impressionism: Selections from the Irvine Museum

March 24–May 27, 2012
MMA La Mirada

The Monterey Museum of Art is proud to present California Impressionism: Selections from the Irvine Museum. This exhibition of works by California’s most renowned impressionist artists will be on view March 24 through May 27, 2012 at the Monterey Museum of Art-La Mirada.

Beginning in the mid-nineteenth century through the late 1930s, California became a top destination for artists from all over the world. Although these artists came from a variety of backgrounds and created artworks in many styles they shared an intense love affair with the awe-inspiring, sublime landscapes of California. Spanning over eighty years of artistic accomplishment, this exhibition consists of approximately sixty paintings and watercolors by California’s most renowned artists, including: Franz Bischoff, Jessie Botke, Paul Dougherty, Edgar Payne, Granville Redmond, Armin Hansen, William Ritschel and Henrietta Shore. The diversity of landscapes and settings that inspired these artists stretches from Laguna to the High Sierras. This stunning exhibition has been selected from the extensive holdings of the Irvine Museum—one of the preeminent collections of early California art. The exhibition will be accompanied by fully-illustrated book and a range of educational programs for adults and families.

Image: Franz Bischoff, Roses (in a tall glass vase), 1912, oil on canvas, Courtesy of Mrs. Madeline Martin Swinden