Past Events

  1. Claremont Collects Preview Reception

    Member Event Members are invited to a wine reception with “Vintage Music” on the plaza and a preview of Claremont Collects: Art, Creativity, Community, the inaugural exhibition in the newly expanded Museum. Learn more View photos of the event

  2. Claremont Collects Grand Opening

    Public Event Claremont Collects: Art, Creativity, Community, the inaugural exhibition in the newly expanded Museum will highlight work from the museum’s permanent collection. Enjoy a glass of wine with “Vintage Music” on the plaza. Learn more View photos of the event

  3. John Frame - Argus

    John Frame: Short Films and Insights

    Public Event Artist John Frame will present several of his short films and give insights about his work followed by a wine reception.

  4. John Frame Closing Reception

    Public Event Join us for the Art Walk with a wine reception and Vintage Music, presented in loving memory of David Reisman.

  5. John Frame Preview Reception

    Member Event 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

  6. John Frame Opening Artwalk

    Public Event 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.

  7. Holiday Book Sale

    Public Event 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.

  8. Padua Hills Art Fiesta

    Padua Hills Art Fiesta

    Public Event The Claremont Museum of Art presented the 17th Annual Padua Hills Art Fiesta with an outdoor art show, art and craft demonstrations.

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  9. Furious Garden Panel Discussion

    Member Event 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.

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  10. Fall Gala Celebrates New Gallery Spaces

    Public Event 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.

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  11. Furious Garden Preview Reception

    Member Event View photos of the event 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.

  12. Furious Garden Opening Art Walk

    Public Event 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.

  13. “LOOK UP” Gallery Talk

    Member Event 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.

  14. “LOOK UP” Opening Art Walk

    Public Event View photos of the event Visitors are uplifted by Elizabeth Turk’s immersive artwork produced by ET Projects with the residents of Mt. San Antonio Gardens.

  15. Gala at Home – Sunday, October 4

    Virtual Public Event 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.

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  16. Vanguards

    Vanguard Panel Discussion

    Member Event 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.

  17. Santa Lucia Holiday Celebration

    Member Event View photos of the event. 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.

  18. Vanguard Preview Reception

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

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  19. Vanguard Opening Reception

    Public Event 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.

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  20. Padua Hills Art Fiesta to Feature Ceramist Paul Soldner

    Public Event 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.

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  21. Claremont Museum of Art at the Depot

    Fall Gala

    Public Event View photos of the event. 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.

  22. James Strombotne: Imagine Preview Reception

    Member Event View photos of the event. Member preview reception for an exhibition presenting drawings and paintings from the artist’s personal collection.

  23. Strombotne Portrait

    James Strombotne: Imagine Opening Reception

    Public Event View photos of the event. 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.

  24. Artful Evening

    Member Event Museum members were invited 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.

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  25. Displacement Zero Opening Reception

    Public Event In Displacement Zero, Claremont-born, London-based conceptual artist Andrew M. Wenrick deconstructs geography and restructures fragments, challenging our perceptions of place.

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  26. Displacement Zero Preview Reception

    Member Event Museum members previewed the exhibition Displacement Zero presenting work by Claremont born, London based conceptual artist Andrew Wenrick.

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  27. StART It Up! Open House

    Public Event 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.

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  28. Collecting Clay: A Conversation with Julie and David Armstrong

    Public Event 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.

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  29. Living with Clay Opening Reception

    Public Event 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.

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  30. Living with Clay Preview Reception

    Member Event Museum members previewed the exhibition Living with Clay: The Julie and David Armstrong Collection, curated by Rody N. López.

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  31. Curator Lecture

    Public Event 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.

  32. Santa Lucia Holiday Celebration

    Member Event View photos of the event. 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.

  33. Art Fiesta to Exhibit Local Artists at the Art Fiesta to Exhibit Local Artists at the Historic Padua Hills Theatre

    Public Event 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.

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  34. Gala Celebrates Women of Vision

    Public Event View photos of the event. 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.

  35. Curator Gallery Talk & Artists Reception

    Member Event 4 pm – Curator Gallery Talk5-7 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.

  36. 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.

    Artful Evening

    Member Event View photos of the event. 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.

  37. StART It Up Student Art Exhibition

    Public Event 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.

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    eARTh Station at Earth Day/CicLAvia Celebration

    Public Event 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. View the event.

  39. Roland Reiss: Unapologetic Flowers and Small Stories Preview Reception

    Member Event 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.

  40. Banking on Beauty Book Tour

    Public Event 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.

  41. Aldo Casanova and James Fuller Program

    Public Event 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.

  42. Claremont Museum of Art members attend a Santa Lucia holiday celebration at the home of Dr. Janet Myhre on December 11, 2016.

    Santa Lucia Holiday Celebration

    Member Event 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.

  43. James Fuller, Untitled (from the Zion series), 1998, watercolor on paper. Collection of Steve Comba.

    Kindred Natures Exhibition Opening

    Public Event 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. View the KINDRED NATURES exhibit

  44. Kindred Natures Preview Reception

    Member Event 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. View the KINDRED NATURES exhibit

  45. Padua Hills Art Fiesta

    Padua Hills Art Fiesta

    Public Event 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.

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  46. Celebrate Fall with Carnivàle!

    Public Event 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. View the event photo gallery for Carnivale!

  47. Third Annual Claremont Art Showcase

    Public Event 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.

  48. Dee Marcellus Cole and Carnival Seekers

    Member Event August 4 – November 26, 2017Member 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. View 'Dee Marcellus Cole and Carnival Seekers' exhibit

  49. An Artful Evening

    Artful Evening

    Member Event 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.

  50. StARTitUp 2017

    StART It Up Student Art Exhibition

    Public Event 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.

  51. Tree Speak Exhibition Opening

    Public Event 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.

  52. Tree Speak Preview

    Tree Speak Preview Reception

    Member Event 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. View photos of the event

  53. Santa Lucia Holiday Celebration

    Member Event Museum members attended 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 event gallery.

  54. Opening Celebration at the Depot

    Public Event The Claremont Museum of Art welcomed the community to its new gallery space at the Depot. The opening exhibition, (re)Generation: Six Decades of Claremont Artists was on view and visitors enjoyed light refreshments and art-making activities led by Project ARTstART students. View the event photo gallery. View the News Article.

  55. Padua Hills Art Fiesta

    Padua Hills Art Fiesta

    The Claremont Museum of Art presented the 13th Annual Padua Hills Art Fiesta with an outdoor art show, art and craft demonstrations, music and more featuring a preview of the recently produced film Claremont Modern: The Convergence of Art + Architecture at Midcentury, and an accompanying exhibition.

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  56. Johnson - Timebeing

    Claremont Second Annual Art Showcase

    Public Event Opening reception of local artists sponsored by the City of Claremont in conjunction with the Claremont Museum of Art and Claremont Graduate University Art Business/Art Management Public Art program. View the event photo gallery. View the Exhibit

  57. Sumner Elementary students work on an art project

    StART It Up Student Art Exhibition

    Public Event An overview exhibition, curated by Project ARTstART high school students, included highlights of each of the exhibition-based art units ARTstARTers presented to 4-6th grade classes at Mountain View, Oakmont, Sumner, Sycamore and Vista del Valle elementary schools.

  58. Maloof Centennial Exhibition

    Artful Evening

    Member Event Museum members will enjoy an Artful Evening at the Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts on Saturday, May 14 with a private viewing of the Maloof Centennial and Sculpture in Garden exhibitions.

  59. ARTpix Art Wall Unveiling

    Public Event ARTpix is the Claremont Museum of Art’s newest after school arts education program for El Roble middle school students designed to provide a look at life in Claremont through the lens of a camera. Join us for refreshments as we unveil the ARTpix outdoor exhibition. To see the final images on the Art Wall, visit:https://www.flickr.com/photos/claremontmuseum/sets/72157651603810749/

  60. Padua Hills Art Fiesta to Feature Millard Sheets Film

    The Claremont Museum of Art hosted the 12th Annual Padua Hills Art Fiesta with an outdoor art show, art and craft demonstrations, music and more featuring the recently-produced film Design for Modern Living: Millard Sheets and the Claremont Art Community 1935-1975, and a special exhibition Millard Sheets: Hills and Horses. View the event photo gallery.

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  61. Claremont Museum of Art Fall Gala

    Public Event All Aboard for Art at the Depot! Against the stunning backdrop of the historic Claremont Depot, guests enjoyed an evening of art and entertainment by the Jazz Doctors, accompanied by wine and great food by Spaggi’s. The event included a silent and live auction of unique art objects as well as art related activities. View the event photo gallery.


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