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Upcoming Events

Sunday, December 9, 5-8 pm
MEMBER EVENT
Santa Lucia Holiday Celebration

Museum members are invited to an authentic Santa Lucia celebration at the elegant home of Janet Myhre. This lovely Winter Solstice event includes a smorgasbord dinner and candle-lit tree in true Scandinavian fashion.

Sunday, November 4, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
PUBLIC EVENT
Padua Hills Art Fiesta
Padua Hills Theatre, 4467 Padua Ave., Claremont

The Claremont Museum of Art presents the 15th Annual Padua Hills Art Fiesta with an outdoor art show, art and craft demonstrations, music and an exhibition Padua Hills Artist Colony: 1945-75more…

Ongoing Events

hp-ARTStation2017Free Family Day featuring ARTStation

Visit us on the first Sunday of the every month for Free Family Day featuring ARTStation with art activities led by high school students in CMA’s Project ARTstART. more… 

art_walk_logo_2015_finalClaremont Artwalk

Visit us on the first Saturday of the every month for the Claremont Art Walk from 6-9 pm. Come by for a glass of wine and free admission to the museum.

Past Events

2018

Saturday, September 22
PUBLIC EVENT
Gala Celebrates Women of Vision
Claremont Depot, 200 W 1st St, Claremont

This year’s CMA Gala will showcase the two women of vision who made the Claremont Museum of Art a reality. Marguerite McIntosh and Sandy Baldonado will be honored along with the opening of our Primal Nature exhibition, a cocktail reception and dinner catered by Spaggi’s, a silent and live auction, a Wine Pull, and music.

Karl Benjamin, #8, 1972, oil on canvas.Saturday, July 14
MEMBER EVENT
4 pm – Curator Gallery Talk
5-7 pm – Artists Reception

Members will preview the exhibition Intersecting at the Edge: Karl Benjamin, Heather Gwen Martin and Eric Zammit and meet artis The exhibition curated by Dion Johnson juxtaposes recent works by these Los Angeles artists with paintings and sculptures by seminal Claremont artist, Karl Benjamin.

Dee Marcellus Cole, a self-proclaimed faux-folk artist, creates vibrant sculptures constructed of wood and layered paper at her home in Upland in 2017.Saturday, June 9, 5-8 pm
MEMBER EVENT
Artful Evening

Museum members will experience a Dee Tour at the colorful home of Dee Marcellus Cole. The evening will feature a reunion of the Carnival Seekers artists with tacos, music and more.

Cicla ViaSaturday, April 22, 9am-4pm
PUBLIC EVENT
eARTh Station at Earth Day/CicLAvia Celebration
Claremont Museum of Art at the Depot

The Claremont Museum of Art will be at the heart of this year’s Earth Day Celebration with eARTh Station, a special art workshop for children, parents and community members as part of the CicLAvia events in the village. More . . . 

Friday, April 27, 3:30-5pm
ArtStART EventSaturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29 noon to 4 p.m.
PUBLIC EVENT
StART It Up Student Art Exhibition
Ginger Elliott Exhibition Center in Memorial Park
840 N. Indian Hill Boulevard, Claremont

An overview exhibition, curated by Project ARTstART high school students, includes highlights of each of the exhibition-based art units that ARTstARTers presented to 4-6th grade classes at Mountain View, Oakmont, Sumner, Sycamore and Vista del Valle elementary schools. More . . .

Friday, April 6, 5-7 pm
MEMBER EVENT
Roland Reiss: Unapologetic Flowers and Small Stories Preview Reception
Claremont Museum of Art at the Depot

Member preview reception for exhibition focused on the work of acclaimed Los Angeles artist Roland Reiss who devoted much of his teaching career to the Claremont community.

Saturday, February 24, 7:30 p.m.
PUBLIC EVENT
Banking on Beauty Book Tour
Scripps College, Balch Auditorium
1030 N Columbia Avenue, Claremont

Author Adam Arenson will speak about his newly published book Banking on Beauty: Millard Sheets and Midcentury Commercial Architecture in California. Expansively researched and illustrated, this lively history recounts how the extraordinary partnership of financier Howard Ahmanson and artist Millard Sheets produced outstanding mid-century modern architecture and art for Home Savings and Loan and other commercial clients.

2017

Sunday, February 11, 3:00 p.m.
PUBLIC EVENT
Aldo Casanova and James Fuller Program
Scripps College, Boone Recital Hall at Garrison Theater
231 East Tenth Street, Claremont

Former Los Angeles Times Art Writer Suzanne Muchnic and Mary Fuller Roberts will share personal stories and insights into the life and work of artists Aldo Casanova and James Fuller. These two men, with very different personalities and artistic styles, shared a great friendship as faculty members at Scripps College. They were both inspired by nature and displayed that in their artistic expressions.

Aldo Casanova, Torso I, 1963. Cast bronze on travertine base. Claremont Museum of Art collection. Gift of the artist in honor of Felice and Teresa CasanovaThursday, November 30, 5-7 pm
MEMBER EVENT
Kindred Natures Preview Reception
Claremont Museum of Art at the Depot

Kindred Natures reintroduced two highly respected and revered local artists, Aldo Casanova and James Fuller. For over 30 years, each artist influenced generations of students while teaching at Scripps College. more…

James Fuller, Untitled (from the Zion series), 1998, watercolor on paper. Collection of Steve Comba.Saturday, December 2, 6-9 pm
PUBLIC EVENT
Kindred Natures Exhibition Opening
Claremont Museum of Art at the Depot

Kindred Natures reintroduced two highly respected and revered local artists, Aldo Casanova and James Fuller. For over 30 years, each artist influenced generations of students while teaching at Scripps College. more…

Sunday, December 10, 5-8 pmClaremont Museum of Art members attend a Santa Lucia holiday celebration at the home of Dr. Janet Myhre on December 11, 2016.
MEMBER EVENT

Santa Lucia Holiday Celebration

Museum members were invited to an authentic Santa Lucia celebration at the elegant home of Janet Myhre. This lovely Winter Solstice event included a smorgasbord dinner and candle-lit tree in true Scandinavian fashion. View the photo gallery for this event.

Padua Hills Art FiestaSunday, November 5, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
PUBLIC EVENT
Padua Hills Art Fiesta
Padua Hills Theatre, 4467 Padua Ave., Claremont

The Claremont Museum of Art presented the 14th Annual Padua Hills Art Fiesta with an outdoor art show, art and craft demonstrations, music and more featuring a film and an accompanying exhibition Milford Zornes: The Claremont Years. more . . .

Wednesday, September 13, 5-7 p.m.
PUBLIC EVENT
Third Annual Claremont Art Showcase
Alexander Hughes Community Center
1700 Danbury Road, Claremont

Opening reception for an exhibition of local artists presented by the City of Claremont in conjunction with the Public Art Committee and the Claremont Museum of Art.

Saturday, September 16
PUBLIC EVENT
Celebrate Fall with Carnivàle!
Claremont Depot, 200 W 1st St, Claremont

Carnivàle! lit up the Depot and First Street with a colorful, fun-filled and light-hearted gala evening.  Activities included photo opportunities with Dee Cole’s whimsical props; a portraitist captured your personality; artist Jerry Owens created an original work of art; silent and live auctions and dancing to the Secret Jazz Band. View the event photo gallery for Carnivale!

DeeCole0007_smsqDee Marcellus Cole and Carnival Seekers
August 4 – November 26, 2017
Member Preview: Friday, August 4, 6-8 p.m.
Art Walk Opening: August 5, 6-9 p.m.

Dee Marcelus Cole a self-proclamed faux-folk artist inspired by Latin folk traditions, has transformed the Claremont Depot into a carnival of bright colors, iconic images, and spiritual messages featuring the work of eight local artists. more…

StARTitUp 2017Friday, May 26, 3:30-5 p.m.
Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 27 noon to 4 p.m.
PUBLIC EVENT
StART It Up Student Art Exhibition
Ginger Elliott Exhibition Center in Memorial Park
840 N. Indian Hill Boulevard, Claremont

An overview exhibition, curated by Project ARTstART high school students, included highlights of each of the exhibition-based art units ARTstARTers that were presented to 4-6th grade classes at Mountain View, Oakmont, Sumner, Sycamore and Vista del Valle elementary schools.

An Artful EveningSaturday, June 3, 5-8pm
MEMBER EVENT
Artful Evening

Museum members enjoyed wine and hors d’oeuvres a sunset view of the foothills from both inside and out on the spacious patio of this Padua Hills home. Enhancing the contemporary design of this elegant home are numerous stunning art works by well-known Claremont artists.


TreeSpeak Opening_smcropSaturday, April 1, 6-9 pm
PUBLIC EVENT
Tree Speak Exhibition Opening
200 W. First Street, Claremont

Over 200 people attended the Art Walk opening reception of Tree Speak: Interpretations of the Rustlings with visual interpretations, by artists working in the area, which ascend from the concept or image of trees and leaves in nature and a survey of Claremont’s long history as the City of Trees presented by Claremont Heritage.  

Tree Speak PreviewFriday, March 31, 5-7 pm
MEMBER EVENT
Tree Speak Preview Reception
200 W. First Street, Claremont

Members of the Claremont Museum of Art and Claremont Heritage attended the preview reception of Tree Speak: Interpretations of the Rustlings with artists Beth Benjamin, Steve Comba, Jeff Faust, Athena H Hahn, Amy Maloof, Barbara Schenck, Steve Schenck, Christopher Toovey, Georgette Unis, Dan Van Clapp and Jane Park Wells. View the event photo gallery