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Postwar Claremont: A Center of Modern Art + Architecture

The Claremont Modern Tour includes architecture by such luminaries as Richard Neutra; Millard Sheets; Fred McDowell; Edward Durrell Stone; and A. Quincy Jones & Frederick E. Emmons. $150 (7.5 hrs)


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With the development of substantial art programs at the Claremont Colleges, spearheaded by the artist and educator Millard Sheets, Claremont attracted a large number of artists in the years following World War II. Painters, sculptors, ceramists, muralists and mosaic artists, architects and designers shared ideas and forged close friendships. With a cultural climate that was conducive to the integration of art, craft, and architecture, Claremont became an important center of Midcentury Modern design.

Approximately 8 sites will be visited on the Claremont Modern Tour and will include residential, institutional and commercial architecture by such luminaries as Richard Neutra; Millard Sheets; Theodore Criley, Jr.; Fred McDowell; Edward Durrell Stone; and Foster Rhodes Jackson – The tour will include many interiors and notable highlights are: Ceramicist, Harrison McIntosh home & studio, Neutra’s Ninneman house and Methodist Church, the last stop will be a rarely seen sizable estate by Foster Rhodes Jackson.

There will be time for lunch at a local hot spot (cost of lunch not included), and a cocktail hour at the last location on the tour. Claremont is 75 miles/90 minutes west of Palm Springs, travel in comfort on a luxury ‘high panoramic visibility euro-bus’ (with restroom facilities) departing from and returning to Palm Springs. Two documentaries, one each direction, on Claremont Modern Art + Design will be shown en route. A Claremont Modern Map and Souvenir Catalog will be provided as part of the tour package.

 

$150

Things to Know

This event is for ages 21 and older.
Bus departs from CAMP at 9 a.m. SHARP!
Late arrivals cannot be accommodated.
Restroom facilities on-board bus.
Private residences on the tour are not wheelchair accessible.
Ample free public parking is available in the multi-level public garage behind CAMP, across the street from the Palm Springs Art Museum.
Some dwellings have exterior or interior steps.
The organizer of this event is Claremont Heritage.

 

Event Check-in Location

Modernism Week CAMP Theater, 230 Museum Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

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Photo Credits: Ninneman Residence 1959 - Architect, Richard Neutra, Pomona First Federal Bank (now US Bank) 1969 - Architect, Millard Sheets, Sheets Residence 1942 - Architect, Millard Sheets, Horizon Concrete House 1964 - Architect, Fred McDowell, Claremont United Methodist Church 1959 - Architect, Richard Neutra

 

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