Monterey Conference Center

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Monterey Conference Center

One Portola Plaza

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and some weekends for scheduled events. Check the Conference Center Calendar or call (831) 646-3770 for weekend schedule information.

The Conference Center houses most of the city’s modern art on three floors. Many of the works are by local artists and include sculptures, paintings, photographs, fiber art, and stained glass. Shows of topical interest or temporary exhibits by local artists appear in the Alvarado Gallery on the second floor.

Two Dolphins, 1981. Emile Norman (b. 1918). Inlaid exotic wood.

Monterey Mural, 1984. William W. Granizo (1923-1995). Ceramic tile. Located on exterior of Conference Center, Pacific and Del Monte. (at right)

Portola Plaza

Adjacent to Conference Center

Portola, 1986. Fausto Blazquez (b. 1944). Bronze. Dedicated by King Juan Carlos I of Spain in 1987.