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January

Lecture and Trunk Show - Modern Quilting: Past, Present and Future
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 (6 PM to 8 PM)
Learn about the tradition of modern quilting, how it originated, where it is now, and what the future may hold, with presenter Latifah Saafir. The trunk show by Ms. Saafir will include a display of quilts. Free Admission Reservations Required. For more information or reservations, please call (909) 395-2510. 
 
Chinese Calligraphy Workshop
Thursday, January 19, 2017 (6 PM to 8 PM)
Celebrate Lunar New Year and the year of the Rooster through a Chinese calligraphy workshop with artist Tom Chow.  All ages are welcome! Materials will be provided. Free Admission. Reservations Required. For more information or reservations, please call (909) 395-2510. 

Meet and Greet for Modern Quilters and Friends
Friday, January 20, 2017 (6 PM to 8 PM)
Meet Guest Curator Georganna Hawley and other modern quilters as they share the joy of making modern quilts. Light refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Free Admission. Reservations Required. For more information or reservations, please call (909) 395-2510. 

Evenings for Educators
Thursday, January 26, 2017 (4:00 PM to 5:30 PM)
Art for Living and Living for Art: The Common Core and Arts IntegrationLearn how you can bring your lesson plans to life by integrating an upcoming exhibit on the commercial work and creative process of renowned artists Millard Sheets, Tony Sheets, and Rick Caughman. Receive a free resource packet highlighting the Common Core and the arts. Light refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Free Admission. Reservations Required. For more information or reservations, please call (909) 395-2510. 

Gallery Guide Training: Art for Living and Living for Art
Saturday, January 28, 2017 (10 AM to 12 PM)
Join the Museum’s team of volunteer Gallery Guides. The Sheets, Sheets and Caughman: Art for Living and Living for Art exhibit needs Gallery Guides to engage visitors on Saturday afternoons. High School students and adults are encouraged to attend. To apply, submit an application at online. Free Admission. Reservations Required.

Febuary

Artist Reception for Sheets, Sheets, & Caughman: Art for Living and Living for Art

Sunday, February 12, 2017 (1 PM to 4 PM) Exhibit Walkthrough with the Artists (2:30 PM to 3:30 PM)
Art for Living and Living for Art highlights the work of Millard Sheets, Tony Sheets, and Rick Caughman. The exhibit at Ontario Museum of History & Art features the commercial and commissioned public artwork of the three artists. The exhibit at neighboring Chaffey Community Museum of Art focuses on their fine art. Reception attendees will have the opportunity to participate in an exhibit walkthrough at both museum sites with artists Tony Sheets and Rick Caughman. Light refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Free Admission. For more information or reservations, please call (909) 395-2510. 

Presentation: Black History Month and the Arts
Thursday, February 16, 2017 (6:00 PM to 7:30 PM)
Belle Mann is an Emmy Award-winning ink and painter (colorist) for The Simpsons and popular shows from Disney and others. Ms. Mann will discuss her and colleague Floyd Norman’s careers in the animation field. Floyd Norman was the first black animator for Disney, and is the subject and author of the recently published book and documentary, An Animated Life. Clifford Breland will discuss his trajectory in dance and his successful Bre Dance Studio, a nationally acclaimed dance studio in Riverside, CA. Reservations Required. Free Admission. For more information or reservations, please call (909) 395-2510.

Film Screening: Millard Sheets and the Claremont Art Community 1935-1975
Saturday, February 18, 2017 (5 PM to 8 PM)  
Join us for a film screening of the documentary Design for Modern Living: Millard Sheets and the Claremont Art Community 1935-1975. This film provides an account of the important art community that emerged in Claremont, CA in the years following World War II under the leadership of artist Millard Sheets. Following the screening, the film’s director & producer, Paul Bockhorst, will discuss the film. Reservations Required. Free Admission. For more information or reservations, please call (909) 395-2510. 
 
Film Screening: The Help
Saturday, February 25, 2017 (2 PM to 5 PM) Film Screening begins at 2 PM. Discussion to follow screening.
Join us for a film screening of The Help (2011, Rated PG-13), the story of an aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s who decides to write a book detailing the African American maids’ point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis. The film screening will be followed by a discussion. Reservations Required. Free Admission. For more information or reservations, please call (909) 395-2510. 

March

Collage Workshop Inspired by Millard Sheets
Thursday, March 9, 2017 (6 PM to 8 PM)
Learn how to create a one-of-a-kind paper collage inspired by Millard Sheets, with Curator of Education Rebecca Horta. Materials will be provided. Reservations Required. Free Admission. For more information or reservations, please call (909) 395-2510. 

Panel Presentation: Being an Artist Today
Saturday, March 11, 2017 (2 PM to 4 PM)
Explore strategies for a career in the arts, mentor possibilities and internship opportunities through a presentation by professional artists and arts professionals throughout San Bernardino County. Reservations Required. Free Admission. For more information or reservations, please call (909) 395-2510. 

Film Screening: Claremont Modern: The Convergence of Art and Architecture at Mid-Century
Thursday, March 16, 2017 (5 PM to 8 PM)
Join us for a film screening of the documentary Claremont Modern: The Convergence of Art and Architecture at Mid-Century. Following the screening, the film’s director & producer, Paul Bockhorst, will discuss the film. Reservations Required. Free Admission. For more information or reservations, please call (909) 395-2510. 

Highlights from the Collection: Millard Sheets and Friends
Sunday, March 19, 2017 (2:00 PM to 3:30 PM)
Explore the artwork of artists from the era of Millard Sheets. Under his leadership, Claremont, CA and the local region, became a significant artistic center. Join staff from the Ontario Museum of History & Art and the Chaffey Community Museum of Art for a discussion of artwork from both collections.  Reservations Required. Free Admission. For more information or reservations, please call (909) 395-2510. 

In the Public Eye: Bus Tour of Millard Sheets’ Public Art
Saturday, March 25, 2017 (10:00 AM to 12:30 PM)
Millard Sheets created numerous art installations for public spaces in Los Angeles and the Inland Empire, as well as nationwide. Join us for a bus tour highlighting the former studio of Millard Sheets in Claremont and locations in the surrounding region, with a tour led by Claremont Heritage. Tour begins at the Ontario Museum of History & Art. Reservations required. Seating is limited. Bus tour fee is $18.  For more information or reservations, please call (909) 395-2510. 
 
For more information or reservations, please call (909) 395-2510.

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