Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey

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The Monterey Museum of Art (MMA) an art museum located in Monterey, California. It was founded in 1959 as a chapter of the American Federation of Arts. The Monterey Museum of Art collects, preserves, and interprets the art of California from the nineteenth century to the present day. Notable holdings celebrate the heritage of Northern and Central California, and especially for early California images from the Carmel Art Colony.

The museum operates two facilities, one at 559 Pacific Street and the other at 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. La Mirada was expanded with modern galleries and is used to present traveling exhibitions from other institutions, highlights of the museum's permanent collection that include masters of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and significant emerging artists of today such as Ingrid Calame.
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  • Over priced and no Ansel Adams on display - which is why we went! Not sure how anyone would spend 2-3 hours there, as advertised. When I complained about the lack of AA I was told to call up to check....  more
    Over priced and no Ansel Adams on display - which is why we went! Not sure how anyone would spend 2-3 hours there, as advertised. When I complained about the lack of AA I was told to call up to check....  more »
  • Had not been to this art museum and it was a great find. Their exhibits and space is well laid out. The individuals at the desk were very helpful. 
    Had not been to this art museum and it was a great find. Their exhibits and space is well laid out. The individuals at the desk were very helpful.  more »
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  • This place is a GEM! We have really enjoyed every visit and now we are members. Everything they have in their current exhibits is wonderful, fascinating, and inspirational. I keep thinking back on what I saw.
  • Lovely little museum with ever-changing exhibitions of more-modern-era art forms, mostly from California artists, and mostly paintings. The front room functions as a gallery for regional artists’ pieces.

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