Press Release Archive

2016

November 20, 2016 – Claremont Museum of Art to open in historic depot on Sunday
Los Angeles Times

November 17, 2016 – Claremont Museum of Art reopens in an unusual space
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

November 16, 2016 – Claremont Museum of Art grand opening celebration at the Depot
Claremont Courier

October 27, 2016 – Claremont Museum of Art to Open at the Depot
Thanks to generous and enthusiastic community support, the Claremont Museum of Art has raised over $150,000 to renovate and repurpose the Claremont Depot into a jewel of a small museum. The community is invited to join in celebrating this first big milestone in the transformation of the Claremont Depot on Sunday, November 20, from noon to 4:00 pm at the Depot, 200 W. First Street in Claremont.

Updated October 27, 2016 – Padua Hills Art Fiesta to Focus on Midcentury Art and Architecture in Claremont 
The Claremont Museum of Art will host the 13th Annual Padua Hills Art Fiesta on Sunday, November 6 with an outdoor art show, art and craft demonstrations and music under the shady olive trees of the beautiful Padua Hills Theatre.

September 18, 2016 – Foothills Reader
Padua Hills Art Fiesta: Artists, Film, Exhibition, Nov. 6

July 20, 2016 – CLAREMONT ANNUAL ART SHOWCASE
The City of Claremont Human Services Department will host the Second Annual Claremont Art Showcase from September 7, 2016 through November 28, 2016 at the Alexander Hughes Community Center

May 10, 2016 – StART It Up with ART in the Park
Project ARTstART high school students will lead art-making activities for all ages on Friday May 27, from 3:30-5 p.m. The exhibition will also be open on Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29 from noon to 5 p.m. at Memorial Park.

January 1, 2016 – A Home at the Depot: A showcase for Claremont arts — past, present and future
Foothills Reader

2015

December 17, 2015 – Claremont Museum of Art finds permanent home in historic train depot
Los Angeles Times

December 9, 2015 – Claremont Museum of Art Finds a Home at the Depot
We are pleased to announce that Claremont Museum of Art (CMA) has entered into a lease agreement with the City of Claremont for the adaptive reuse of the Claremont Depot as a small art museum.

October 22, 2015 – Padua Hills Art Fiesta to Feature Millard Sheets Film
The Claremont Museum of Art will host the 12th Annual Padua Hills Art Fiesta on Sunday, November 1 with an outdoor art show, art and craft demonstrations, music and more. The recently produced film Design for Modern Living will be shown throughout the day and an exhibition will feature paintings by one of California’s most recognized artists, Millard Sheets.

September 1, 2015 – Claremont Museum of Art Fall Gala 2015
Please join fellow art lovers, artists, patrons and collectors on Saturday, September 26, beginning at 5:30 pm, for our fourth Fall Gala, All Aboard for Art.

June 22, 2015 – Padua Hills Art Fiesta to Feature Millard Sheets Film
The Claremont Museum of Art will host the 12th Annual Padua Hills Art Fiesta on Sunday, November 1 with an outdoor art show, art and craft demonstrations, music and more.

May 12, 2015 – StART It Up with Art in the Park
For the fourth consecutive year, high school students of Project ARTstART will curate ARTstART: StART It Up, an overview exhibition that includes highlights of each of the exhibition-based school art units ARTstARTers presented to 4-6th grade classes at Mountain View, Oakmont, Sycamore and Vista del Valle elementary schools.

March 24, 2015 – Film Premiere Celebrates Claremont’s Unique Artistic Legacy
A one-hour documentary film, Design for Modern Living: Millard Sheets and the Claremont Art Community 1935-1975, premiered at on March 22, at Garrison Theater at Scripps College, 231 East 10th St. in Claremont.

February 18, 2015 – Film Premiere Celebrates Claremont’s Unique Artistic Legacy
A one-hour documentary film, Design for Modern Living: Millard Sheets and the Claremont Art Community 1935-1975, will premiere at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 22, at Garrison Theater at Scripps College, 231 East 10th St. in Claremont.

February 12, 2015 – Student images set to appear at El Roble
ARTpix is the Claremont Museum of Art’s newest after school arts education program for El Roble Intermediate School students designed to foster creative self-expression through photography. The program launched on Tuesday, February 3rd.

February 2, 2015 – Film Premiere Celebrates Claremont’s Unique Artistic Legacy
Two years in the making, the one-hour documentary film, produced by Paul Bockhorst in partnership with the Claremont Museum of Art, provides a vivid and illuminating account of the important art community that emerged in Claremont in the years following World War II under the leadership of Millard Sheets, with profiles of nearly two dozen artists and craftspersons.

2014

October 9, 2014 – John Svenson: For the Love of Wood Exhibition
The exhibition John Svenson: For the Love of Wood begins with a one-day display at the Padua Hills Art Fiesta on November 2, then moves to Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden.

August 6, 2014 (updated October 6, 2014)Art Under the Olive Trees of Padua Hills – Art Fiesta returns Sunday, November 2
The Claremont Museum of Art will host the 11th Annual Padua Hills Art Fiesta on Sunday, November 2, with an outdoor show, arts and crafts demonstrations, music and more. This year’s exhibit will feature Fiesta artist John Svenson.

July 26, 2014 – John Svenson: For the Love of Wood
The exhibition John Svenson: For the Love of Wood begins with a one-day display at the Padua Hills Art Fiesta on November 2, then moves to Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden.

May 19, 2014 – ARTstART Presents StART It Up, a Student Art Exhibition
StART It Up, an exhibition of related student artwork will be on view noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday May 31, Sunday June 1 and Wednesday June 4 in the Claremont Heritage Ginger Elliott Exhibition Center.

April 1, 2014 – ARBORETUM Comes to the Botanic Gardens
The Claremont Museum of Art is pleased to present Steve Comba ARBORETUM in the gallery at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. The opening reception is on Saturday, April 26.

April 1, 2014 (updated April 25, 2014) – Explore Claremont Art Studios on June 7
Over 30 area artists will open their studios to the public for OpenART on June 7.

March 20, 2014 (updated April 25, 2014) – Explore Claremont Art Studios with OpenART

March 13, 2014 – Claremont Courier article: Courier-ARTstART students head outdoors to develop creative skills

March 10, 2014 – ARToon Goes Public at the Packing House

March 3, 2014 – Oakmont students experience the sculpture of Betty Davenport Ford with Project ARTstART

2014 ARToon Press Release

2013

October 9, 2013 – Betty Davenport Ford: Capturing the Animal Spirit

October 3, 2013 – Padua Hills Art Fiesta returns Sunday, November 3

September 9, 2013Claremont Museum of Art to Salute Phil Dike at Fall Gala

July 2, 2013Rotary Club and Los Angeles County Award Grants to Project ARTstART

July 1, 2013City of Claremont presents this year’s Blue Ribbon Spirit Award to Claremont Museum of Art

March, 2013INSIGHTS & OUTSIGHTS: The Collages and Cartoons of Paul Darrow 

January 25, 2013ARToon kicks off with cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz visit to El Roble

2012

10.23.12 – Padua Hills Art Fiesta returns Sunday, November 4

09.15.12 – Bus Trip – Albert Stewart Private Collection in Ventura on October 20

05.29.12 – Student Exhibition highlights achievements of Project ARTstART

05.16.12 – Claremont Museum of Art to Host Studio Tour on June 9

03.07.12 – Claremont Museum of Art expands permanent collection

01.26.12 – CLAREMONT MODERN: The Artists of the GI Bill

2011

11.20.11 – CLAREMONT MODERN: The Fiesta Artists of Padua Hills 1953-1959

10.22.11 – The Padua Hills Art Fiesta Returns after 52 Years

08.29.11 – A “Damngorgeous” Evening – Celebrating the Vision of Millard Sheets to be held on September 10, 2011

05.05.11 – ArtX student Art Competition Winners Announced

02.21.11 – ArtX...the X is for excellence, eXtraordinary and X marks the spot for Claremont’s student artists!

02.21.11 – Claremont Museum of Art Launches Pledge Drive to Fund Art Education Programs

2009

12.22.09 – The Museum to Discontinue Operations in the Packing House

11.23.09 – Museum Offers Free Admission to Claremont Residents

2008

12.17.08 – Museum Presents James Hueter: A Retrospective, February 22 – May 3, 2009

12.15.08 – Multiverse and The Passerby Museum extended to Sunday, February 1, 2009

10.08.08 – Museum Honors James Fuller and Dr. John D. Maguire at The Art Gala: 2008

6.06.08 – CMA presents summer of events to complement Vexing: Female Voices from East L.A.

5.07.08 – Vexing: Female Voices from East L.A. Punk opens May 17 with live performances

4.22.08 – Museum Unveils Community Mural by Janna Geary on Saturday, May 3rd

3.26.08 – Claremont Museum of Art Celebrates First Anniversary in April with Series of Programs

3.17.08 – CMA presents Vexing: Female Voices from East LA Punk, May 18 to August 31, 2008

2007

12.20.07 – First Generation: Art in Claremont, 1907-1957, Opens Sunday, January 27

11.08.07 – Claremont Museum of Art presents Velocity 2007, A Contemporary Art Auction Saturday, November 17

10.19.07 – Claremont Museum of Art Brings Photobooth to the Community

10.04.07 – Ephemeral: Explorations in Light extended to December 30, 2007

08.09.07 – Claremont Museum of Art Presents Ephemeral: Explorations in Light

07.16.07 – LOCUS I: Art and Craft of Claremont and the Region

04.16.07 – Hundreds Attend Claremont Museum of Art’s Opening Weekend

04.13.07 – Claremont Museum of Art to Open This Sunday

03.27.07- Community Visionaries Turn Packing House Into Cultural and Commercial Hub

03.16.07- Inspired by Benjamin Exhibit, Claremont Schoolchildren Create Masterpieces

02.26.07 – Claremont Museum of Art to Open April 15, 2007

01.22.07 – Claremont Museum of Art Receives $100,000 Grant from the B.C. McCabe Foundation

2006

12.11.06 – Claremont Museum of Art Appoints William Moreno as Executive Director

10.02.06 – Claremont Museum of Art to Open with Exhibit by Painter Karl Benjamin