Exhibition Opens June 4 at
The Maloof Foundation
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA -- A new exhibition, Sam Maloof Woodworker: Life | Art | Legacy, will open February 14 in the Jacobs Education Center gallery at The Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts.
Conceived as part of a year-long celebration of the Maloof Centennial, the exhibition will bring together more than 60 objects including examples of Maloof furniture, drawings, photographs, works of art, documents, video excerpts, ephemera and other items.
Although Maloof furniture has been displayed in dozens of exhibitions over the years at museum venues nationwide, no previous exhibition has been more ambitious in its efforts to chronicle Maloof’s lifelong journey as an artist and craftsperson. The exhibition will be organized thematically in four gallery spaces offering insights into Sam’s art, mentors, innovations and lasting impact.
A new book, Sam Maloof: Thirty-six Views of a Master Woodworker by Fred Setterberg and published by Heyday Books, will accompany the exhibition. A special tour of the exhibition, Maloof Historic Home, and Discovery Garden, will be offered on Wednesday, February 17 as part of Palm Springs Modernism Week 2016.
Tucked away in the foothills of Rancho Cucamonga is a beautiful and serene 5.5 acre garden, filled intermittently with site-specific outdoor sculptures. With materials such as ceramic, metal, wood, stone- whimsical and minimalist forms respond to surrounding horticulture and landscape. This exhibition called “Sculpture in the Garden” was my first introduction to Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts, and although this is now over, there is still plenty else to absorb. On view until October 30th are two small exhibitions- “Betty Davenport Ford: Capturing the Animal Spirit” and “Craft at Play” as well as guided tours of the Maloof residence on Thursdays and Saturdays.
The location of Sam Maloof’s residence and woodworking studio also houses the Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts, an organization which serves to preserve the artist’s legacy and benefactory work. For those unfamiliar with Sam Maloof, he was an expert craftsman celebrated for his beautiful and functional wood furniture. He meticulously handcrafted all his work, refusing to outsource or mass produce his popular designs. In an age when the handmade became increasingly rare, Sam championed the arts and crafts movement and became the first craftsman to be awarded the MacArthur Fellowship. Both him and his wife Alfreda were lifetime patrons of the arts, and it is in this spirit of fostering art and crafts that The Maloof Foundation continues exhibitions such as the three aforementioned.
Craft at Play Exhibition Opens Sunday, March 30
Hand-Crafted Noah's Ark On View at Maloof Foundation; Exhibition Features Arts & Crafts Whimsey from Many Cultures
Runs March 30 - October 30
On the same weekend that movie theatres across the nation expect to be packing in crowds for the opening of the epic Noah, The Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts & Crafts will offer the world premiere showing of an extraordinary handmade wooden model of Noah's Ark.
The ark serves as centerpiece for Craft in Play, a gallery exhibition that celebrates the spirit of play found in the works of artists and craftspeople from a variety of cultures.
Beverly Maloof and Nick and Carol Brown invite you to the Annual MEXICAN FOLK ART WEEKEND!
Saturday, November 30 - Sunday, December 1
Sales (10am - 4pm)
Maloof Open House (1pm - 3pm)
Free Fiesta Lunch from Cucas - Sat, Nov 30 (12-2PM)
Compliments of Nick and Carol Brown