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Faculty Show Opens at the Pomona College Museum of Art

Pomona College’s faculty artists will exhibit their work at the Pomona College Museum of Art in Claremont from September 2 through October 19, 2008. An opening reception will be held at the Museum on Saturday, September 6 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Studio artists Sheila Pinkel, Mercedes Teixido, Mark Allen and Sandeep Mukherjee will lead a tour of their collective exhibition at the Museum on Wednesday September 17, 4:15-5:30 p.m.

The exhibition will feature new works in a variety of media and techniques, including drawing, painting, photography, and installation, offering a glimpse into the diverse research and individual creativity of the Pomona College art faculty, and insight into how the work they do in their own studios shapes their classroom teaching.

“The faculty exhibition is a great opportunity for the college community and our broader audience to see the vitality of our art faculty’s practice,” stated Kathleen Stewart Howe, director of the Pomona College Museum of Art. “The research work of faculty members in the visual arts is encountered in the exhibition spaces of museums and galleries, in much the same way that the scholarly research of faculty in music and theatre manifests itself in performance spaces. We are delighted to offer our audience this opportunity to encounter recent work, the fruits of their ongoing creative research as artists.”

The Pomona College Museum of Art is located at 330 N. College Avenue, Claremont. The Museum is open to the public free of charge Tuesday through Friday, from noon to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, call (909) 621-8283 or visit the museum’s website at www.pomona.edu/museum.

The Pomona College Museum of Art collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets works of art. The Museum houses a substantial permanent collection as well as serving as a gallery for the display of temporary exhibitions. Important holdings include the Kress Collection of 15th- and 16th-century Italian panel paintings; more than 5,000 examples of Pre-Columbian to 20th-century American Indian art and artifacts, including basketry, ceramics, and beadwork; and a large collection of American and European prints, drawings, and photographs, including works by Francisco de Goya, José Clemente Orozco, and Rico Lebrun.