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May 2022

Synesthesia Spring Gala

May 14, 5:00 pm10:00 pm

SATURDAY, MAY 14 5:00 - 10:00 pm Monterey Museum of Art La Mirada 720 Via Mirada, Monterey, California   HONORING Nancy Eccles and Homer M. Hayward Foundation Frank and Judith Marshall Foundation   A MULTI-SENSORY EXPERIENCE CELEBRATING THE ARTS Cocktails and Dinner Live Entertainment Contemporary…

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June 2022

Free Family Fun – Picture This Poetry

June 4, 11:00 am1:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon of Free Family of Fun! Drop by the Museum between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm for an art making lesson with a museum educator. Picture this Poetry is inspired by the creative process of poet Juan Felipe Herrera. Participants will…

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Spotlight Tour: The Fire of Heaven

June 11, 2:00 pm3:00 pm

Join Tor House Foundation President Elliot Ruchowitz-Roberts for a tour through the exhibition The Fire of Heaven: Enrique Martínez Celaya and Robinson Jeffers. Ruchowitz-Roberts will recite the poetry that inspired the title of this exhibition and share in depth knowledge about how Robinson Jeffers’ has…

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2022 Summer Art Camps

June 13July 25

This summer, Monterey Museum of Art is offering safe, creative experiences and tons of fun for children at the Museum on Pacific Street and our beautiful La Mirada location! Summer Camps are taught by professional educators, offering a wide range of skill-building and creative outlets…

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July 2022

Free Family Fun Day – Art Remix

July 2, 11:00 am1:00 pm

Drop by the Museum for an afternoon of free art making with a museum educator. Inspired by the exhibition Corinne Whitaker: Digital Mindscapes, young artists will create new imagery from a variety of materials, including pieces of construction paper, magazine photos, cloth, etc. The resulting…

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Annual Members’ Meeting

July 9, 11:00 am1:00 pm

Join the Monterey Museum of Art for our Annual Members' Meeting! Hear the latest Museum updates from Board President John Greenwald, President Emerita Adriana Hayward, and Executive Director Corey Madden. Then enjoy lunch and live music in MMA La Mirada’s historic Rose Garden and socialize…

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Spotlight Tour: The Fire of Heaven

July 9, 2:00 pm3:00 pm

Join Executive Director Corey Madden on a tour of the exhibition The Fire of Heaven: Enrique Martínez Celaya and Robinson Jeffers. Corey will share details about Enrique Martínez Celaya’s career and his connection to our region, highlighting what makes him a uniquely California artist.  …

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Creativity Workshop with Juan Felipe Herrera

July 15, 11:00 am1:00 pm

Join artist and U.S. Poet Laureate emeritus Juan Felipe Herrera for an afternoon of poetry and artmaking at the Soledad Branch Library. Herrera will lead a variety of projects, teaching participants how to make infinite poems, mandala circular poems, papel picado, and much more!  …

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An Evening of Poetry

July 16, 5:30 pm7:00 pm

Join MMA for a special evening celebrating poetry masters. Poets will engage in shared dialogue about creative process and deliver individual readings for the audience.   Featured poets will include: • Juan Felipe Herrera, U.S. Poet Laureate emeritus • Daniel B. Summerhill, Monterey County Poet…

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August 2022

Family Fun Day – Emotions, Nature, and Me

August 6, 11:00 am1:00 pm

Drop by the Museum for a FREE art making lesson with a Museum Educator, inspired by the artworks of Enrique Martínez Celaya and the poems of Robinson Jeffers. Participants of all ages will be invited to create a work of art that explores personal experiences…

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