Petterson Museum of Intercultural Art

Petterson Museum of Intercultural Art Collecting, preserving, and exhibiting art and artifacts from around the world to broaden public knowledge and awareness of other cultures. Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 2PM - 4PM

Operating as usual

Stay with us! We're in the process of creating a new exhibit just for you!
03/03/2021

Stay with us! We're in the process of creating a new exhibit just for you!

Join us starting today at 3:00 pm for the Petterson Museum's annual Winterfest Exhibit and Event.  This year, start to s...
12/04/2020

Join us starting today at 3:00 pm for the Petterson Museum's annual Winterfest Exhibit and Event. This year, start to slow down with a short video welcoming you to Winterfest and then enjoy the music of Michael Ryan and Friends all within your own home! Share with your friends and come back often during the season. pettersonmuseum.org.

12/03/2020

Countdown to Winterfest! Just 25 hours to the beginning of the event. Please go to pettersonmuseum.org tomorrow starting at 3:00 pm to be welcomed by Kaitlyn Bylard, Museum Specialist and enjoy the music of Michael Ryan and Friends.

See the newest Petterson Press here: https://www.pettersonmuseum.org/petterson-pressDon't forget to mark you calendar fo...
11/27/2020

See the newest Petterson Press here: https://www.pettersonmuseum.org/petterson-press

Don't forget to mark you calendar for Friday, December 4, at 3:00 pm to join the Petterson Museum's annual Winterfest Celebration.
Get some hot cider and a sweet treat and sit back and kick-off the holiday season with music from Michael Ryan and Friends.

Winterfest is coming! Celebrated every year on the first Friday of December, Winterfest at the Petterson Museum is the k...
11/13/2020

Winterfest is coming! Celebrated every year on the first Friday of December, Winterfest at the Petterson Museum is the kick-off celebration of the season at Pilgrim Place. We rejoice with an exhibit that represents the season and hot tea and cider and holiday cookies. The tradition just wouldn't be the same without Michael Ryan and Friends playing our favorite holiday tunes. This year, we ask you to bring your own cider and cookies and we will bring the holiday cheer and Michael Ryan and Friends. Join us Friday, December 4, at 3:00 pm at pettersonmuseum.org for the link and kick-back and enjoy.

Nature; the fourth and final video tour of The ART of TIME: Japan and its Seasons exhibit is up! This video shares how t...
11/03/2020

Nature; the fourth and final video tour of The ART of TIME: Japan and its Seasons exhibit is up! This video shares how the seasons are represented through nature. Rain, Night, Mount Fuji and Birds all represent seasons. Learn there meaning here: https://www.pettersonmuseum.org/ Pour yourself a cup of tea and revisit the whole series and please share with your friends.

Have you seen our new website? In the fall of 2019, when the museum had its renovation, the Friends of the Petterson Mus...
06/05/2020

Have you seen our new website? In the fall of 2019, when the museum had its renovation, the Friends of the Petterson Museum and Pilgrim Place made the investment into also updating its website. It includes fresh and sharp colorful graphics, photos and videos. https://www.pettersonmuseum.org/. Stay up-to-date and come back often.

Petterson Museum of Intercultural Art's cover photo
05/20/2020

Petterson Museum of Intercultural Art's cover photo

Even though the opening of the ART of TIME, Japan and its Seasons was brief, it is still up and will continue once the P...
05/20/2020

Even though the opening of the ART of TIME, Japan and its Seasons was brief, it is still up and will continue once the Petterson Museum reopens.

Petterson Museum of Intercultural Art's cover photo
05/20/2020

Petterson Museum of Intercultural Art's cover photo

06/18/2019

The Petterson will be closed through August as we work on renovations for the galleries and collections spaces. Stay tuned for updates on the renovations!

Its the final weekend of the Between the Pages exhibit at the Petterson! Discover the transformation of writing from cun...
05/16/2019

Its the final weekend of the Between the Pages exhibit at the Petterson! Discover the transformation of writing from cuneiform tablets to modern printing, and explore what defines a book. Museum hours are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 2-4 pm. Admission is free!

Don’t miss our special one-weekend only exhibit “Expressions of Faith: The Religious Works of Sadao Watanabe!” Unique wo...
02/07/2018

Don’t miss our special one-weekend only exhibit “Expressions of Faith: The Religious Works of Sadao Watanabe!” Unique works by Sadao Watanabe on loan from personal collections and pieces from the Petterson’s permanent collection will be on view February 23-25, 2-4 pm.

📣New exhibit!Come see “Finding Our Way: Travel and Navigation Through the Ages” to learn about how people in different t...
01/24/2018

📣New exhibit!

Come see “Finding Our Way: Travel and Navigation Through the Ages” to learn about how people in different times and cultures approached travel.

Pictured here is a document on one leg of a trade route. On this trip, the Huron was transporting rum, lemons, sugar, and coffee from Grenada to Middletown, CT.

Today is Stella’s last day interning with us! Stella is a Pitzer College student who has been helping us with exhibit pr...
12/05/2017

Today is Stella’s last day interning with us! Stella is a Pitzer College student who has been helping us with exhibit prep and behind-the-scenes work in conjunction with a Museum Studies course. Thank you!

It’s officially the Christmas season at the Petterson Museum! Come see different interpretations of Santa Claus at our h...
12/02/2017

It’s officially the Christmas season at the Petterson Museum! Come see different interpretations of Santa Claus at our holiday exhibit, “Calling All Santas!” We’re open Friday-Saturday, 2-4 pm. Admission is free! Happy holidays!

Join us for the opening of our holiday exhibit, ”Calling all Santas!” Enjoy live music and refreshments. Admission is Fr...
11/30/2017

Join us for the opening of our holiday exhibit, ”Calling all Santas!” Enjoy live music and refreshments. Admission is Free!
Friday, Dec 1, 3-5 pm.

Thank you to all who visited the museum during Festival! We had so much fun with the kids who can to play and learn with...
11/14/2017

Thank you to all who visited the museum during Festival! We had so much fun with the kids who can to play and learn with our education boxes!

It’s Festival at Pilgrim Place! The Museum is open today and tomorrow from 10-4. Stop by from 1-4 to warm up with a cup ...
11/10/2017

It’s Festival at Pilgrim Place! The Museum is open today and tomorrow from 10-4. Stop by from 1-4 to warm up with a cup of tea at our tea garden!

Have a happy and safe Halloween!Postcard • Printed in New York • 1908
10/31/2017

Have a happy and safe Halloween!

Postcard • Printed in New York • 1908

You’ve certainly seen a piano before, but have you ever seen a thumb piano? If not, be sure to check out our Fall 2017 e...
10/24/2017

You’ve certainly seen a piano before, but have you ever seen a thumb piano? If not, be sure to check out our Fall 2017 exhibit "Around the World and Back Again"! We are open 2-4PM from Friday to Sunday. Admission is free!

New acquisitions! Visit us this weekend to see our newest acquisitions, a pair of mixed media pieces by Salvador Dali! W...
09/20/2017

New acquisitions! Visit us this weekend to see our newest acquisitions, a pair of mixed media pieces by Salvador Dali! We're open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 2-4, admission is free.

This cultrun is a ceremonial percussion instrument used by the Mapuche people in Chile. The donors of this particular pi...
09/19/2017

This cultrun is a ceremonial percussion instrument used by the Mapuche people in Chile. The donors of this particular piece lived in Chile, and one of their students gave it to them as a parting gift.

This piece, along with others from Chile and around the world, is featured in our current exhibit, Around the World and Back Again, highlighting the intercultural experiences of our donors.

Details on a draped cotton garment indicative of those worn by the Batek people living on Samosir Island in Lake Toba, S...
08/29/2017

Details on a draped cotton garment indicative of those worn by the Batek people living on Samosir Island in Lake Toba, Sumatra, Indonesia. Circa 1960. #Aroundtheworldandbackagain #artifactoftheday

Thank you to all who visited for the opening weekend of our Fall exhibit "Around the World and Back Again!" If you misse...
08/22/2017

Thank you to all who visited for the opening weekend of our Fall exhibit "Around the World and Back Again!" If you missed us this weekend, not to worry! The exhibit will be up through November!

Coffee pot • Painted terra cotta • Ethiopia • Circa 1990

Details on a set of Japanese temple bells featured in the upcoming exhibit "Around the World and Back" opening August 18...
08/03/2017

Details on a set of Japanese temple bells featured in the upcoming exhibit "Around the World and Back" opening August 18.

Brass • Japan • Circa 1900 #Aroundtheworldandbackagain

Figure of a man participating in Karapan Sapi, a traditional bull racing festival in Madura, Indonesia. This artifact wi...
07/28/2017

Figure of a man participating in Karapan Sapi, a traditional bull racing festival in Madura, Indonesia. This artifact will be featured in our upcoming exhibit "Around the World and Back" opening August 18.

Silver and wire • Madura Island • Circa 1970

Sneak preview of our Fall exhibit "Around the World and Back." The exhibit opens on August 18 and will highlight persona...
07/25/2017

Sneak preview of our Fall exhibit "Around the World and Back." The exhibit opens on August 18 and will highlight personal stories of intercultural experiences.

O***m Balance • Brass and Wood • Thailand • Circa 1920

Only a couple more weeks to see the HOMEGROWN exhibit! Visit soon to see artifacts showcasing California art and history...
07/20/2017

Only a couple more weeks to see the HOMEGROWN exhibit! Visit soon to see artifacts showcasing California art and history such as this stoneware goat by Claremont artist Betty Davenport Ford.

#ArtifactOfTheDayPuno Peru • Bull-Shaped Drinking Vessel • hand-formed terra cotta • Peru • 1970 #HOMEGROWN
07/11/2017

#ArtifactOfTheDay

Puno Peru • Bull-Shaped Drinking Vessel • hand-formed terra cotta • Peru • 1970 #HOMEGROWN

If you haven't had the chance yet, be sure to visit "Re-Visioning the Forest," The Keiko Miura Art Walk this weekend! Tw...
06/30/2017

If you haven't had the chance yet, be sure to visit "Re-Visioning the Forest," The Keiko Miura Art Walk this weekend! Twelve pieces of artwork by the Japanese glass artist have been framed and installed across the Pilgrim Place campus. The installation sites are based on the amount of daytime sunlight and nighttime ambient light as a way to create an "art walk." The walk ends at the Petterson Museum, where the current #HOMEGROWN exhibit showcases several of the artist's smaller pieces.

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730 Plymouth Road
Claremont, CA
91711

Opening Hours

Friday 14:00 - 16:00
Saturday 14:00 - 16:00
Sunday 14:00 - 16:00

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(909) 399-5544

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