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Michael Childers: Portraits of Artists

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Michael Childers, Andy Warhol Closeup, 1976, gelatin silver print, 14 x 11 in., Scripps College Andy Warhol, Clint Eastwood, Ray Bradbury, Mae West–the upcoming exhibit, Actors, Artists, and Authors: The Portraits of Michael Childers, at Scripps College showcases works by the photographer of the creative elite. Combining pieces from the Scripps College collection and works […]

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Revolution & Ritual: Three Mexican Women Artists

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Revolution and Ritual: The Photographs of Sara Castrejón, Graciela Iturbide and Tatiana Parcero War, indigenous cultures and inner transformation ferment in Revolution and Ritual: The Photographs of Sara Castrejón, Graciela Iturbide and Tatiana Parcero, at the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery of Scripps College from Aug. 26, 2017–Jan.7, 2018. In this exhibition, the Williamson focuses on […]

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Highlights of the Collection: Hurrell’s Marlene Dietrich

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Hurrell, the master of the glamor shot, worked with Dietrich to create a portrait that incorporates contributions from both.

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Highlights of the Collection: Martinez, La Virgin de San Juan

Alfredo Ramos Martinez, Madonna with Flowers (La Virgen de San Juan), n. d., Gouache, 26 5/8 in. x 23 5/16 in., Gift of Mrs. Doyle Hinton, Scripps College

Artist Alfredo Ramos Martinez sought a miracle for his daughter, and this work embodies that search.

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Highlights of the Collection: House of Shango

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Samella Lewis’s work often grapples with issues of race in the U.S., and The House of Shango is no exception.

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Highlights of the Collection: Paul Jacoulet, The Pearls

Paul Jacoulet, The Pearls, Mandchouko, n. d., 20th c, Ink on paper, 15 7/16 in. x 11 13/16 in., Gift of Mrs. Louise Padelford, Scripps College

Jacoulet illustrates the Western interpretation of Eastern life. His style, though beautiful, bears orientalist undertones.

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Highlights of the Collection: Drawing Book of Designs

Kobayashi Eitaku, The Drawing Book of Designs for Everything, Vol. 1 1880-1882, (1843 - 1890), Ink on paper, 9 1/8  x 5 7/8 in. (23.11  x 14.99 cm), Gift of the Eitaku family, Scripps College

From the mythical to the concrete, this volume offers a plethora of designs, created during the late 19th century.

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World Bridge Lecture, March 24: 19 c. Japanese Artists’ Gardens

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Intriguing presentations on Asian art collections in America are the focus of these lectures.

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Highlights of the Collection: Kirk Pederson, Central Avenue

Kirk Pederson, Central Avenue, 1987, Acrylic on canvas, 60 in. x 98 in. x 4 in., Gift of Victoria and Dorn Dean, Scripps College

Photographer Kirk Pederson uses realism to as a tool to bring his works into the realm of abstraction.

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Barbara Morgan, Letter to the World

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In 1936, Barbara Morgan, joined creative forces with the modern dance choreographer Martha Graham to create a series of photographs that would redefine their respective disciplines. Born in Buffalo, Kansas on July 8, 1900, Morgan went on to study fine arts at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). The university’s curriculum, focusing on early […]

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