Re-Start the Arts with Monterey Museum of Art

During the many months that MMA’s galleries were closed, the Museum’s virtual art experiences provided much needed inspiration and connection for our community. Now, we need your help to “Re-start the Arts” as we reopen our doors and welcome everyone back to experience California art in our refreshed galleries.

Since 1959, MMA has been a trusted arts resource and community space. However, the hardships of 2020-2021 challenged us to find innovative ways to demonstrate our continuing relevance. Since July 1, 2020, a core group of MMA staff reimagined our programming to present digital exhibitions and artists talks, welcomed Gretchen Andrew as Artist in Residence at MMA La Mirada, offered our very first Great Pumpkin Drive event, presented our third annual Art of the State Symposium, sponsored virtual Free Family Fun Days, and made our entire collection of art available online.

Imagine the possibilities for art, creativity, and connection as MMA offers both in-person and virtual programs. To fulfill the promise of a reinvigorated MMA, we need your support to rebuild our staffing capacity, to expand programming, and to continue to improve the indoor environment for your health and enjoyment.

At this important juncture in history, your generosity is critical to helping MMA serve Monterey County and all members of our community. MMA is here for our schoolchildren, for our region’s artists, for community organizations, for our region’s creative economy—and most importantly—MMA is here for you.

Thank you for making a difference through art,

Monterey Museum of Art Board of Trustees and Staff

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Gifts of all sizes make a difference and are fully tax deductible.


Thank you to our “Re-start the Arts” Supporters

Nancy Eccles and Homer M. Hayward Family Foundation
Patricia Addleman
Betsy Andersen
Amber Aroner
Ann Artz
Jacquie Atchison
Elizabeth Barlow
Elizabeth Barnes
Dennis Bath
Nan Borreson and Fred Terman
Carolyn and Fred Brown
Barbara Bullock-Wilson
Cherie Campbell and David Goldschmidt
Pamela Carroll
Eleanor and Ronald Contreras
Linda and Daniel Cooperman
Anne and Paul Davis
Betty Dawson and Robert Haden
Nancy and William G. Doolittle
Harriett Duarte
Denise Fourie
Frances Gaver
S. Mona and Ken Hale
Thomas Haley
Virginia Hall
Patricia Lynn Hamilton and Patrick McNeill
Nina Harrison and Marjorie Bullock
Karen Hewitt
Bella Hockersmith
Huth Family Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County
Anne Parker Johnson and Yann Lusseau
Kayne Anderson Rudnick Wealth Advisors
Katherine Keller
Roderick Kiracofe
Shannon Kirby
Kate Klein
Kay and John Krattli
Dave Kwinter
David Ligare and Gary Smith
Judith and Gary Logan
Julia and Carleton Macy
Corey Madden
Ellen Maupin
Diane E. Mayer
Robert Mazawa
Deirdre McCauley
Carolyn and Thomas McGurn
Marilyn and Stanley McMahan
Mariam and William Melendez
Emily Meyer
Cynthia and Forrest Miller
Michelle Miller
Susan Miller
Monterey Bay Stanford Club
Susan and William Montgomery
Hanne Myers
Susan Nine-Farina and Mark Farina
Justin Noormand
Jane and John Olin
Kerry Olson
Jan Penn
Melissa Pickford and John Kern
Margaret and Kenneth Popovich
Victoria Raggett
Susan Randall
Sandra Reel and Bruce Merchant
The Team at Revival Ice Cream
Lillian Rico
Cynthia and Frederick Riebe
Kay and Jean Rigg
Maya Rivers
Maria Roden
Anne Rudolph
Marguerite Ryan
Ken Shachmut
Stephanie Shepherd
Grace Silva-Santella and Raymond Santella
Matthew Simis and Michael Gray
Janice Simon
Herlinde Spahr
Sarah Spencer
Susan Spiegel
Laurie Stanley
Karen and Jack Steadman
Suzanne Taunt
Eleanor and Kevin Uhlinger
Maureen Vieth
Gabrielle Walters
Bonni and Joel Weinstein