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May 10, 2011 / Claremont Art Events

Preview of the Sam Maloof Huntington Library exhibition at Scripps College on May 11, 2011

Sam Maloof called himself a woodworker, which was such an understatement. He was also a pioneer in Southern California modern furniture design and the Inland Empire community lost an icon when he died in 2009 at the age of 93. His handcrafted furniture and distinctive rocking chairs are in museum collections and private homes around the world. The next planned exhibition of his work is at the Huntington Library in San Marino in September. Fortunately for us, there’s a lecture (free) and luncheon ($25) this week at Scripps College that they’re calling a “preview presentation” of Huntington exhibition. Before I get to that, though, I’d like you to see some examples of Maloof’s work. You can have any of these pieces custom made for you by contacting the Sam Maloof workshop through this website:

This isn’t a heavily advertised event & I don’t know yet who will be speaking or what the program looks like. When I find out, I’ll post it in “comments.” See you there.
Sam Maloof and Art in the Pomona Valley, 1945-1985: “The House That Sam Built”

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 1:30 PM

Hampton Room at Malott Commons,  Scripps College (see map)

345 E. 9th Street 9th and Columbia

Claremont, 91711

To buy tickets for the luncheon call  Paul Myers at (909) 908-2877


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  1. Anonymous / May 10 2011 10:08 am

    I was fortunate to visit his home and meet him and his wife several years ago. His work is amazing!

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