Three skilled interns
help develop Museum's
art and history programs
The Museum is pleased to welcome three new interns -- Pamela Aliaga, Victoria Walcott and Charles Woodward.
Next time you visit the Museum you may meet these new faces -- be sure to say hello.
Pamela Aliaga was raised in Ontario and is an undergraduate at UC Riverside as a fine arts major and enjoys opportunities to develop her artwork. Thanks to her past experience as the art director for the Boys and Girls Club of Pasadena and preparatory exhibit work, she feels confident in looking for new innovative ways to implement the arts in the community.
She is working as an education intern, developing hands-on activities for the Museum's camp, school groups and visitors.
Victoria Walcott joined the museum in July 2018 as a collections intern. After graduating from UC Riverside with a B.S. in anthropology in 2016, she started working at the Riverside Metropolitan Museum. Victoria works with the Riverside County Parks and Open Space District as an administrative lead at the Gilman Historic Ranch and Wagon Museum while also working at our museum.
Charles Woodward joined the museum in December as a collections intern. He grew up in Claremont and has lived in the area most of his life. We went to Chaffey College and graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in anthropology. He was involved in multiple facets of archaeological and paleoanthropological research. He hopes to continue to learn more about the history and narratives of the past of the area he has always called home.
We're the 'Best Museum'
say Daily Bulletin readers
The Ontario Museum of History & Art
has been recently honored by the public by being named the 2018 Inland Valley’s Readers Choice Best Museum Award from the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin.
The Museum was honored as being a welcoming place that reflects pride in who we are, where we live and our legacy. It regularly offers free admission to exhibitions, educational programs, lectures, publications and other community events.
for January & February
Sam Maloof: Shaping Wood, Shaping Artists
Thursday, Jan. 23 to March 29.
This is a 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. The Museum exhibit brings together Sam’s sources of inspiration, his artistic process, and the impact he had on the surrounding area, as both a collector and a world-renowned craftsman. The exhibit at the Chaffey Community Museum of Art includes some of the artists that Maloof influenced: Larry White, Mike Johnson, and Lauren Verdugo, who have continued his traditions in their own creative ways. CCMA is across the street at 217 S. Lemon Ave. Free.
Community Reception for Sam Maloof: Shaping Wood, Shaping Artists
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
Re-Constructing Sam Maloof
Sunday, Jan. 26, 2 to 3:30 PM
Join us for a panel discussion with Museum staff and artists featured in the Sam Maloof exhibit. Free.
Art Appreciation Presentation with Artist Allyson Allen: African American Artists You Should Know
Saturday, Feb. 1, 2 to 3:30 PM
Learn about African American artists through a presentation by artist and author Allyson Allen.
The free presentation includes an overview of emerging and established artists. Reservations
suggested as seating is limited.
Museum Staff-Led Gallery Tours of Sam Maloof: Shaping Wood, Shaping Artists
Saturday, Feb. 8, 2 to 3:30 PM
The gallery tours are a great way to learn behind-the-scenes details about current exhibits and meet other art enthusiasts. Join us for a free tour of Shaping Wood, Shaping Artists: Sam Maloof jointly exhibited at the Ontario Museum of History & Art and the Chaffey Community Museum of Art. Reservations suggested.
Bus Tour to the Sam & Alfreda Maloof Foundation for the Arts & Crafts
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 10 AM to 2 PM
Experience a docent-led tour of the historic home of Sam and Alfreda Maloof in Rancho Cucamonga. Learn about the life of Sam Maloof, view his furniture in his own home as well as the art he collected. Tour begins with a shuttle ride from the Ontario Museum of History & Art. The bus will start seating passengers at 9:45 AM. A boxed lunch will be included. Bus tour fee is $35 for members and $40 for non-members. Reservations a must.