Primal Nature

Andrew Wenrick: Displacement Zero
May 10 – August 25, 2019
Claremont Museum of Art at the Depot 

Displacement Zero presents work by Claremont born, London based conceptual artist Andrew Wenrick. Maps of the Los Angeles area have been reconstructed into unexpected forms challenging our perception of place. more…

Upcoming Exhibitions

James Strombotne: Imagine
September 6 – December 1, 2019
Claremont Museum of Art at the Depot

James Strombotne: Imagine will focus on the work of one of the few remaining active Claremont artists from the 1950 and 60s, an era sometimes referred to as Claremont’s “golden age.” 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. More…

Past Exhibitions

StART It Up!
May 3-5, 2019
Claremont Museum of Art at the Depot 

Project ARTstART presents works on paper, collage, sculptures, and paintings from each of the art units presented to 4-6 grade classes at Mountain View, Oakmont, Sumner, Sycamore and Vista del Valle elementary schools. more…

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

Living with Clay invites you to enter the home of Julie and David Armstrong. A love of clay led the Armstrongs, long-time Claremont residents and founders of the highly-regarded American Museum of Ceramic Art in Pomona, to amass an extraordinary private collection. more…

 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…