Current

  1. This is not a chair.

    The Claremont Lewis Museum of Art exhibition This is not a chair. will present a broad range of artists and approaches to the icon of human creative production that is the chair. Drawing inspiration from Rene Magritte’s painting The Treachery of Images which placed the statement “Ceci n’est pas une pipe.” (This is not a pipe.) under a painted representation of a pipe, This is not a chair. will similarly explore the gray area between object and concept, language and meaning

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Upcoming

  1. The Great Perfection: Charles Long & Khang Bao Nguyen

    The Great Perfection: Charles Long & Khang Bao Nguyen explores two artists’ diverse approaches to the pursuit of a nondual philosophy. Nondualism, an ancient concept rooted in Eastern philosophy and Buddhism, recognizes the true nature of reality as one of wholeness and universal consciousness. In a world that seems more fractured and disconnected than ever, these artists seek connections through their creative practices, not only between people, but between all beings and things. Nondualism offers a pathway to transcend the trappings of us and them, subject and object, within and without, while still recognizing the perception of self.

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  2. Free for All

    Artists from Claremont and beyond are invited to exhibit in a one-day pop-up show. There will be no fees to exhibit. With hundreds of artists expected to participate, Free for All is a commitment to unfiltered community building and celebration.

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  3. Phil Dike: A Bird’s Eye View

    Phil Dike: A Bird’s Eye View will present the Museum’s first major exhibition of this influential and innovative artist. One of the first artists in the 1930s to develop what became known as the California Style of watercolor painting, he was also an influential and admired teacher to hundreds of students. Best known for his lively coastal scenes, some of his most captivating paintings assume the perspective of a bird’s eye view. These imagined views of real scenes involve an interpretation of landscape that goes beyond simple representation.

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  4. The Garcia Collection of Chicanx Art

    The Museum is honored to present the rich Chicanx art collection of Cathy and Frank Garcia. Cathy, a mosaic artist, and Frank, a curator and organizer, have developed an art collection over decades that reflects a community-based approach to collecting. Involved in the annual exhibition Return to Aztlan at the dA Center for the Arts for many years, the Garcias, their home and collection are an integral part of the local and regional Chicanx art community.

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Past

All Past Exhibitions

  1. Face to Face: Ken Gonzales-Day

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  2. Ferne Jacobs: A Personal World

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  3. StART It Up!

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  4. Vince Skelly: A Conversation with Trees

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