Monterey Museum of Art and its collection

Monterey Museum of Art

The Monterey Museum of Art ( MMA ) an art museum located in Monterey, California . It was founded in 1959 as a chapter of the American Federation of Arts . The Monterey Museum of Art collects, preserves, and interprets the art of California from the nineteenth century to the present day. Notable holdings celebrate the heritage of Northern and Central California, and especially for early California images from the Carmel Art Colony. The museum operates two facilities, one at 559 Pacific Street and the other at 720 Via Mirada (La Mirada). The Pacific Street location has eight galleries and houses the administrative and curatorial offices, and the Buck Education Center consisting of classrooms, a library and the Youth Gallery. In 1983, the Monterey Museum of Art acquired the historic estate of La Mirada, whose history reflects the heritage of the Monterey area. La Mirada was expanded with modern galleries and is used to present traveling exhibitions from other institutions, highlights of the museum’s permanent collection that include masters of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and significant emerging artists of today such as Ingrid Calame .

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Monterey Museum of Art
Pacific Street 559
CA 93940 Monterey

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Opening hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
11:00 – 17:00
11:00 – 17:00
11:00 – 17:00
11:00 – 17:00


**Museums for All – SNAP Participants w/EBT:Free
*Active Military w/ID:Free
18 years and under:Free
Bicyclists 50% discount
Blue Star MuseumsFree
NARM and AAM Members:Free
Students w/ID:Free


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Pacific Street 559, Monterey

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