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 19th century California up to the present – drawn primarily from the Museum’s outstanding collection. Occasionally, touring exhibitions of California art will also be shown in these galleries, and may include individual artworks on short and long-term loan to the Museum. Currently on view are works by Deborah Butterfield, Xavier Gonzalez, Eduardo Carrillo, Francis McComas, E. Charlton Fortune, and Henrietta Shore, among others.
Image: Henrietta Shore (1880-1963), Untitled (lettuce pickers), ca. 1935-1942, oil on canvas, 42 x 40.25 in. (106.68 x 102.235 cm), Loan from the Fine Arts Collection, U.S. General Services Administration, WPA Federal Art Project, 1935-1942.