Kingfisher Hair Ornament, Anonymous, China, 19th c., feathers on copper, 5 1/2 in. x 5 in., Scripps College, Claremont, CA

Kingfisher Hair Ornament

Crafted in the 19th century and consisting of copper inlaid with kingfisher feathers, this decorative hairpin reveals much about the society in which it was produced.

William Henry Fox Talbot, Nelson’s Column Under Construction, Trafalgar Square, April 1844, salted paper print from paper negative, courtesy of the Wilson Centre for Photography

Salt and Silver: Early Photography 1840-1860

This exhibition offers a singular opportunity to see some of the rarest and best early salt print photographs in the world.

Michael Frimkess, Lidded Container, Porcelain, 14 1/2 in. x 12 in. x 12 in., Scripps College, Claremont, CA

The Williamson’s Year at a Glance, 2018 – 2019

2018-2019 offers an exciting roster of exhibitions focusing on celebrated ceramic artists and the very beginnings of photography.