One great museum, two fabulous locations. Celebrating the rich artistic heritage of California, the Monterey Museum of Art offers exceptional collections of early California painting, photography and contemporary art in two unique historic settings. The Museum has significant collections of work by Armin Hansen, William Ritschel, Ansel Adams and Edward Weston. Seven galleries in this private not-for-profit museum display a wide variety of temporary exhibitions as well as works from the extensive permanent collection. Many exhibits concentrate on the artistic heritage of this region.
Monterey Museum of Art - Pacific Street
559 Pacific Street
Thursday - Tuesday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Closed Wednesdays)
MMA Pacific Street is located across from historic Colton Hall in the heart of Old Monterey. The Museum features eight galleries devoted to exhibitions of American art, early California painting, photography and contemporary art.
Men of the Sea, Armin Hansen (at right)
Elkins Park is a sculpture park adjacent to MMA - Pacific Street with rotating art on loan.
Vagrant, 1989. Matt Gill (b. 1956). Paint on Aluminum Plate.
La Mirada Education Center
720 Via Mirada
La Mirada Education Center is only open for special events and programming.
The La Mirada Education Center is located across from the MPC parking lot. It is the city’s crown jewel with magnificent gardens surrounded by picturesque stone walls. Located in one of Monterey's oldest neighborhoods, the La Mirada Education Center began as a modest stone adobe during the Mexican Period. It was later remodeled into an elegant home and estate. Today visitors will experience the same charming, exquisitely furnished home with its ambiance of early California. The Dart Wing, designed by renowned architect Charles Moore, features four breathtaking galleries with spectacular views of the gardens and Monterey Bay.