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.

Shadows from the Past: Sansei Artists and the American Concentration Camps

September 9, 2021 – January 9, 2022 In the mid-winter of 1942, under Executive Order 9066 the United States military forcibly evicted 120,000 Japanese American citizens including men, woman and children from their homes and businesses. They were transported away with only the personal possessions […]

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Karen Halverson: Trees, Chairs, and Power Lines

September 16, 2021 – January 2, 2022 My love affair with California began when I was five. My mother, a war widow, took my siblings and me on a three-month road trip from Upstate New York to California. Somewhere deep inside, I filed away Kodak […]

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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 19th century […]

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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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