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The Pomona Museum's holdings are consists of the Native American Collection. The collection has grown over the past seventy years and now includes nearly 50,000 artifacts from Native American cultures. Pieces such as baskets from the Southwest and California, beadwork from the Great Lakes and the Plains, and Southwestern Historic and Pre-Columbian ceramics can all be found in the museum's holdings. The artifacts within the collection were significant to the daily lives of the people who made them and include, weapons, decorative works, cookware, ritual objects, and blankets. Group tours are available during the gallery's normal hours.
The Skyspace at the Pomona College Museum of Art is titled "Dividing the Light," and was created by James Turrell, who has created Skyspaces across the globe. Opened in 2007, the installation increases viewers' awareness of sky, light, and the activity of perception. Visitors viewing "Dividing the Light" sit on benches underneath a canopy framing a window facing towards the sky. A lighting program at both dawn and dusk covers the canopy in a range of colors that alter visitors' perception of the sky. Colors range from turquoise to goldenrod, from lavender to an ominous black. Situated underneath the window is a shallow pool that reflects the sky.
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