Wednesday, May 9, 2007
AMERICIAN MUSEUM OF CERAMIC ART - SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TREASURE
American Museum of Ceramic Art
After four long years of preparation, the American Museum of Ceramic Art opened its doors in 2004. My wife, Janne and I had a chance to visit AMOCA in 2005 at the same time the Museum of the San Fernando Valley was reincorporated. It was a great place then, and even more important today.
Unlike other nations, the United States has very few museums devoted entirely to the display of ceramic art, and the subject's amazing technology. We just saw a terrific exhibit featuring the ceramics of college teachers and students from all over Southern California; including innovative works from Pierce and Moorpark Colleges.
AMOCA is a perfect place to visit the next time you need to pick up someone at the Ontario Airport. Hopefully, you'll have plenty of time, because it's not only a great little museum, it's in the middle of an exciting revitalization of an historic downtown district.
The museum is located at 340 South Garey Avenue, Pomona, CA 91766.
See the museum's website for hours and other general information. http://www.ceramicmuseum.org/