11392 Pleasant Valley Road, Penn Valley, CA 95946 Tel: (916) 432-3080 Fax: (916) 272-0184
Internet Address: www mama.org Chairman of the Hoard: Dr. Ann-Victoria Hopcraft Admission, voluntary contribution.
Activities: Concerts: Education Programs: Gallery Talks; Guided Tours; Lectures;
Temporary Exhibitions Traveling Exhibitions.
Publications: exhibition catalogues (bi-monthly); newsletter.
MAMA is dedicated first and foremost to educating the public through a variety of services and programs and secondarily to assembling a collection of works of art worthy of preservation. It specializes in the presentation authentic artifacts in reconstructed settings, which provide an accessible visual context. MAMA specializes in works on paper from the 15th- to 20tli-centuries and important historical art blogs containing original etchings, engravings and woodcuts. The collection includes an extensive collection of Rembrandt etchings and works by Chagall, Delacroix. Goj’a, Manet, Matisse, Miro, Picasso, Pissarro, and Renoir. MAMAs permanent collection of antiquities is primarily from the Near East, including a large collection of Egyptian 18th Dynasty artifacts excavated at Tel el Amarna. Most western Asian and Mediterranean classical civilizations are represented. Objects include statues, pottery, masks, jewelry and a variety of artifacts from daily life. There are smaller collections of Far Eastern (China, Tibet and Japan) artifacts and Pre-Columbian potters and statues. The Theodora Van Runkel Collection of Ancient Gold spans thousands of years of gold-smithing techniques. The Museum also has a collection of African masks and statues representing over 20 different tribes.
Penn Valley Museum of Ancient and Modern Art Photo Gallery
Rancho Palos Verdes Palos Verdes Art Center
5504 W. Crestridge Road at Crenshaw Blvd, Rancho Palos Verdes. CA 90275 Tel: (310) 541-2479 Fax: (310) 541-9520
Internet Address: www.pvartcenter.org Executive Director: Mr. Scott Ward Admission: voluntary contribution.
Attendance: 15.000 Established: 1931 Membership: Y ADA Compliant: Y Open: Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm; Saturday, 10am-4pm; Sunday, lpm-4pm.
Closed: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day. Facilities: Galleries (4); Sales Galleries (Artists Studio Gallery at Art Center & The Brick Walk);
Studios (painting/drawing, printmaking. ceramics, sculpture, photography).
Activities: Education Programs (adults and children, 200+ classes/vear); Guided Tours;
Lectures; Temporary Exhibitions (20-25/year).
Publications: exhibition catalogues: newsletter, ‘ARTifacts’ (8/year).
The Palos Verdes Art Center, a not-for-profit community arts organization, promotes appreciation and expression of the arts in southwest Los Angeles County through education, exhibitions and outreach programs. Four galleries are available for exhibits: the Beckstrand. the Stewart, the Collectors, and the Norris Film Galleries. The Center produces 20-25 exhibitions of its own each year, complemented by opening events, catalogues, docent tours, lectures and workshops. Exhibitors include professional artists, members of the Art Center, and students in Palos Verdes Peninsula public and private schools. Two ongoing exhibition series feature California artists. “California Legacy” highlights artists, both as individuals and in groups, whose work is representative of a significant period in Californias art history. “Visions” presents emerging and mid-career artists from the Los Angeles area who have created a comprehensive body of work defining an aesthetic direction.
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