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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