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Museum, Art Festivals and Museums in Monterey

Art, music and culture converge in the Monterey Peninsula. Monterey has been a past and present home to many artists and creative individuals including photographers Ansel Adams, Edward Cole and Brett Weston; painters Armin Carl Hansen, William Ritschel, Francis McComas and E. Charlton Fortune; sculptor Jo Mora, creator of the monumental bronze sarcophagus of Father Serra in Carmel Mission; even cartoonist Hank Ketcham, whose pen brought to life Dennis the Menace. Local Monterey authors like John Steinbeck, Robinson Jeffers, Robert A. Heinlein, Henry Miller, Ed Ricketts, and Robert Louis Stevenson have all lived in and written about the Monterey Peninsula.
 
Enrich your visit by stopping by a local art gallery, museum, library, festival event, historic adobe, or public garden and find inspiration in the creativity that flourishes throughout Monterey County.
27
May

Happy Birthday Monterey!

May
27
 2014
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Happy Birthday Monterey!
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 is Monterey's 244th Birthday! On this day in 1770, Padre Junipero Serra, father of the California missions, and Captain Gaspar de Portola, a Spanish military leader, joined forces to establish the pueblo of Monterey, California's first Capital. Read More about Happy Birthday Monterey!
05
Mar

The Cannery Row Monument

Mar
05
 2014
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The Cannery Row Monument
Prominently featured in Cannery Row's Steinbeck Plaza, the Cannery Row Monument was dedicated February 26, 2014. The monument was created to celebrate the evolution of Cannery Row in order for visitors to visualize and understand the history of the destination. Read More about The Cannery Row Monument
25
Sep

Highlights of the 2012 Monterey Jazz Festival

Sep
25
 2012
About 6 year(s) ago by The Inns of Monterey No Comments
Highlights of the 2012 Monterey Jazz Festival
It was another amazing weekend filled with music and fun out at the Monterey Jazz Festival. As the official hotel sponsors of the festival, the Inns of Monterey hosted a special tent for viewing a short video presentation of the hotels. Many fans stopped by for a chance to win an overnight stay at one of our three hotels. They were also treated to some yummy jelly beans courtesy of our friends from Jelly Belly. Read More about Highlights of the 2012 Monterey Jazz Festival
08
Aug

Monterey Museum of Art

Aug
08
 2012
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Monterey Museum of Art
The Monterey Muesum of Art can be found in two locations, and both are within easy reach of the Inns of Monterey. The Pacific Street location, across the street from historic Colton Hall features eight galleries exhibiting American and early California art work. The La Mirada gallery is housed in an historic estate located in one of Monterey's oldest residential neighborhoods. Lush rose gardens make the gorgeous venue ideal for weddings and other special events. Exhibits change several time throughout the year. Read More about Monterey Museum of Art
06
Feb

New Cannery Row Movie Theatre Opening December 2011

Feb
06
 2012
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New Cannery Row Movie Theatre Opening December 2011
Great news for all you movie buffs ... And just in time for all the hot new holiday releases.... Cinemark Theatre Monterey Cannery Row XD will open later this month. The new Monterey movie theatre will showcase extra large, extreme entertainment! A ceiling-to-floor and wall-to-wall screen with custom sound and premium seating will ensure that every seat is an intense sensory experience. Read More about New Cannery Row Movie Theatre Opening December 2011
18
Nov

Celebrate Christmas in Monterey's Historic Adobes

Nov
18
 2011
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Celebrate Christmas in Monterey's Historic Adobes
Stroll thought the streets of Historic Downtown Monterey and visit up to 23 19th Century adobes. Delight in period dance lessons at Custom House, or bagpipes and cookies at Robert Louis Stevenson House. Refreshments, games history and fun await the entire family during Monterey's signature holiday event. Read More about Celebrate Christmas in Monterey's Historic Adobes
12
Sep

View Hidden Treasures During Art in the Adobes

Sep
12
 2011
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View Hidden Treasures During Art in the Adobes
Fall 2011 will bring the debut of Art in the Adobes, an important new cultural festival that will bring Monterey's hidden artistic heritage back into the light. September 30 - October 2, 2011 many of the venues will be historic adobes, including the former home of Robert Louis Stevenson. The theme for the inaugural event is "Hidden Treasures from Old Monterey." Read More about View Hidden Treasures During Art in the Adobes
07
Jun

It's Bach, July 16 - 30, 2011

Jun
07
 2011
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It's Bach
The 74th Carmel Bach Festival is a 15-day world class celebration of music and ideas inspired by the historical and ongoing influence of Johann Sebastian Bach in the world. The Festival offers a compelling array of rich musical experiences featuring national and international artists in a variety of settings enjoyed by 24,000 attendees each year coming from local, regional, national, and international locales. Read More about It's Bach, July 16 - 30, 2011
24
Apr

54th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival® September 16 - 18, 2011

Apr
24
 2011
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54th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival®
Headliners Include Sonny Rollins, Herbie Hancock, Huey Lewis & The News, Poncho Sanchez & His Latin Jazz Band featuring Terence Blanchard; Joshua Redman; India.Arie & Idan Raichel; John Pizzarelli Quartet, An Afternoon in Treme with Dumpstaphunk, Soul Rebels, Kermit Ruffins & Glen David Andrews, Hosted by Wendell Pierce;Hiromi: The Trio Project featuring Anthony Jackson & Steve Smith; Miles Davis/Gil Evans: Still Ahead Orchestra featuring Music from Miles Ahead, Porgy & Bess and Sketches of Spain; and Many More Performances Throughout the Weekend by 2011 MJF Artist-In-Residence Joshua Redman; 2011 MJF Showcase Artist Robert Glasper; 2011 MJF Commission Artist Geri Allen & Timeline Premiering the 2011 MJF Commission, The Dazzler Read More about 54th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival® September 16 - 18, 2011
02
Aug

Celebrate Monterey Peninsula's New BLUE Ocean Film Festival & Summit with a Wave of Hotel Deals August 25-29

Aug
02
 2010
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Celebrate Monterey Peninsula's New BLUE Ocean Film Festival & Summit with a Wave of Hotel Deals Augu
Ocean film lovers will be in heaven late August when Monterey Peninsula launches the first BLUE Ocean Film Festival & Conservation Summit. The Festival begins August 23, with films premiering August 25-29. This global ocean-focused event will whet everyone's whistle with the screening of 60+ award winning ocean films, photography and visual arts exhibits, seminars and a special tribute to Jacques Yves Cousteau. Read More about Celebrate Monterey Peninsula's New BLUE Ocean Film Festival & Summit with a Wave of Hotel Deals August 25-29
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