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.

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

September 9, 2021 – January 9, 2022 My curatorial focus for the past several years has been Sansei artists—third-generation Japanese American artists—whose art works confront the displacement and injustice of US Executive Order 9066, which resulted in the forced relocation and incarceration of more than 120,000 Japanese Americans […]

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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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