Sam Maloof and friends at the Huntington

Sam Maloof music stand and chair

Rocking-Chair.jpgAn exhibition of the artists who formed a community around Sam Maloof in the Claremont area opens today at the Huntington Library. The House That Sam Built: Sam Maloof and Art in the Pomona Valley 1945-1985 includes furniture by Maloof, ceramics by Ward Youry, paintings by Karl Benjamin and Millard Sheets and works by more than two dozen other artists. The show runs through Jan. 30, 2012 as part of the Pacific Standard Time series. Rocking chair by Sam Maloof

Ceramics by Ward Youry

Oil on canvas by Karl Benjamin

Also today: Q&A with April Damman of the Stendahl Gallery by Adrienne Crew at Native Intelligence.

Coming up: Blue Sky Metropolis: The Aerospace Century in Southern California opens at the Huntington on Oct. 8.

Photos: The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens. Click to enlarge.

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