Current Exhibitions

Ansel Adams Portraits: By and Of

August 1 – September 19, 2021

The Monterey Museum of Art is pleased to announce Ansel Adams Portraits: By and Of curated by Jeanne Falk Adams exclusively for the Monterey Museum of Art. The exhibition, located in the Dart Wing Galleries of MMA La Mirada, will highlight Adams’ unique role at the center of the contemporary creative community. It will examine his relationships with literary conservationists and contemporary photographers and will reveal a personal side of Adams rarely seen by the public. The exhibition will feature original photographs from both the Adams family private collection and the collection of the Monterey Museum of Art and will be curated by the renowned former curator of the Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite and Adams family member, Jeanne Falk Adams. The Monterey Museum of Art is thrilled to welcome the public back to La Mirada for this exclusive look into the personal story of one of California’s most famed photographers.

Open Sundays, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm 
MMA La Mirada, 720 Via Mirada, Monterey
Purchase of tickets in advance is recommended.

General Tickets: $20.00

MMA Member: $10.00

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Spotlight Tours

From 1-2pm, MMA hosts a guest photographer to lead a Spotlight Tour through the Ansel Adams exhibition. Learn about the artistic process and unique insights through the lens of professional photographers. Pre-register by selecting the 1-2pm time slot on the appropriate date when purchasing tickets.

Aug 1 Martha Casanave

Aug 8 John Sexton

Aug 15 Greg Mettler

Aug 22 Kenneth Parker

Aug 29 Ted Orland

Sep 5 Jeff Nixon

Sep 12 Robin Robinson

Sep 19 Ann Jastrab

Learn from the experts! The UC Master Gardeners will be hosting an information booth each Sunday from 2-4pm to answer any and all gardening questions and to offer insights to the beloved La Mirada gardens.

1:00 PM Spotlight Tours: $30.00 General/$15.00 MMA Member

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View the Installation

Ansel Adams Portraits: By and Of with Jeanne Falk Adams from Monterey Museum of Art on Vimeo.

The Monterey Museum of Art (MMA) is excited to present an intimate interview with Ansel Adams Portraits: By and Of curator, Jeanne Falk Adams. The exhibition, which was curated exclusively for MMA for a limited run at our La Mirada campus, features 110 works photographed by Ansel Adams and his remarkable friends and fellow photographers. Executive Director, Corey Madden, sat down with Jeanne to talk about her career, her life with the Adams Family, and give a deeper look into the Adams Family’s personal collection. We are proud to feature this historic exhibition and interview and share Adams’ work with our community.

Image: Self Portrait, Monument Valley, Utah, 1958 Photograph by Ansel Adams© The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust.