Maloof Teen Advisors test  an art project for AN UPCOMING elementary school LESSON


1. Expose students to art, the local art community as well as the story of Sam Maloof and his legacy.


2. Assist students in realizing the importance of being active members in the community through education


3. Provide the opportunity to grow as individuals and learn about the arts and how they can play a role in students' lives


Maloof Teens experienced some excitement and challenges of the creative process


MTAs share their knowledge with other high schoolers through discussions and tours of the house! Architecture, art and creatively landscaped grounds reveal the vision of Sam and Alfreda.



1. Community service hours for a variety of projects

2. Public speaking and networking skills

3. Place to learn about and create arts and crafts

4. Work behind the scenes in a museum environment

5. Potential paid internship opportunities


In 2010, the Museum began the “My Point of View/Mi Punto de Vista” program to serve high school students of the Chaffey Joint Union High School District as they explored the Museum’s Mexican Folk Art Collection within the historic home. Students not only learned about the artists and history behind the artwork, but also learned how to give tours of the home to other students. Participants, known as Maloof Teen Advisors, (MTAs) soon became intrigued by the rest of the Maloof’s collection, including original Maloof furniture and other artwork. Maloof Teens began to organize field trips for their CJUSD classes so more students could discover the Maloof Collection. In 2014, The Maloof began to offer summer internships for graduating high school seniors to give them an opportunity to work on specific projects leading MTA’s and working with the Maloof Education Team.

During regular meeting times outside of COVID-19, Maloof Teens meet weekly to learn about the Maloof home and story, go behind the scenes to aid in ongoing projects, create thematic tours for public events and programs, and test and develop lessons to help the Education Team. Today, these programs are for elementary schoolers in the IB program of the Ontario-Montclair School District. We continue to work remotely during COVID-19, planning and presenting activities over social media and Zoom! Over the past 11 years, Maloof Teens have had the opportunity to collaborate with other area organizations, including American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA) and Bright Prospect in Pomona, the Boys and Girls Club of San Bernardino, the Chino Basin Water Conservation District, and Project ARTstART, through the Claremont Museum of Art.


Art is for all ages! The Maloof Education team provides elementary school children with interesting and engaging activities that make learning fun!

Connect with Us

Interested in getting involved? We continue to work on independent projects, and plan to resume an in-person program when conditions permit in 2021.


Contact Director of Maloof Youth and Education Projects,

Rich Deely at

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"I enjoy coming to the Maloof house - and often bring friends and family there. The place is wonderful, the house and grounds - the gift store - everything is a true delight. The staff is always very nice. Thanks for being there to all."  - Melissa 


"Excellent presentation superior cultural-historical-artistic resource.." - Jane


“This is a very special place, dedicated to one of the great woodworkers of our time. ... It is visually stunning and at the same time presents a flow and feel of relaxation. I think you must see it some time. Put it on your bucket list! Special place to visit.”  -H. G. Smith


"What a genius Mr. Maloof was. I feel honored to have experienced this tour." - Liz

The Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts is a member of the Historic Artists' Homes and Studios program (HAHS) of the National Trust for Preservation.  HAHS is a coalition of 30 museums that were homes and working studios of American artists. Come, witness creativity!

Maloof Service Animal Policy

The Maloof welcomes all visitors, including those assisted by a service animal. Visitors with a registered service animal are permitted in all publicly accessible areas.


In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), The Maloof recognizes only dogs as Service Animals. These animals are specifically trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability. Guests who use service animals must retain control of their animal at all times, and are required to keep them on a leash or harness while visiting.


Emotional support animals are not recognized as service animals under the ADA; we apologize for the inconvenience, however, The Maloof is unable to accommodate them. 






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The Maloof is a Smoke Free Facility.

Smoking is not allowed anywhere

on the property or in the parking lots.







How does the state define an e-cigarette?

Tobacco product means “a product containing, made, or derived from tobacco or nicotine that is intended for human consumption [including] an electronic device that delivers nicotine or other vaporized liquids to the person inhaling from the device, including, but not limited to, an electronic cigarette, cigar, pipe, or hookah…”
Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 22950.5(d)(1) (2019)Cal. Health & Safety Code § 104495(8)(A) (2019)


Public Days & Hours:

Saturdays 10AM - 4PM

Gates open at 9:45AM


For Home Tours: 

Please click HERE for Home Tour information and times



General Information:

Phone 909.980.0412

Address: 5131 Carnelian St.

Alta Loma, CA 91701

(use Rancho Cucamonga for GPS)


Foundation Office Hours: Mon - Fri: 9 AM - 5 PM

The Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation Offices will be closed on the following holidays :

New Year's Day

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Presidents' Day

Memorial Day

July 4th

Labor Day

Veterans Day


Christmas Eve


New Year's Eve

The Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts acknowledge the Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (the Tongva world, including the Los Angeles Basin, South Channel Islands, San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys, and portions of Orange, San Bernardino, and Riverside Counties) and are grateful to have the opportunity to work for the Taraaxatom (Indigenous peoples) in this place. As institutions located on unceded Indigenous land, we pay our respects to Honuukvetam (ancestors), 'Ahiihirom (elders), and ̓Evoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present, and emerging.

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