Current Exhibitions

In addition to rotating gallery displays of its renowned permanent collection of California Art and Photography, the Museum hosts a continually changing series of engaging loan and traveling exhibitions that allow our visitors the opportunity to experience the vast diversity of California Art, past, present and future. As public hours may be limited until the coronavirus pandemic has passed, these exhibitions will also frequently be accompanied by extensive virtual programming.

Gretchen Andrew: FUTURE NEWS

On view August 20, 2020 – January 3, 2021 Future News reframes conversations about truth online in terms of what search engine artist Gretchen Andrew calls “positive failures.” By using her vision boards to playfully hypnotize Google search results, she exposes the inherent and structural […]

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William F. Ritschel Memorial

Ongoing Exhibition William F. Ritschel (1864-1949) was a German-born painter who lived and worked in Carmel from 1911 until his death in 1949. A free-spirited bohemian, Ritschel was an important part of the California Impressionist movement. Most of the paintings, watercolors and ephemera on display […]

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John H. Marble Galleries of California Art

The Marble Galleries were established in 2006 by a gift in memory of Louise Bougie Beland from the John H. Marble Endowment Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County. The upstairs galleries feature changing installations of California Art in diverse media from early California […]

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California Art Before 1945 Online Gallery

Ongoing Exhibition The Museum’s important collection of early California paintings and works on paper celebrates the Monterey Peninsula’s legacy as an influential art colony. You can now view an expanded gallery of our permanent collection on our website along with image information. Image: Francis Mc Comas […]

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Ken Hale in Virtual Currents

On view November 17, 2020 – January 3, 2021 Ken Hale b. 1948 Carmel Valley, CA The indirect qualities of printmaking suited my temperament and certainly provided an aesthetic framework for my decisions in painting, drawing and collage. I appropriate and manipulate images of historically […]

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