Current Exhibition

Living with Clay: The Julie and David Armstrong Collection
Curated by Rody N. López, will be on view
January 18 through April 20, 2019
Claremont Museum of Art at the Depot

The Claremont Museum of Art is pleased to announce an exhibition that 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…

Past Exhibitions


Primal Nature: Animalia by Women in Post-War Claremont
September 21 – January 6, 2019
Claremont Museum of Art at the Depot

Animals, both real and fantastic, occupied an important place in artistic expression in mid- twentieth-century Claremont, appearing in the work of ceramists, painters, enamelists, and sculptors. The exhibition curated by Susan M. Anderson focuses on this phenomenon, particularly in the work of women artists who played a vital role in the development of the arts in Claremont. more…

Intersecting at the Edge: Karl Benjamin, Heather Gwen Martin and Eric Zammitt
July 13 – September 16, 2018
Claremont Museum of Art at the Depot

Karl Benjamin, #8, 1972, oil on canvas.The Claremont Museum of Art presents Intersecting at the Edge, an exhibition that juxtaposes recent works by Los Angeles artists Heather Gwen Martin and Eric Zammitt with paintings and sculptures by seminal Claremont artist, Karl Benjamin. Using bold colors and clean edges each artist expresses a distinct sensibility that may allude to the refinement of architectural structure, the mesmerizing dazzle of echoing shapes, or the vastness of atmospheric luminosity. The exhibition is curated by Los Angeles-based artist Dion Johnson and sponsored by Louis Stern Fine Arts. more…

Roland Reiss: Unapologetic Flowers and Small Stories
April 6-July 8, 2018
Claremont Museum of Art at the Depot

The exhibition focuses on the work of acclaimed Los Angeles artist Roland Reiss who devoted much of his teaching career to the Claremont community. On view are selections from two of Reiss’s best-known bodies of work: the “miniatures,” sculptural tableaux suggesting human dramas in familiar settings (1970s-90s), and recent floral paintings that vastly expand the expressive potential of one of the most conventional subjects in the history of painting. more… 

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 CasanovaKindred Natures: Aldo Casanova and James Fuller
December 2, 2017- March 31, 2018

Claremont Museum of Art at the Depot

This exhibition reintroduces 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, as well as maintaining active careers as exhibiting artists throughout the country.  more…

Milford Zornes paintingMilford Zornes: The Claremont Years
Padua Hills Art Fiesta, November 5, 2017
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens, November 10, 2017 – February 25, 2018

A historical exhibition about artist Milford Zornes focusing on his early years in Claremont as a local art teacher and Director of the Padua Hills Art Institute and his return in later years. more…



Dee Marcelus ColeDee Marcellus Cole and Carnival Seekers
Friday, August 4 – November 26, 2017
Claremont Museum of Art at the Depot

The exhibition will present the work of eight local folk artists driven, not by the art world, but by the instinctive need to create. The museum will be transformed into a carnival of bright colors, iconic images, and spiritual messages. more…

Tree Speak: Interpretations of the Rustlings
April 1-July 23, 2017
Claremont Museum of Art at the Depot

Comba TalbotsOak Detail_smThe exhibition features artists living in Claremont’s urban forest who have found their voice in nature along with a survey of Claremont’s long history as the City of Trees. more… 

(re)Generation: Six Decades of Claremont Artists
Sunday, November 20, 2016 – March 26, 2017
Claremont Museum of Art at the Depot

sheets_smsqThe opening exhibition features selections from the Claremont Museum of Art’s permanent collection that reflect our region’s rich artistic legacy. more…


Through November 28
Claremont Second Annual Art Showcase
Alexander Hughes Community Center
1700 Danbury Road, Claremont

An exhibition of local artists supported by the City of Claremont in conjunction with the Claremont Museum of Art and Claremont Graduate University Art Business/Art Management Public Art program. more… 

MILLARD SHEETS: Hills and Horses
Padua Hills Art Fiesta, November 1, 2015
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens, November 3, 2015 through February 28, 2016

Millard Sheets, Detail from Horses at Play, lithograph, c.1985Inspired by a lifelong love of horses and the landscape surrounding his Padua Hills home, artist Millard Sheets depicted a familiar way of life. The exhibition Millard Sheets: Hills and Horses, curated by his son Tony Sheets, will include paintings, drawings and lithographs from the years that he lived in Padua Hills in the 1940s-60s and beyond. more…