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.
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