Pasadena Art Alliance

The Pomona College Museum of Art (which will be known as the Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College beginning in August 2020) is the primary visual art facility of Pomona College. It serves as museum and gallery, overseeing the college’s permanent art collections and mounting a variety of temporary contemporary exhibitions during the academic year. The Museum of Art originates lively and innovative art experiences that foster creative and critical thinking. The Museum’s annual Project Series, inaugurated in 1999, is designed to showcase experimental or difficult-to-show works.

This grant will support a catalogue and artist fee for Project Series: Alia Ali. Artist Alia Ali will develop a site-specific installation for several spaces in the new Benton Museum of Art galleries, including photographs and multi-media work which explore cultural binaries and challenge culturally-sanctioned oppression. This exhibition will run from September 1 to December 19, 2020.