Museum of Art, Monterey

Museum of Art, Monterey (must see)

The Monterey Museum of Art is the only nationally accredited art museum between Santa Barbara and San Jose. Founded in 1959 as a chapter of the American Federation of Arts, the Museum’s artistic and educational activities have played a significant role in enhancing the quality of life for Monterey County residents and visitors for over sixty years.

The Museum operates two facilities—559 Pacific Street and 720 Via Mirada (La Mirada). The Pacific Street location has eight galleries and houses the administrative and curatorial offices and the Buck Education Center consisting of classrooms, a library and the Youth Gallery. In 1983, the Monterey Museum of Art acquired the historic estate of La Mirada, whose history reflects the heritage of the Monterey area.

The Museum’s permanent collection consists of more than 14,000 objects in the following areas: early California painting, photography, contemporary art, Asian art and American art. Highlights of the Museum’s collection include works by Armin Hansen, William F. Ritschel, Joan Miro, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso as well as that of world-renowned photographers Edward Weston and Ansel Adams. Monterey Museum of Art presents approximately twenty exhibitions annually. These include thematic exhibitions selected from the permanent collection, presentations of local artists and major traveling exhibitions from other institutions. In addition to the Museum’s exhibitions, it presents educational programs that reach thousands of area youth annually, docent programs, classes, lectures and workshops, curatorial tours and and public events such as a free Community Day organized for families.

Operation hours: Thursday-Tuesday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm.
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Sight Name: Museum of Art
Sight Location: Monterey, USA (See walking tours in Monterey)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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Walking Tours in Monterey, California

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