Supporting the future of art:
Rembrandt Club Junior Art Prizes

One of the Club’s most important and long-standing traditions is our support for Pomona College Art Students. We began giving them small grants back in 1937 and have continued the practice (and enlarged the grant amounts) through the years thanks to funds raised through member dues, fundraisers, and gifts.

Currently we give Junior Art Prizes to one or more Pomona College art students annually for research and travels to complete their senior thesis. Pomona’s Studio Art and Art History faculty recommend the students, and those selected describe their previous summer’s research in the first October Rembrandt lecture of the academic year. Their fascinating topics have ranged from Neon Sign Making, UK Sexuality and Visual Culture, Creating Social Space through Pie Making, Italian Baroque Images of Africans, and more.

Our 2019 Grant Winners (because of the pandemic we were not able to offer 2020 prizes):

Anamnesis in South Korean Art

by Nicole Choi, Studio Art

major. She adds, "Anamnesis is a lofty sounding word to describe an experience I think we all share– 'the remembering of things from a supposed previous existence.'  I am excited to use the Rembrandt grant to explore South Korean Art, in an attempt to understand if my own cultural roots are in fact possible to 'remember' or exist in what I find."

Exploring contemporary inclusive design

by Jordi Pedroza,,

Studio Art major.

Eroticism and gender politics in France’s “Golden Age of Gastronomy"

by by Ariane Xuan Lo, Art History and Politics double major.

Click here for a list of previous Grant Winners. A number of these students have gone on to become nationally and internationally famous artists and art scholars.