Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum

The term Athenaeum is derived from the name of Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom, and the classical temple in Athens named to honor her, frequented by orators, poets and scholars.

 

A gift from trustee Marian Miner Cook, whose husband established the John Brown Cook Association for Freedom at CMC in 1978, helped make possible the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum. Construction of the building was completed in September of 1983. At the time, Marian Miner Cook remarked that she and Mr. Cook "had a challenging and exciting life" and "hoped the Athenaeum would help students to experience similar intellectual challenges and excitement."

The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum soon fulfilled its promise as a collegial environment for social and intellectual interaction. Its chief purpose is to provide a cultural, social, and academic center for the interchange of ideas between CMC students, faculty, and community guests. Here the students preparing to become the leaders of tomorrow have the opportunity to meet the leaders of today.

The Athenaeum is also home to the Family of Benjamin Z. Gould Center for Humanistic Studies and the Roberts Environmental Center, two of the College's distinctive research institutes and centers.

You can view a 360-degree panorama of the Ath's main dining room here.

385 East 8th Street, Claremont, CA

Phone

(909) 621-8244

Upcoming Events

Senior Class Gift

Invitation only. For more information contact Office of Events at events@cmc.edu or call (909)607-4006.

1/25 6pm
Women in Law Panel, co-sponsored with Berger Institute for Work, Family and Children

The Soll Center for Student Opportunity and Berger Institute for Work, Family, and Children are proud to announce a Women in Law panel. Join us at the...

1/29 5:30pm
Faculty Installation - George Thomas

Registration link: https://www.cmc.edu/athenaeum/open-events

3/7 5:30pm
Annual Scholarship Luncheon

Invitation only. For more information contact the Office of Events at events@cmc.edu or call (909)607-4006.

4/26 12pm
Accounting Banquet

Invitation only. For more information contact the Office of Events at events@cmc.edu or call (909)607-4006.

4/29 5:30pm

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