Claremont Museum of Art

Claremont Museum of Art The Claremont Museum of Art, located in the historic Claremont Depot, is a jewel of a small art museum that celebrates the community’s rich artistic legacy and promotes the cultural vitality of the region.
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The Claremont Museum of Art is a non-profit organization that promotes the arts in Claremont through its exhibitions and events and provides art education programs for Claremont schools. The museum is located in the historic Claremont Depot. The1927 Santa Fe train station has come to life again, reincarnated as a jewel of a small art museum celebrating the community’s rich artistic legacy and promoting the cultural vitality of the region.

The Claremont Museum of Art is a non-profit organization that promotes the arts in Claremont through its exhibitions and events and provides art education programs for Claremont schools. The museum is located in the historic Claremont Depot. The1927 Santa Fe train station has come to life again, reincarnated as a jewel of a small art museum celebrating the community’s rich artistic legacy and promoting the cultural vitality of the region.

Operating as usual

Read our Enewsletter to see what's coming in June and more... - https://mailchi.mp/claremontmuseum/get-ready-to-look-up
05/11/2021
Get Ready to "LOOK UP". Last Chance to See "Inside Out" with 28 Local Artists Now on View Through May 30

Read our Enewsletter to see what's coming in June and more... - https://mailchi.mp/claremontmuseum/get-ready-to-look-up

We are excited to announce our June exhibition. “LOOK UP” will showcase the visual splendor of Elizabeth Turk’s immersive artwork produced in collaboration with the residents of Mt. San Antonio Gardens during the pandemic.   The exhibition, created by ET Projects, shares both intimate moments...

We are looking forward to seeing The Maloof's new exhibition opening this weekend. "Artists' Hands" includes work by loc...
05/06/2021

We are looking forward to seeing The Maloof's new exhibition opening this weekend. "Artists' Hands" includes work by local artists Gina Lawson-Eagan, Harrison McIntosh, Dan Romero, Anne Seltzer, Jeremy Sullivan and Milford Zornes.

Learn about another of Claremont’s mid-century artists, Robert George.
05/05/2021

Learn about another of Claremont’s mid-century artists, Robert George.

Welcome back to Trivia Tuesday!

Today we ask the question…

Who painted the mural above the front door of Our Lady of the Assumption?

Robert George (1928-1999)

The mural above the front door of this church has a central image the crucifixion of Christ, a key tenet of Christian belief. The church was built in 1952, replacing an original Sacred Heart Chapel in the East Barrio on First Street.

Robert George was born in Chino, California, and was the nephew of Sam Maloof. He received his BA from the University of Redlands and his MFA from Claremont Graduate School. In addition, he studied at Harvard and in Italy. George taught art for thirty years in the Chaffey and Pomona school districts.

George’s dominant style was Abstract Expressionism, which is characterized by dynamic brushstrokes and the impression of spontaneity. His work has been exhibited throughout California and has received many honors and awards during his lifetime.

Do you have a favorite mural in Claremont? Let us know in the comments.

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Did you miss seeing Sensorio in Paso Robles before it closed during the pandemic? Now is your chance as it is now open t...
05/04/2021
These trippy photos show California’s new field of lights

Did you miss seeing Sensorio in Paso Robles before it closed during the pandemic? Now is your chance as it is now open through September.

Light at Sensorio, closed since December due to the pandemic, reopens today with a new exhibit made from 17,000 wine bottles

Today's the perfect day to check in on what Maureen Wheeler has been working on recently with "Still Inside: Creative Pr...
05/04/2021

Today's the perfect day to check in on what Maureen Wheeler has been working on recently with "Still Inside: Creative Practice in the Time of COVID" (a follow up to "Inside Out: Emerging from Isolation" on view now)

Wheeler has been at the AMOCA Ceramics Studio, working on a 7-foot long tile mural to be installed as a backsplash for her backyard fountain and fire pit. The design features lemon branches and blossoms. She also completed a Wild Boar sculpture.

#claremontartist #claremontvillage #claremontmuseumofart #localartist #supportlocalartist

Yes! The museum will be open for Art Walk tonight 6-9 pm. Our favorite “Vintage Music” will be back with jazz on the pla...
05/01/2021

Yes! The museum will be open for Art Walk tonight 6-9 pm. Our favorite “Vintage Music” will be back with jazz on the plaza! Come see "INSIDE OUT: Emerging from Isolation" in which 28 local artists reflect on the pandemic experience.

Yes! The museum will be open for Art Walk tonight 6-9 pm. Our favorite “Vintage Music” will be back with jazz on the plaza! Come see "INSIDE OUT: Emerging from Isolation" in which 28 local artists reflect on the pandemic experience.

Art Walk is happening in the Village tonight! The museum will be open 6-9pm with Vintage Music playing on the Depot plaz...
05/01/2021

Art Walk is happening in the Village tonight! The museum will be open 6-9pm with Vintage Music playing on the Depot plaza. See the whole list of galleries here.

Join us for Art Walk tonight 6-9 pm. Our favorite “Vintage Music” will be back with jazz on the plaza! With safety measu...
05/01/2021

Join us for Art Walk tonight 6-9 pm. Our favorite “Vintage Music” will be back with jazz on the plaza! With safety measures and limited capacity, the museum welcomes visitors to see "INSIDE OUT: Emerging from Isolation" in which 28 local artists reflect on the pandemic experience.

CMA’s ARTstART students have prepared this simple do-at-home art project based on the multi-pattern soundsuits featured ...
04/30/2021
ARTstART Pattern Portraits

CMA’s ARTstART students have prepared this simple do-at-home art project based on the multi-pattern soundsuits featured in their 'virtual visit' to the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Inspired by the work of contemporary African-American artist Nick Cave, whose pieces are joyous, incredibly detailed, colorful, and covered in amazing patterns, ARTstARTers show how to make pattern portraits that feature intricate patterns of your own design. Keep it simple in black and white, or add your own colors! Materials needed: a piece of paper, a pen, and coloring tools, in case you want to add colors to your patterns.

#MuseumsFromHome #artfromhome #artprojectsforkids #ClaremontMuseumOfArt #artstart #artforeveryone

CMA’s ARTstART students have prepared this simple do-at-home art project based on the multi-pattern soundsuits featured in their 'virtual visit' to the Nashe...

You can see Larry’s White’s work in the “Inside Out” exhibition at CMA this Saturday then see his show at Bunny Gunner G...
04/29/2021

You can see Larry’s White’s work in the “Inside Out” exhibition at CMA this Saturday then see his show at Bunny Gunner Gallery. The museum will be open 12-4 and 6-9 for Artwalk.

Join us on Saturday from 5-8 PM for our opening. All CDC guidelines will be followed and mask is required.

The vibrant Downtown Pomona 2nd Saturday Art Walk is currently taking applications from vendors.  A great opportunity if...
04/29/2021
2nd Saturday Artwalk — Downtown Pomona

The vibrant Downtown Pomona 2nd Saturday Art Walk is currently taking applications from vendors. A great opportunity if you've been busy making work throughout the pandemic and are ready to get out there and share it.

#PomonaArt #pomonacalifornia #supportlocalart #supportlocalartists

Located in the Pomona Arts Colony, every month on the 2nd Saturday the Art Walk brings big crowds to the streets. Over a dozen galleries host artist receptions for their latest exhibits.  Many shops, studios and restaurants open late.  There is no better way to get a feel for the lively community ...

Maureen Wheeler 's sculpture is on view now through May 30, 2021 at CMA.  Admission is free for everyone through the end...
04/28/2021

Maureen Wheeler 's sculpture is on view now through May 30, 2021 at CMA. Admission is free for everyone through the end of the show, so stop by! Hours are Friday-Sunday, 12-4pm

"Warrior Woman," 2020, stained ceramic

“Warrior Woman was an experiment in technique." Wheeler wrote in the summer of 2020. "I was inspired, by workshops and many of the artists around me at AMOCA, to try slab construction on a large piece. This particular technique requires tearing the slabs to create a rough edge and creating a heavily textured surface by stamping… Being a Resident Artist at AMOCA allows me to work in my own space. There, I sprayed the piece with stain and had it fired.”

@amocamuseum #claremont_mofa #claremontart #claremontartists #claremontvillage #localart #ceramicart7543

Maureen Wheeler 's sculpture is on view now through May 30, 2021 at CMA. Admission is free for everyone through the end of the show, so stop by! Hours are Friday-Sunday, 12-4pm

"Warrior Woman," 2020, stained ceramic

“Warrior Woman was an experiment in technique." Wheeler wrote in the summer of 2020. "I was inspired, by workshops and many of the artists around me at AMOCA, to try slab construction on a large piece. This particular technique requires tearing the slabs to create a rough edge and creating a heavily textured surface by stamping… Being a Resident Artist at AMOCA allows me to work in my own space. There, I sprayed the piece with stain and had it fired.”

@amocamuseum #claremont_mofa #claremontart #claremontartists #claremontvillage #localart #ceramicart7543

We've missed Sam's house! The Maloof is reopening this weekend with home tours. Online reservations required.
04/27/2021

We've missed Sam's house! The Maloof is reopening this weekend with home tours. Online reservations required.

The Maloof is scheduled to re-open on May 1, 2021! Learn about our opening procedures and make your reservations at malooffoundation.org.
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04/27/2021

Kazumi Svenson at work on glassware #davidsvensonart #neonmuseum #glassart #localart #supportlocaartists #claremon#claremontvillage

For today's edition of "Still Inside: Creative Practice in the time of COVID" CMA checks in with local artist David Sven...
04/27/2021

For today's edition of "Still Inside: Creative Practice in the time of COVID" CMA checks in with local artist David Svenson who writes:

"The year of isolation has been challenging but productive at our home and studio. 11-year-old Shion has been fascinated with electronic kinetic and LED art as well as lizards! Kazumi and I have been firing up the hot glass studio for Kazumi to get back into her element, primarily producing a few series of artful drinking vessels while I work on a commissioned woodwork and experiment in the neon shop.

All in all, we are ready to open our door and give hugs to family and friends, teaching neon classes at MONA and workshops in our studio! Great to see Spring springing again!"

#davidsvensonart #claremont_mofa #localart #claremontartist #supportlocalart #artathome #neon @sveneon

"Inside Out: Emerging from Isolation" - the show currently on view at CMA - has indeed, emerged from isolation. You can ...
04/26/2021

"Inside Out: Emerging from Isolation" - the show currently on view at CMA - has indeed, emerged from isolation. You can finally visit in person, Friday-Sunday 12-4pm.

To refresh your memory, we're revisiting the exhibitions artists and their work. Today, Paul Kittlaus, who noted in the summer of 2020:
'“To be an artist is to believe in life.” Henry Moore was right. Art is a way to push back against the darkness, against the political effort to lock us up in our fear, the COVID-19 fear that hangs death over our heads and locks us in, separate from one another; the racism that separates us by skin color; the economic system that rewards some but not all; the privileges awarded to some but not all.

Georgia O’Keeffe said, “I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way—things I had no words for.” I seek through my art to spread light against the darkness. This painting, untitled #231, is a landscape of colors seeking harmony.'

Image: "Untitled # 231", 2020, acrylic on cotton canvas

#claremont_mofa #claremontmuseumofart #claremontvillage #claremontca #claremontartists #localart #supportlocalart

"Inside Out: Emerging from Isolation" - the show currently on view at CMA - has indeed, emerged from isolation. You can finally visit in person, Friday-Sunday 12-4pm.

To refresh your memory, we're revisiting the exhibitions artists and their work. Today, Paul Kittlaus, who noted in the summer of 2020:
'“To be an artist is to believe in life.” Henry Moore was right. Art is a way to push back against the darkness, against the political effort to lock us up in our fear, the COVID-19 fear that hangs death over our heads and locks us in, separate from one another; the racism that separates us by skin color; the economic system that rewards some but not all; the privileges awarded to some but not all.

Georgia O’Keeffe said, “I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way—things I had no words for.” I seek through my art to spread light against the darkness. This painting, untitled #231, is a landscape of colors seeking harmony.'

Image: "Untitled # 231", 2020, acrylic on cotton canvas

#claremont_mofa #claremontmuseumofart #claremontvillage #claremontca #claremontartists #localart #supportlocalart

Happy Birthday to Paul Soldner on what would have been his 100th birthday. For decades he split his time between teachin...
04/24/2021
Paul Soldner 2004 Inductee to the Aspen Hall of Fame

Happy Birthday to Paul Soldner on what would have been his 100th birthday. For decades he split his time between teaching at Scripps College in Claremont and developing an art center in Apsen. The father of American raku, the prince of serendipity inspired many young ceramists over the decades. This short video captures his spirit well.

Paul Soldner was inducted into the Aspen Hall of Fame in 2004.

It's time to head to the desert to see this year's Desert X installations on view through May 16. https://desertx.org
04/24/2021

It's time to head to the desert to see this year's Desert X installations on view through May 16. https://desertx.org

CMA’s ARTstART students have prepared this simple do-at-home art project based on the Hudson River Museum's Fall 2020 ex...
04/23/2021
ARTstART Positive Character Trait Silhouettes

CMA’s ARTstART students have prepared this simple do-at-home art project based on the Hudson River Museum's Fall 2020 exhibition “Women to the Fore,” which featured portraits, sculptures, installations, and photographs of female identifying artists. Using paintings that represent care, concern, and nurturing by Mary Cassatt and contemporary African American artist Jessica Spence's Sunday Evening, create a silhouette project and fill it with words describing admirable characteristics you value in others. Materials needed: paper, marker, pencil and eraser, coloring tools.

#artfromhome #MuseumsFromHome #artforeveryone #ClaremontMuseumOfArt #artstart #silhouetteart #artproject #femaleartist

CMA’s ARTstART students have prepared this simple do-at-home art project based on the Hudson River Museum's Fall 2020 exhibition “Women to the Fore,” which f...

Now through August 1 you can view "Made in LA" at both the Huntington and Hammer with a reservation.#madeinla #thingstod...
04/22/2021
Made in L.A. 2020: a version | Hammer Museum

Now through August 1 you can view "Made in LA" at both the Huntington and Hammer with a reservation.

#madeinla #thingstodoinla #localart #museumsopen

The Hammer reopens April 17. Free advance reservations are required.

Jane Park Wells"Hope/Belief", 2020collage and acrylic on woodOn view now through May 30, 2021 at the Claremont Depot, pa...
04/21/2021

Jane Park Wells
"Hope/Belief", 2020
collage and acrylic on wood

On view now through May 30, 2021 at the Claremont Depot, part of "Inside Out: Emerging from Isolation."

“This painting is one of a new series entitled "Painting for Hope," a continuation of my ‘Hope’ paintings that I first showed at Claremont Graduate University in 2017. That exhibition featured 1,000 folded origami cranes as symbols of hope. During the coronavirus pandemic and the recent Black Lives Matter protests, we all need hope more than ever.

In the ‘Painting for Hope’ series, I started with a collage of front page articles from recent newspapers, which I use as ‘dark background noise.’ I then painted a web of whimsical lines over the paper collage and dotted the web here and there with origami crane images, all to symbolize hope in the midst of a pandemic and protests.”

#claremontmuseumofart #claremontvillage #janeparkwells #localart #supportlocal #claremontartists

Jane Park Wells
"Hope/Belief", 2020
collage and acrylic on wood

On view now through May 30, 2021 at the Claremont Depot, part of "Inside Out: Emerging from Isolation."

“This painting is one of a new series entitled "Painting for Hope," a continuation of my ‘Hope’ paintings that I first showed at Claremont Graduate University in 2017. That exhibition featured 1,000 folded origami cranes as symbols of hope. During the coronavirus pandemic and the recent Black Lives Matter protests, we all need hope more than ever.

In the ‘Painting for Hope’ series, I started with a collage of front page articles from recent newspapers, which I use as ‘dark background noise.’ I then painted a web of whimsical lines over the paper collage and dotted the web here and there with origami crane images, all to symbolize hope in the midst of a pandemic and protests.”

#claremontmuseumofart #claremontvillage #janeparkwells #localart #supportlocal #claremontartists

Don't forget! If you can't make it to the museum of see "Inside Out: Emerging from Isolation" in person, you can always ...
04/20/2021
Inside Out: Emerging from Isolation

Don't forget! If you can't make it to the museum of see "Inside Out: Emerging from Isolation" in person, you can always view the virtual tour online.

#claremontmuseumofart #claremont_mofa #claremontart #claremontvillage #localart #supportlocalmuseums

As all our lives have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, local artists have continued their creative work in their homes and studios. Working from insi...

We have another new artist to introduce to you today!  For our series "Still Inside: Creative Practice in the Time of CO...
04/19/2021

We have another new artist to introduce to you today! For our series "Still Inside: Creative Practice in the Time of COVID" CMA is pleased to present Jennifer Hope.

Jennifer Hope graduated from Claremont Graduate University in 2009 with a Masters in Sculpture. Currently she creates pieces in ceramics where she's inspired by works from antiquity.

Jennifer notes:
"Due to the pandemic closing non-essential businesses the exhibition I was actively showing in ended prematurely and the gallery my work was displayed in (Open Canvas Gallery) closed permanently. Anam Cre, the studio where I produce and teach Ceramics/Sculpture has been closed and reopened multiple times which has affected my ability to produce new works."

Images : "Erlea," Bravo Buff, gold luster, cone 5
12 x 7 x 8 inches

"The Great Wave,” Porcelain, cone 5
7 x 4.5 x 4.5 inches, on view at SLOMA when the pandemic forced the closure of the museum in March 2020.

Hope's studio space.

2020, Metamorphosis, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art SLOMA, San Luis Obispo, CA (Juror's Award of Excellence, curated by Julie Dunn)

You can view the exhibition here: https://sloma.org/exhibition/metamorphosis/

#museumsfromhome #ceramicsculpture #CGUAlumni #claremont_mofa #supportlocalart #jenniferhope Jennifer Hope Art

Address

200 W. First St.
Claremont, CA
91711

General information

The Claremont Museum of Art is located in the Claremont Depot at 200 West First Street in Claremont. The museum is open Friday through Sunday, noon to 4pm and from 6 to 8pm on the first Saturday of the month for the Art Walk. Admission is $5 and free for Claremont Museum of Art members and children under 18. The first Sunday of the every month features ARTStation with family art activities and free admission to the museum.

Opening Hours

Friday 12:00 - 16:00
Saturday 12:00 - 16:00
Sunday 12:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(909) 621-3200

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patricia m. morris is my birth mother, she studied at scripps in the early '50s. i am interested in any information about her and her work. thank you so much... *biography of Patricia M. MORRIS (1927) Birth place: Ashtabula Harbor, OH Addresses: Inglewood 1, Calif. Profession: Painter Studied: Scripps College with Millard Sheets; Los Angeles County Al. Exhibited: Calif.-Canadian Watercolor Exh., 1955-56; BM, 1952; Denver Art Mus., 1953-55 (prize, 1954); LOC, 1952; Los Angeles Mus. Art, 1952-54 (prize, 1952, 1955); Calif. State Fair, 1951-54; Nat. Orange Show, 1952-54; Calif. WCS, 1951-55; PAFA Ann., 1958. Other awards: Motion Picture Art Dir. award, 1952, 1955; Cole of California award, 1953 Member: Calif. WCS Sources: WW59; Falk, Exh. Record Series.
I am living at MSAG in the Oak Tree Lodge as of October 15,2020. My address is still 845 E. Bonita Ave. (please add apt. L-10 ) I do not get to the museum but enjoy e-mails. Thankyou.
Its very heartbreaking to hear this news. Barbara was a rare and special person to come by in this life. I spent nearly two years living at her gallery and home, by her own grace, and assisted her with various facets of her business. I not only had the experience and opportunities to experience new and marvelous things in the world of Art, but also had the pleasure of becoming good friends with Barbara. The memories ranged from meeting prominent world artists and gallery directors, developing and honing my own creative abilities in music and photography, curating and organizing amazing pieces of history and art, to merely spending time with her and her spoiled and much loved cats Nana, Coco, and Dyson while watching Frasier. After leaving California, I continued that friendship through periodic conversations over the phone about current events, life and everything in between all while enjoying Barbaras endless whip, knowledge, and tenacity. She truly cared for each and every person that crossed her path, and she has a very special place and purpose in the life beyond. The stories and memories are plentiful. You will be remembered for being the selfless and creative artist you always were Barbara. I thank you.