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Upcoming Events

Saturday, December 4, 5 pm
MEMBER EVENT
John Frame Preview Reception

Members are invited to a preview of John Frame: Mephistopheles and the Swan Girl presenting work by widely-known artist John Frame based on his production designs for the 2018 staging of Gounod’s Faust by The Lyric Opera of Chicago. The museum will be open for Art Walk from 6 to 9 pm

Saturday, December 4, 6-9 pm
PUBLIC EVENT
John Frame Opening Artwalk

Art Walk Opening for John Frame: Mephistopheles and the Swan Girl presenting work by artist John Frame based on his production designs for the 2018 staging of Gounod’s Faust by The Lyric Opera of Chicago. And don’t miss the Holiday Art Book Sale.

Saturday, December 4, 5-9 pm
PUBLIC EVENT
Holiday Book Sale

Shop for “artful” gifts for yourself and others. Gently used art books are available and artwork including Susan Hertel giclee reproductions, Karl Benjamin and Milford Zornes posters, and more.

 


Past Events

Sunday, November 7, 11 am-4 pm
PUBLIC EVENT
Padua Hills Art Fiesta
Padua Hills Theatre, 4467 Padua Ave., Claremont
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The Claremont Museum of Art presented the 17th Annual Padua Hills Art Fiesta with an outdoor art show, art and craft demonstrations. more…

2021

Saturday, October 2, 4:30 pm
MEMBER EVENT
Furious Garden Panel Discussion
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Rebecca Hamm led a panel discussion with artists Deena Capparelli, Cj Jilek and Karen Kitchel and their view of “garden” as active and provocative, intent on cultivating new pathways and relationships between landscape and occupant.

Saturday, September 18, 5:30 pm
PUBLIC EVENT
Fall Gala
Claremont Depot, 200 W First St, Claremont
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We welcomed everyone safely back to the Claremont Depot lawn for our Fall Gala highlighted by our exhibition, Furious Garden, dinner catered by Spaggi’s, a live auction and Wine Pull, and a ribbon-cutting ceremony dedicated the Museum’s Atrium in honor of Sandy Baldonado. more….

Saturday, September 4, 5 pm
MEMBER EVENT
Furious Garden Preview Reception
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Members were invited to a reception with “Vintage Music” on the plaza and a preview of Furious Garden featuring new work by Deena Capparelli, Cj Jilek and Karen Kitchel that re-envision and re-construct familiar pastoral metaphors.

Saturday, September 4, 6-9 pm
PUBLIC EVENT
Furious Garden Opening Art Walk

Opening reception for Furious Garden with “Vintage Music” on the plaza. The exhibition juxtaposes new paintings by Karen Kitchel and Deena Capparelli, and ceramic sculptures by Cj Jilek, all of whom focus on the extraordinary power and beauty of natural flora.

Saturday, August 7, 4:30 pm
MEMBER EVENT
“LOOK UP” Gallery Talk

Artist Elizabeth Turk spoke about the message of hope, unity, resilience and optimism revealed in her immersive artwork produced by ET Projects with the residents of Mt. San Antonio Gardens. The museum will open to the public for the Art Walk from 6-9 p.m.

Saturday, June 5, 6-9 pm
PUBLIC EVENT
“LOOK UP” Opening Art Walk
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Visitors are uplifted by Elizabeth Turk’s immersive artwork produced by ET Projects with the residents of Mt. San Antonio Gardens.

2020

Sunday, October 4, 7 pm
VIRTUAL PUBLIC EVENT

Gala at Home

CMA’s virtual gala featured a video program, boxed dinners from Spaggi’s, and an auction featuring a wide variety of enticing items for art lovers. Learn more.

VanguardsSunday, January 26, 4 pm
MEMBER EVENT
Vanguard Panel Discussion

A gallery talk was presented by David Pagel, Rebecca Hamm and Paige Wery who spoke about their diverse relationships with artist Helen Rae and her amazing work.

2019

Sunday, December 15, 5-8 pm
MEMBER EVENT
Santa Lucia Holiday Celebration
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Museum members are 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.

Saturday, December 7, 5-6 pm
MEMBER EVENT
Vanguard Preview Reception

CMA members gathered to preview the exhibition Vanguard: Origins of Tierra del Sol Arts in Claremont featuring Helen Rae. more…

Saturday, December 7, 6-9 pm
PUBLIC EVENT
Vanguard Opening Reception
Claremont Museum of Art at the Depot

Vanguard: Origins of Tierra del Sol Arts in Claremont featuring Helen Rae opened during Art Walk. The exhibition represents 15 artists whose remarkable creative expressions have enriched contemporary art in Southern California and beyond. more…

Sunday, November 3, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
PUBLIC EVENT
Padua Hills Art Fiesta
Padua Hills Theatre, 4467 Padua Ave., Claremont
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The Claremont Museum of Art presented the 16th Annual Padua Hills Art Fiesta with an outdoor art show, art and craft demonstrations, music and an exhibition and film, Paul Soldner: Playing with Fire. more…

Claremont Museum of Art at the DepotSaturday, September 28
PUBLIC EVENT
Fall Gala
Claremont Depot, 200 W First St, Claremont
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This year’s Gala, “Art Connects: CMA on Track,” promises to be another festive and fun evening to kick off the fall season. Our September exhibition, James Strombotne: Imagine, will showcase the work of this creative and curious long-dedicated artist, and we have planned an array of additional activities including a cocktail reception and dinner catered by Spaggi’s, a silent and live auction, a Wine Pull, and live jazz.

Saturday, September 7, 5-6 pm
MEMBER EVENT
James Strombotne: Imagine Preview Reception
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Member preview reception for an exhibition presenting drawings and paintings from the artist’s personal collection.

Strombotne PortraitSaturday, September 7, 6-9 pm
PUBLIC EVENT
James Strombotne: Imagine Opening Reception
Claremont Museum of Art at the Depot
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Drawings and paintings from the artist’s personal collection reflect the arc of a distinguished career dedicated to making concrete the creative mind’s imaginings.

Saturday, June 22, 5:30-8 pm
MEMBER EVENT
Artful Evening
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Museum members wereinvited to “A Night at the Casbah,” an Artful Evening hosted by Karen and John Neiuber at their beautiful Arts and Crafts home in Claremont. Guests will enjoy Moroccan-inspired food and libations as they wandered through the art-filled and eclectic spaces, both inside and out.

May 10, 5-7 pm
MEMBER EVENT
Displacement Zero Preview Reception
Claremont Museum of Art at the Depot
Museum members previewed the exhibition Displacement Zero presenting work by Claremont born, London based conceptual artist Andrew Wenrick.

June 1, 6-9 pm
PUBLIC EVENT
Displacement Zero Opening Reception
Claremont Museum of Art at the Depot
In Displacement Zero, Claremont-born, London-based conceptual artist Andrew M. Wenrick deconstructs geography and restructures fragments, challenging our perceptions of place.

May 4, 5-6 pm
PUBLIC EVENT
StART It Up! Open House
Young artists from Mountain View, Oakmont, Sumner, Sycamore and Vista del Valle elementary schools celebrated at an exhibition planned, curated and installed by Project ARTstART.

Julie and David ArmstrongSaturday, March 2, 4 pm
PUBLIC EVENT
Collecting Clay: A Conversation with Julie and David Armstrong
Scripps College Balch Auditorium, 1030 N Columbia Ave., Claremont

CMA in partnership with Scripps Fine Arts Foundation presents an afternoon with curator Rody N. López in conversation with Julie and David Armstrong. The program is held in conjunction with CMA’s current exhibition Living with Clay: The Julie and David Armstrong Collection. More…

Friday, January 18, 5-7pm
MEMBER EVENT
Living with Clay Preview Reception
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Museum members previewed the exhibition Living with Clay: The Julie and David Armstrong Collection, curated by Rody N. López.

Julie and David ArmstrongSaturday, February 2, 6-9 pm
PUBLIC EVENT
Living with Clay Opening Reception
Claremont Museum of Art at the Depot

Living with Clay invites us to enter the home of ceramic collectors Julie and David Armstrong. Perhaps best known for having founded the remarkable American Museum of Ceramic Art in Pomona, the Armstrongs’ love of clay is evidenced equally in their extensive private collection. more…

Cathleen Ford AndersonSaturday, January 5, 4 pm
PUBLIC EVENT
Curator Lecture
Ginger Elliott Gallery, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd, Claremont

 CMA in partnership with Claremont Heritage and Cathleen Ford Miner presented a lecture by curator and art historian Susan M. Anderson that focused on the women artists featured in the exhibition Primal Nature: Animalia by Women in Post-War Claremont.

2018

Sunday, December 16, 5-8 pm
MEMBER EVENT
Santa Lucia Holiday Celebration
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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.

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

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

Saturday, September 22
PUBLIC EVENT
Gala Celebrates Women of Vision
Claremont Depot, 200 W 1st St, Claremont
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This year’s CMA Gala showcased the two women of vision who made the Claremont Museum of Art a reality. Marguerite McIntosh and Sandy Baldonado were 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.

Saturday, July 14Karl Benjamin, #8, 1972, oil on canvas.
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
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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.

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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. 

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