The PMCA California Visionary Fund preserves and promotes the state’s rich artistic vision. Its purpose is to further the research and study of California art and design through PMCA-organized exhibitions, publications, and educational outreach programs. Gifts to the California Visionary Fund are welcomed year-round, furthering the larger mission of the PMCA.
An ongoing initiative, the PMCA California Visionary Fund supports the Museum’s scholarly endeavors, including:
Exhibitions — The Museum’s exhibitions present focused studies of California art, architecture, and design from 1850 to the present. As a non-collecting institution, the PMCA has the opportunity to mount a diversity of artists and styles and take on innovative projects larger institutions might overlook. The PMCA partners with the preeminent independent curators and scholars specializing in California art.
Publications — The PMCA is dedicated to the research and dissemination of influential ideas, perceptive insights, and groundbreaking scholarship in the field of California art. Selected projects are intellectually rigorous and of the highest caliber. Publications document and sustain our cultural heritage and enable an expanded audience to discover the legacy of California art.
Educational Outreach Programs — The PMCA’s public programs engender a deeper understanding of and appreciation for California art in Museum audiences of all ages. They provide engagement opportunities for the public, which create lasting impressions about the PMCA’s exhibitions and further enable audiences to internalize the art and culture of the state.
California Visionary Gala
The California Visionary Gala is hosted biennially to honor an individual or group who has made significant contributions to the study and preservation of California art. Funds raised from the Gala directly support the California Visionary Fund and the donor’s designated project.
Proceeds and Recognition
Contributions to the California Visionary Fund as well as proceeds from the biennial California Visionary Gala are recognized on the PMCA donor wall and the PMCA website. Donors at the $1,000 and above level will receive acknowledgment of support under the designated project of their choice.
If you would like to contribute to the California Visionary Fund, please contact:
Sarah Mitchell, Director of Development
(626) 568-3665 x18; smitchell[at]pmcaonline[dot]org