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. 

Flora Fauna

December 8, 2022 – April 16, 2023 Flora Fauna presents a visual celebration of the natural world centered around the work of two California representational artists, Elizabeth Barlow and Susan Manchester. Set in conversation with flora and fauna inspired works from the Monterey Museum of […]

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Constructing the Photograph: Diane Pierce and Susan Hyde Greene

January 12 – April 16, 2023 Constructing the Photograph: Diane Pierce and Susan Hyde Greene presents the work of two California photographers working in different methods – cutting, stitching, reassembling, re-photographing – to manipulate and reimagine the photographic medium. Exhibiting together for the first time, […]

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Jane Kim: Migrations

January 13 – March 26, 2023 Jane Kim: Migrations presents the work of San Francisco based muralist, fine artist, and scientific illustrator Jane Kim. Motivated by a genuine love for the natural world and a desire to protect it, Kim studies the impacts of species […]

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Monterey Collects California

January 19 – April 30, 2023 Monterey Collects California presents a never-before-seen survey of pre-1945 California Art drawn from over a dozen private collections in and around the Monterey area. The exhibition recognizes the artistic impact of the pre-1945 era, the backbone of the Museum’s […]

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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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