Upcoming 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 2021 Weston Scholarship Exhibition

May 7 – August 22, 2021 The Weston Scholarship educates and enlightens the community about the legacy of photography on the West Coast. This recognition program keeps the traditional process of black and white fine art photography alive in the tradition of twentieth-century photographers such […]

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Color Duets: Kaffe Fassett and Erin Lee Gafill

Thursday, May 13 – Sunday, October 10, 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 […]

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Transformations: Photography by William Giles

May 13 – August 29, 2021 “The beauty of photography is that those few and rare moments of becoming one with the object seen, can later be shared with others, and like stars in the sky, give meaning to one’s life.” -William Giles William Giles […]

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

September 9, 2021 – January 9, 2022 Presented by the Monterey Museum of Art with Celadon Arts Curated by Gail Enns Artists: Reiko Fujii, Jerry Takigawa, Tom Nakashima, Lydia Nakashima Degarrod, Lucien Kubo, Wendy Maruyama, Masako Takahashi, and Na Omi Judy Shintani. Concentration camps occur […]

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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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