ClaremontVID_Wallop-2015_C22Looking for something entertaining to do near the Inland Empire this weekend? From the Claremont Folk Festival and the Butterfly Pavilion in the Spring to Friday Nights Live and the Midsummer Shakespeare Festival in the Summer, our calendar is chock full of rousing events and annual festivals.

There’s something fun to do for everyone. The weekly Claremont Artisans and Farmers Market every Sunday is the largest of its kind in the region. For arts and crafts lovers, there’s the monthly First Saturday Art Walk and the Village Venture Arts & Crafts Faire in October.

Families flock to events such as Things That Go Bump in the Night at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in October and Inland Pacific Ballet’s The Nutcracker in December. And nature enthusiasts can celebrate and discover the beauty of various native plants at the Annual Wild Flower Show and Festival in April and other events at the botanic garden in Claremont.

Discover all the not-to-be-missed events taking place in Claremont on our events calendar below.

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Art Exhibit: Primal Nature – Animalia by ​​Women l Fri-Sun

October 5, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Primal Nature: Animalia by
Women in Post-War Claremont

September 21 – January 6, 2019
Claremont Museum of Art, 200 W. First St, Claremont

Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, noon to 4:00 pm, and on Art Walk, the first Saturday of every month from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. For more information, visit​.

Animals, both real and fantastic, occupied an important place in artistic expression in mid- twentieth century Claremont, appearing in the work of ceramists, painters, enamelists, and sculptors. The exhibition, Primal Nature: Animalia by Women in Post-War Claremont focuses on this phenomenon, particularly in the work of women artists who played a vital role in the development of the arts in Claremont.

The exhibition, curated by Susan M. Anderson, will be on view at the Claremont Museum of Art, located in the historic Claremont Depot.

Under the influence of Millard Sheets at Scripps College and Claremont Graduate School, Claremont artists focused on traditional craftsmanship and shared a lifestyle immersed in nature. Since classical antiquity, artists have assigned meaning to animals real and imagined. At the same time, these delightful creatures—wild, domesticated and fantastic—often functioned for artists as creative muses or effective design solutions. Primal Nature explores the significance of this shared theme and the context for its emergence among the oeuvres of pivotal figures such as Jean Goodwin Ames, Betty Davenport Ford, Barbara Beretich, Susan Hertel, Norma Tanega, Ellamarie Wooley, among others.

Susan M. Anderson is an independent curator and art historian with a focus on the art of California. She is a former chief curator of Laguna Art Museum. Assisting the guest curator in her research, Scripps College undergraduate Linnea Rosenberg participated in the cultivation of this exhibition as this year’s Millard Sheets Art Intern.

Contact: Claremont Museum of Art
Phone: 909.621.3200

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October 5, 2018
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Claremont Museum of Art