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American Museum of Ceramic Art

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Address: 399 N Garey Ave, Pomona, CA 91767-5431
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Museum tour and ceramics workshop

I brought my high school Girl Scout troop here for a tour and a ceramics workshop. The exhibits rotate, so you will see something different than what we saw, but I'm sure the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Chino Hills, CA
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Chino Hills, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I brought my high school Girl Scout troop here for a tour and a ceramics workshop. The exhibits rotate, so you will see something different than what we saw, but I'm sure the curator is always interesting - we learned a lot about Chinese porcelain and gained an appreciation of the process. When it was time for the workshop, the... More 

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Arlington, VA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

AMOCA is a somewhat small museum but with very nice exhibits and an incredible mural in the main hall. There's also a working ceramic studio in the back where you can see creativity in action. I also liked their gift shop with very well priced ceramics for purchase. It's a good deal. If you're in the Pomona area, you should... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

I love this museum. Amazing exhibitions, museum store, permanent collection, lectures, free family days AND a huge studio. They just opened up a new exhibition space (that is beautiful) with Dirk Staschke's exhibition. Combine your visit with the museums in Claremont or a visit to Maloof.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

This is a small museum but worth your time if you have an interest in ceramics. Artists work is nicely displayed with texts to explain and/or name what you are seeing. There is an area where people are working on projects. I believe you can take lessons and/or rent work space if you want to. There is a lovely gift... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

My wife and I are retired Ceramics teachers and art lovers and never miss an opportunity to visit the AMOCA whenever we are near Pomona. It offers a variety of shows - from one person retrospectives, to particular countries or cultures, to general time periods or styles. We have never been disappointed with the quality of the work. It has... More 

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Pomona, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

very specialized museum. unique to ceramics. incredible pieces on display. Maybe the only such museum on the west coast.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

Looking to kill an hour or so??? This is the perfect little spot to go to and explore ceramics of different eras...mostly tho from the early to mid 20th century. They seem to have various gallery displays so it may change however the essence of the museum is to showcase the variety of ceramics from around the globe. The 2... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

This is a very small museum, but very well organized. I could also visit the ceramic studio and talk to some of the artists, as a clay artist myself I found it very interesting. The museum shop is the best, they have beautiful collection from very famous artists. Although the museum is small I spent a lot of time there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2015

I love art but I don't have any experience working with ceramics. My organization hosted a party at AMOCA - wine, cheese, and clay! The AMOCA instructors were fabulous; super friendly, even after I got wine-annoying. Everyone had a great time. I'm not sure of the cost, but all materials were provided. I'm looking to take some classes with my... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2015

This is a really fun, intimate museum. They are currently working on having a permanent collection; however, in the main gallery are revolving works featuring some of the best ceramic artists, such as Elaine Katzer, Betty Davenport Ford and Chris Gustin (to name just a few!). You can also see works from the old masters such as Peter Voulkos and... More 

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