This Week at The Museum
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Exhibit: Sam Maloof: Shaping Wood, Shaping Artists
Thursday, Jan. 23 to March 29
This is a free joint exhibit of the Ontario Museum of History & Art and the Chaffey Community Museum of Art, in collaboration with the Sam and Alfreda Foundation for Arts and Crafts. Details below.
Community Reception for Sam Maloof Exhibit
Sunday, Jan. 26, 1 to 4 PM
Celebrate Shaping Wood, Shaping Artists which is jointly exhibited at the Ontario Museum of History & Art and the Chaffey Community Museum of Art. Light refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Free
Panel Discussion: Re-Constructing Sam Maloof
Sunday, Jan. 26, 2 to 3:30 PM
Join us for a panel discussion with Museum staff and artists who are featured in the Sam Maloof
Maloof Exhibit Open at Two Ontario Museums
An exhibit in two of Ontario’s museums celebrates
the legacy of woodworker and master craftsman Sam
Maloof through March 29.
The exhibit is at the Ontario Museum of History &
Art, 225 S. Euclid Ave., and the Chaffey
Community Museum of Art, 217 S. Lemon Ave.
The exhibit also includes additional events
examining the works of Maloof, who was born
in Chino and did most of its internationally
known woodworking projects in Ontario and
Maloof (1916-2019) was a renowned furniture designer and woodworker who among other things was the first craftsman to receive a MacArthur Fellowship. His works are in a number of museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
The Ontario Museum of History & Art during the exhibit will offer an array of examples of Maloof’s furniture,
many loaned to the museum from private collections.
Across the street, the Chaffey Community Museum of Art will demonstrate Maloof’s influence on local artists, showing works from artists Larry White, Mike Johnson, Stephen Johnson and Lauren Verdugo.
On Sunday, Jan. 26 from 1 to 4 p.m., there will be a free community reception at the Ontario Museum
of History & Art to celebrate the opening of the exhibit. From 2 to 3:30 p.m., there will be a panel
discussion about Maloof by museum staff and the featured artists.
On Feb. 19, a staff-led bus tour will visit the home of Sam Maloof, the Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation in Rancho Cucamonga.
Another bus tour on March 14 will visit Claremont institutions which have some of the Maloof furniture in their collections.
A talk about Maloof on March 28 will be offered by author Ann Kovara, an architect and former Maloof Relocation Project Construction manager.
Admission to both museums is free. Both are open Thursdays through Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.
Information about the exhibit and associated events is available at 909-395-2510.