Ali Mesiwala, MD, is an established neurosurgeon in San Bernardino, California. The chief of two surgical departments at St. Bernardine Medical Center, Dr. Ali Mesiwala also holds various other professional appointments. In addition to his medical work, Dr. Mesiwala is a founding member of Claremont Museum of Art.
Established in 1987 with the aim of celebrating the cultural heritage of Claremont, California, the Claremont Museum of Art is located within the city’s historic College Heights Lemon Packing House. The museum’s permanent collection is made up of close to 80 artworks by many different artists, some of whom donated their own works to the collection.
In addition to the art itself, Claremont Museum hosts various educational initiatives, most notable of which is Project ARTstART, which teaches high school students how to share their passion for art with their younger peers. Sixty high school students currently participate in the program, spreading their appreciation to students at three elementary schools.
In previous years, the museum has also overseen the ARToon program, which engaged adolescents in the creation of cartoon art, and a school-based photography program entitled ARTpix.