Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibitions

Dee Marcelus ColeDee Marcellus Cole and Carnival Seekers
Friday, August 3 – 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…

Current Exhibitions

Comba TalbotsOak Detail_smTree Speak: Interpretations of the Rustlings
April 1-July 23, 2017
Claremont Museum of Art at the Depot
The 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… 

 Past Exhibitions

2016-17

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Sunday, November 20, 2016 – March 26, 2017
Claremont Museum of Art at the Depot
The opening exhibition features selections from the Claremont Museum of Art’s permanent collection that reflect our region’s rich artistic legacy. more…

2016

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.1985

Inspired 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…

2015

Through November 16
Claremont First Annual Art Showcase
Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont

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The Claremont Art Showcase was on view at the Alexander Hughes Community Center. The exhibit featured works by local artists Opoku Acheampong, Sandy Garcia, Kenneth Johnson, Jerry Owens, Mervyn Seldon, Tom Skelly, Wendy Smith, Jeanne Steffan and Guan Zhi.

John Svenson: For the Love of Wood
November 2, 2014 –F
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Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

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Over a lifetime of creating sculpture in many media, John Svenson’s work in wood stands out and expresses his love for this living material. The exhibition John Svenson: For the Love of Wood began with a one-day display at the Padua Hills Art Fiesta on November 2, then moved to Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. More…

2014

HM100: A Century through the Life of Harrison McIntosh
September 13 – October 25, American Museum of Ceramic Art

HM100-portrait-square-144x144This American Museum of Ceramic Art exhibition, produced in conjunction with the Claremont Museum of Art, celebrates the life and work of this legendary Claremont ceramic artist on his 100th birthday. HM100 also provide insight into McIntosh’s influences and his close relationships with his contemporaries Karl Benjamin, Rupert Deese, James Hueter, and Sam Maloof. AMOCA at 399 N. Garey Ave. in Pomona is open Wednesday-Sunday noon-5pm.
Photos of the Opening Reception may be seen here.
Visit the AMOCA site for more information about the exhibition.

Steve Comba: ARBORETUM
April 26 – July 13, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

Comba-Arboretum-detailFollow the artist’s process in creating the eight-foot painting, Arboretum, an autobiographical journey through his own work in landscape as well as a treatise on the artificial nature of painting and the objective beauty of Nature. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, at 1500 N. College Ave. in Claremont, is open daily from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Garden admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and students, $4 for children and free for CMA and RSABG members. more…

Betty Davenport Ford: Capturing the Animal Spirit
May 4 – July 10, Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts

Betty Davenport Ford working on Sloth, 1950

Betty Davenport Ford working on Sloth, 1950

The sculpture exhibit, Betty Davenport Ford: Capturing the Animal Spirit, produced by the Claremont Museum of Art, opened at the Padua Hills Art Fiesta in November 2013 and was on view at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens through March 2014.  It was on display at the Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts as part of the Sculpture in the Garden event.

2013

INSIGHTS & OUTSIGHTS: The Collages and Cartoons of Paul Darrow
May 8-12, 2013
Ginger Elliott Exhibition Space, Memorial Park

Artist Paul Darrow

For pictures of the opening reception, click here.

To complement the new ARToon education program, the Claremont Museum of Art saluted Claremont’s own cartoonist Paul Darrow with an exhibition of original sketches from his sixty years of Claremont Courier cartoons and recent work in mixed media. More…