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Monterey Museum of Art

Monterey Museum of Art-Pacific Street
559 Pacific Street,
Monterey, CA 93940

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Yosemite Views: From Adams to Opie
May 18 – June 24, 2019

Accompanying the blockbuster exhibit of David Hockney’s Yosemite iPad drawings, the Monterey Museum of Art will highlight pieces from its permanent collection exploring the magnificance and wonder of Yosemite National Park, including a brand new acquisition of celebrated contemporary photographer, Catherine Opie.

A Tribute to Steve Chase
Through June 2, 2019
Palm Springs Art Museum

In honor of the 25th Anniversary of the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards and in collaboration with the Desert AIDS Project and the Living Desert Zoo & Gardens, the museum is highlighting a selection of artworks gifted by Steve Chase in our Milano and DeGiorgio Galleries. Steve Chase’s contribution of 132 modern and contemporary works by artists such as John Chamberlain, Sam Francis, and Helen Frankenthaler marked a pivotal point of growth for the museum’s collection. Further, his gift of $1.5 million dollars in 1994 launched a campaign that literally raised the roof of the museum with the addition of the third floor.

Our tribute to Steve will continue in the DeGiorgio Gallery with the presentation of five California landscape paintings he gifted to the Living Desert. The selection includes early twentieth-century works by Rinaldo Cuneo, Conrad Buff, Jean Mannheim, and Frank Coburn, artists who were attracted to the beauty and light of the desert.

"Steve Chases's vital gifts changed the thrust of the Palm Springs Art Museum into contemporary art and helped transform the physical space. He was one of the brightest, most talented, and successful business people I ever knew."

Helene Galen, Palm Springs Art Museum Board of Trustees

This tribute installation is organized by Christine Giles, Curator, and David Evans Frantz, Associate Curator.

Photography From the Permanent Collection: A Closer Look
Through July 11, 2019
Palm Springs Art Museum

Images by Lewis Baltz, Joe Deal, John Divola, and Christina Fernandez underscore the essential and contradictory impulses of the human condition – to both construct and destroy the world we inhabit.

In 1975 the exhibition New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape observed an aesthetic and conceptual shift in photography, featuring images that captured the vernacular structures of the built environment. These artists offered stark visual meditations on the complexities of the changing American landscape, and in both subject and form, their inquiries resonate today.

Catie O’Leary in Currents and Dennis O’Leary in FLUX
Friday, May 17 – Sunday, June 16, 2019

Catie O’Leary, Currents
After seeing a Jess exhibition at the Berkeley Art Museum, I abandoned all other art forms for collage. The images in my collages are original engraved illustrations from antique books. The books are my inspiration as well as my material. I intuitively gravitate toward images that interest me. The meticulously cut-out parts become puzzle pieces in my selection process creating a chain of associations. Each collage is densely composed and like a novel, it takes time to “read” the intimate yet abstract narratives.
To construct the collages, I layer and glue cut-out images from the books on book pages from the same period, creating a relationship between word and image. As I start composing, the appropriated familiar images of birds, animals, landscapes, drapery, architecture and scientific objects occupy a visual space together. The unexpected juxtapositions become embellished maps, poetic landscapes combining elements of nature encountering man

Dennis O’Leary , FLUX
Lunacies are the outcome of one year’s exploration of ideas and forms based on the moon. There are numerous references here to age-old notions about the moon and some more radical adaptations. They range from Moon Jars, Lunatic fazes of the Crescent Orbit Jarmoon, Moon Stones and Orbit Jars.
All of my figurative work reference and acknowledge the ages of ceramic representation of the human head from the very beginning and throughout the history of art, and are metaphors for the human condition then and now.

First Friday Reception: Friday, June 7, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Alan Parker Revisited
Through June 23, 2019

Alan Dean Parker (1916 – 1993) came to the Monterey Peninsula in 1950 with his wife Beatrice from their native Nebraska. Here, at their home atop the Carmel Highlands, Alan painted full time except when teaching painting and conducting seminars in aesthetics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Parker was featured in a multi-media retrospective exhibition at the Monterey Museum of Art’s Frank Work Gallery in 1977. In 1988 Parker left the Monterey Peninsula for a retirement village in Oregon before dying in 1993. This new exhibition features paintings from his final active years as well as earlier works that illustrate the direction of his career, many of which have never been exhibited before. “Alan Parker Revisited” is curated by collector, Monterey resident, and longtime friend of the artist Hugo Bianchini.

The 2019 Weston Scholarship Exhibition
May 10 – Sunday, July 7, 2019

The Weston Scholarship keeps the traditional process of black and white fine art photography alive in the tradition of Edward Weston and Ansel Adams. The Museum connects our community to this legacy by showcasing the next generation of Monterey County photographers. The Weston Scholarship was established in 2004 by Gina and Kim Weston to support high school and college students studying fine art photography in Monterey County, and is specifically focused on the students practicing analogue black and white photography.

David Hockney’s Yosemite
April 25 – Sunday, August 4, 2019

Making his inaugural debut on the Monterey Peninsula, this exhibition will feature iPad drawings made by David Hockney during visits to Yosemite National Park in 2010 and 2011. The show will highlight the artist’s continuing engagement with nature and landscape and will focus on his special relationship with the American West. In addition, the Monterey exhibition will feature photo collages from the artist’s personal collection made in response to previous visits to Yosemite between 1982 and 2010.

The Museum is grateful to the artist, The David Hockney Foundation, Inc., and the Arts Council for Monterey County—thanks to support from the Monterey County Board of Supervisors for their generous support of the exhibition.

Norma Zeigle Bhaskar: Mid-Century Modernist
Through June 16, 2018

NBhaskar_Maryland_1The work of artist Norma Zeigle Bhaskar will be featured in “Norma Zeigle Bhaskar: Mid-Century Modernist”. Bhaskar was best known for her work as a colorist and an abstract expressionist. She exhibited and sold widely across the United States and was a member of the Carmel Art Association from 1996 until her death in 2018. The CAA stated of Bhaskar, “Her confident use of bold, vibrant hues coupled with imaginatively compressed architectonic forms fill her paintings with energy and passion.”

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