CLAREMONT MODERN: The Artists of the GI Bill
In 2010, inspired by the Getty Foundation's Pacific Standard Time
celebration, Claremont Heritage and the Claremont Museum of Art
formed a partnership to produce CLAREMONT MODERN, a series of four
exhibitions in the Claremont Heritage Ginger Elliott Exhibition
Space. The third in our series, CLAREMONT MODERN: The Artists of the
GI Bill will examine the impact of the GI Bill on the Claremont art
Opening reception Friday, February 17 from 6:30- 9pm
Exhibition: Open noon-5pm, Wednesday-Sunday, February 17-26
Location: Claremont Heritage Ginger Elliott Exhibition Space, 850 N.
Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont
As soldiers returned from WWII, the opportunity to study art was made
possible by funding from the GI Bill. Some came to the Pomona College
Art Department and stayed on. Millard Sheets developed the Graduate
School Masters of Fine Art program in 1943-44 and admitted many
talented GIs to study with art professors on the Scripps campus.
These young men were older, more experienced with a focus and
determination to pursue careers in art. The vision of Millard Sheets
combined with the enthusiast energy of these GIs transformed
Claremont into a vibrant art center at mid-century.
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