Exhibition Archives

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


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
ebruary 22, 2015
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

Svenson-Madonna-144x144Over 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…


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.


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…



Claremont Modern

April 2012
CLAREMONT MODERN: Design Blends with Art in New Public Spaces 1955-1965

February 17-26, 2012
CLAREMONT MODERN: The Artists of the GI Bill

November 18-December 18, 2011
CLAREMONT MODERN: The Fiesta Artists of Padua Hills 1953-1959

October 9-30, 2011
CLAREMONT MODERN: Post-War California Dreaming


September 30-December 10
Bas Jan Ader:  Suspended Between Laughter and Tears


September 20-December 27, 2009
An Enduring Legacy: New Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection

September 20-December 27, 2009
Ten Pound Ape: Your Mother was Beautiful Once, part vier

August 7-20, 2009
aRtPM: a Student Graffiti Art Exhibition

April 24-May 3, 2009
ArtX: Student Art Competition and Exhibition

February 22-July 26, 2009
James Hueter: A Retrospective


September 21, 2008 – February 1, 2009

September 21, 2008 – February 1, 2009
The Passerby Museum

May 18-August 31, 2008
Vexing: Female Voices from East L.A. Punk

May 18-August 31, 2008
Zoe Crosher: The Reconsidered Archive of Michelle du Bois

May 18-August 31, 2008
Maya Schindler: Blah, Blah, Blah Revolution

January 27-April 27, 2008
First Generation: Art in Claremont 1907-1957


September 16-December 30, 2007
Ephemeral: Explorations in Light

July 22-September 2, 2007
LOCUS I: Art and Craft of Claremont and the Region

April 15-July 4, 2007
A Conversation with Color: Karl Benjamin, Paintings 1953 – 1995