Arts and Culture
MONTERY MUSEUMS & CULTURAL SCENES
Monterey offers diverse cultural and creative experiences. Immerse yourself in a vibrant art scene, discover the city's rich history, and explore beautiful museums, all just few minutes from Portola Hotel & Spa. Tour the impressive collections at the Monterey Museum of Art or inspire young discovery at the MY Museum. Honor the East of Eden author at Monterey's National Steinbeck Center. Embrace the art, music, theater, and heritage of Monterey all around us.
Monterey Peninsula Art Foundation
Tour this beautiful art gallery located on historic Cannery Row. Explore one of the top cultural attractions in Monterey County and shop for local art and pottery in the small, locally run gallery.
The Monterey County Youth Museum is a colorful museum for kids. Curious minds enjoy the museum's interactive exhibits with a local theme. Explore fun, hands-on exhibits including My Town Hall, My ImagiTree, and My Hospital.
Monterey Museum of Art
The Monterey Museum of Art boosts curiosity in the visual arts and engages the community with the variety of California art from the nineteenth century to the present day. Explore the museums upcoming exhibitions and events.
National Steinbeck Center
Discover a museum and memorial dedicated to the author John Steinbeck, located at the California State University, Monterey Bay. The museum features interactive, multi-sensory exhibits, rare artifacts, and seven themed theaters showing Cannery Row and East of Eden.
Venture Art Gallery
Explore the works of local artists at this downtown Monterey art gallery. Shop for fine art, including paintings, ceramics, sculpture, and jewelry, created by the artists of Monterey County. Check out upcoming art exhibits, events and featured artists.