American Museum of Ceramic Art

American Museum of Ceramic Art The American Museum of Ceramic Art was founded on March 22, 2003, in Pomona, California. The mission of the museum is to champion the art, history, creation, and technology of ceramics through exhibitions, collections, outreach, and studio programming.HistoryThe American Museum of Ceramic Art was founded in Pomona, California on March 22, 2003 by David Armstrong.FounderArmstrong was born in McPherson, Kansas on July 8, 1940.

His family moved to Pomona, California in 1944, where his father, David S. Armstrong, opened a furniture and appliance business located at 150 East Third Street. Armstrong graduated with honors from Upland High School. Armstrong later attended Pomona College and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1962. His major was Zoology; however, during the years he attended Pomona College, Armstrong discovered a love for ceramics and studied under the tutelage of Paul Soldner.Armstrong served for a period in the United States Army and later in the National Guard as an officer in the Military Police Corps. He met his wife, Julie while attending Pomona College. Armstrong's father died in 1966, and in 1969, he changed the family furniture business into Armstrong's Gallery. The gallery featured limited edition ceramic collectibles from all over the world, specializing in porcelain figurines and collector plates.

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