Past Exhibitions

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 the experience, Robert Danziger has created a “sound sculpture” to accompany the exhibition. The recording features the expected and the unexpected sounds one might hear if walking through the moonlit early twentieth century Monterey landscape, such as sea lions, birds, wind, waves and hoof beats.

Listen to Robert Danziger (ASCAP), 1910 Nocturne (57 minutes in length), Sound Design Using Pro Tools, Created March 8, 2009, Carmel Highlands, CA here.

Supported in part by a grant in memory of Louise Bougie Beland from the John H. Marble Endowment Fund administered by the Community Foundation for Monterey County, the James Irvine Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Stephen Bechtel Fund and Rotary Club of Monterey.

Sponsored by Rita and Shelby Steele, Alvarez Technology Group, Inc., Jane Dart, First National Bank of Central California, Dr. Darnell M. Whitt II, Pam and John Wilkinson, Mary Cary and Gary Coughlan, Gail and Jim Griggs, William E. Heyler, Carole and Andy Hunter, Jane Dart Tucker, Patricia Work, Jim Lauderdale and Kevin Philips and Nanci Markey. Community Day is sponsored by a grant from the City of Monterey Cultural Arts Commission. Media sponsorship provided by Monterey County Weekly.

Image: Raymond Dabb Yelland, Pool Among the Rocks, (at Monterey, California), 1876, oil on canvas, bequest of Mellon (Bud) and Beth Baird