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Upcoming Events
Film Series First Fridays / Gallery Exhibits Historic Walking Tours

Mudd Theater - Claremont School of Theology
1325 N. College Ave., Claremont CA 91711
(North side of Foothill Blvd.)
General Admission: $10 / Seniors, Students and Members: $5
Please see below or refer to homepage for current film listing

called the "Mama of Dada"

RECENTLY: Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

Renowned ceramicist, lover of Marcel Duchamp, and a prime suspect in the Dada art movement of the early 1910's. She died in 1999 at 101 years of age.

This unique, hour-long documentary provides an unusual glimpse into the life, the loves, and the influences of this incredible woman. Rare archival photos, original artwork, insightful commentary by respected art historians and interviews with Beatrice herself, combined to make this film an unforgettable experience. Read more/ purchase tickets...

Designing Women

Thursday, July 10, 2014
Mudd Theater - Claremont School of Theology
1325 N College Ave., Claremont

Following the screening of
“Throwing Curves”
a film about designer Eva Zeisel,
a Panel Discussion and Book Signing of

“California’s Designing Women 1896-1986”
by Bill Stern

Moderator: Bill Stern, Curator, Author and Executive Director, Museum of California Design
Designer panelists: Marilyn Austin, Judith Hendler, Cher Pendarvis

Join Claremont Heritage, the Museum of California Design and the Claremont School of Theology for an evening of art and culture! Our monthly film series features films that look at the architectural and cultural influences at mid-century and how they relate to happenings in Claremont.

Featured this evening will be a documentary film on the life of Eva Zeisel entitled: "Throwing Curves", a 2002 documentary film directed by Jyll Johnstone. The film follows and interviews then-97-year-old Hungarian industrial designer and ceramic artist Eva Zeisel. The film will be followed by a panel discussion focused on California’s female designers and their extraordinary role in American design in the late 19th and 20th centuries. California’s Designing Women, 1896–1986, an exhibition and accompanying book by Bill Stern that features the work of more than fifty California based women who, as designers and entrepreneurs, helped make an indelible mark on our culture. Bill Stern, Executive Director of the Museum of California Design will moderate the panel and do a book-signing following the presentation. Claremont has its own group of female artists and designers who have also made their individual and collective mark on our community and beyond. They include Betty Davenport Ford, Jean Ames, "Hoppy" Stewart, Martha Underwood, Barbara Beretich, Alba Cisneros and many more.

First Friday's Exhibitions
Monthly at Garner House Exhibition Gallery • 6:00-8:00pm
RECENTLY: Joella Jean Mahoney - Opening Reception
5:00-9:00 on November 7
Exhibition + Sale
12noon-7:00 on Nov. 8 . 12noon-5:00 on Nov. 9
Click to read more about Joella Jean Mahoney...
Please refer to homepage for current listing

Guided Walking Tour of Historic

1st Saturday of every month - 10:00am-12noon
Next Tour: Saturday, December 6, 2014

Meet at the Claremont Depot,
150 W. First Street.
View map to Depot.
Reservation Requested:
Click here for more tour info.
Phone: 909-621-0848

Guided Walking Tour of Historic Sites* at

Tour held 4 times annually - 9:30am-12noon
2015: January 17 / March 21 / September 12 / November 14
* These tours are not intended for prospective students
rather are an overview of the colleges' historic architecture

Photo (above) taken in front of Carnegie Library
Meet at Seaver House located at
305 N. College Ave., Claremont
(north/west corner of
College and Bonita Avenues).
View map to Seaver House.
Reservation Requested:
Click here for more tour info.
Phone: 909-621-0848