Famed American contemporary artist Robert Lyn Nelson returns to his hometown of Ontario in January 2022 for an exhibition of his paintings at the Chaffey Community Museum of Art. The exhibition opens January 13, 2022 and concludes March 19, 2022.
The artist reception for the Robert Lyn Nelson exhibition The Many Worlds of Robert Lyn Nelson has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 5, 2022 due to an increase in COVID and omicron infections. More information will be published in the next few days. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
The exhibition itself will open as scheduled on January 13, 2022.
The museum has five galleries, each offering a different exhibition. The Main and South Galleries are themed exhibitions of groups of artists. The Line Gallery displays works of art from the museum’s collection. The Spotlight Gallery is a solo exhibition by a local artist. Taken together, the exhibitions present a diverse range of media, styles and artistic endeavor.
Travelers arriving and departing from Ontario International Airport can view works of art by regional artists in glass display cases located adjacent to arrival/departure gates. This program, called Art@Airport, is managed by CCMA.
Click on an image or gallery name to be taken to that exhibit’s full description.
Reflections – Looking Back
CCMA’s first Invitational Purchase Prize Art Exhibit stated, “Two paintings will be purchased this year-an oil and a watercolor. In ten years we fully expect to have in Chaffey’s Permanent Collection the finest showing of contemporary American art on the Pacific Coast”.
An exhibit of original prints.
An original print is a work of art created through contact with a matrix such as a stone, block, plate, or screen printed manually by the artist or under the artist’s direct supervision.
Normally, when expressing emotions, a person’s facial expressions are involved. But, our emotions are not only displayed on our faces but with our hands as well. Capturing the moment in time our hands display our emotions as well as immersing the viewer into experiencing various emotions is my intent for my exhibit.
Glass cases adjacent to the gates exhibit works of art by 16 artists living throughout the regional area served by ONT.
Varying widely in media and visual impact, the exhibits showcase the talent and artistic range of art in the region.
Since 1941, the Chaffey Community Museum of Art has been sharing the gift of visual art with residents of the inland communities of Southern California. First founded as an art association, CCMA has since grown into an important regional museum that provides public access to fine art and supports the local artistic community.
The mission of the Chaffey Community Museum of Art is multi-dimensional. Like all museums, CCMA’s Permanent Collection is held in the public trust, and selections are always on display in the Museum’s Line Gallery so they can be enjoyed by museum visitors. Additional facets of CCMA’s mission are to: