Growing Into Our Future
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 $1,407,061 so far.* Make a donation today to help us raise the remaining funds.
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 email@example.com or (909) 865-3146 x3.
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 • Name TBD
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
Bill and Francine Baker
Mary Angela Blodgett and Carlton Calvin
Ann Bontatibus and Randy Broman
Toni and Tom Bostick
Trudy and Jim Chiddix
Robert and Alexis Dea
Kirk and Dana Delman
Alexandra and Scott Ehrlich
Richard Fleming and Georgie Emfield
Beth Ann Gerstein and Robert Curry
Kathleen Stewart Howe
Deborah and Michael Klein
Paula and Fred Lantz
Microsoft Matching Gifts
Paul and Joellen Morris
Brenda and William Nardi
Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
Donald M. Pattison
Ashley and Scott Pease
Roger and Helen Porter
Sergio Quintor and Stan M. Osofsky
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
Nancy and Steve Selvin
Igal and Diane Sliber
Lisa and Jonathan Soiseth
Charles B. Tarver
Kent Tool and Jim Williams
Erica and Jason Tripard
Robin and Ludd Trozpek
Bryan and Joy Vansell
Gregory Van Velsir
Jeffrey J. Warnock
John and Marva Warnock
*List as of 10/18/2023
Equipment and Technology Supporter
For more information, contact Jenifer Fleming, Director of Advancement, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (909) 865-3146 x3.