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Clay’s Tectonic Shift: John Mason, Ken Price, and Peter Voulkos, 1956-1968

John Mason with “White Cross” (no logo)

January 21-April 8, 2012

As a participant in the largest collaborative art exhibit ever undertaken in Southern California, the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery of Scripps College presented Clay’s Tectonic Shift: John Mason, Ken Price, and Peter Voulkos, 1956–1968 from January 21 through April 8, 2012.

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Serendipity: Paul Soldner, Artist and Provocateur

Paul Soldner with brush

August 27-December 11, 2011

In honor of Paul Soldner (1921-2011), Emeritus Professor of Ceramics at Scripps for more than three decades, until his retirement in 1991, the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery presents the exhibition “Paul Soldner At Scripps.” The exhibition will illuminate his creative life as an artist and teacher, featuring many works he made at Scripps, when he […]

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Art Pix #1: Streetview: A Spectrum in Black and White

March 21-April 1, 2011

For the first time in the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery’s history, social media has been used to select the content of an exhibit. Voters selected Helen Levitt’s New York, New York as their favorite work in the Gallery’s permanent collection in a Facebook-based online promotion during early February.

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Ceramic Annual 2011: 67th Scripps College Ceramic Annual

January 22-April 3, 2011

Tim Berg, Assistant Professor of Art at Pitzer College, is the guest curator for the 67th Scripps Ceramic Annual, which is the longest continuous exhibition of contemporary ceramics in the United States.

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Sense and Sensation: Laurie Fendrich, Paintings and Drawings 1990-2010

October 30-December 19, 2010

As part of a series on leading women artists, the Williamson Gallery is proud to exhibit the first in-depth retrospective of contemporary New York painter Laurie Fendrich. Approximately 60 of her paintings and drawings, from 1990 to the present, will be featured.

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Luminous Line: Contemporary Drawings in Metalpoint

August 29-October 17, 2010

This exhibition brings together the work of eleven contemporary artists who embrace a drawing technique that flourished during the High Renaissance and has recently experienced a rebirth among those who love the immediacy of drawing.

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Scripps Senior Exhibition 2010

April 30-May 16, 2010

An annual exhibition of final thesis projects created by graduating studio art majors, the Senior Art Show is the culmination of the studio art major at Scripps.

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Ceramic Annual 2010: 66th Scripps Ceramic Annual

January 23-April 4, 2010

Ceramic artist and educator Wayne Higby is the guest curator for the 66th Scripps Ceramic Annual, the longest running exhibition of contemporary ceramics in the United States.

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Zen Paintings from the Sanso Collection

October 31-December 6, 2009

More than 30 Japanese scroll paintings, selected from the private Sanso Collection, will survey the wide variety of responses to the teachings of Zen Buddhism. From 15th-century landscapes and portraits of Zen eccentrics to 19th-century images of the Zen patriarch Bodhidharma and the Bodhisattva of Compassion Kannon, this exhibition will explore how Zen ideas were […]

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Asian Textiles Online Exhibition

September 8-May 16, 2010

For the gallery’s first online exhibition, 25 Asian textiles have been selected to serve as key representatives of the range and variety of the permanent collection. In this exhibit you will find Chinese court robes, Japanese kimonos, Buddhist mantles, wedding hangings, and many more exquisite examples that demonstrate the artistry of needle, loom, and dye […]

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