Ken Rinaldo, a celebrated artist, spoke at the Benton Museum of Art on Nov. 17 about his bio-art works, which meld technological and natural realms to analyze and amplify living systems. His work included robotic art installations and sound sculptures. His work addresses biological concerns and envisions interspecies and trans-species communication. The talk concluded with a workshop where participants created microbial self-portraits.
On Nov. 2, the Benton Museum of Art invited Leah Mata Fragua to speak on the climate crisis’s impact on the practice of Indigenous art. Fragua is a place-based artist and a member of the yak tityu tityu yak tiłhini Tribe, located on the California coast. Fragua presented a talk titled “An Exploration of Memory, Resistance and Creativity in a Time of Environmental Flux,” followed by a conversation with Dr. Meranda Roberts regarding ephemeral art and advocating for change in art institutions.
On September 9th, Pomona College’s Benton Museum of Art celebrated the opening of its two fall exhibitions “June Harwood: Paintings” and “Tracing the Edge,” with an artist panel and reception. The exhibition displayed June Harwood and other contemporary abstract artists’ famous works through personal stories and connections.
On Friday, March 24, on the bottom floor of the Benton Museum, visitors chatted with wonder at the “Desires, Dreams, and Destinations” exhibit where Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) artists were the topic of discussion.
Pomona College’s Benton Museum hosted a salon titled “Cut for Time: Curating and Other Editorial Processes,” which was designed for Benton’s monthly “Salon Series.” The series, which was hosted by Solomon Salim Moore, featured artwork that had never been included in the exhibition.
On Thursday, Nov. 17, Pomona College’s Benton Museum of Art hosted 5C Student Art Market, where student artists sold a variety of artwork, ranging from clothing to prints.
In their latest effort for student-artist collaboration, the Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College has started a gallery talk series.
Starting Oct. 8, Pomona will display Wardell Milan’s “5 Indices on a Tortured Body” exhibition on five billboards around the school.
In her new exhibit at the Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College, Kameelah Janan Rasheed PO ’06 has decided to challenge our common modes of interpretation.
Pomona College’s Orientation Adventure programs are slated to return this fall semester after a three year hiatus, but this time around, the college is focusing on inclusivity and proximity to campus.