The Monterey Museum of Art cultivates curiosity in the visual arts and engages community with the diversity of California art – past, present, and future.

The collections of the Monterey Museum of Art reflect and support the Museum mission to celebrate and promote the art of California and cover the period from about 1875 to the present. The strength of the collection has traditionally lay in the era before 1945, and in California photography in general. However, the post-1945 segment of the collection has continued to grow and evolve, with an increased emphasis on developing its diversity and inclusivity to better represent and reflect the richness of our community.

To make these collections more accessible to the public, we have recently launched an online database that visitors are free to browse at Online Collections. Through the pre-selected portfolios and search options found on this page we hope you will enjoy exploring and learning more about the collection and the remarkable art and artists of California.