Glorious Century: Modern and Contermporary Art 1910-2010 at Monterey Museum of Art-La Mirada
- When: Friday, April 29, 2011, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Where: Monterey Museum of Art-La Mirada, Monterey
- Cost: Free - $50
- Age limit: Not available
- Categories: Art (ongoing), Art (opening)
If any local institution can credibly celebrate a century of local history, the Monterey Museum of Art can. And they do. Here. And then some. They open their new exhibit, Glorious Century: Modern and Contemporary Art 1910-2010, with a 1920s-themed party of deep artistic dimension on April 29; it will cost (50 bucks) but it's money well spent, in the cause of raising funds for the nonprofit museum, and it affords the attendee first access to works of art by Ellwood Graham, Hans Hofmann, George Abend, Felix Ruvolo, Robert Mapplethorpe, Leopold Hugo, (no surprise) Armin Hansen, George Rickey and Ingrid Calame and her site-specific mural. Those works, from the permanent collection, will be up only for one month, coming down May 29. In addition, it serves as a preview of the final four murals of Gottardo Piazzoni, a prominent California artist whose works are on display at the de Young Museum and the Asian Art Museum in San Fran—these four murals are on loan to us via the city's Fine Arts Museum and will be up until December 2012 in the courtyard gallery while the surrounding galleries rotate through other works, including a coming Edward Weston show. To steep the party in more period detail, vintage 1920s attire is encouraged and actors will portray prominent figures from the 1920s, including Gouvernor Morris, who hosted celebrity parties at La Mirada when it was his home. Good times. [WR]
6-9pm Fri April 29 preview party; regular hours: 11am-5pm Wed-Sat, 1-4pm Sun. Monterey Museum of Art-La Mirada, 720 Via Mirada, Monterey. $50/April 29 preview party; regular hours: $5/general, $2.50/student, military, free/member and kids 12 and under. 372-5477, www.montereyart.org.