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Claremont Museum of Art

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Address: 200 W 1st St, in the Claremont Depot, Claremont, CA 91711-4618
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The Claremont Museum of Art celebrates the community's rich artistic legacy...

The Claremont Museum of Art celebrates the community's rich artistic legacy and promotes the cultural vitality of the region. This jewel of a small museum is located in the Claremont Depot, an historic Santa Fe train station.

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Apparently this very small museum has occupied other spaces and now finds what is, hopefully, a permanent home in the Old Santa Fe rail depot. The curator/docent/ticket taker... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2017
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NJ
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

Apparently this very small museum has occupied other spaces and now finds what is, hopefully, a permanent home in the Old Santa Fe rail depot. The curator/docent/ticket taker says that it occupies two rooms but, truth be told, its more like one and a half because the foyer room also houses the desk that takes your $5 admission and distributes... More 

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Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

While Claremont is definitely charming at first site, it's historical roots are deep! Claremont Museum of Art is a definite must! Not only do they have my favorite artist, Millard Sheets, but stellar artist such as Harrison McIntosh, Jean Ames, and Karl Benjamin. Plus it's located in the historic Claremont Depot....a WIN!

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1 Thank Jose V
Claremont, California
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

This is a remarkable collection of the mid century artists in Claremont; many associated with Scripps College and Millard Sheets. Located in the historic 1929 Santa Fe Train Depot, an architectural gem.

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1 Thank RLT2_11
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

The Museum has an amazing collection displayed in the historic Claremont Train Depot. For avid art lovers, the current exhibit is a breath-taking array of famous local artists and for those who want to learn more every docent on staff is extremely insightful. If you happen to take the train into town or you are on a walk about the... More 

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upland
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Reviewed 12 January 2017

Love the location in Historic train depot. A very small local artists collection. They plan on enlarging the space as more funding comes in.

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1 Thank uplandgail
Claremont, California
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231 reviews
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Reviewed 15 June 2016

Claremont is SO COOL! Our new packing house has a lot of really amazing restaurants, shops, and art galleries--including this one! Enjoy!!

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Thank Zachary W
Viera, Florida, United States
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Reviewed 18 November 2015

By Chance I visited this museum briefly, what a find! To see this level of art in this sleepy town, albeit full of hi end colleges, was a real joy!

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Claremont, California
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

A great idea representing a certain segment of the Claremont art scene which now exists as a museum without walls but does mount exhibits at various locations within the city from time to time.

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 24 December 2011

It was wonderful while it was there. Very sad that it closed almost as as soon as it opened it's doors.

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Ames
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Reviewed 25 January 2009

I have visited 4 times, 4 different shows, and each time they are different, and captivating. The Claremont Museum is not large, so you can spend some time with each piece. Usually, I am done in an 45 minutes, and there is always something new and refreshing, that captures your imagination. Make sure to visit the Museum Store next door.... More 

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