Exhibits

"Illustrating Nature" opens

Friday, May 2, 2014 - 10:00am
	

Workshop: "Introduction to Sketching Wildflowers"

Learn botanical basics as you enjoy a 2-hour workshop with science illustrator Erin Hunter. 

Please pre-register by Friday, April 18th (flyer and registration form attached). ´╗┐Cost is $20. ´╗┐For more information, call 831-648-5716, ext.16.

Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 1:00pm
	

Workshop: "Creating Native Microhabitat Pots"

 Bring home your favorite native plant habitat.

Plant ecologist Chris Hauser will have on hand an interesting variety of plants for you to choose among, including those from habitats such as oak woodlands, brackish marshes, and redwood forests.

The workshop costs $20 (all materials provided except for pot).

Please pre-register with the museum by Friday, Apri 18. The workshop flyer and registration form may be downloaded below.

Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 3:00pm
	

Central Coast Landscapes: Celebrating Nature in Painting

Exhibition Closes April 5th

From over 200 entries by Central Coast artists, just 40 paintings were selected for this special exhibition. The Museum is honored to show paintings by: 

  • Ashby, Wendy
  • Bekins, Christopher
  • Berthoin, Paola
  • Blood, Brian -- winner of PGMNH's 1st Place award for his painting "The Lady Alice" 
  • Brimer, Rich -- winner of the California State Park Foundation's award for his painting "Garrapata Trail"
  • Cherk, Sandra
  • Clausen, Bill
  • Dominguez, Miguel – winner of the Point Lobos Foundation’s award for his painting “Cypress Summit”
  • Everett, Bruce
  • Factor, Gail
  • Farina, Mark – winner of PGMNH’s 2nd Place award for his painting “Carmel Lagoon Spring”
  • Frank, Jan – winner of Asilomar Conference Grounds and State Beach’s award for her painting “Restless Asilomar”
  • Hanson, Coraly
  • Holmsky, Peter
  • Johnson, Sibyl
  • Kennan, Bill – winner of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary’s award for his painting “China Cove”
  • Kersey, Laurie – winner of PGMNH’s Best of Show award for her painting “Sunset on the Rocks” (seen here)
  • Leonard, Karin
  • Leoni, Karen – winner of the Big Sur Land Trust’s award for her painting “Garrapata”
  • Levitsky, Burt
  • Licht, Karuna – winner of PGMNH’s 3rd Place award for her painting “Ventana Double Cones”
  • Martin, Stephanie
  • Meheen, Alicia
  • Miller, Judy – winner of the BLM’s California Coastal National Monuments award for her painting “Ebb Tide at Pfeiffer”
  • Milligan, Kevin
  • Strouse, Warren
  • Strouse, Sharon
  • Tette, Richard – winner of the Elkhorn Slough Foundation’s award for his painting “Elkhorn Slough 1”
  • Thompson, Marte
  • Titus, Susan
  • Valtr, Jan
  • Willis, Jim
  • Woodman, Patrick

Juror Scott Shield's selected the "Best of Show," 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place award winners. The cash prizes were given by the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History. A panel of five jurors selected the sponsoring organizations' awards.

The exhibition is sponsored in part by the Arts Council for Monterey County.

Permanent Exhibitions

 

Explore the Museum's Permanent Exhibitions that showcase the unique and curious aspects of the natural history of the California Central Coast.

 

To propose a Special Exhibition

With 32 scientific Institutions around the Monterey Bay, it is little wonder this area is sometimes called "Science Bay." The Museum is honored to collaborate with this scientific community on educational lectures, on possible research through the Museum Collection, including its library, and on the creation of permanent and special exhibits. These collaborations raise the profile of specific research and provide researchers with a channel for public education while deeply enriching Museum visitors' experience.

The Special Exhibit Proposal Form (downloadable below) contains frequently asked questions regarding proposing a special exhibition at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History. This document also contains the proposal form for proposing a special exhibition at the museum. For more information, contact the Exhibitions Curator, Annie Holdren, PhD, by phone at (831) 648-5716, ext. 17; or by email at  holdren@pgmuseum.org.

Permanent Exhibitions

Explore the Museum's Permanent Exhibitions that showcase the unique and curious aspects of the natural history of the California Central Coast.