Welcome to our new website!
Claremont Speaks
Feb. 23, 2021

"Meet Me at The Benton...of course." Sensational Interview with Victoria Sancho Lobis, Director of Claremont's New Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College

"Meet Me at The Benton...of course." Sensational Interview with Victoria Sancho Lobis, Director of Claremont's New Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College

The engaging, charming and extraordinary art expert, Victoria Sancho Lobis, Director of Claremont's New Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College, discusses the many fascinating facets of The Benton museum, including the incredible works and exhibits that will be on display, the talented and unique artists that are contributing to the upcoming showings, and even the brilliance behind the museum's construction,  architecture and measures taken to preserve the treasures on display.  Ms. Sancho Lobis reveals the highlights of the upcoming grand opening, originally scheduled for March 2020 but delayed by COVID's social-distancing requirements, which is set to be all the more impressive when it does open to the public.  Anyone with even a passing appreciation for the very best in art - from any one of a variety of periods, locations, artists and cultures - will relish Victoria's vivid descriptions of the pieces, settings and experiences to be enjoyed when the museum opens.  Her uplifting and informative narrative in this episode is a perfect prelude to visiting the exquisite museum that is destined to become one of the great cultural gems in Claremont and the surrounding communities.

Claremont Speaks' goal is to provide Claremont's people, businesses, charities, political organizations and active citizens/coalitions an improved venue for speaking out, and being heard in their own words and voice. 

To become a guest speaker on Claremont Speaks, please either email russ@claremontspeaks.com and/or fill out the Claremont Speaks Guest Intake Form and clarify the issues or topics about which you wish to speak.  There are very few restrictions nor limits on topics, time, even language...which is counter to what is offered at City meetings and similar public events.