Pictured: a rendering of the new Collection Study Room

Press Release (pdf)

The American Museum of Ceramic Art is fundraising for our first-ever capital campaign to raise $2,000,000 for a facility upgrade that will transform and strengthen AMOCA’s ambitious education, community, and family programs.

Your support will help complete the construction of our expanded Education Hall, our new Kids Makerspace, a Collection Study Room, a Curatorial Preparation Space, a Reading Lounge, and new, accessible bathrooms. 

So far, we have completed the first phase of gutting the 7,000+ square foot area, moved the library to the second floor, and installed the first of two ramps connecting Armstrong Gallery to Gallery B and the new Education Hall. We are now working on physical construction of the interior spaces. We expect to complete the project by mid-2024.

In addition to the improvements listed above, two new opportunities arose during the initial phases of the campaign. A public studio classroom was funded for new lighting, wheels, HVAC, sinks, shelving, and other studio furniture. We also finalized a partnership with ReJoule to provide our facility with 100 solar panels and a battery system, partially funded through a state grant for sustainable energy initiatives. Not only will that help us reduce costs for the Museum and Studio, but it will also allow AMOCA to act as a cooling center for our community during power outages.

We’ve raised $1,578,352 so far.* Make a donation today by clicking the Capital Campaign button below and help us raise the remaining funds.

Thank you!

Available Opportunities

Curatorial Preparation Space ($50,000) – Support our new curatorial preparations area. Your contribution will be noted with signage at the entrance to the workspace, off the hallway between the Armstrong Gallery and Gallery B.

Solar Project ($100,000) – Support our renewable energy project and battery storage area. This project is made possible through a partnership with ReJoule and partial funding from the California Energy Commission. Your contribution will be noted with creative signage throughout the museum.

Gallery B ($1,000,000) – Gallery B is the second-largest gallery space at AMOCA! Upcoming shows in Gallery B include Fahrenheit 2024, Making in Between: Indigenous Americans, and exhibitions of Funk & Nut Art and Contemporary Japanese Ceramics. Your contribution will be noted with signage at the entrance to the gallery.

Restrooms and Wash Station ($10,000-$100,000) – Our accessible restroom renovation will create eight private, gender-neutral restrooms and a shared wash station on AMOCA’s main floor, each incorporating unique designs and stylish ceramic elements. Each private restroom offers a separate naming opportunity. Your contribution will be noted with creative signage within the Restrooms and/or Wash Station.

For more information about naming opportunities and other ways to give, contact Jenifer Fleming, Director of Advancement, at jfleming@amoca.org or (909) 865-3146 x3.

Named Spaces

The following spaces have been supported by generous donors who have helped turn AMOCA’s vision into a reality:

Gallery A – Julianne and David Armstrong Gallery

Vault Gallery – Igal and Diane Silber Vault Gallery

Studio Classroom – Ed and Robin Blahut Studio Classroom

Basement Gallery – Robert and Colette Wilson Gallery

Education Hall – Ruth Reed Arts Education Hall

Permanent Collection Study Room – Tool Family Permanent Collection Study Room

Collection Display – Warnock Family Permanent Collection Display

Reading Lounge – Sasaki Family Reading Lounge

Kids Makerspace – DEW Foundation Kids Makerspace

Your gift in any amount will help AMOCA grow into a brighter future!

Thank you to our supporters!*

The Ahmanson Foundation
Anonymous (4)
Bill and Francine Baker
Lynn Ballantyne
Mary Angela Blodgett and Carlton Calvin
Ann Bontatibus and Randy Broman
Alexander Borowsky
Toni and Tom Bostick
Matthew Brenault
Robert Brent
Trudy and Jim Chiddix
Rosemary Choate
Ellen-Deane Cummins
Roy De Selms and Sharon Cooley
Robert and Alexis Dea
Kirk and Dana Delman
DEW Foundation
Jackie Dilley
Ranney Draper
Stephen Dudley
JoAnn Edwards
Alexandra and Scott Ehrlich
Richard Fleming and Georgie Emfield
Bill Geisinger
Beth Ann Gerstein and Robert Curry
Susan Greider
Dirk Hagner and Susie Rubenstein
Kathleen Stewart Howe
Judy and Richard Jacobs
Ann Dodd Jones
Gene and Sue Killian
Deborah and Michael Klein
Paula and Fred Lantz
Susan Mach
Raulee Marcus
Para-ni Matthiesen
Catherine McIntosh and Charles Tuggle
James Meriwether
Microsoft Matching Gifts
Richard Miltner

Paul and Joellen Morris
Brenda and William Nardi
Larry Oviatt
Georgie Papaya
Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
Donald M. Pattison
Ashley and Scott Pease
Kenneth and Joan Petersen
Roger and Helen Porter
Sergio Quintor and Stan M. Osofsky
Ruth & Joseph C. Reed Foundation for the Arts
Marta Reents
Walter Reiss
ReJoule, Inc.
Paul Roach and Cathy Nguyen
Suzy and John Sasaki
Nathan Savin and Susan Enzle
Jan and Vic Schachter
Segal Family-United World, in honor of Don Pattison
Nancy and Steve Selvin
Frank Shapiro
Dan and Nancy Shore
Igal and Diane Silber
Lisa and Jonathan Soiseth
Dean Spong
Charles B. Tarver
Kent Tool and Jim Williams
Erica and Jason Tripard
Robin and Ludd Trozpek
Gregory Van Velsir
Bryan and Joy Vansell
Andrew Vosko
Marv and Barbara Walker
Jeffrey J. Warnock
John and Marva Warnock
Ahlene Welsh
John Wigmore
Windgate Foundation
*List as of 5/20/2024

Equipment and Technology Supporter

Perenchio Foundation


For more information, contact Jenifer Fleming, Director of Advancement, at jfleming@amoca.org or (909) 865-3146 x3.

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