Pomona College's Rembrandt Hall—the first building devoted to the visual arts in the Pomona Valley—is turning 100 years old. The Myron Hunt-designed building has incubated noteworthy artistic talent that has had global impact, including such alumni as Helen Pashgian '56, James Turrell '65, Chris Burden '69 and Peter Shelton '73.
The College is marking the anniversary on April 22 by honoring The Rembrandt Club, the principal initiator and funder of the building that was completed in 1914. Founded in 1905 to support the arts in Claremont, The Rembrandt Club sponsors monthly lectures and teas, trips to area museums and collections and a variety of other events, and supports students and the Pomona College Museum of Art. Pomona College President David Oxtoby will give remarks at the celebration.
After a century as an art center, venerable Rembrandt Hall soon will be repurposed, as a new Studio Art Hall is under construction on the east end of campus and will open in the fall of 2014.
Open to Rembrandt Club members and the campus community, the ceremony celebrating the club's support over the last 100 years will be held on Tuesday, April 22 at 3:30 p.m. at Rembrandt Hall (135 E. Bonita Ave.).