The Chartreuse Muse opened its doors as a contemporary gallery in Modesto in 2002. In September of 2007, The Muse moved to its new location at 918 10th Street, right across from the Gallo Center and into the heart of downtown Modesto. The Muse offers works in a wide range of media from talented local and regional artists. Whether your interest is painting, ceramics, glass work, photography, metalwork, or handcrafted jewelry, you’ll find unique artwork with a modern sensibility at The Muse.


The Chartreuse Muse is also an Art School. Muse teachers as well as visiting guest artists offer a curriculum to suit all interests, for students from preschool through adult age. All skill levels are welcome. Click on “Art School” above for information about current course offerings.


In 2017 The Muse added the Clay Studio, a fully equipped studio dedicated solely to the clay arts, including potters wheels, slab roller, wet cabinet, kiln and more. Offering  classes and studio use for artists and hobbyists this new creative space is designed to inspire.

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Gallery Hours:

Tuesday – Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 12n-4pm

Third Thursday Art-walk 10am-9pm

Clay Studio:

Open Studio:  Saturday 12n-4pm

Classes: See current schedule