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The Garden produces, hosts and curates exhibitions that explore the intersections of art and nature - celebrating and revealing connections in our larger community and environment.

All exhibitions are free with general admission. Exhibitions in our Container Garden are open during regular Garden hours, 8 am - 6 pm from Tuesday to Sunday. Check out our events page for exhibition-related programs, from receptions, artist talks, festivals and more. We also offer workshops and classes centered around our exhibitions.

Clayfornia: Ceramic Sculpture in the California Sunshine

November 8, 2020


May 31, 2021

Clay and California go together. Clay has been part of California’s history through every sun-dappled chapter and continues to find beautiful expressions in the hands of contemporary artists who call the Golden State home. The AMOCA Ceramics Studio (American Museum of Ceramic Art) in Pomona enshrines this important legacy and continues the tradition through studio programs that support ceramic artists and their artistic practice.

Clayfornia will showcase fourteen AMOCA Ceramics Studio artists and their work at our Garden. We have invited these artists to explore and express California’s identity in the quintessential California medium of clay, set amidst the native plants that make our home state superlatively special.

The exhibit will be open from November 8, 2020 through May 31, 2021.

FREE with daily admission.

Participating Artists:
Mary Beierle, Cj Jilek, Beverly Helfer-Grand, David Kiddie, Heidi Kreitchet, Gary Lett, Janell Lewis, Kim Lingo, Brandon Lomax, Mark Muscarello, David Pacheco, Scott Ross, Maureen Wheeler, and Jonas Wendelin.

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Experience Clayfornia with kids through our fun scavenger hunt! Solve the riddles to find the sculptures scattered throughout the Garden. Grab a clue sheet at the Admissions Kiosk (limited copies will be available) or download and print out a copy below to take with you when you visit!