Attractions

Sontag Greek Theatre

Located on the Pomona College campus, this secluded, outdoor amphitheater is home to the Midsummer Shakespeare Festival.

Bridges Auditorium

Chris Burden’s “Meet in the Middle” at Roberts Pavilion

Chris Burden’s “Meet in the Middle,” installed in the plaza in front of Roberts Pavilion, allows students to interact with the artwork. The installation of eight street lamps and 24 benches is an homage to Burden’s “Urban Light” sculpture installation of 202 vintage street lamps at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery (Scripps College)

The Williamson Gallery is free and open to the public. The Gallery offers four exhibitions annually. While selected works from the permanent collection are displayed in exhibitions each year, the permanent collection is not on display. We are located in the courtyard adjacent to Eleventh St. and Columbia Ave., just north of the Baxter Building (Campus Security) at 251 E. Eleventh St., Claremont CA, 91711. Donations are welcome. For any questions, contact the Gallery offices at (909) 607-4690. We are open Wednesday–Sunday, 12–5 p.m. during exhibitions. The gallery is closed Monday and Tuesday and in between shows. Please check the gallery’s exhibition schedule for the dates of exhibitions. During Gallery hours, you may also call the Gallery directly at (909) 607-2029.

Claremont Heritage – The Garner House

The Garner House in Memorial Park is home to Claremont Heritage. Herman and Bess Garner built the Spanish Colonial Revival house in 1926 and lived here with their three sons for many years. At the time with 5,000 square feet, the home was one of the largest residences in town with exemplary wrought ironwork, oak and cork flooring and a complex, interesting floor plan. Under the care of Claremont Heritage, the house has become the city’s center for historic programs.

Claremont Station – Historic 1927 Santa Fe Depot

The Mission Revival-Spanish Colonial Revival style depot was built in 1927 by Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. The station was renovated at a cost of $2.8 million and reopened for Metrolink use on December 7, 1992.The interior now also houses the Claremont Museum of Art.

Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theater

“Ben D. Bollinger’s Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theater provides patrons with a dinner theater and musicals for a theatrical experience the caliber of the Broadway shows in downtown LA – without the freeway or parking dilemmas. The gourmet food prepared by the executive chef and served by his formal wait staff ranks the Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theater as a fine food restaurant that rivals any fine dining establishment in the region.

Russian Village District

The Russian Village District comprises 15 folk architecture style houses built during the Great Depression. The historic district was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1978 because of the unique nature of the folk architecture and the social and economic setting that allowed for these houses to be built.

The Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College

The Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College opens a new chapter with its elegant and brand-new building designed by Machado Silvetti and Gensler. A sophisticated structure of cast-in-place concrete and glass accented with wood and bronze, the building is open to its surroundings and the gentle light of Southern California, featuring an outdoor courtyard with a newly commissioned sculpture by Alison Saar. The museum celebrates its rebirth with a host of provocative inaugural exhibitions that demonstrate its long-standing commitment to contemporary art, including a major retrospective of Saar and monographic exhibitions of work by Alia Ali and Helen Pashgian. Permanent collection installations feature highlights from the museum’s wide-ranging holdings and provide the opportunity to see many objects never previously exhibited. Check the museum’s website (www.pomona.edu/museum or www.pomona.edu/benton) for latest information regarding the museum’s opening, anticipated in early 2021.

Margaret Fowler Garden

Featured in Westways, this “secret garden” was originally designed as a European medieval-style cloister garden and is a favorite destination on the Scripps campus. There are olive and orange trees and interior arcades, one of which is covered by an enormous wisteria vine. On one wall, you’ll find a fresco painted in 1946 by Mexican muralist Alfredo Ramos Martinez.

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