The Don B. Huntley Gallery


On November 8, 2013 the College of Environmental Design hosted a gala and ribbon cutting for the grand opening of Don B. Huntley Gallery. This event highlighted the campus community’s appreciation to Don B. Huntley, as a friend and distinguished alum of, and benefactor to, Cal Poly Pomona. His art collection, which began taking form in 2006, captures the essence of the American West and reflects one of his many passions.

According to Carrie Geurts, Director of Development for the College of Environmental Design, “The Western Art Collection is the first of its kind at any CSU campus.”

In 2010, the campus proudly held its first formal exhibition of the Huntley Collection, titled Windows to the West at the W. Keith & Janet Kellogg University Gallery. The opening of the beautiful Don B. Huntley Gallery housed in Cal Poly Pomona’s University Library, next the Special Collections, provides a permanent home for the Don Huntley Western Art collection, many of which are exhibited periodically in the gallery and throughout the campus. In addition to traditional oil paintings depicting wildlife, landscapes, Native American, and “buckaroo” art, the collection also includes gunpowder art, bronze sculptures, and Western artifacts and memorabilia. The Collection includes over 100 paintings, including works by Bill Anton, Mian Situ, Bonnie Marris, Kyle Simms, and Larry Dyke, among others.