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Be among the first to see this important new chronicle of Claremont history!

Millard Sheets in his studio c.1950. Sheets Family Archive.

Design for Modern Living

Millard Sheets and the Claremont Art Community 1935-1975

Film Premiere 3 p.m. Sunday, March 22
Garrison Theater at Scripps College, 231 East 10th St. in Claremont

Sponsored by the Claremont Museum of Art, the Clark Humanities Museum and the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery at Scripps College


Two years in the making, the one-hour documentary film, produced by Paul Bockhorst in partnership with the Claremont Museum of Art, provides a vivid and illuminating account of the important art community that emerged in Claremont in the years following World War II under the leadership of Millard Sheets, with profiles of nearly two dozen artists and craftspersons. Click here for More Information.

The premiere event will include an introduction by filmmaker Paul Bockhorst, a Q&A session and a wine reception to benefit CMA programs. Advance Tickets available for $20 online or you may make your reservation by sending a check to Claremont Museum of Art, P.O. Box 1136, Claremont CA 91711. Admission will be $25 at the door.

Design for Modern Living tells the story of the remarkable artistic community that took root at Scripps College and made Claremont an important center of Mid-20th Century Modern design.

The interviews touch on all the important issues and are beautifully integrated with the historic photographs. Congratulations on a fine job extraordinarily well done!

- Harold Nelson, Curator of American Decorative Arts, The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

Mr. Bockhorst, a veteran writer, producer, and director, has produced dozens of programs that have appeared on PBS, NBC, ABC, Turner Broadcasting, and the Disney Channel. He recently received an Honorary AIA Award for his many documentaries on art and architecture.

Principal funding for Design for Modern Living was provided by The Ahmanson Foundation and Howard and Roberta Ahmanson, The Windgate Charitable Foundation, Gerald and Bente Buck, E. Gene Crain, Marguerite and Harrison McIntosh, Tom & Carolyn Sheets Owen-Towle, and the Family of Helen Bockhorst. Additional support was provided by the Historical Collections Council of California, Peter and Gail Ochs, Robert and Nadine Hall, Jim and Perry Jamieson, Beverly Maloof, the Family of Karl Benjamin, and Betty Davenport Ford and Harold Ford.

Student images set to appear at El Roble in February

ARTpix is CMA’s newest after school arts education program for El Roble Intermediate School students designed to foster creative self-expression through photography. The program launched on Tuesday, February 3rd.

Seventh and eighth-grade students receive hands-on training with digital cameras provided by El Roble for this field trip-based, 8-week, “how-to” class. ARTpix students are spending 50-60% of their time outside of the classroom using locations around the Village of Claremont as the creative backdrop for student photography instruction and experimentation. Students are also using the computer lab to print and enhance their photographs. Click here to see More Photos.

ARTpix will culminate in a public Art Wall exhibition of student photographs in mid-April 2015. The Art Wall is the 8 ft. by 24 ft. billboard-like structure adjacent to the east side of The Packing House in the West Village. (The current Art Wall exhibition features student cartoons from last year’s ARToon arts education program at El Roble.)

The ARTpix instructor is El Roble art teacher, Wendy Kubiak. Co-creators of the ARTpix program are Ms. Kubiak and CMA board member for arts education programs, Lori Evans Lama.

ARTpix is produced solely by the Claremont Museum of Art (CMA) in partnership with El Roble Intermediate School and funded in part by generous donations from a CMA member major donor; Claremont Trader Joe’s; and the Claremont Chamber of Commerce “Best B.E.T.” Grant Program. Additionally, a successful experiment in online crowd sourcing yielded over $1,500 in contributions from thirty-five individuals nationwide.


An Artful Evening with James Strombotne

CMA members will be treated to a special evening honoring James Strombotne at the home of Bernie and Mary Ann Marshall on Saturday, May 9.

The event celebrates the recent publication of Strombotne - The Pursuit of Magic with a tour of the Marshall's home and wonderful collection of the artist's work.

John Svenson Exhbiition at RSABG

Just two final weeks to see the Claremont Museum of Art exhibition John Svenson: For the Love of Wood at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden1500 N. College Ave., Claremont, open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through February 22. Garden admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and students, $4 for children, and free for CMA and RSABG members.

John Edward Svenson’s love of nature and mastery of his materials is evident throughout his large body of work which ranges from small wood carvings to monumental public commissions. The exhibition is sponsored by Maria (Zornes) and Hal Baker, Marilyn Dale, and Svenson Arts.

Click here to see the brand new John Svenson Video filmed and produced by Phil Jimenez during the course of our exhibition at the Padua HIlls Art Fiesta and reception at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden.

Project ARTstART in the classrooms

ARTstART students have been busy presenting art activities at Claremont elementary schools including Mountain View, Oakmont, Sycamore, and Vista del Valle schools. Four schools. Nineteen classes. 646 students served. IN ONE WEEK!
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The Claremont Museum of Art is a private, non-profit, tax exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Project ARTstART is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and by the Flourish Foundation and the Ruth and Joseph C. Reed Foundation for the Arts. Our exhibitions and programs are supported by public and private organizations as well as many individual donors, members and volunteers.
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