Musings | Fall/Winter Member Newsletter

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Monterey Museum of Art




Musings is a quarterly publication for Members of the Monterey Museum of Art.

Our Mission

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

The Monterey Museum of Art is a collaborative center where art and community engage.

Board of Trustees Adriana Hayward, Psy.D. President

Lila Thorsen, Ph.D. President Emerita

Judith Marshall Vice President

Monika Campbell Tom Donnelly Kristen Huston John Mera Susan Shillinglaw, Ph.D. Ashley Stepien

William G. Hyland Trustee Emeritus

Craig L. Johnson Trustee Emeritus

John A. Greenwald Treasurer

Judy Archibald Secretary

Cover Image Demetri Broxton (born 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. 78 x 28 x 24 in. (198.12 x 71.12 x 60.96 cm). Museum Purchase by Exchange; gift of Albert Denney, Nancy Stillwell Easterbrook, Margaret Wentworth Owings, Naedra B. Robinson, and Elizabeth Tompkins.

Photo: Moss Media Carmel

Note to Our Members The Museum has a lot planned for the last quarter of 2020—including several “firsts.” Join us for The Great Pumpkin Drive—our very first drive-through art experience at MMA La Mirada. All are welcome to submit their carved pumpkin to be displayed, and then everyone is invited to drive-through to delight in the festive outdoor exhibition of carved pumpkin creations. All of us are also excited for the November opening of our first virtual Miniatures exhibition fundraiser—complete with a digital Miniatures exhibition catalogue (another first). Also, in November, the Museum will kick-off its Monterey County Gives fundraiser. All donations made to MMA through Monterey County Gives will be partially matched and will help MMA set up its very first digital studio to improve programming and increase accessibility to arts education. We have so much to look forward to, and we sincerely thank you for standing by us through this time. Together, we are creating a better future for all!


Photo: Moss Media Carmel

From the President Dear MMA Members and Friends, We hope all of you continue to be well and safe! The MMA Board of Trustees and staff have embraced this time of closure to take a deep breath and think about the healthiest planning and future we can envision for our historic art museum. The staff has redirected their efforts to our virtual platform so as to continue on with presentations, exhibitions, and virtual programming. This programming will be beneficial for our community as well as for our 4,000 plus schoolchildren who will not be able to tour in person. Through this investment in the enhanced digital platform and greater technology, we will still be able to expose our youth to the arts and educate our community about California art—past, present, and future. I hope you are also enjoying our blogs, online galleries, Virtual Family Fun Days, and the incredibly wellreceived RAD (Remote Art Days). We will continue to listen to your feedback and suggestions and work with our community, artists, and MMA family to create a virtual museum experience that will inspire and nurture! We so look forward to the day when we can safely open our doors and welcome you back to the Monterey Museum of Art in person! With tremendous thanks for your ongoing support during this challenging time,

Adriana Hayward, Psy.D. President, Board of Trustees

From the Interim Executive Director Dear MMA Members and Friends, As the new Interim Executive Director of Monterey Museum of Art, I am lucky to be staying on the beautiful La Mirada campus when I am in town. My proximity gives me a chance (despite COVID) to see the Museum’s collections and facilities, as well as to meet staff and board members, not simply by Zoom but safely outdoors in the gardens. As a newcomer to Monterey I am bowled over by its extraordinary natural beauty. It’s no surprise that this place inspired Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, and Francis McComas to create iconic images that define what California means to many of us. Equally remarkable is that 60 years ago, community members recognized that Monterey deserved a museum of its own. Since then, MMA has elevated Monterey and its artists to a world stage—while also devoting itself to identifying, showing, and collecting succeeding generations of iconic California artists. Despite the temporary closure of our galleries, MMA staff have worked tirelessly over the last six months to keep our door open virtually by transitioning the Museum’s engaging arts education programs, exciting special exhibitions, and its collection of California paintings (from before 1945) to an enhanced digital platform. Soon, MMA’s entire collection will be available via the Museum’s website so that anyone can access the over 5,400 California artworks in the collection, free of charge. While touring MMA’s vast archives recently, I heard the devastating news that Felicia Rice, founder of Moving Parts Press and a co-organizer of our upcoming exhibition The Califas Legacy Project, had lost her studio and all of her current work in the Lightning Fire—along with 700 exhibition catalogues that were meant to accompany the exhibition. Fortuitously, the centerpiece of MMA’s upcoming exhibition, a one-of-a-kind folding mural, was saved because the artwork was moved to a safe location in anticipation of our show. This terrible loss reinforces the vital purpose museums play in preserving our shared cultural resources. Like the pristine beauty of the Monterey coast, the creative resources of this region need protection, especially in times of crisis. I hope if you have not yet given to the Museum that you will. By doing so, you will protect what makes Monterey unique and valuable to the world. Looking forward,

Corey Madden Interim Executive Director

"I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed this week’s virtual artist talk by Whitney Aguiñiga, featuring ‘Pots in Protest.’ I live on the east coast and it was so wonderful that I was able to participate in the program, notwithstanding my distance from California. I particularly enjoyed the hands-on presentation with Whitney and, in fact, have passed it along to some fellow art lovers. I hope you will continue to offer virtual presentations, even after the current situation is past. Thank you again for sharing this great program with your Members from across the country." - Nina Eldred, MMA Member


MMA Members:

A Passionate, Vibrant, and Creative Community On March 16, we joined most cultural institutions across the world and temporarily closed our doors to the public. Staff were sent home to work remotely, school tours were cancelled, and a sense of uncertainty began to settle in. Our thoughts quickly went to our Members. Though we could no longer physically be together, we knew we needed to remain united as a community. We sought out new ways to connect virtually, and thus was born #VirtualMMA—a variety of virtual arts experiences that encourage dialogues about art, artists, museums, and all things culture. Our goal is to provide our Members with an inside look at what we’re doing and to stay connected as an arts community. Over the past five months since our galleries have been closed, we have offered virtual talks by artists, art historians, MMA staff members, docents and more! Members even a made a

“Pot in Protest” alongside Currents artist Whitney Aguiñiga, gone on a virtual school tour with MMA Education Coordinator, Roxanne O’Weger, and learned about the paintings and processes of California artist James Fitzgerald with art historian and MMA Trustee, Lila Staples Thorsen. Living through this pandemic can make us feel isolated. Our Members join us to support our mission, but also to be a part of a community that is passionate, vibrant, and creative. If you’re not already an MMA Member or are in the process of renewing your membership, we hope you join or renew today! Be sure to check out our website and social media channels (Facebook and Instagram) for all of the latest #VirtualMMA updates.

Join us for our festive fall programs! • Virtual Free Family Fun Day: Spooktacular Saturday, October 24, 2020 (11:00 am – 5:00 pm) • The Great Pumpkin Drive (at MMA La Mirada) Friday, October 30, 2020 (4:30 pm – 8:30 pm) 7

Reflecting on the Past, Present, and Future With our first digital Musings issue (released on July 1), we shared about how the Museum has pivoted and innovated to deliver quality exhibitions and programs for all ages—virtually. We hope all of you have been learning, creating, and benefiting from the beauty and power of art right along with us. As we come nearer to end of 2020, it is still hard to believe all that has happened this year. While our doors remain closed for the moment, we reflect on some of the important work that you have made possible this year— especially through the challenges that this year has presented to all of us. In addition to purchasing the 590 Perry Lane property for the future expansion of MMA La Mirada, our facilities team has been hard at work completing some needed renovations to our treasured La Mirada facility and gardens. We are also proud of our collections and exhibitions team for making MMA’s collection 8

of California paintings (from before 1945) available for all to view on our website. The team is also currently working to make more of the permanent collection available online. Our program staff have been developing and implementing interactive virtual programs for all ages—from Virtual Free Family Fun Days and Remote Art Days (R.A.D.) for children and families to virtual exhibitions and openings—and we look forward to expanding our virtual outreach even more. We are not done with 2020 yet! Join us for The Great Pumpkin Drive—our very first drivethrough art experience at MMA La Mirada. All are welcome to drop off their carved pumpkins to be displayed (drop off is October 29), and then everyone is invited to drive through to delight in the festive outdoor exhibition of carved pumpkin creations (drive-through exhibition will be held on October 30). Then, on November 12, the Museum

will open its annual Miniatures fundraising exhibition—virtually featuring over 150 artists. Also on November 12, MMA will kick off its annual Monterey County Gives fundraiser. Last but most certainly not least, MMA is presenting the virtual exhibition Gretchen Andrew: FUTURE NEWS, and you won’t want to miss this thoughtful and innovative exploration of art and artificial intelligence (on view

Gretchen Andrew: FUTURE NEWS (installation view). Photo courtesy of the artist.

now through January 3, 2021). Together, let’s make the closing months of 2020 the best that they can be—through creativity, learning, hope, curiosity, giving, and all of the wonderous ways that art connects us!

Your support makes our work possible! Starting on November 12, we hope you will consider making a donation to MMA through our: • Miniatures fundraising exhibition • Monterey County Gives fundraiser


Artist, Erin Lee Gafill, working in her Big Sur studio. Photo courtesy of Tom Birmingham.


Highlighting the California Artist Community Opportunities often materialize organically through unlikely connections and events. We, like many institutions, are feeling the pain of delaying and canceling much of our 2020 programming due to COVID-19. However, we cherish the new virtual opportunities that have sprung up out of the shutdown. One of the exhibitions delayed until spring of 2021 is Color Duets, featuring paintings by Kaffe Fassett and Erin Lee Gafill. Like her uncle Kaffe, Erin grew up in Big Sur where she still lives and works, along with her partner— Tom Birmingham. Through the relationship established during exhibition planning, Tom and

Erin approached the Museum to collaborate with their production company, Studio 1, on an online video project. Together, over the next few months, we will highlight living California artists—through interviews, virtual studio tours, and workshops. Be sure to follow us for details about these exciting upcoming opportunities to learn more about the California artist community. Also, if there is a California artist that you find fascinating and would like to learn more about that artist, please send us an email at education@ We look forward to your participation!

Learn more about MMA’s upcoming virtual interviews, studio tours, workshops, and other programs on our website.


Our Great Belief In Caring for and Sharing Art The Monterey Museum of Art is excited to announce the acquisition of David Ligare’s Magna Fide. Born in Illinois, but a long-time resident of the area (primarily Salinas and then Carmel Valley), David Ligare has been involved with the Monterey Museum of Art and the local art community in various ways over many decades. He has an international reputation and is represented by Hirschl & Adler in New York, among others. His work is in major museum collections including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Ufizzi Gallery in Florence, Italy. Ligare recently had an exhibition of landscape paintings at the Winfield Gallery in Carmel and was the subject of a traveling exhibition organized by the Crocker Art Museum, entitled David Ligare: California Classicist, to which MMA lent several works.


We asked Ligare about the history of Magna Fide and what it meant to him to have MMA acquire it. He said, “If I can say, this is a favorite painting of mine. In 2014, we were in Italy staying with friends who have a country house in southern Tuscany. We were all at the beach one day and I was drawing in my notebook when this image popped into my head. When I got back to Florence (where I was working at the time) I made a bigger drawing and then an etching. I made the final painting back in my studio in Corral de Tierra. The rocks were actually modeled on ones in Monterey but the idea was an homage to the Renaissance artist, architect and writer, Leon Battista Alberti who had said that the Sphere is the most perfect form. The inscription on the plinth reads, ‘Magna Fide’ meaning, ‘The Great Belief.’ I’m really happy that the Museum

acquired this piece because it represents both of the worlds I live in. What a birthday surprise!” To compliment Magna Fide, Ligare has also donated a preparatory drawing and etching to the Museum so that viewers can examine his artistic process. MMA’s holdings include 16 other works by Ligare in various media, and we invite you to experience the works of David Ligare by virtually strolling the Museum’s permanent collection online. Thank you to the generous donors who made the acquisition of Magna Fide possible: Judy and Tom Archibald, Elizabeth Barlow and Stephen McClellan, Linda and David Keaton, Sally Lucas, Judith and Frank Marshall, and Lila and James Thorsen. Thanks to you, Magna Fide will be accessible to all—now and into the future. We truly appreciate your support.

David Ligare (1945 – ), Magna Fide, 2014, oil on canvas, 60 x 80 inches. 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. ©David Ligare.


Alison Saar (b. 1961), Breach, 2017, woodcut print on vintage seed sack, ed. 1/18, 47 x 19.25 inches. Museum Purchase by Exchange; Gift of Albert Denney, Nancy Stillwell Easterbrook, Margaret Wentworth Owings, Naedra B. Robinson, and Elizabeth Tompkins.

Collection Highlight Demetri Broxton was born and raised in Oakland, attended Robert Louis Stevenson School in Pebble Beach, and earned his BFA from UC Berkeley in 2002. Broxton sees his work as an ongoing investigation of cultural continuities from Africa to America, and he is particularly interested in how ancient cultural forms find their way into modern mainstream culture. His sculptures draw on the many threads of AfricanAmerican historical origins and traditions, from the sacred art of the Yoruba people of Nigeria, to the beading traditions of the New Orleans Mardi Gras Indians, to his love of hip-hop music and graffiti. For instance, Broxton may combine elements of Nigerian royal regalia with sports equipment having significance to African-American history, in order to highlight their hidden connections and continuities. In the case of Worth the Weight (2019), the use of cowrie shells alludes to that shell’s role as the primary currency employed to purchase Africans for the Atlantic slave trade—one pound of shells having

been considered the equivalent of thirteen pounds of a man’s body weight. The use of the boxing gloves, in turn, ties this reference to the role of race and notions of racial superiority in the history of American sport—with a pile of seventeen pounds of shells corresponding to the average weight of a modern-day heavyweight boxer. Take a closer look at works from the Museum’s collection online.

View works from the Museum's permanent collection on our website.

 Demetri Broxton (born 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. 78 x 28 x 24 in. (198.12 x 71.12 x 60.96 cm). Museum Purchase by Exchange; gift of Albert Denney, Nancy Stillwell Easterbrook, Margaret Wentworth Owings, Naedra B. Robinson, and Elizabeth Tompkins.


MMA Board Spotlight:

Lila Thorsen

Seong Oak Paek Seong Oak Paek (Oak) received her MMA Docent training in 2011 and started volunteering as a Docent in Spring 2012. In talking about how she learned about MMA and the Docent program, Oak says, “My love for the Museum started one cold day in December 2008 when I accidentally stopped by the Museum by myself. I was attracted to its mysterious beauty ever since, and I found out there were some volunteer opportunities at the Museum. Without much knowledge about art or training as an artist, I was wondering whether I could still work as a Docent. Terry Laurent, MMA Director of Education at that time, strongly encouraged me to receive the Docent training, and I did it.” Oak works full time at the Defense Language Institute (since 2004), yet she still generously offers her time to help with MMA’s Free Family Fun Days and First Fridays. She says, “It has been a joy and an honor for me to be a part of MMA, and I look forward to my retirement so that I can spend more time at this wonderful place.” Thank you Oak for your time and dedication!


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MMA Volunteer Spotlight:

Lila Thorsen has been involved with MMA for decades in a variety of roles, from volunteer to Board President, and she also participates in a number of Museum Committees. As a former professor and Chairman of the Department of Visual and Public Art at CSUMB, Lila has deep and broad art-historical knowledge, and a particular affinity for the art of California. As part of the Museum’s recent effort to make its collections more accessible to the public, we asked Lila if she would be willing to contribute commentaries on individual artworks in the collection—featured in a virtual exhibition, on our social media, and in an interactive online database accessible on our website. Lila responded enthusiastically and has so far contributed over 100 enlightening commentaries that truly bring the artworks to life. Thank you Lila for all that you have done to make MMA even better. Your commitment and ongoing support is valued and greatly appreciated!

Roxanne O'Weger

A dedicated member of the MMA team since 2014, Roxanne O’Weger serves as MMA’s Education Coordinator. Roxanne develops and implements MMA’s education programs, and one of her favorite MMA memories is of when the Education Department created an interactive community exhibit called Open Walls: You Are Here. When asked about the favorite part of her job, Roxanne says, “Witnessing ‘ah-ha’ moments. The look on the face of a young student or an adult visitor when they just get it. It’s the moment when they develop a connection to a work of art through looking, learning, or creating. It’s awesome to see, and even better to be a part of.” In looking back at her experiences with art as a child, she shares, “My mom tells me that my early teachers commented that I took way too long to finish my art projects because I kept adding details. This is still true. In fifth grade I started taking art lessons out of a local artist’s garage. My teacher taught me how to look at art critically, and the practical skills I learned there carried me through college. I owe her a lot.” Some of Roxanne’s favorite activities outside of work include exploring local trails, trying new pastry recipes while listening to spooky podcasts, and jigsaw puzzles.

Maureen Halligan

MMA’s Graphic Designer, Maureen Halligan, has been a creative force on the MMA team since 2017. When asked about the favorite part of her job, Maureen says, “As an artist, creative thinking is important to me, and there are plenty of opportunities at the Museum—from establishing branding for exhibitions or events, making fun illustrations for social media, and even designing flower arrangements for exhibition openings.” Her favorite Museum memories are of the Ferment Event, and she shares, “It was inspiring to see the community gather, experience local flavors, flip through zines, view art installations, and to just feel the energy of the crowd.” Involved in the arts for as long as she can remember, she says, “As a child, I participated in a program called ‘Art Start’ where we took tours of an arts center, did theater exercises, and made projects to engage our creative thinking. I believe that the early exposure and hands-on experiences helped build a foundation that carried through to my undergraduate work (RISD) and my MFA graduate studies (UNLV). Outside of MMA, you can find Maureen in her studio making art, sewing masks, baking bread, reading anti-racism or art literature, or coaxing her cat Charlie to take walks on the beach.

Photo: Moss Media Carmel

Photo: Michelle Magdalena Photography

MMA Staff Spotlight:

MMA Staff Spotlight:

Maureen Halligan, pictured at right.


Monterey County Gives A Digitally Responsive and Accessible MMA Starting on November 12 (through December 31, 2020), MMA will be participating in Monterey County Gives—the premier annual community fundraiser in Monterey County. While our participation in Monterey County Gives is not new, the initiative we are raising funds for is. With 2020 ushering in so many “firsts” for the Museum, we have been creatively responding to make our exhibitions and programs accessible while our doors are temporarily closed. This is why we will be utilizing the Monterey County Gives fundraising platform to raise the funds needed to create our Arts Access Digital Studio at MMA. The Arts Access Digital Studio will be another “first” for MMA, and it is an integral initiative


for the future of the Museum— and for California art. Having to temporarily close our doors due to COVID-19 has been the spark that has ignited our expanding virtual programming. However, the digital world is one which MMA needs to integrate into further in order to more fully share what we do with people from all over Monterey County, California, and the world. We are excited to take this next step of creating our Arts Access Digital Studio to do just that! We need your help to make this important next step for MMA possible. Your support will allow us to increase the quality and quantity of MMA’s virtual programs—through the Arts Access Digital Studio—now and into the future (even after our doors are open again).

Importantly, every donation made to MMA through Monterey County Gives will be partially matched by the Monterey County Gives partners! You can also advocate for MMA by making your donation as a Challenge Donor to challenge others to give to MMA. All Challenge Donors are prominently recognized on the Museum’s Monterey County Gives donation page. Making a donation is easy, and we invite you to learn more and donate by visiting the Museum’s Monterey County Gives donation page. We thank you so much for supporting the Museum, California art, and increasing accessibility to educational arts programming!


Photo: Moss Media Carmel

Maximize your gift to MMA by making your donation through Monterey County Gives (November 12 – December 31, 2020).

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Miniatures will be held virtually this year! Starting November 12 (through December 20, 2020), view and donate towards your favorite Miniatures artists and artworks for your chance to take home a miniature!


Miniatures 2020 A Virtual Fundraising Exhibition Benefiting the Monterey Museum of Art

The Monterey Museum of Art is excited to announce that our favorite community fundraising exhibition, Miniatures, will be held virtually this year! That means you can enjoy Miniatures from the comfort and safety of your own home. The exhibition celebrates our community of artists, all Museum Members, who generously donate original artwork in support of MMA. Miniatures will feature a diverse selection of paintings, photographs, prints, sculpture, and mixed media works—all which will be available to view and donate towards online (November 12 – December 20, 2020). Instead of selling Miniatures raffle tickets this year (unfortunately raffles are prohibited online in California), we are inviting everyone to make donations in support of their favorite Miniatures artists and artworks—the more the merrier! Every donor will have a chance to take home a miniature: • View the dynamic selection of Miniatures artworks online • Donate by clicking on your favorite Miniatures artworks • At the end of the exhibition, we will randomly select one donor for each miniature to take the work home with them as a thank you for supporting the Museum Thank you to all of the Miniatures artists for making Miniatures possible, and we hope everyone will join us in celebrating these artists as we raise the crucial funds needed to support the Museum’s exhibitions and public programs. We truly appreciate your support! Miniatures will be available to view and donate towards online from November 12 – December 20, 2020. 21

Acknowledgements Magna Fide Acquisition Supporters

Thank You Miniatures 2020 Artists

Our deep appreciation to the generous supporters who made the acquisition of David Ligare’s Magna Fide possible. Thanks to you, Magna Fide will be accessible to all—now and into the future. We are truly grateful your support:

Thank you to our generous community of artists! Through their gifts of art, artists keep Miniatures alive. In turn, Miniatures provides exposure for artists, while helping the Museum raise funds to support arts programming for all ages. A BIG thank you to all of the Miniatures 2020 artists:

Judy and Tom Archibald Elizabeth Barlow and Stephen McClellan Linda and David Keaton Sally Lucas Judith and Frank Marshall Lila and James Thorsen

Project T.H.R.I.V.E. Supporters Teach Hope, Resiliency, and Inspiration through Virtual Education As passionate advocates for accessible arts programs for children, our Project T.H.R.I.V.E. supporters are helping us bring our free Virtual School Visit Program to every child in Monterey County. We sincerely thank you for helping us make a positive difference in the lives of so many: Adriana and Bill Hayward Lila and James Thorsen


Linda Abbey Sherree Anderson Connie Andrews Robert Armstrong Ann Artz Kent Auguson John Avera Mary Ann Avera Betty Aynaga Elizabeth Barlow Randi Beer Lee Beggs Kimberlee Bensberg-Klarich Jennifer Bicket Blagojce Bobbie Brainerd Ed Bredthauer Vanessa Bredthauer Jean Brenner Dionys Briggs Jennifer Brook-Kothlow Emme Brown Wynn Bullock K Burkart Linda Butters Mary Callaham Jill Casty Susann E. Cate Lynn Ginger Chih Clark Coleman Noriko Constant Marly Cooke Daniel L. Cooper Margret Maria Cordts Edward Corpus

Karen Cowdrey Vanessa Cowdrey Susan Cox Kelly Coyle Virginia Crapo Nicole Cromwell K.C. Cullen Tom Davies Diane Eisenbach Mark Farina Geri Flesher Kathy Fulton Nancy Galloway Patrick George Marie Gilmore Judi Giordano Ken Girardey David Glickman Sandra Gray Kathryn Greenwald Gail Griffin Lillie Grossman Paula Hamilton Kathryn Hannay Kari Harigrove Cat Harper Nina Harrison Thomas Hawley Joan Meyers Hendrickson Mary Hill Peter Hiller Sunday Howe Magaret Hunt Karen Hunting Peggy Hutton Heidi Hybl Bill Jenkins Rena Kempton Carole Klein Evelyn Klein Richard Klevins Anne Kmetovic Francyne Laney Stephanie Langley Sarah Leonard David Ligare Susan Loewy Janet K Long

Whitney Lopez Frances Lozano Harriet Lynn Stephen Lyon Allyson S. Malek Susan Manchester Judith Marshall Edi Matsumoto Andrea McCann Marilyn McMahan Stan McMahan Markus McMahon Marli Melton Erin Miller Kevin Milligan Liz Monroe Mustoe Susan Morse Eileen Nazzaro Michaela O'Brien Julianna O'Hara Helen Ogden Chuck Olsen Larry Omoto Polly Osborne Jane Pakis Yong Park Robertson Parkman Andrew Passell Corazon Patricio Anne Marie Patricio Jan Penn Melissa Pickford Isabella Pierre Maria Poroy John Rexine

Valerie-Jean Rivera David Rojas Cherie Rousseau Beth Rubenstein Helen Almazan Rudnick Amanda Salm Ronald San Chirico Ava Scofield Gloria Shaw Manjit Sidhu Cynthia Spencer Lesley Anne Spowart JM Stahl Tanya Stanberry Dee Steiner Katerina Stojanovski Dorothy Stonely Mark Tanous Lila Thorsen Rosemary Tintle Patrick Tregenza Bonnie L. Tucker Rue Turner Sandra Uecker Kate Warthen Janet Whitchurch Cara Wilson Robin Winfield Susan Wirshup Rowan Wolnick Lyn Jade Xu Andrea Yomtob Victor-Mario Zaballa Lynn Zwagerman

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Exhibitions Calendar October – December 2020

Omar E. Montaño in Currents and FLUX (Virtual) On view through October 25, 2020 Gretchen Andrew: FUTURE NEWS (Virtual) On view through January 3, 2021 Joan Takayama-Ogawa in Currents and FLUX (Virtual) October 30, 2020 – November 22, 2020 Miniatures 2020 (Virtual) November 12, 2020 – December 20, 2020 Ken Hale in Currents and FLUX (Virtual) November 27, 2020 – January 3, 2021 California Art Before 1945 (Online gallery of selections from the MMA Collection) Ongoing

Upcoming 2021

The Califas Legacy Project January 8, 2021 – April 11, 2021 Francis McComas: Rediscovering California’s First Modernist January 21, 2021 – April 4, 2021 Marc Trujillo: Fast Food January 28, 2021 – April 18, 2021  Pictured above: Francis McComas (1874-1938), Cypress, Monterey (detail), n.d., oil on canvas, 41 x 60 in. (104.14 x 152.4 cm). Monterey Museum of Art; Gift of Jane and Justin Dart.

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