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Monterey Museum of Art presents The 2018 Weston Scholarship Exhibition

The Monterey Museum of Art (MMA) is pleased to present The 2018 Weston Scholarship Exhibition, May 10 – July 8, 2018 at MMA Pacific Street, 559 Pacific Street, Monterey.

Monterey, CA, April 29, 2018 – The Monterey Museum of Art (MMA) is pleased to present The 2018 Weston Scholarship Exhibition, May 10 – July 8, 2018 at MMA Pacific Street, 559 Pacific Street, Monterey. The Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony will be held Friday, May 11, 5:30 – 7:30 pm. General admission for the reception is $10, and the event is free for Museum Members.

The Weston Scholarship keeps the traditional process of black and white fine art photography alive in the tradition of Edward Weston and Ansel Adams. The Museum connects our community to this legacy by showcasing the next generation of Monterey County photographers. The Weston Scholarship was established in 2004 by Gina and Kim Weston to support high school and college students studying fine art photography in Monterey County, and is specifically focused on students practicing analogue black and white photography. Both Gina and Kim wish to foster photographic education as a way of nurturing a medium they love. They offer students, artists, educators and the community the opportunity to experience the richness of photography through scholarships, mentorships, exhibitions, workshops, publications, lectures, video and artists in residence.

The Monterey Museum of Art (MMA) maintains a distinguished collection of California Central Coast photography. MMA connects our community to this photographic legacy by showcasing the next generation of Monterey County photographers.

Media Inquiries: pr@montereyart.org or 831.372.5477 x101.

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Monterey Museum of Art Hosts First Friday Event May 4 to Celebrate Year of the Woman

Monterey Museum of Art will host a series of First Friday events launching on May 4 featuring fine art, fresh music and crafted cocktails, at its 599 Pacific Street location.

Monterey, CA, April 24, 2018 — Monterey Museum of Art will host a series of First Friday events launching on May 4 featuring fine art, fresh music and crafted cocktails, at its 599 Pacific Street location.

The event will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, May 4, and feature artwork from Currents exhibit artist Robin Sawyer of Carmel Valley, FLUX artist Babs DuPont Hanneman, fresh music and special cocktails crafted from Frísco brand, an unoaked grape brandy. Admission is a pay-what-you-like donation and is for those 21 and older.

The event is part of the Museum’s focus on 2018 as the “Year of the Woman,” a full slate of exhibitions and events with a focus on notable women artists of California and the Central Coast.

“Currents” is one of two new spaces the Museum opened this year (along with “Flux”), both dedicated to California living artists, showing work from the last two years. Sawyer’s and Hanneman’s work is on display through May 13.

About the Monterey Museum of Art

The Monterey Museum of Art expands a passion for the visual arts and inspires appreciation of California Art — past, present, and future. The Monterey Museum of Art connects art and community, with an emphasis on participatory experiences built around the Museum’s strong collection of California and regional art. Exhibitions and programs of the highest quality are designed to engage and inspire visitors.

The Museum was established in 1959, to uphold the artistic legacy of the region by collecting, preserving and presenting the art of California and the Central Coast. Originally a chapter of the American Federation of the Arts, MMA remains the only nationally accredited art museum between San Jose and Santa Barbara. For additional information on the Museum’s exhibitions, programming and events.

Monterey Museum of Art – Pacific Street

559 Pacific St., Monterey, CA 93940

Phone: (831) 372-5477

Fax: (831) 372-5680

Email: info@montereyart.org

http://www.montereyart.org

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The Monterey Museum of Art Announces Year of the Woman 2018 Exhibition and Events Schedule

The Monterey Museum of Art (MMA) is pleased to announce a full slate of exhibitions, lectures, pop-up dinners, tours, workshops, and fundraisers with a focus on notable women artists of California and the Central Coast.

Monterey, CA, January 11, 2018 – The Monterey Museum of Art (MMA) is pleased to announce a full slate of exhibitions, lectures, pop-up dinners, tours, workshops, and fundraisers with a focus on notable women artists of California and the Central Coast.

Why is the very idea of artistic greatness rarely extended to women? The MMA puts the question center stage in a series of exhibitions showing groundbreaking work of California women artists spanning 100 years plus of style, medium, and perspective.

“We have some amazing work by women,” said Stuart Chase, the Museum’s Executive Director, “but their work only makes up about twenty percent of our entire collection. By recognizing the work and wisdom of women artists past and present, we hope to help articulate an inclusive vision for the future.”

From E. Charlton Fortune, a bold and free-spirited early 20th century impressionist, to Kim Campbell, an abstract expressionist, women artists exhibited this year are not only “as good as the men,” some of them have blazed new trails where no man has gone before.

Please note: the MMA on Pacific Street will be closed February 5 through March 14, 2018 for gallery renovations.

Exhibitions slated to open in 2018 include:

Special installations throughout the year, beginning with Kim Campbell, January 5

Collection Highlights of Women Artists throughout the year, such as: E. Charlton Fortune, Margaret Bruton, Esther Bruton, Grace Carpenter Hudson, Eugenia Frances Mc Comas, M. Evelyn McCormick, Mary De Neale Morgan, Edna Bullock, June Felter, Adelie Landis, Emiko Nakano, Beatrice Wood, Tracey Adams, Mabel Alvarez, Susan Manchester, Malin Lager, Ruth Bernhard, Gene Kloss, Anne Brigman, Marie Brumund, Pamela S. Carroll, Martha Casanave, Imogen Cunningham, Jean Kellogg Dickie, Christel Dillbohner, Amy Ellingson, Andrea Johnson, Inez Storer, Robynn Smith, Henrietta Shore, Lucy Valentine Pierce, Jane Olin, Emilia Newell, Jeannette Maxfield Lewis, Alma Lavenson, Bertha Stringer Lee, Dorothea Lange, Amy Kaufmann, Althea Hills, Anna Hoffman, Robin Sawyer.

Beth Van Hoesen, Entry Gallery, March 15 – April 30

Photography by Women, Outcalt Gallery, March 15 – May 27

Joan Savo, Coburn Gallery, March 15– April 29

2018 Weston Scholarship, Coburn Gallery, May 10 –July 8

E. Charlton Fortune: The Colorful Spirit, Work and Outcalt Galleries, May 24 –Aug. 27

Our Ocean’s Edge, photography by Jasmine Swope, Outcalt Gallery, June 14 – Sept. 10

The New Domestic (part 1), Coburn and Entry Galleries, July 20– October 28

Salon Jane, Outcalt Gallery, September 20–November 26

The New Domestic (part 2), Work Gallery, September 13– October 28

Miniatures, Work Gallery, November 15– December 16

Alyssa Endo, November 15– January 2019

Edna Bullock, Outcalt Gallery, December 20 – February 2019

The 2018 calendar also includes the Spring Gala on April 28, Free Family Fun Days in February, June, August, October, and December, along with the Museum’s 25th Annual Miniatures exhibition November through December. The MMA’s “Brews for a Cause” fundraiser takes place in November, with “Christmas in the Adobes” following in December.

Programs for 2018 and the months in which they will be held are listed below.

Dates are subject to change.

Maker’s Series of Workshops – January 9, 16, 23, 30

Family Day – February 3

Winter Studio Series – March, 5, 12, 19, 26, Mondays

Pop-Up Dinner – March 20 (off-site)

Family Day – April 7

Spring Gala – April 28

Spring Lecture Series – May (Mondays)

Family Day – May 19

Summer Camps – June and July

Pop-Up Dinner – July

Family Day – August 19

School Tours – August 2018 – May 2019

Afternoon Art Clubs – August 2018 –May 2019

Annual Docent Training – September and October

Family Day – October 8

Fall Fundraiser – October 20

Pop-Up Dinner – October 23

Fall Lecture Series – October and November (Mondays)

25th Annual Miniatures – November 16 – December 17

Brews for a Cause Fundraiser – November 30

About the Monterey Museum of Art

The Monterey Museum of Art (MMA) was established in 1959 to uphold the artistic legacy of the region by collecting, preserving, and presenting the art of California and the Central Coast.

The only nationally accredited museum between San Jose and Santa Barbara, the MMA’s goal is to expand a passion for the region’s visual arts—past, present, and future. Exhibitions and programs are designed to demonstrate California’s vibrant, diverse spirit, and to inspire, engage, and connect art and community.

In 2017, the MMA hosted two photography exhibitions: Edward Weston: Portrait of the Young Man as an Artist, which opened in February, and Who Shot Monterey Pop! Photographs from the 1967 Music Festival, which debuted in June.

Visit montereyart.org for additional information about the Museum’s exhibitions, programming, and events.

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E. Charlton Fortune (1885-1969), Pilchard Boats, circa 1922–1924, oil on canvas. Collection Monterey Museum of Art, gift of Monsignor Robert E. Brennan, 1985.041

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The Monterey Museum of Art (MMA) Announces Exhibition and Events Schedule for 2018

The Monterey Museum of Art (MMA) is pleased to announce a full slate of exhibitions, lectures, pop-up dinners, tours, workshops and fundraisers for 2018.

 

Monterey, CA, Oct. 29, 2017 — The Monterey Museum of Art (MMA) is pleased to announce a full slate of exhibitions, lectures, pop-up dinners, tours, workshops and fundraisers for 2018.

 

The 2018 calendar also includes the Art in Bloom Gala on April 28, Family Days in February, June, August, October, and December; along with the Museum’s popular, Miniatures exhibition November through December, “Brews for A Cause” fundraiser in November and “Christmas in the Adobes” in December.

 

Exhibitions slated to open in 2018 include: 

2018 Weston Scholarship, Coburn Gallery, May 10-July 8

Our Ocean’s Edge, Outcalt Gallery, June 14-Sept. 10

  1. Charlton Fortune: The Colorful Spirit,Work and Outcalt Gallery, May 24-Aug. 27

The New Domestic (part 1), Coburn and Entry Galleries, July 20-Oct. 28

Salon Jane, Outcalt Gallery, Aug. 16-Nov. 11

The New Domestic (part 2), Work Gallery, Sept. 13-Oct. 28

Miniatures, Work Gallery, Nov. 16-Dec. 16

 

Programs for 2018 and the months in which they will be held are listed below. Dates are subject to change.

Pop-Up Dinner – January

Lecture Series – February

Family Day – February

Pop-Up Dinner – March

Art in Bloom Gala – April 28th

Lecture Series – May

Family Day – June

Family Day – August

School Tours – Aug  to May

Afternoon Art Clubs – Aug to May

Annual Docent Training – Sept/Oct

Family Day – October

Fall Lecture Series – Oct/Nov

Miniatures – Nov-Dec

Pop-Up Dinner – November

Past Trustees Luncheon – November

Brews for A Cause Fundraiser – Nov or Dec

 

About The  Monterey Museum of Art
The Monterey Museum of Art expands a passion for the visual arts and inspires appreciation of California Art — past, present, and future. The Museum recently hosted the exhibition, Edward Weston: Portrait of the Young Man as an Artist as the opening venue, and debuted, Who Shot Monterey Pop! Photographs from the 1967 Music Festival on June 2, 2017.

The Monterey Museum of Art connects art and community, with an emphasis on participatory experiences built around the Museum’s strong collection of California and regional art. Exhibitions and programs of the highest quality are designed to engage and inspire visitors.

The Museum was established in 1959, to uphold the artistic legacy of the region by collecting, preserving and presenting the art of California and the Central Coast. Originally a chapter of the American Federation of the Arts, MMA remains the only nationally accredited museum between San Jose and Santa Barbara.

Visit montereyart.org for additional information on the Museum’s exhibitions, programming and events.

Media Inquiries: pr@montereyart.org or 831.372.5477 x101

 

Photography

 

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455
http://www.montereyart.org

Monterey Museum of Art Launches New Program Called Monday’s at the Museum Beginning Monday, October 16th

Join Stuart Chase, Executive Director, Monterey Museum of Art located at 559 Pacific St in Monterey

Salinas, CA, September 21, 2017 – Join Stuart Chase, Executive Director, Monterey Museum of Art located at 559 Pacific St in Monterey

Monday’s at the Museum begins Monday, October 16th at the Museum from 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Meet the Museum Executive Director Stuart Chase

Ask questions

View Stuart’s favorite art

And more!

Monday’s at the Museum is complimentary with your Museum admission.

Event Open to the Public

About the Monterey Museum of Art

The Monterey Museum of Art expands a passion for the visual arts and inspires appreciation of California Art — past, present, and future. The Museum recently hosted the exhibit “Edward Weston: Portrait of the Young Man as an Artist” as the opening venue, and debuted “Who Shot Monterey Pop! Photographs from the 1967 Music Festival” on June 2, 2017.

The Monterey Museum of Art connects art and community, with an emphasis on participatory experiences built around the Museum’s strong collection of California and regional art. Exhibitions and programs of the highest quality are designed to engage and inspire visitors.

The Museum was established in 1959, to uphold the artistic legacy of the region by collecting, preserving and presenting art of California and the Central Coast. Originally a chapter of the American Federation of the Arts, MMA remains the only nationally accredited art museum between San Jose and Santa Barbara.

Visit montereyart.org for additional information on the Museum’s exhibitions, programming and events.

Media Inquiries: pr montereyart.org or 831.372.5477 x101

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

http://www.montereyart.org/

Monterey Museum of Art Appoints Stuart A. Chase Executive Director

The Monterey Museum of Art (MMA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Stuart A. Chase as its Executive Director. Chase officially assumed the role on April 24, 2017.

Monterey, CA, July 19, 2017 – The Monterey Museum of Art (MMA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Stuart A. Chase as its Executive Director. Chase officially assumed the role on April 24, 2017.

“The Board of Trustees is thrilled to welcome Stuart to the Monterey Museum of Art,” said Kim Negri, MMA Board President. “With over 30 years of museum experience, Stuart is an accomplished, creative, community-minded leader and has the vision and knowledge to carry MMA into the future.”

As President and CEO of HistoryMiami Museum from 2013-2017, Chase led development of programs and exhibitions for expanded facilities to serve the public, including 135% growth of additional museum space.

As Executive Director of the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, from 2005 to 2011, Chase focused on community partnerships by engaging area cultural organizations, and led a $10.3 million capital campaign for physical improvements to the art museum.

“I will be focused on engaging audiences with the visual arts of California and in particular the Monterey Peninsula. The Monterey Museum of Art holds a fine reputation in the museum field,” says Chase. “I am delighted to lead MMA into the next phase of growth, and showcase this unique American art community. The Peninsula is a beautiful region, with a strong local identity — a heritage of creative people located far enough from urban centers, but close enough to nature for lively intellectual exchange.”

Originally from Palmer, Massachusetts, Chase graduated with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. His first position in the arts was as Assistant Director at Museum of the Southwest in Midland, Texas.

A lover of the outdoors, Chase and his wife Julie are excited to land in an area of such natural beauty.

“I love the outdoors and the natural world and this area is stunningly beautiful,” Chase says. “I’m a nature buff. I love gardening, kayaking and skiing. We also love the ocean and beaches. And I actually prefer the cooler weather.”

Chase and his wife found a home in New Monterey, which allows them to walk to the Rec Trail, Cannery Row, Fisherman’s Wharf and downtown to explore the community.

“It has a very comfortable community feel to it,” he says. “I can easily see why the Monterey area became an art colony.”

As for the “next phase of growth” for MMA, Chase said he wants to build the Museum’s programs and exhibits and “reinvigorate the exhibition cycle.” But first he wants to take the pulse of the community.

“I’m a curious learner,” he says. “I want to know what the community wants and what it wants to happen with the Museum. I just want to be as open and accessible as possible.”

At the Rockwell Museum of Western Art in Corning, New York, he managed a $10 million capital improvement campaign of the historic museum building, and led acquisitions of major American regional regional artworks.

Additionally, Chase has served with the Raynham Hall Museum in Oyster Bay, New York; and the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts, and was CEO of 1Berkshire.

In addition to his bachelor’s degree, Chase participated and completed master’s degree coursework in Arts Administration at Long Island University in Brookville, New York. He was a Bohlen Scholar at Attingham Summer School in England, and attended the Summer Institute in Management of Non-Profit Institutions at New York University.

About the Monterey Museum of Art

The Monterey Museum of Art expands a passion for the visual arts and inspires appreciation of California Art — past, present, and future. The Museum recently hosted the exhibit “Edward Weston: Portrait of the Young Man as an Artist” as the opening venue, and debuted “Who Shot Monterey Pop! Photographs from the 1967 Music Festival” on June 2, 2017.

The Monterey Museum of Art connects art and community, with an emphasis on participatory experiences built around the Museum’s strong collection of California and regional art. Exhibitions and programs of the highest quality are designed to engage and inspire visitors.

The Museum was established in 1959, to uphold the artistic legacy of the region by collecting, preserving and presenting art of California and the Central Coast. Originally a chapter of the American Federation of the Arts, MMA remains the only nationally accredited museum between San Jose and Santa Barbara.

Visit montereyart.org for additional information on the Museum’s exhibitions, programming and events.

Media Inquiries: pr@montereyart.org or 831.372.5477 x101

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

http://www.montereyart.org/

Monterey Museum of Art Receives Highest National Recognition

Awarded re-accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums

Salinas, CA, July 19, 2017 – The Monterey Museum of Art is proud to announce that it has once again been honored with the highest degree of national recognition from the American Alliance of Museums.

In a July 5, 2017 letter to museum director Stuart Chase, the Alliance announced that the Monterey Museum of Art has been granted re-accreditation — recognition that the museum continues to meet National Standards and Best Practices for U.S. Museum.

“Accredited museums are a community of institutions that have chosen to hold themselves publicly accountable to excellence,” said Laura L. Lott, Alliance president and CEO. “Accreditation is clearly a significant achievement, of which both the institutions and the communities they serve can be extremely proud.”

“As the new leader of The Monterey Museum of Art, I’m very proud to work with our Board and staff to produce programs, exhibitions and build collections that meet national standards reflected by this re-accreditation,” said Stuart Chase, Executive Director Monterey Museum of Art. “We are truly one of the finest American regional art museums in the nation.”

Among an estimated 33,000 museums in the United States, only about 1,000 are currently accredited. The Monterey Museum of Art is the only accredited art museum between San Jose and Santa Barbara.

Accreditation signifies excellence to the museum community, to governments, funders, outside agencies, and to the museum-going public. The Monterey Museum of Art initially received accreditation in 1976, but all museums must undergo a re-accreditation review at least every 10 years to maintain accredited status.

“The Board of Trustees is pleased to receive news of the Museum’s re-accreditation from AAM,” said Board President Kim Negri. “We look forward to continuing to guide the Museum and support our new Executive Director, Stuart Chase, in our mission of expanding a passion for the visual arts and inspiring appreciation of California art, past, present and future.”

The Monterey Museum of Art is located at 559 Pacific Street, across from historic Colton Hall, and is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, and Thursday through Sunday. The Museum is closed Tuesday and Wednesday. The Museum also has a second venue, at 720 Via Mirada, for special exhibitions.

Admission is $10 per adult, with no admission charge for students (18 and younger) and active military with identification, and members.

Call 831-372-5477, visit the website online at montereyart.org, or send an email to info@montereyart.org for additional information.

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

http://www.montereyart.org/