From the Executive Director
September 8, 2021
Dear MMA Members and Friends,
A museum is a place for reflection. We come into these wonderful spaces looking for more than just painting or sculpture. We come to seek delight, hope, or consolation. We come seeking a greater understanding about what it means to be human. We come to find ourselves in Art. Artists also come to Art to find themselves. Art is their life’s journey. Art is their path of self-discovery. It is thought and action. It is identity. Philosophy. Politics. Testimony. Both artist and viewer see each other through a work of art. There is a human connection forged there in a work of art, as well as a potential for dialogue.
Shadows from the Past: Sansei Artists and the American Concentration Camps opens September 9th, and I hope you will take advantage of the many panels and special events MMA is hosting to participate in the dialogue with the artists of this important show. Likewise, I hope you will contemplate Karen Halverson’s testimony about California’s landscape through her photographs in Karen Halverson: Trees, Chairs, and Power Lines. Finally, celebrate our community of artists and support MMA at the same time through our 28th Miniatures exhibition. We look forward to sharing the delight of this annual celebration of art and creativity with you beginning October 28th. Be sure to check our website for exciting program updates.