Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts

Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts Sam Maloof (1916-2009), an internationally known woodworker, built his work/living compound over a period of 60 years. More than 100 examples of his distinctive furniture are on exhibition in the Historic Residence Museum.
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The Sam and Alfreda Maloof Compound, listed on the National Register for Historic Places in 2010, is owned and overseen by the Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts. The Historic Residence Museum, along with Maloof's original furniture workshop, distinctive wood storage buildings and former guesthouse as well as the more recent Jacob's Education Center and Hanna Archival Conservatory are set within the 5.5 acre drought tolerant Maloof Discovery Garden.

The Sam and Alfreda Maloof Compound, listed on the National Register for Historic Places in 2010, is owned and overseen by the Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts. The Historic Residence Museum, along with Maloof's original furniture workshop, distinctive wood storage buildings and former guesthouse as well as the more recent Jacob's Education Center and Hanna Archival Conservatory are set within the 5.5 acre drought tolerant Maloof Discovery Garden.

Mission: Recognizing and celebrating fine artists and craftsmen who skillfully create timeless treasures with their hands. . .

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Check out our YouTube channel for recordings of our past artist talks, including a talk by Raul Pizarro, whose work can ...
12/28/2020
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Check out our YouTube channel for recordings of our past artist talks, including a talk by Raul Pizarro, whose work can be found in our discovery garden.

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Culture!
12/25/2020

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Culture!

A modest little "Tanko" by Barbara Beretich, in the Maloof Discovery Garden. Did you know the Barbara Beretich's cat scu...
12/19/2020

A modest little "Tanko" by Barbara Beretich, in the Maloof Discovery Garden. Did you know the Barbara Beretich's cat sculptures were all based on actual pets of hers? We've got a few of Barbara's kitties lounging around our historic campus. #malooffoundation #catsofinstagram #sammaloof #maloof #woodworking #woodworkers #furnituredesign #historichouse #gardens #nature #wildlife

Sam Maloof had an undeniable eye for design. Throughout his career as a master craftsman he honed his style, each piece ...
12/16/2020

Sam Maloof had an undeniable eye for design. Throughout his career as a master craftsman he honed his style, each piece of furniture undeniably made by Maloof, down to the finest detail. This attention to detail is not limited to furniture makers, as seen with these photographs of Porsche. Did you know that Sam Maloof used to drive a Porsche? #porsche #design #PorscheMoment #malooffoundation #sammaloof #maloof #woodworking #woodworkers #furnituredesign #historichouse

12/15/2020

Last week we hinted at a special guest that visited the Maloof recently. Many people guessed tortoise and you were absolutely correct! More specifically, a Texas tortoise by the name of Tonka visited us! Tonka is the ambassador for Inland Empire Resource Conservation District and we are happy to be partnering with them to advocate for environmental education and support waterwise landscaping. We're glad Tonka enjoyed a stroll through out waterwise discovery garden!

#malooffoundation #IERCD #conservation #TonkaTime #SamMaloof #waterwiselandscaping #environmentaleducation #nativeplants

There's a new episode of Deep House on our YouTube channel! In this episode, Larry and Lauren take a look at Sam Maloof'...
12/13/2020
Deep House with Larry White: Episode 6

There's a new episode of Deep House on our YouTube channel! In this episode, Larry and Lauren take a look at Sam Maloof's most iconic form: the rocker. Larry gives unique insights into the evolution of its form, from what was basically a Maloof chair with rockers attached to the bottom to the incredibly sumptuous and sculptural masterpiece that elevated furniture-making to new heights and cemented Sam's status as one of the greatest woodworkers of all time.

"Deep House with Larry White" is a series that explores artifacts in the Maloof historic home through the perspective of Larry White, Sam Maloof's first empl...

What kind of wood grain is this? Wait, this isn't wood! These are some close up photos of a recent visitor to The Maloof...
12/10/2020

What kind of wood grain is this? Wait, this isn't wood! These are some close up photos of a recent visitor to The Maloof. Can you guess who came to play while our regular visitors have been away?

Here are 3 hints:
1. This guest is named after some small but mighty trucks.
2. He’s the ambassador for one of our local special districts, which focuses on open space preservation, wildland rehabilitation, and education & outreach.
3. This special district covers a big portion of the Inland Empire!

#gardens #nature #wildlife #southerncalifornia #sanbernardino #inlandempire

Check out this article about Valerie A. Balint's Guide to Historic Artists' Homes and Studios. The book features the Mal...
12/07/2020

Check out this article about Valerie A. Balint's Guide to Historic Artists' Homes and Studios. The book features the Maloof and Valerie Balint gave a virtual book talk earlier this year, a recording of which you can find on our YouTube channel.
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#malooffoundation #sammaloof #maloof #woodworking #woodworkers #furnituredesign #historichouse #hahsguide National Trust for Historic Preservation

Things are a-changing in the Maloof Discovery Garden! This week Sumi Foley stopped by to install new artwork in the gard...
12/04/2020

Things are a-changing in the Maloof Discovery Garden! This week Sumi Foley stopped by to install new artwork in the garden. Once we are able to reopen we can't wait for you to visit us and see these new garden sculptures, which have actually been made using grapevines from the Discovery Garden. #malooffoundation #sammaloof #maloof #historichouse #gardens #nature #wildlife #art #artist #publicart

Today is Giving Tuesday! Consider making a donation to the Maloof today and support our mission to honor and further the...
12/01/2020

Today is Giving Tuesday! Consider making a donation to the Maloof today and support our mission to honor and further the legacy of Sam and Alfreda Maloof. Make a donation by visiting malooffoundation.org. Thank you! #GivingTuesday #malooffoundation #sammaloof #maloof #woodworking #woodworkers #furnituredesign #historichouse

Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday! Consider donating to the Maloof and help us continue to inspire future generations of creato...
11/30/2020

Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday! Consider donating to the Maloof and help us continue to inspire future generations of creators, celebrate the legacy of Sam and Alfreda Maloof, and steward our historic site and collections. To donate, visit http://malooffoundation.org. #GivingTuesday

11/29/2020

Check out this Peek in the Archives! This clothesline table from the 1950s is one of Sam Maloof’s earlier works. This video series is a special look at furniture in our collection that don’t normally get seen on a Maloof house tour. #malooffoundation #sammaloof #maloof #woodworking #woodworkers #furnituredesign #historichouse

Happy Birthday Alfreda Ward Maloof! We think hanging out in a hammock seems like a relaxing way to spend a birthday. Che...
11/27/2020

Happy Birthday Alfreda Ward Maloof! We think hanging out in a hammock seems like a relaxing way to spend a birthday. Cheers to you, Alfreda!

Join us today at 4pm for an online artist talk and trunk show with Porfirio Gutierrez. He will share his work, give a be...
11/27/2020

Join us today at 4pm for an online artist talk and trunk show with Porfirio Gutierrez. He will share his work, give a behind-the-scenes studio tour and offer his work for sale online with a portion of the proceeds benefiting The Maloof.

A "pay what you want" donation is required to attend this live event via Zoom. Participants must simply make a donation in any amount through our Eventbrite page and a registration link will be emailed to them. Link to donate is in our bio.

Happy Thanksgiving from the Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts! This year we are thankful to all of y...
11/26/2020

Happy Thanksgiving from the Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts! This year we are thankful to all of you for all of your support during these uncertain and difficult times.

The seasons are changing in the Maloof Discovery Garden. Although we are still closed to the public due to COVID-19, we ...
11/25/2020

The seasons are changing in the Maloof Discovery Garden. Although we are still closed to the public due to COVID-19, we still wanted to take a moment to appreciate the little things. We are grateful for all your support during this time and we hope that you continue to visit our YouTube channel, website, and social media pages to celebrate the legacy of Sam Maloof virtually!#malooffoundation #sammaloof #maloof #woodworking #woodworkers #furnituredesign #historichouse #museumfromhome

Happy #ThrowbackThursday from the Maloof! Here’s a great shot of Sam Maloof working in his workshop. #tbt #malooffoundat...
11/19/2020

Happy #ThrowbackThursday from the Maloof! Here’s a great shot of Sam Maloof working in his workshop. #tbt #malooffoundation #sammaloof #maloof #woodworking #woodworkers #furnituredesign #historichouse #workshop

Dan Romero’s work in our Discovery Garden offers a little moment of rest and relaxation for this beautiful Monday mornin...
11/16/2020

Dan Romero’s work in our Discovery Garden offers a little moment of rest and relaxation for this beautiful Monday morning. We at the Maloof hope you all have a wonderful week! #Monday #MondayMotivation #malooffoundation #sammaloof #maloof #woodworking #woodworkers #furnituredesign #historichouse #gardens #nature #wildlife

Check out this piece that Sam Maloof made circa 1970, and which can now be found in the library of the Maloof historic h...
11/14/2020

Check out this piece that Sam Maloof made circa 1970, and which can now be found in the library of the Maloof historic home. This large hutch/secretary was originally used in the house by Alfreda. Although we are currently closed due to COVID, you can still see art and furniture from the Maloof historic home in the Maloof Digital Gallery: https://www.malooffoundation.org/maloof-digital-gallery. #museumfromhome #malooffoundation #sammaloof #maloof #woodworking #woodworkers #furnituredesign #historichouse

You can still get the Maloof experience at home by visiting our online exhibition, A Thriving Artist Community. This exh...
11/10/2020

You can still get the Maloof experience at home by visiting our online exhibition, A Thriving Artist Community. This exhibition celebrates local artists in the Southern California region who make it such a wonderful and creative place. Visit https://www.malooffoundation.org/a-thriving-artist-community-online. #malooffoundation #sammaloof #maloof #woodworking #woodworkers #furnituredesign #historichouse #southerncalifornia #sanbernardino #inlandempire #museumfromhome

11/06/2020

Here’s a little Peek in the Archive for your Friday. This chair from 1952 is an early example of Sam Maloof’s distinctive style. #malooffoundation #sammaloof #maloof #woodworking #woodworkers #furnituredesign #historichouse

We are offering hands on workshops this December at the Maloof. Dennis Hays will be teaching Making a Walnut Side Table ...
10/31/2020

We are offering hands on workshops this December at the Maloof. Dennis Hays will be teaching Making a Walnut Side Table December 5-6. Registration for upcoming workshops opens November 2!

Learn about designing for strength, selecting for grain and color, cutting, routing, shaping, sanding, finishing and more—and go home with a truly unique, hand-made treasure. Whether you keep it yourself or give it as a gift, the work rewards your labor with a one-of-a-kind keepsake, with family heirloom potential for generations to come.

#malooffoundation #sammaloof #maloof #woodworking #woodworkers #furnituredesign #historichouse #workshop

October is Archives Month and we've been celebrating by sharing some furniture drawing by Sam Maloof. We hope you've enj...
10/30/2020

October is Archives Month and we've been celebrating by sharing some furniture drawing by Sam Maloof. We hope you've enjoyed our little dive into the archive and if you want to see more drawings like these, visit the Maloof Digital Gallery https://www.malooffoundation.org/maloof-digital-gallery. #ArchivesMonth #AmericanArchivesMonth #Archives #museumfromhome #malooffoundation #sammaloof #maloof #woodworking #woodworkers #furnituredesign #historichouse

October is Archives Month! Sam Maloof was a prolific designer and our archive is definitely evidence of that. We have mo...
10/27/2020

October is Archives Month! Sam Maloof was a prolific designer and our archive is definitely evidence of that. We have more than 600 of Sam’s furniture designs in our archive, many of which are available to look at on our website. #ArchivesMonth #AmericanArchivesMonth #Archives #malooffoundation #sammaloof #maloof #woodworking #woodworkers #furnituredesign #historichouse

Fall is in full swing  in the Maloof Discovery Garden! Although we are still closed due to COVID-19, we couldn't help gi...
10/21/2020

Fall is in full swing in the Maloof Discovery Garden! Although we are still closed due to COVID-19, we couldn't help giving you all a fun little fall update from the garden. #fall #autumn #gardens #nature #wildlife #southerncalifornia #sanbernardino #inlandempire #malooffoundation #sammaloof #maloof #woodworking #woodworkers #furnituredesign #historichouse

October is Archives Month and we are celebrating by showcasing some of the furniture drawings by Sam Maloof from our arc...
10/19/2020

October is Archives Month and we are celebrating by showcasing some of the furniture drawings by Sam Maloof from our archive. #ArchivesMonth #AmericanArchivesMonth #archives #malooffoundation #sammaloof #maloof #woodworking #woodworkers #furnituredesign #historichouse

While we are still closed due to COVID-19, we are still offering interesting online experiences like the online exhibiti...
10/17/2020

While we are still closed due to COVID-19, we are still offering interesting online experiences like the online exhibition, A Thriving Artist Community. Originally located in our gallery as seen in this photograph, we have reimagined the exhibition as an online experience that celebrates the local artists that make our community an interesting, beautiful place to live. Visit the exhibition here: https://www.malooffoundation.org/a-thriving-artist-community-online. #MuseumFromHome #art #artist #localartists #malooffoundation #sammaloof #maloof #woodworking #woodworkers #furnituredesign #historichouse

October is Archives Month! Check out the Maloof Digital Gallery, which includes Sam Maloof's furniture drawings like thi...
10/15/2020

October is Archives Month! Check out the Maloof Digital Gallery, which includes Sam Maloof's furniture drawings like this one. Take a virtual dive into our archive: https://www.malooffoundation.org/maloof-digital-gallery. #ArchivesMonth #AmericanArchivesMonth #Archives #museumfromhome #malooffoundation #sammaloof #maloof #woodworking #woodworkers #furnituredesign #historichouse

Did you know that Amazon Prime Day is October 13? Shop through Amazon Smile and support the Maloof Foundation! https://s...
10/13/2020

Did you know that Amazon Prime Day is October 13? Shop through Amazon Smile and support the Maloof Foundation! https://smile.amazon.com #Amazon #amazonprime #AmazonPrimeDay

10/12/2020
Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts

These videos by Moira and Wallace, two members of the local Tongva community, explore some of the native plants found in the Maloof Discovery Garden.

Moira and Wallace are back in the Maloof Discovery Garden today to talk to us about Kashiiy, or White Sage, which is an important plant for the Tongva people. This week we are highlighting the plants in our garden in honor of Earth Day tomorrow. #earthdayeveryday #earthday #gardens #nature #wildlife #southerncalifornia #sanbernardino #inlandempire #malooffoundation #sammaloof #maloof #historichouse #museumfromhome #museumsunshine #museumbouquet

10/12/2020
Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts

To honor Indigenous Peoples' Day we take a look back at this series of videos from the Maloof Discovery Garden.

Earth Day is this Wednesday, but we are going to be celebrating all week long with Moira and Wallace, two members of the Tongva community, who are going to be sharing their knowledge about plants that are important to the Tongva people. Today they are teaching us about Wilakal, or Buckwheat.

#earthday #gardens #nature #wildlife #southerncalifornia #sanbernardino #inlandempire #malooffoundation #sammaloof #maloof #historichouse

10/11/2020

October is #ArchivesMonth so let’s have a peek in our archives. For a historic house like the Maloof, the items in our collection that don’t remain in the house are stored in our archive. Here’s a painting by Alfreda Maloof from 1940 that you wouldn’t normally see in the house because it is stored in our archive! @saarchivists #americanarchivesmonth #archives #alfredamaloof #malooffoundation #historichomes

Join us tomorrow at 4pm for a presentation and conversation with Ann Kovara, author of Moving Sam Maloof: Saving an Amer...
10/08/2020

Join us tomorrow at 4pm for a presentation and conversation with Ann Kovara, author of Moving Sam Maloof: Saving an American Woodworking Legend's Home & Workshops. Ann Kovara will provide special insights on what it was like working with Sam Maloof to move the Maloof historic campus to its current location as she discusses her book.
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Event Details
When: Friday, October 9th, 4pm-5pm Pacific Time
Where: Online via Zoom meetings
Cost: "Pay What You Want" (you decide how much to give!)
How: Make a donation through The Maloof's website any time before the talk and you will be emailed a link to register
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5131 Carnelian St
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
91701

General information

The Maloof Foundation is open to the public every Thursday and Saturday from 12-4PM. Tours: Maloof Legacy Tour - Thursday/Saturday at 1, 2 and 3PM - Advanced tickets are highly recommended as tours often sell out, and a ticket is the only way to gain entry to the historic home. - $10/adults $8/seniors 65+ $5/students and children under 17 - Tour the hand-built house and see the astonishing arts and crafts collection compiled by internationally known woodworker Sam Maloof and his wife Alfreda. - Click on "book now" on our page, or visit us at www.malooffoundation.org/tours.cfm to buy your tickets now. Maloof Master Craftsman Tour - Select Saturdays - 10am - RESERVATION REQUIRED - $50/person -Resident Artist Larry White, who worked alongside Sam Maloof for nearly half a century, takes visitors on an unforgettable, in-depth and deeply personal exploration of the Maloof legacy in woodworking design and innovation. This 3-hour journey covers the Maloof home, workshop, showroom and woodsheds. - Click on "book now" on our page, or visit us at www.malooffoundation.org/tours.cfm to buy your tickets now. Groups over 10: ADVANCED RESERVATION REQUIRED. Contact the Volunteer Manager at [email protected] to discuss bringing your group to the Maloof Founation. The Maloof Discovery Garden is available for self-guided tours and is free of charge.

Opening Hours

Thursday 12:00 - 16:00
Saturday 12:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(909) 980-0412

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