About Us

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Please note, the galleries are currently closed due to ongoing public health concerns.  Please see our Exhibitions and Public Programs pages for information on our online programs and Home Edition.

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Regular Hours

The galleries are open for viewing during exhibitions:
Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday: Noon – 4 p.m. (closed during the summer) 
The galleries are closed on Fridays, Sundays and holidays.
Please contact the museum staff to inquire about group visits or tours outside our normal hours of operation.

Admission is free. Park in the Omnitrans Parking Lot (R5). Parking permits can be purchased from machines located in the lots. Parking is $4 for all day or $1 for one hour. 

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Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art
Chaffey College
5885 Haven Avenue Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91737  

wignall.staff@chaffey.edu
909-652-6492

Staff

Director/Curator
Rebecca Trawick
rebecca.trawick@chaffey.edu
909-652-6493

Assistant Curator
Roman Stollenwerk
roman.stollenwerk@chaffey.edu
909-652-6490

Preparator
Andrew Hadle
andrew.hadle@chaffey.edu
909-652-6495

Mission

The Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art is a teaching museum and interdisciplinary art space that fosters direct engagement with works of art through exhibitions, education and community programming.

Vision

The Wignall museum introduces Chaffey College students, faculty, staff and community members to innovative contemporary art objects and ideas. By fostering critical thinking, visual literacy, discourse, and empathy, the museum seeks to enhance the intellectual and cultural life of our community.

Values

The Wignall museum believes in the power of art to generate new ideas, and that art fuels creativity and critical thinking, essential for collaboration and innovation. We acknowledge our responsibility to present works of art and programming that challenge our perceptions about the world, and to engage in work that supports and values cultural equity and inclusion, accessibility, and fair distribution of resources.

Teaching Philosophy

The Wignall museum is a non-collecting institution that features temporary exhibitions of contemporary art and other dynamic programming and public engagements throughout the academic year. The museum inspires hope and success in our students by fostering critical thinking in a space that encourages investigation and innovation. Our exhibitions and programming are developed with our students in mind in order to enhance their academic experience by complementing the college’s curricula and broadening their understanding of contemporary art and the ideas they explore. The Museum advances the mission of Chaffey College by contributing to the intellectual and cultural life of the college and providing a dynamic, supportive and engaging environment where our diverse student populations learn and benefit.