Monterey Museum of Art Annual Report 2019–2020 1
The Monterey Museum of Art cultivates curiosity in the visual arts and engages community with the diversity of California art—past, present, and future. OUR VISION
MMA is a collaborative center where art and community engage.
COVER: Robert Armstrong (1974 - ), Subaqueous Apparatus, 2019, acrylic on panel. Collection of the artist. 2
Contents Introduction and Board of Trustees 1 Exhibitions and Presentations of the Collection 2 Education Initiatives 6 Community Partnerships 10 Membership and Visitor Engagement 16 Financial Overview 18 New Acquisitions 20 Supporters 28 Docents and Volunteers 34 Staff 35
Dear Friends of the Monterey Museum of Art As we look back at the connections made and at what we accomplished together during fiscal year 2019-2020, even during a pandemic and a time of social unrest, we are pleased to share our outcomes. Throughout the year, the Museum presented an array of programs, from youth and family programs to scholarly lectures and artist talks—with all programs complimenting the 25 spectacular exhibitions presented. In March 2020, we had to temporarily close our doors due to COVID-19, and it was then that we pivoted and launched virtual exhibitions and programs to lift up our community when it was most needed. With that, we are continuously evaluating our work so that we can be the best that we can be for our community, and that includes our commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion— through our exhibitions, public programs, and collections, as well as with our staff, Board, and audiences. Learning, adapting, and innovating are all part of the work that we do, and our work is only made possible thanks to all of you: our partners, generous foundations, philanthropists, sponsors, and of course our dedicated Board of Trustees, volunteers, and staff. Thank you for your incredible commitment and support throughout the year.
2020–2021 BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Adriana Hayward, Psy.D., President Lila Thorsen, Ph.D., President Emerita John A. Greenwald, Treasurer Judith Archibald, Secretary Monika Campbell Tom Donnelly Kristen Huston John Mera Susan Shillinglaw, Ph.D. Ashley Stepien Trustees Emeriti
William G. Hyland Craig L. Johnson
Interim Executive Director
VISITORS DELIGHT in the many creations on display during a reception for Stretched, Strung, Strewn: Jennifer Brook-Kothlow and Robert Armstrong. 2
Cultivating Curiosity in the Visual Arts In fiscal year 2020, the Museum presented a total of 25 exhibitions, presentations of the collection, and special installations— each bringing a new perspective to the MMA galleries for visitors to explore. Importantly, the variety of exhibitions inspired a robust calendar of education programs for all ages. On March 16, 2020, the Museum temporarily closed its doors due to COVID-19 restrictions, and although a few of MMA’s exhibitions came to an end earlier than planned, the Museum was able to adapt several of its Currents + FLUX exhibitions to a virtual format—providing beauty and hope to online visitors through the pandemic.
Exhibitions and Presentations of the Collection • See the Forest for the Trees, July 4 – August 25, 2019 • Blake Little: Photographs from the Gay Rodeo, July 4 – August 18, 2019 • California LatinX artists from the collection, October 4, 2018 – Ongoing (John H. Marble Gallery of California Art) • Michael Bevilacqua: Homegrown, August 15 – October 27, 2019 • Victor Landweber: Artist to Artist, September 6, 2018 – December 31, 2019 • Penelope Gottlieb: The Invasive Plant,
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September 6 – December 31, 2019 Paz de la Calzada: Bucolica, September 6 – December 31, 2019 (special installation in main stairwell) Miniatures 2019, November 7 – December 15, 2019 Richard Lofton: Portraits, January 9 – March 16, 2020* Jim Kasson: Chronography, January 9 – March 16, 2020* Ripple Effect: The Art of Education, January 16 – March 16, 2020*
• Stretched, Strung, Strewn: Jennifer BrookKothlow and Robert Armstrong, January 17– March 16, 2020* • From Dawn to Dusk: Gottardo Piazzoni's Final Murals, Ongoing (MMA La Mirada) • The Ralph K. Davies Collection of Western Art, Ongoing (MMA La Mirada) • William F. Ritschel Memorial, Ongoing *Exhibition closed early due to COVID-19 restrictions Continued 3
“Thank you so much for creating an opportunity to share my work during the pandemic and the Museum’s temporary closure. It would have been fantastic, a dream really, to have had an in-person show at the Museum. Of course I understand the challenges we have all been facing and the changes needed, so I really appreciate your efforts to connect and share my work with the Monterey County community—virtually. Thanks again for your continued efforts!”
Currents + FLUX
Sam Carr-Prindle, Currents + FLUX exhibition.
CYNTHIA ONA INNIS, Artist
Installation view, Monterey Museum of Art Staff, Currents + FLUX exhibition. 4
• Rebecca Koury (Currents), July 26 – August 25, 2019 • Sam Carr-Prindle (Currents + FLUX), August 30 – September 22, 2019 • Stephanie Langley (Currents + FLUX), September 27 – October 27, 2019 • Tyrell Collins (Currents), Vanessa and Ed Bredthauer (FLUX), November 1 – December 1, 2019 • Monterey Museum of Art Staff (Currents + FLUX), December 6 – December 22, 2019 • Mahir Agha (Currents), Gyongy Laky (FLUX), December 27 – January 26, 2020 • Glenn Carter (Currents), Jennifer BrookKothlow and Robert Armstrong (FLUX), January 31– March 1, 2020 • Cynthia Spillman (virtual Currents), March 6 – April 5, 2020 • Stephen Giannetti (virtual Currents) May 8 – June 7, 2020 • Cynthia Ona Innis (virtual Currents), June 12 – July 12, 2020
STUDENTS EXPERIENCE Michael Bevilacqua: Homegrown in the galleries while participating in the Museum's School Visit Program for K-12 classrooms.
DURING A FREE FAMILY FUN DAY at the Museum, families gather together in the galleries to create their own works of art— inspired by the works on view. 6 6
Education and Community Engagement As one of the Museum’s top priorities, the Education team offered accessible arts education programs to people of all ages from throughout the region. We expanded our reach by partnering with community libraries, schools, and festivals to offer our Mobile Free Family Fun Days and continued growing Free Family Fun Days at the Museum as well. Likewise, attendance for our School Visit Program continued to increase. Total attendance for both programs was limited by the COVID-19 restrictions, however, had we been able to continue offering the programs through the end of the fiscal year, attendance for each would have surpassed the previous year. With that, from the first day of school shut downs, the MMA team shifted its focus to digital programming to ensure that arts programming remained accessible while the Museum’s doors were temporarily closed.
“My students are sons and daughters of mostly field workers, and most don't get to leave Salinas. The exposure to the Museum, artwork, and the guidance by the Museum Educators to look closely at the artworks was very enlightening. The opportunity to create their own work afterwards helped tremendously to re-enforce the experience” STEVE HERMANN, 2nd Grade Teacher Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Academy, AUSD 7
“My class loved our visit to the Museum! Many students said they loved the experience of painting like "real artists." Most of my students are English Language Learners, and the staff did a great job explaining difficult concepts in a way that was easy for the students to understand. I appreciate that they used a lot of vocabulary with the students!” SIDNEY CHOATE, 1st Grade Teacher Los Padres Elementary, SCESD
Education Highlights MMA reached 2,835 children and families through Free Family Fun Day activities—an 56% increase in participation over same period (July – March) in the previous year. Additionally, after March 2020, MMA began offering Virtual Free Family Fun Days. The Museum offered two Virtual Free Family Fun Days (March – June) which served thousands of online visitors with each virtual event. Our School Visit Program served 2,460 K-12 students by the time schools were required to shut down due to COVID-19. While we were unable to offer the School Visit Program for a complete school year, our final attendance was still an 18% increase in attendance over same period (July – March) in the previous year. As a result of the shut downs, the Museum began offering #VirtualMMA—a variety of virtual arts learning programs and activities such as R.A.D. (Remote Art Days) which provided weekly art-making activities over social media, virtual artist talks and demonstrations, weekly blog posts, and more.
DURING A SCHOOL VISIT at the Museum, students eagerly ask questions about an exhibition on view—Penelope Gottlieb: The Invasive Plant 9
VISITORS GATHER to sample delicious fermented fare and sips by local businesses, enjoy live music, and engage with art during MMA's popular Ferment Event. 10
Expanding Engagement Through Partnerships To expand community engagement and maximize resources, the Museum partnered with a number of organizations and individuals throughout the year. From working with artists and businesses to offering programs that invite community dialogues to partnering with local libraries to offer Mobile Free Family Fun Day activities for families, partnerships benefitted all through shared expertise and resources.
Our Partners Artists and Arts Professionals Betsy Andersen Susan M. Anderson Robert Armstrong Danielle Andress Paz de la Calzada Dick Crispo Leslie Ferrin Barbara Furbush Claire Gendler Marissa Geoffroy Salvador Guerena
Jeff Gunderson Amy Lange David Ligare DJ Liquid Abyss Melissa Lofton and the Lofton Family Hector Dionicio Mendoza Robert Pierce Berit Potter ¿Qiensave? Felicia Rice Amanda Salm Continued
Denese Sanders Tescia Seufferlein Melissa Smedley Dora Lisa Rosenbaum Lauren Wiseman and Charlotte Pollock Lily Yu
Arts Organizations and Institutions
Community Businesses and Nonprofit Organizations
American Alliance of Museums Arts Council for Monterey County Arts Habitat The Borderline Collective California Association of Museums Carmel Art Association Center for Photographic Art Common Ground Gerald Peters Gallery Guitars Not Guns Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Listening Place Readers Theater Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters Association Museo Eduardo Carrillo Moving Parts Press Neumann Wolfson Art Open Ground Studios Play Full Ground Studio Samz School of Music, Inc. Southwest American Bullet Residency Trotter Galleries West End Celebration The Weston Collective Winfield Gallery Youth Arts Collective
Almighty Kombucha Ardent Culinaire Big Sur Land Trust The Bitter Ginger Bonhams Brew-N-Krew Beer Burn Hot Sauce Carmel Chamber of Commerce Carmel Valley Manor Carmel Woman's Club Community Foundation for Monterey County Discretion Brewing Dreams and Details, Boutique Event Design and Planning Fandango Restaurant Fiesta Lighting Design First Night Monterey Forest Hill Manor Ghost Town Brewing Hacienda Carmel Happily Ever Laughter Happy Girl Kitchen Co. Hensley Event Resources
HER Helmet Thursdays House of 8 Media IsoRhythms Music Therapy Jaeger Custom Frames Julia's Vegetarian Restaurant Monterey Bay Master Gardeners Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau Monterey Insurance Agencies Monterey Makers Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Moss Media A Moveable Feast Old Monterey Foundation Other Brother Beer National Steinbeck Center NitroCycle 831 Pacific Grove Brewing Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History Peter B's Brewing Pierce Ranch Vineyards Play-Well TEKnologies Portola Hotel Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce Samuel Lewis Wines
Star Sanitation Tinyhouse Chocolates
Educational Institutions Acalanes High School Acalanes Union High School District Alisal Union High School District Big Sur Charter School California State University Monterey Bay Castroville Elementary School Creekside Elementary School Crumpton Elementary School Defense Language Institute Del Rey Woods Elementary School Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Academy Dual Language Academy of the Monterey Peninsula El Gabilan Elementary School Elkhorn Elementary School Foothill Elementary School Forest Grove Elementary School Highland Elementary School John E. Steinbeck Elementary School La Mesa Elementary Los Arboles Middle School Los Padres Elementary School Marina Vista Elementary School
Marshall Elementary School Martin Luther King Jr. School of the Arts Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey Mintie White Elementary School Monte Vista Elementary School Monterey Peninsula College Monterey Peninsula Unified School District Monterey Homeschool Co-Op North Monterey County Unified School District Ohlone Elementary School Olson Elementary School Ord Terrace Elementary School Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Pacific Grove Unified School District Pajaro Valley Unified School District Palma School Parkfield Elementary School Robert Down Elementary School Saint Lawrence Academy Salinas City Elementary School District San Carlos School Santa Catalina Seaside Middle School Shandon Joint Unified School District Stevenson School
University of California, Santa Cruz Watsonville High School
Government and National AmazonSmile Bank of America Blue Star Museums City of Monterey Monterey County Free Libraries Monterey Public Library Monterey State Historic Park North American Reciprocal Museum Association Pacific Grove Police Department Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums
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“During the school year, I partnered with the Museum to help build a museum field trip tour that was purposefully designed to be accessible to the special education students of Monterey County. From my work within the special needs population, I have learned that there is often a great deal of pressure and anxiety for teachers and parents when they bring their students or children with special needs into a public setting, especially one in which there are often fragile pieces of art, to the point that they usually don't. The feedback for the tours was so positive, and teachers were grateful to feel welcomed and included, and they appreciated the attention to detail that the Museum took to accommodate their students varied needs. I was extremely impressed by the Museum's desire to learn how to expand access to the arts to underserved populations such as the special needs community, and look forward to continuing our work together.” DARCY SMITH, MA, MT-BC, NMT Owner of IsoRhythms Music Therapy
Media and Public Relations Artdaily.com Carmel Magazine Carmel Pine Cone KAZU 90.3 FM, Public Radio KRML 102.1 FM, Community Radio Monterey County Herald Monterey County Weekly Naval Support Activity Monterey South County Newspapers Squarecylinder.com TMD Creative
LOCAL BUSINESS, BREW-N-KREW was a featured partner for Brews for a Cause—one of the Museum's community events. 15 15
VISITORS ENJOY festivities during MMA's annual Miniatures exhibtion. 16
THANKS TO THE GENEROSITY OF MMA's ARTIST MEMBERS, visitors explored a diverse selection of 220 Miniatures artworks in 2018. 16
Membership and Visitor Engagement Between July and March of the fiscal year, a total of 13,953 visitors experienced MMA’s dynamic array of exhibitions and programs at our locations. Additionally, the Museum’s Membership program engaged our Members by inviting them to participate in the Museum’s annual Miniatures exhibition and special Membersonly events and programs. Then, between March and June of 2020, MMA began to offer a selection of virtual exhibitions and programs, and Members and online visitors benefited from our virtual artists talks, opening receptions, blog posts, and collection highlights on social media.
Membership Highlights On July 10, 2019, MMA offered its Annual Members' Meeting & BBQ, where nearly 100 Members joined us for organizational updates On February 13, 2020, Members joined us for Members Matter! Shapes, Scraps, and Sips to create their own postcards using scrap material and miscellanies while sipping wine with Robert Armstrong and Jennifer BrookKothlow of Stretched, Strung, and Strewn Between March and June 2020, MMA presented 3 Virtual Mondays at the Museum events, featuring guest speakers and MMA staff, and the Museum ended the fiscal year with a total of 1,576 Members
201 artists, all MMA Members, participated in Miniatures 2019. Miniatures, an annual community exhibition, is one of MMA’s key fundraisers to help raise support for programming throughout the year.
Financial Overview July 1, 2019–June 30, 2020
Organizational budget $2 million
Expenses 5% Visitor Services & Retail 7% Marketing & Communications
31% Programs, Exhibitions, & Collections
19% Operations & Facilities 18
19% Fundraising & Events 18
Revenue & Support 8% Individual Donations
13% Investment Yield
2% Sponsorships 2% Board Dues 2% Annual Fund 2% Earned Income 6% Membership 24% *Marble Fund
13% Fundraising Events
*John H. Marble Endowment Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County provides support to operate and maintain the Museum's galleries.
Engaging Community with the Diversity of California Art
NEW ACQUISITION HIGHLIGHT Michael Bevilacqua (1966 – ), Oh the Places You'll Go! (detail), n.d., Archival inkjet print. Gift of Joanne Bevilacqua.
As part of MMA’s mission to engage community with the diversity of California art, the Museum continues to acquire works that more fully represent the artists and communities of California. Along with special exhibitions, presentations of the permanent collection serve as the foundation for MMA’s programs. Importantly, works from the collection are on view or accessible via our website on an ongoing basis—inspiring dialogues that bridge cultures and perspectives.
Acquisitions 2019–2020 Johnny Apodaca (1954 – )
Michael Bevilacqua (1966 – )
Mud Creek Landslide, 2017 Oil on canvas
DUI: Fables of Reconstruction (six feet under), 2006 Graphite, paper collage on handmade paper
Gift of the artist
Rex Ashlock (1918 – 1999)
Gift of the artist
Untitled (bust of a woman), n.d. Patinated bronze
I Cannot Understand Normal Thinking, n.d. Monotype on newsprint paper
Untitled (rising Phoenix and dog), 1949 Oil on linen
Illumination Green, 1992 Oil and wax on canvas
Gifts of the Rex Ashlock Trust 20
Oh the Places You'll Go!, n.d. Archival digital print Self Portrait, n.d. Linocut Gifts of Joanne Bevilacqua Swimming Pools, Movie Stars, 2018 Acrylic on archival printed canvas, in custom painted frame Gift of the Belinda Neumann Family Collection and the Alison Katz Wolfson Family Collection
Norma Bhaskar (1921 – 2018)
Lawrie Brown (1949 – )
Monterey #7, 1982 Acrylic on canvas
Butterflies, from the Nuclear Landscapes series, 1986 Large-format Polaroid photograph
Untitled (reclining figure), n.d. Acrylic on canvas Gifts of the Bhaskar Family
Fish, from the Nuclear Landscapes series, 1986 Large-format Polaroid photograph Gifts of Lawrie Brown
Demetri Broxton (1979 – ) Worth the Weight, 2019-2020 Everlast® boxing gloves, cowrie shells, 24K gold Japanese delica beads, Czech seed beads, redwood, frankincense, cotton & thread, brass nails, mirrors, stainless steel chain and hardware NEW ACQUISITION HIGHLIGHT
Demitri Broxton (1979 – ), Worth the Weight, 2019-2020, Everlast® boxing gloves, cowrie shells, 24K gold Japanese delica beads, Czech seed beads, redwood, frankincense, cotton & thread, brass nails, mirrors, stainless steel chain and hardware. Museum Purchase by Exchange; Gift of Albert Denney, Nancy Stillwell Easterbrook, Margaret Wentworth Owings, Naedra B. Robinson, and Elizabeth Tompkins.
Museum Purchase by Exchange; Gift of Albert Denney, Nancy Stillwell Easterbrook, Margaret Wentworth Owings, Naedra B. Robinson, and Elizabeth Tompkins.
Ferdinand Burgdorff (1881 – 1975) In Yosemite Park, Ca, n.d. Oil on canvas Gift of Janet C. McDaniel
George Elbert Burr (1859 – 1939) Coast at Monterey, after 1906 Etching and drypoint Gift of Donald Erlenkotter
Annette Corcoran (1930 – ) Hummer with Four Leaves, 2017 Porcelain Gift of the Winfield Family
George De Groat (1917 – 1995) Pensario, 1971 Charcoal on paper The Pharisees, 1970 Etching Gifts of Gyöngy Laky and Thomas C. Layton White Trees, 2004 Oil on canvas Gift of Janet C. McDaniel
NEW ACQUISITION HIGHLIGHT
Penelope Gottlieb (1952 – )
Penelope Gottlieb (1952 – ), Oenthera speciosa, 1966, Acrylic and ink over Audobon print. Museum purchase with funds provided by Valera Lyles.
Oenthera speciosa, 1966 Acrylic and ink over Audubon print Museum Purchase with funds provided by Valera Lyles
Ynez Johnston (1920 – ) Beyond the Gobi, n.d. Etching Bequest of Mary Morse Shaw
George Joseph Koch (1884 – 1951) Natural Arch, n.d. Oil on canvas Gift of Janet C. McDaniel
Emil Kosa (1903 – 1968) Waves Crashing on Rocks, ca. 1930s Oil on canvas Gift of Janet C. McDaniel
Robert Kvenild (1952 – ) Vase of Flowers, n.d. Glazed stoneware NEW ACQUISITION HIGHLIGHT
Bequest of Mary Morse Shaw
Crystal Morey (1984 – ), Sea Level Rise in Eden, 2019, Hand-sculpted porcelain, Museum purchase with Collector's Guild funds.
Paul Lauritz (1889 – 1975) High Sierra Lake, n.d. Oil on canvas Gift of Janet C. McDaniel
David Ligare (1945 – ) Magna Fide, 2014 Oil on canvas Museum Purchase in honor of David Ligare’s 75th birthday, with additional funds provided by Judy and Tom Archibald, Elizabeth Barlow and Stephen McClellan, Linda and David Keaton, Sally Lucas, Judith and Frank Marshall, and Lila and James Thorsen.
Francis McComas (1874 – 1938) Pescadero Rocks (aka Rocks in Carmel Bay), ca. 1930 Oil on canvas Bequest of Mary Morse Shaw
Kathryn Metz (1932 – 2018) Figure Field Strumpet, 1969 Oil on board Triad Space, 1966 Three variant etchings and original copper etching plate Untitled, n.d. Wooden lightbox with five acetate prints and plexi plates, one frosted glass plate
NEW ACQUISITION HIGHLIGHT David Ligare (1945 – ), Magna Fide, 2014, Oil on canvas. Museum Purchase in honor of David Ligare’s 75th birthday, with additional funds provided by Judy and Tom Archibald, Elizabeth Barlow and Stephen McClellan, Linda and David Keaton, Sally Lucas, Judith and Frank Marshall, and Lila and James Thorsen. Continued 25
Samuel F. B. Morse (1885 – 1969)
Alan Parker (1916 – 1993)
Gifts of the Estate of Kathryn Metz
Tree at Sunset, ca. 1960 Watercolor on paper
Geometric Abstract, 1979 Oil on paper board
Michael Miner (1949 – )
Trees with Reflection, n.d. Watercolor on paper
Protean Wave, 1967 Oil on canvas
Bequest of Mary Morse Shaw
Bequest of Mary Morse Shaw
John O'Shea (1876 – 1956)
Paz de la Calzada (1967 – )
African Figures, n.d. Black and red on paper
Bucolica, 2019 Artificial turf
Portrait of a Mexican, 1936 Oil on panel
Gift of Paz de la Calzada
Variations on Three Plates, 1966 Portfolio of seventeen etchings
After the Fire, Part 2, 2017 Fiber-based, gelatin silver print Gateless Gate, Part 1, 2013 Fiber-based, gelatin silver print Tidal Boulder, Point Lopez, 2014 Fiber-based, gelatin silver print Gifts of Michael Miner
Crystal Morey (1984 – ) Sea Level Rise in Eden, 2019 Hand-sculpted porcelain Museum Purchase with Collectors Guild Funds
John Boit Morse (1911 – 1988) House of Shaws, ca. 1970s Oil on canvas Kow Loon, ca. 1970s Oil on burlap Bequest of Mary Morse Shaw 26
Tahitian Fish, ca. 1928 Oil on canvas board Gifts of Gyöngy Laky and Thomas C. Layton
George Demont Otis (1879 – 1962) Bay Side Acres, n.d. Oil on canvas Gift of Janet C. McDaniel
Albert Paley (1944 – ) Plant Stand, 1984 Mild steel, slate Gift of Nicky and Jerome Manning
Paul Roehl (1948 – ) Enantiodromia #32, 2011 Oil on canvas Gift of Janet C. McDaniel
Alison Saar (1956 – ) Breach, 2017 Woodcut on vintage seed sack, ed. 1/8 Museum Purchase by Exchange; Gift of Albert Denney, Nancy Stillwell Easterbrook, Margaret Wentworth Owings, Naedra B. Robinson, and Elizabeth Tompkins.
John Saccaro (1913 – 1981)
Ruth Wall (1917 – 2009)
Untitled, 1977 Oil on canvas
Untitled (abstract), circa 1951-1952 Oil on board
Gift of Linda and David Keaton
Gift of Linda and David Keaton
Joan Savo (1918 – 1992)
Margaret Wentworth (1913 – 1988)
Woman in Blue Coat, 1971 Oil on canvas Bequest of Mary Morse Shaw
Peter Shire (1947 – )
Chalice, Venice, 1959 Sgraffito on board Bequest of Mary Morse Shaw
Honolulu, 1975 Mixed media on paper Lava Box, Honolulu, 1975 Mixed media on paper Gift of Jennifer Bicket and Allen Davis
Arthur Vachell (1864 – 2018) Untitled (Landscape with coastal view), n.d. Oil on canvas over board Gift of Jane L. Rectenwald and Jeannie Morgan Klenke
NEW ACQUISITION HIGHLIGHT Alison Saar (1956 – ), Breach, 2017, Woodcut on vintage seed sack, ed. 1/8. Museum purchase by Exchange; Gift of Albert Denney, Nancy Stillwell Easterbrook, Margaret Wentworth Owings, Naedra B. Robinson, and Elizabeth Tompkins.
Many Thanks to Our Supporters
Our Legacy Society honors the dedicated individuals who share our commitment to the visual arts and have designated a gift in their will, living trust, or other part of their estate plan. Planned gifts support future programs, exhibitions, and conservation efforts and advance our mission. A special thank you to the following Legacy Society members and their families for their most generous bequest gifts in fiscal year 2019-2020.
Thank you to the following individuals, foundations, corporations, and organizations for having contributed $1,000 or more between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020. We are so grateful for your trust in the Museum and for your most generous support, which makes art accessible to everyone in our community. Our work wouldn’t be possible without you.
Bequests Estate of Kathryn Metz* Estate of Mary Morse Shaw* Hope D. Williams*
Exceptional Support, $100,000 – $499,999 The David and Lucile Packard Foundation John H. Marble Endowment Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County $50,000 – $99,999 Peggy and Bob Alspaugh Adriana and Bill Hayward Christine and Craig Johnson Monterey Peninsula Foundation, host of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
$20,000 – $49,999 Joan and Donald Beall COVID-19 Relief Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County General Endowment Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County Monterey County Gives Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County Lauralie and J. Irvine Fund at the Community Foundation for Monterey County Lila and James Thorsen
Mona and Ed Zander $15,000 - $19,999 Incy and Peter K. Brooks Caron and Alan Lacy Louise M. Davies Foundation $10,000 - $14,999 Cassandra and Paul Hazen Susan and Bruce Herman Betty and James Kasson Mary Pat and Richard McCormick Lisa and Henry Plain Robert and Virginia Stanton Endowment Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County Rodney & Betty Guilfoil Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County $5,000 - $9,999 Susan D. Akers Mary Anderson and Salvador O. Gutierrez
Judy and Thomas Archibald Hannah and Kevin Comolli Mary Cary and Gary Coughlan Sandra Dewey Nancy and William G. Doolittle Susan DuCoeur Pam and Russell Fadel Frances Elgan & Werner Kunkel Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County Carol and John Greenwald Harden Foundation Kristen and Joe Huston Sally Lucas Maud Porter Work Rose Garden Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County Cynthia and Forrest Miller Opportunity Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County Barbara Schilling and Richard Carr The Todd Lueders Fund for the Arts of the Community Foundation for Monterey County
$1,000 - $4,999 Arts Council for Monterey County, thanks to support from the Monterey County Board of Supervisors Elizabeth Barlow and Stephen McClellan Sandra and Brian Berris City of Monterey James Davis Carol Lynn Farris Laura and John Gamble Susan and David Gill Ksenija and Gus Halamandaris Donna and Jack Hardy Elizabeth Hoffman and Maurice Druzin Janet and Michael Hogan Joanne Irmas David Keaton Shannon Kirby Landreth Family Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County Valera Lyles Continued 29
Jana Magginetti June and John Mera Monterey Museum of Art Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County Monterey Peninsula Volunteer Services Susan and William Montgomery Jane and John Olin Pebble Beach Company Foundation Daniel and Roseanne Pierre Cynthia and Frederick Riebe Robin and Chris Sawyer Lisa and Steven Schatz Suzanne Shaw Susan Shillinglaw and William Gilly Matthew Simis and Michael Gray Sarah Spencer Darleen and Rolf Trautsch Wells Fargo Corinne Whitaker Dorothy and Gerald Williams Yellow Brick Road Benefit Shop
In-Kind Ghost Town Brewing Adriana and Bill Hayward Kara’s Cupcakes Betty and James Kasson A Moveable Feast Gifts to the Collection David and Julia Andres Anonymous Johnny Apodaca Rex Ashlock Trust Joanne Bevilacqua Michael Bevilacqua Bhaskar Family Jennifer Bicket and Allen Davis Lawrie Brown Paz de la Calzada Austin Conkey* Claire Cameron Dawson Wolfe, in honor of Donald & Julia Dawson and Robert & Grace Dawson Donald Erlenkotter Gail and Alex Gonzalez John and Carol Greenwald Kathryn Elizabeth Greenwald
Jane Buchanan Hill Trust Coille McLaughlin Hooven Linda and David Keaton Gyongy Laky and Thomas C. Layton Nicky and Jerome Manning Janet C. McDaniel Kathryn Metz* Michael Miner Belinda Neumann Family Collection Kenneth Parker Jane L. Rectenwald and Jeanne Morgan Klenke Sophia Senter Joan Pearson Watkins Revocable Trust Harry Wilson Alison Katz Wolfson Family Collection * In memoriam
MEMBERS ENJOYED tasty bites, strolling the galleries, and a presentation about MMA's organizational updates during the Museum's Annual Members' Meeting & BBQ. 31
Thank You to Our 2019-2020 Capital Campaign Supporters In late 2019, several supporters stepped forward to usher in the next major phase of organizational growth for the Museum— one that will allow us to better serve our community for the long-term future. The support of these early and most generous supporters made the acquisition of 590 Perry Lane possible, and we cannot thank them enough for sharing in our vision for the future of MMA. Exceptional Support, $1,000,000+
$20,000 – $49,999
$1 – $99
Nancy Eccles and Homer M. Hayward Family Foundation Judith and Frank Marshall
Joan and Don Beall Mary Cary and Gary Coughlan The Greenwald Family
$100,000 – $999,999
$10,000 – $19,999
Sandra and Ned* Dewey
Lisa and Hank Plain Susan and Bruce Herman
Tony Alvarez Juan de Anda Maria Anguiano Emma Cervantes Mario Chagollan Josefa Curiel Christian Gollan David Hernandez Claudia Lopez Araceli Mejia Lorena Mejia Maritza Mejia Abla Mendoza Carlos Mendoza Macon Muños Michael Perez
$50,000 – $99,999 Peggy and Bob Alspaugh Adriana and Bill Hayward Christine and Craig Johnson June and John Mera Lila and James Thorsen
$1,000 – $9,999 Judy and Tom Archibald Pam and John Wilkinson $100 – $999 Thomas Donnelly Hector Dionicio Mendoza Susan Shillinglaw
Suzana Salgado J.C. Santos Sara Santos Marcos Uriel Guadalupe Yepez Other Incy and Peter K. Brooks
AERIAL VIEW of MMA La Mirada (right) and 590 Perry Lane (left).
* In memoriam
2019–2020 Docents and Volunteers Thank you to our docents and volunteers who contributed to the success of MMA’s exhibitions, programs, events, and special projects in 2019-2020. From helping with Free Family Fun Days and School Visits to working on collections projects and administrative projects, Docents and volunteers shared their time and talents to make the Museum even better. Docents and volunteers also benefited from continuing art education, special opportunities to meet artists, being part of a community that is passionate about art and MMA.
Docents Betty Aynaga Lisa Barca-Hall Dionys Briggs Leslie Buckalew Mary Callaham Suzette Cavanaugh Harriett Duarte Carol Evans Toby Fleischman Geri Flesher Judith Glickman John Greenwald Kathryn Greenwald 34
Lillie Grossman Adrii Helgren Noelle Hetz Mary Hill Shannon Kirby Jana Magginetti Allyson Malek Ellen Maupin Stan McMahan Susan Miller Oak Paek Lindy Perez Lilian Raats
Jack Roberts David Rojas Manjit Sidhu Judy Sloan Karen Steadman Janet Tezak Janet Wallace Kate Warthen Tully Wiedman Maryellen Wilson Kathi Wojtkowski
Ken Hale Maria Rivas Jo Todd Eleanor Uhlinger
Lauren Grizzle Jordyn Martin Connie Prado Wilfredo Prudencio Jocelyn Ramos Ariann Senter Erik Westmoreland
Monterey Museum of Art Team Noelani Castro Collections Assistant
Berniz House External Relations Assistant
Jennifer Wagner Finance Manager
Chris Cohoon Manager of Education and Public Engagement
Corey Madden Interim Executive Director
Melanie Zaragoza Membership Coordinator and Board Liaison
Ken Girardey Facilities Assistant Noah Gonzalez Museum Preparator Maureen Halligan Designer Allyson Hitte Manager of External Relations
Bill Jenkins Director of Facilities Roxanne O’Weger Education Coordinator John Rexine Manager of Collections and Exhibitions Ilary Ruiz Museum Educator Stephanie Shepherd Advancement Officer, Grants and Research
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