Art at the Airport

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Here at the Airport you can experience a variety of rotating exhibits and new and innovative public art displays that celebrate the beauty, spirit and great creativity of the Central Coast. Scroll through the information below to see which exhibits are currently on display in our Mezzanine and Youth Galleries.

Current Exhibits

MEZZANINE GALLERY

Vine to Wine: The Story of Winemaking in Monterey County

From the coastline to the inland valleys and highlands, Monterey County has a rich history of winemaking dating back centuries. Franciscans first planted grapes at Mission San Antonio in 1771 for sacramental wines. In 1919, Frenchman Lucien Tamm planted vines in the ancient volcanic soils near Pinnacles National Park. Grapes from these historic vines are used in Chalone Vineyard’s wine today. After Prohibition, others were drawn to the area, recognizing the terroir’s potential. In the 1960s and 1970s, the industry expanded to become one of the world’s premier winegrowing regions.

Explore the history, process and passion of Monterey Wine Country in this exhibit, presented with assistance from Monterey County Vintners and Growers Association.

The Vine to Wine exhibit opened on November 15, 2019 and will be on display until the fall of 2020.

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YOUTH GALLERY

Shifting Perspectives by Students of Marina High School

“Can we predict what life will look like 30 years from now?”

In January of this year, Marina High School Artists were tasked with exploring this question while also showing an understanding   of “line, value and perspective” in their work. Their results provide profound insight into the minds of our younger generations and the directions in which they see us heading. In light of the pandemic, their visions of the future are even more thought-provoking and should elicit concern for our shared destiny.

Art Instructors: Jen Shayani and Bonnie Sorsby

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STANDING EXHIBIT

Against the Odds: Pioneering Women of Monterey County

Whether labeled “hell on wheels,” “pillars of the community” or “agents of change”, the energy, wisdom, and courage of the women featured in this exhibition were forces to be reckoned with during their lifetimes. Their accomplishments and contributions to the betterment of Monterey County communities underlie countless local ordinances, institutions, and civic benefits that we take for granted today.

This exhibit scratches the surface in presenting a glimpse of the many prominent women who have contributed to Monterey County’s rich history. We hope their stories will inspire today’s women in pursuing their dreams and goals, and will encourage families to preserve photos, documents and mementos of their own “pioneer women.”

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PASTS ART GALLERIES AND EVENTS