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 Califas Legacy Project: The Ancestral Journey/El Viaje Ancestral

Now extended online through April 22 The Califas Legacy Project is a multi-year, multi-medium, collaborative endeavor launched by Museo Eduardo Carrillo in Santa Cruz to document the legacy of our region’s Chicano/a cultural treasures. In 1982, Professor Eduardo Carrillo conceived of the Califas conference to bring […]

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Francis McComas: Rediscovering California’s First Modernist

Now extended online through April 22, 2021 An influential artist once rated “among the twenty best painters of the world,” Francis McComas (1874 – 1938) is one of art history’s greatest lost treasures. While his name is less familiar than Pollock or Monet, there was […]

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Marc Trujillo: Fast

January 28 – April 18, 2021 In his brilliant and eye opening series Fast, artist Marc Trujillo looks at one of America’s most ubiquitous urban environments, the take-out franchise and its drive up windows. A Los Angeles resident, he resides in the heart of fast […]

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Gil Family Art Shoes in Virtual Currents

Jose Gil and the Gil Family Salinas, CA Gil Family Art Shoes Jose Gil knows a thing or two about motivating teams — even the one under his own roof. The Alisal High School boys basketball coach and athletic director refused to let the virus […]

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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 early California […]

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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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