Up all night

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Can’t sleep and need an art fix? Through Nov. 6, the Pomona College Museum of Art is open 24/7. As the L.A. Times’ Christopher Knight put it: “Like 7-Eleven and the drive-through at Del Taco, the Pomona College Museum of Art never closes.”

It’s part of a pretty cool exhibit titled “It Happened at Pomona,” one of the many Pacific Standard Time exhibits celebrating the Los Angeles art scene from 1945 to 1980. (I hope to write more about the initiative in the near future.)

More about the Claremont exhibit is here, with a calendar of events.

Below is alumni Chris Burden’s cube sculpture, which is installed outside the museum.

Being an early-to-bed type, I visited the museum at 6:45 p.m. on a Wednesday with friends. If you visit the museum in the middle of the night, you can always mull over the show afterward at Norms, Claremont’s 24-hour diner.

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  • Bob House

    1. Living in Arizona, I am absolutely counting on your coverage of “Pacific Standard Time.” No pressure though. I have been following this wistfully from afar for several weeks now and it sounds and looks incredible.

    2. A hypothetical: If one were to park for the PC Museum of Art on College or Bonita at, say 1:00AM and spend a couple of hours looking at the exhibits, would one then find an infamous Claremont “overnight parking” ticket on one’s car?

    [1. I hope to write something later in October or early in November...especially now that I know someone is counting on me! 2. Heh. Yeah, I guess one would. -- DA]

  • James Rodriguez

    Speaking of 7-Eleven’s being open 24/7, I remember someone mentioning that if they are open round the clock 365 days a year, why then do they have locks on their doors?

  • calwatch

    Denny’s across the street from Norm’s has been around for much longer, and probably was Claremont’s original 24 hour diner – except it’s Denny’s, and so no one cares.

    [Exactly. -- DA]