Claremont, pleasant college town, offers strong art attractions just now. The Lang Galleries at Scripps College, having rolled up record attendance with a pre-Columbian sculpture show, are now filled with an exhibit of 300 drawings by old and modern artists that tops any drawing show yet seen in Southern California. Arranged by Millard Sheets, it is on view daily, 2 to 5 p.m. to Dec. 8. Pomona College Gallery, a few blocks away, has its Art of Western America exhibition which consists of paintings, sculpture, prints and drawings done during the past 50 years by Artists who depicted the Indian, the cowboy and their land. Don Louis Perceval of Pomona's art staff, himself a painter of such subjects, assembled this exhibit from artists and collectors. Central pictures in the western exhibit at Pomora College Gallery are Maynard Dixon's "The Cloud World" in which clouds form a repeat pattern above miles of red mesas; an early buffalo picture, "Where Great Herds Come to Drink," by Charles M. Russell, and James Swinnerton's large, just finished "Mt. Agathia," pointing skyward from the floor of Monument Valley. These and paintings by Walter Ufer, Oscar Berninghaus, Ernest L. Blumenschein (whose "The Plasterer," lent by Rupert Hughes, might well be his masterpiece), Frank Tenney Johnson and others are shown with some of Russell's, Jo Mora's and Tex Wheeler's vigorous bronze sculptures of cowboys and thier horses and wood carvings by John Clarke, the Indian sculptor, and Nicolai Fechin, who is also represented by a painting of Taos.

Pastorals Stand Out

"The Sheep Herder" by Hans Paap of Taos and Ufer's "Indian in Cornfield," from the County Museum, are outstanding pictures. Buck Weaver, who has guided many a painter into western country, has three landscapes, of which "Desert Storm," with its remarkable feeling of distance and rain-filled air, is especially impressive. Still other artists of the West represented are Carl Oscar Borg, Kathryn W. Leighton, Philip R. Goodwin, Franz Geritz, Edgar Alwin Payne and the Indian water colorists, Harrison Begay, Hoke Denetsosie, Gerald Naylor and Yel Ha Yah.