The World Premiere of CLAREMONT MODERN took place on Sunday, November 13, 2016 from 3:00 - 5:00 pm at the Garrison Theater on the campus of Scripps College.
Full 90 minute DVD available here: claremontheritage.bigcartel.com/category/dvd
Postwar Claremont: A Center of Modern Design
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.
Midcentury Modern Architecture in Claremont
Persons associated with the Claremont art community and the Claremont Colleges were highly receptive to modern trends in architecture, and many of them engaged the services of local architects to create houses and other structures suited to the informal, nature-oriented lifestyle of Southern California. Post-and-beam construction, flat or low-pitched roofs, extensive use of glass, perforated concrete-block sun screens, carports, integrated atriums and patios, and careful attention to landscape design typify the modern architecture produced in the Pomona Valley in the postwar period. In Claremont, as in Palm Springs, Modernism made a deep and enduring imprint.