Protecting Our Historic Architectural, Natural, and Cultural Resources
through Education and Advocacy for over 40 years
FEBRUARY 2019 PROGRAMS + EVENTS
NOTE: Village Walking Tour scheduled for Saturday, February 2nd is Cancelled due to the weather.
Dear Claremont Heritage Members and Friends,
Please check out the plethora of cultural events happening this month! Art in its many forms will be on display for your viewing pleasure - don't forget to bring a friend and enjoy the unique cultural offerings of our fine City - These programs and events help residents and visitors alike to experience what we have known all along, Claremont has a very special "Spirit of Place" - which ironically is our 2019 Theme.
David Shearer, Executive Director
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 2nd | 6:00 - 9:00 pm | OPENING RECEPTION
Back to Modern - Paintings + Poetry featuring Dr. Kendall Johnson
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 6th | 7:00 - 9:00 pm | ARTIST TALK | FREE
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 23rd | 2:00 - 4:00 pm | CLOSING RECEPTION
Ginger Elliott Center
840 N Indian Hill Blvd. Claremont, CA 91711 | 909-621-0848
Claremont Heritage will present Back to Modern, a mid-century modern exhibition featuring artwork and poetry by Dr. Kendall Johnson on February 2, 2019 from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm. Back to Modern will feature 13 paintings and accompanying reflections focusing on mid-century modernism with a call to reexamine the movement's aesthetic experimentation, novel vision, and pursuit of meaning. As Dr. Johnson states, "The virtues of individual responsibility, authenticity, and personal expression have new found importance now. Mid-century angst is back, as is the turning back towards the arts as something more than social critique." This exhibition aims to reconsider the modernist effort.
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 2nd | 6:00 - 9:00 pm | Public Reception
Claremont Museum of Art | 200 West First St. Claremont
JANUARY 18 - APRIL 20
Julie and David Armstrong Share their Love of Clay
The Claremont Museum of Art is pleased to present an exhibition that invites you to enter the home of ceramic collectors Julie and David Armstrong.
Living with Clay: The Julie and David Armstrong Collection
will be on view January 18 through April 20, 2019. The exhibition is generously sponsored by Art Braeger, Janell and Randall Lewis.
Join us for the opening reception on Art Walk, Saturday, February 2 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The museum is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4:00 p.m.
A love of clay led Julie and David Armstrong, long-time Claremont residents and founders of the highly-regarded
American Museum of Ceramic Art
in Pomona, to amass an extraordinary private collection.The exhibition is staged to simulate the manner in which the Armstrongs display their collection in their home, alongside paintings and furnishings, revealing the integration of art in their daily lives while also saluting the collectors' taste, ideas, and the uniqueness of their vision.
JANUARY 26 - APRIL 7, 2019 | Williamson Gallery at Scripps College
75th Scripps College Ceramic Annual | FREE
75th SCRIPPS COLLEGE CERAMIC ANNUAL
This year, the Ceramic Annual, the longest-running exhibition of contemporary ceramics in the nation, turns 75! Curator Kirk Delman, who has worked with the collection for decades, has selected a wide variety of works from the College's renowned Marer Collection to display in the exhibition. Fred Marer collected artwork in the mid-twentieth century, befriending and supporting some of the greatest ceramic artists of the time. Many of the works he purchased directly from those artists will be on display as we celebrate 75 years of ceramic exhibitions.
PALM SPRINGS MODERNISM WEEK - CLAREMONT MODERN BUS TOUR
NOTE: This Tour originates and ends in Palm Springs
Approximately 8 sites will be visited on the Claremont Modern Tour and will include residential, institutional and commercial architecture by such luminaries as Richard Neutra; Millard Sheets; Theodore Criley, Jr.; Fred McDowell; Edward Durrell Stone; and A. Quincy Jones & Frederick E. Emmons. There will be time for lunch at a local hot spot (cost of lunch not included), and a cocktail hour at the last location on the tour. Claremont is 75 miles/90 minutes west of Palm Springs, travel in comfort on a luxury 'high panoramic visibility euro-bus' (with restroom facilities) departing from and returning to Palm Springs. Two documentaries, one each direction, on Claremont Modern Art + Design will be shown en route. A Claremont Modern Map and Souvenir Catalog will be provided as part of the tour package. $150
LINK TO TICKETS HERE
Please consider helping to support our Educational Programs:
Speaker/Film Series, Third Grade History Program,
Publications and Exhibitions - Every Dollar will be put
to good use - Documenting, Celebrating and Preserving
Claremont's Cultural Heritage!
Thank You !