"Three Scenes from Shakespeare" (1966) 
by Millard Sheets, Denis O'Connor, Sheets Studio 
 
(originally untitled)
 
DESCRIPTION:  30-foot by 58-foot building-mounted ceramic, stone and glass mosaic of three vignettes depicting 
scenes from Shakespeare's "Antony and Cleopatra", "Romeo and Juliet", and "King Lear"
 
COMMENT:  Millard Sheets rarely titled his public mosaics, as was the case with this work.  It was unveiled and dedicated at a large community event on December 9, 1966.  
    Adjacent to this mosaic on the building's east wing is a later privately-commissioned 5-panel ceramic tile mural installed in 1976, also attributed to Millard Sheets.  It memorializes Elizabeth Monroe Wood and is titled "A Celebration of Joy in Memory of Elizabeth Monroe Wood."  It depicts African, Indonesian, Mexican, Hopi, and Japanese dancers.  Wood was an art collector and patron of Scripps College and the Claremont Colleges.
 
THE PUBLIC ART:
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"Romeo and Juliet" vignette
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"Antony and Cleopatra" vignette
    
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"King Lear" vignette
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THE PUBLIC PLACE:
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LOCATION:  façade of Garrison Theater, 
241 E. Tenth Street, Claremont, CA