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.

The Fire of Heaven: Enrique Martínez Celaya and Robinson Jeffers

May 12 – October 9, 2022 The Fire of Heaven: Enrique Martínez Celaya and Robinson Jeffers presents the work of Los Angeles based artist Enrique Martínez Celaya in conversation with the work of twentieth century poet Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962). Spanning two decades of the artist’s […]

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Currents + FLUX: Nancy Sevier

August 5 – October 2, 2022 Currents is a gallery space dedicated to recognizing the work of emerging and evolving California artists. Featuring a different artist every two months, Currents presents a range of media, styles, and genres.  Reprise.  Player pianos, guitar strings, and organ wires become […]

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In My Life: Portraits by Chris Johnson

September 8 – December 11, 2022 In My Life: Portraits by Chris Johnson is a visual chronology of one of the Bay Area’s most important photographers. Taught and mentored by photography legends, Ansel Adams, Wynn Bullock, and Imogen Cunningham, Chris Johnson’s work is informed by the […]

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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 19th century […]

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