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Electoral College: SCC Votes on Additions to Collections

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SCC members voted to include new works in photography, ceramics (17th c. and 18th c. Japanese and modern) and sculpture to the College’s collection of artworks.

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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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Highlights of the Collection: Graciela Iturbide, Jaipur, India

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Photographer Graciela Iturbide records the surreal and the spiritual in her work.

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Highlights of the Collection: Hertel, Cats on the Sink

Susan Lautmann Hertel, Cats on the Sink, 1975, Oil on canvas, 40 in. x 62 in., Gift of James Strombotne, Scripps College

Susan Hertel’s work in paintings, mosaic design, and drawings, echoes her deep affinity for animals.

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