Study Day LA (County): The Claremont Colleges

Join fellow art enthusiasts for a stimulating day trip to the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains to explore art at the Claremont Colleges. Highlighted by the full sunset experience of James Turrell’s extraordinary Pomona College Skyspace, we’ll also visit museums and see Mexican murals at two locations.

The Claremont Colleges have a distinguished history of teaching and collecting art.  We will visit the Pomona College Museum of Art, home of important collections of early Italian panel paintings, American and European works on paper, and indigenous art from the Americas.  At the museum also is the exhibition Witness: Käthe Kollwitz featuring some of the most remarkable works created in Berlin between the wars at a time of tremendous political and social upheaval.

As part of the day on the Pomona College campus, we will have a guided viewing of the Promethius fresco of 1930 by José Clemente Orozco, one of the three great Mexican muralists.  We will also visit the Margaret Fowler Garden at Scripps College with murals by Alfredo Ramos Martinez, the Father of the 20th century Mexican Mural Movement.

At sunset, we will experience Dividing the Light, a Skyspace by James Turrell.  The subject of recent acclaimed concurrent exhibitions at the Guggenheim, LACMA and Houston, Turrell is known for his work solely using light as a medium.

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Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 9:45am