The Monterey Museum of Art is opening up their doors to reveal exciting pieces from their permanent collection! "MMA Pacific Street Reimagined" showcases stunning works from their 10,000 object collection including photography, works on paper and paintings. The installation officially opens January 23, 2015 but we were able to get a sneak preview into this unique community driven installation.
Once you step foot into "MMA Pacific Street Reimagined" you are immediately encapsulated by some of Monterey's most historic and iconic artists including Margaret Bruton, Julian Greenwell and Armin Hansen depicting scenes throughout Monterey.
As you travel to the adjacent room you begin to see glimpses into the museum's vast photography and works on paper collections. Interactive stations like the "Conversation Station" invite guests to share about their art preferences, which the museum will take into account when rotating art.
The Legacy & Contemporary room showcases various portrait and landscape pieces including a striking seaside piece from contemporary local artist David Ligare.
The "MMA Pacific Street Reimagined" exhibit will rotate displayed art pieces every 3-6 months for a refreshing new look on a consistent basis.
Also new to the museum is "Evidence/Longevity/Celebration: Youth Arts Collective Alumni and Mentors" which celebrates Youth Arts Collective (YAC). YAC provides a space, sanctuary, studio, and community for young and driven artists, ages 14-22. Over 30 artists, alumni and/or mentors from YAC have their prized pieces on display January 23-May 4, 2015.
The Monterey Museum of Art is open Thursday-Monday from 11am-5pm. General admission is $10 and children under 18 are admitted for free. Please note that several galleries contain art portraying the nude body which may not be suitable for young children.