Pictured: a rendering of the new Collection Study Room

Press Release (pdf)

The American Museum of Ceramic Art is launching the public phase of 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 at the point of starting 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. 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 through a state-funded 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.

48 donors have donated $1,397,004.*

Thank you!

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

Thank you to our early supporters!*

The Ahmanson Foundation
Anonymous (3)
Bill and Francine Baker
Lynn Ballantyne
Mary Angela Blodgett and Carlton Calvin
Ann Bontatibus and Randy Broman
Alexander Borowsky
Toni and Tom Bostick
Matthew Breault
Robert Brent
Trudy and Jim Chiddix
Rosemary Choate
Robert and Alexis Dea
Kirk and Dana Delman
DEW Foundation
Jackie Dilley
JoAnn Edwards
Alexandra and Scott Ehrlich
Bill Geisinger
Beth Ann Gerstein and Robert Curry
Kathleen Stewart Howe
Raulee Marcus
Richard Miltner
Paul and Joellen Morris

Brenda and William Nardi
Georgie Papaya
Donald M. Pattison
Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
Ashley and Scott Pease
Ruth & Joseph Reed Foundation for the Arts
Paul Roach and Cathy Nguyen
Suzy and John Sasaki
Segal Family-United World, in honor of Don Pattison
Dan and Nonie Shore
Igal and Diane Sliber
Lisa and Jonathan Soiseth
Kent Tool and Jim Williams
Erica Tripard
Robin and Ludd Trozpek
Bryan and Joy Vansell
Gregory Van Velsir
Andrew Vosko
Jeffrey J. Warnock
John and Marva Warnock
John Wigmore
Windgate Foundation
*List as of 8/8/2023

Equipment and Technology Supporter

Perenchio Foundation


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

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