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Ongoing Exhibitions


In addition to the fine permanent exhibitions in Monterey County's many museums and galleries, special, temporary exhibitions come and go. Some are found in unusual placessuch as the remarkable mingling of art and ecology at the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Jellies: Living Art exhibit. Others are just where you would expect to find themlike the remarkable and historic photographs made by Californian photographers at the Monterey Museum of Art.
 

Merced River, Winter, Yosemite Valley - by Ted Orland 2006
Courtesy of Ansel Adams Gallery



Exhibition Openings  

January-February 27
From the Tide Pools to the Stars
Salinas
Tel: 831-775-4721
www.steinbeck.org
The National Steinbeck Center’s special gallery space focuses on ‘the Pacific Vision’ of Edward F. Ricketts, the pioneer marine biologist and inspirational friend of novelist John Steinbeck.

January 22-March 19
Ancient Echoes: Native American Rock Art
Pacific Grove
www.pgmuseum.org
Tel: 831-648-5716
Daniel Bianchetta has been photographing Native American rock art (petroglyph) sites for nearly 20 years. This exhibit at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History features images from the Southwest, Hawaii, Big Sur and Canada. Opening reception January 21, 7pm.

January 22-April 24, 2005
Photography PastForward: Aperture at 50
Monterey
Tel: 831-372-5477
www.montereyart.org
Aperture, the renowned journal of fine photography established in 1952, celebrated its 50th anniversary by creating this special traveling exhibition. The show, now at Monterey Museum of Art, features photographs by Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, Diane Arbus, Annie Leibovitz and many more.

January 22-April 24, 2005
The Symmetry of Asymmetry: Encaustic Paintings by Tracey Adams
Monterey
Tel: 831-372-5477
www.montereyart.org
Carmel artist Tracey Adams works in the ancient technique of encaustic, a combination of dry pigment and molten wax. Her richly layered paintings probe the patterns and proportions of the natural world, in this exhibit at the Monterey Museum of Art.

February 5
Ancient Echoes Lecture
Pacific Grove
www.pgmuseum.org
Tel: 831-648-5716
Daniel Bianchetta, whose photographs of Native American rock art (petroglyph) sites are on exhibit at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, talks about the sites and his technique (2pm).


March 24-September 3
The Art of Collaboration
Salinas
www.steinbeck.org
Tel: 831-775-4721
John Steinbeck's first wife, Carol, was a poet and avid reader, an astute critic - and her husband's best editor. Her role in molding the novelist's early novels is the subject of this exhibit of her letters, photographs and other ephemera at the National Steinbeck Center.

April 9-June 5
Vanishing Pollinators: Photography by Carll Goodpasture
Pacific Grove
Tel: 831-648-5716
www.pgmuseum.org
Ever wonder what else pollinates plants besides pretty butterflies and buzzing bees? This special exhibition, presented by the Smithsonian Institution at the PG Museum of Natural History, shows the fascinating interconnections required by one of nature’s most important biological systems.

June 18-October 8
Chautauqua Years
Pacific Grove
Tel: 831-648-5716
www.pgmuseum.org
Chautauqua Assemblies were the social – and educational – highlights of Pacific Grove’s early years as a Methodist summer retreat village. To celebrate those busy days of literary readings, scientific lectures, plays and concerts, and the 100th anniversary of PG’s Feast of Lanterns, discover this special exhibit of photos and other ephemera from 1879-1926.

October 22-December 25
Caves: A Fragile Wilderness
Pacific Grove
Tel: 831-648-5716
www.pgmuseum.org
Delve into the mysterious world of caves, where few humans venture. But thanks to 23 National Speleological Society members, you can view a unique exhibition of photographs that reveal odd creatures, otherworldly rock formations, and the threat posed to these fragile habitats by pollution and vandalism. Presented by the Smithsonian Institution at the PG Museum of Natural History.




On-Going Exhibitions  

A Language Unspoken: Paintings by William Ritschel
Monterey
Tel: 831-372-5477
www.montereyart.org
One of California’s most distinguished landscape artists; at the Monterey Museum of Art Pacific Street gallery.

Jellies: Living Art
Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey
www.montereybayaquarium.org
Delicately dancing their silent, drifting way through the world's oceans, jellies are both the stars and the inspiration for this intriguing exhibition that juxtaposes living creatures with modern and traditional works of art.

Jules Tavernier Paintings from the collection of Betty Hoag McGlynn
Monterey
Tel: 831-372-5477
www.montereyart.org
At the Monterey Museum of Art Pacific Street gallery.

Just for Fun: Toys and Dolls from Around the World
Monterey
Tel: 831-372-5477
www.montereyart.org
The Monterey Museum of Art Pacific Street gallery presents a lighthearted exhibit that captures kids and adults alike.

Restless Seas: Works by Armin Hansen
Monterey
Tel: 831-372-5477
www.montereyart.org
Hansen is among the luminaries of early California artists; the Monterey Museum of Art’s La Mirada gallery presents an exhibit of his seascapes, many painted in the Monterey area.


Charles M. Russell Bronzes
Monterey
Tel: 831-372-5477
www.montereyart.org
The Monterey Museum of Art’s La Mirada gallery displays an interesting collection of Russell’s well-known Western-themed bronze sculptures.

The Art and Craft of Japanese Packaging
Monterey
Tel: 831-372-5477
www.montereyart.org
Robert H. Skiles donated his unusual and intriguing collection of Japanese boxes and wrapped items to the Monterey Museum of Art’s La Mirada gallery.

Sharks: Myth and Mystery
Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey
www.montereybayaquarium.org
Superb exhibition exploring the unique position sharks hold in the world's oceans and in the minds of human beings. Learn how people of other cultures celebrate sharks and rays through art, dance and story-telling, then see these powerful creatures up close.