From the edge of L.A., Pomona College has launched some of the region’s most influential artists. Now the College is taking its next step forward as a home for cutting-edge art in SoCal. Opening in fall 2020, Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College will be a space for the region’s most compelling and innovative exhibitions. Building on a long tradition of excellence at the alma mater of such artistic pioneers as James Turrell, Helen Pashgian and Chris Burden, The Benton will host the next wave of groundbreaking artists, and offer a state-of-the-art site for a growing permanent collection ranging from Native American art to Renaissance panel paintings to works by such artists as Karl Benjamin, Rico Lebrun and Jose Clemente Orozco. The new museum is made possible through a generous $15 million gift from long-time supporter Janet Inskeep Benton, Pomona College trustee and member of the Class of 1979.