Past 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.

Currents + FLUX: Temple Sisters

April 1, 2022 – May 29, 2022     Currents + FLUX is a gallery space dedicated to recognizing the work of emerging and evolving California artists. Featuring a different artist every two months, Currents + FLUX presents a range of media, styles, and genres. […]

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Courage Within: Women Without Shelter

January 27, 2022 – April 23, 2022 Courage Within: Women Without Shelter is the culmination of three years of work including bookarts, drawing, painting, and printmaking workshops designed specifically for local women experiencing homelessness and led by four artists: Dora Lisa Rosenbaum, Denese Sanders, Amanda […]

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Currents + FLUX: Stefani Esta

January 21, 2022 – March 26, 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. Visit MMA Pacific Street to view […]

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Seeking Eden: James Fitzgerald in Monterey

January 13, 2022 – April 23, 2022 Born in Boston, James Fitzgerald’s parents and grandparents recognized his talent early. They set up a studio space for him when he was a boy and even let him skip Mass to draw and paint, a notable allowance […]

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Miniatures 2021

October 28, 2021 – December 31, 2021 Miniatures 2021 is now closed. Thank you to all of the artists, donors, and our sponsor Rayne Technology Solutions. Because of you, this has been the most successful Miniatures fundraiser in MMA history!  All winners can begin picking […]

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Karen Halverson: Trees, Chairs, and Power Lines

September 16, 2021 – December 31, 2021 “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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Shadows from the Past: Sansei Artists and the American Concentration Camps

September 9, 2021 – January 7, 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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Ansel Adams Portraits: By and Of

August 1 – September 19, 2021 The Monterey Museum of Art is pleased to announce Ansel Adams Portraits: By and Of curated by Jeanne Falk Adams exclusively for the Monterey Museum of Art. The exhibition, located in the Dart Wing Galleries of MMA La Mirada, […]

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Herlinde Spahr in Currents + FLUX

Herlinde Spahr b. 1952 Orinda, CA The Precipice Within I was born in Flanders, Belgium, and came to UC Berkeley in 1977 as a graduate student. While studying Comparative Literature I was active as an exhibiting artist, learning stone lithography independently. In 1985, as I was finishing my dissertation, I […]

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Color Duets: Kaffe Fassett and Erin Lee Gafill

Thursday, May 13 – Sunday, October 9, 2021 In a redwood canyon down the Big Sur coast sits a small cabin. Each spring artists Kaffe Fassett and his niece Erin Lee Gafill share a stolen week sitting side by side at their easels to paint. […]

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