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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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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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Ken Gonzales-Day

Run Up

Ken Gonzales-Day’s Searching for California’s Hang Trees series enriches the viewer’s understanding of the history of racial violence in America.

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Elizabeth Catlett

Elizabeth Catlett: “Madonna”, 1982. Lithograph. Gift of Samella Lewis.

Though primarily known as a sculptor, Elizabeth Catlett has also created a significant body of work as a printmaker. Madonna (1982) is a lithograph print, a reproduction technique in which the artist first creates an image on fine-grained sandstone (or aluminum plate) with a grease-based implement such as a pencil, crayon or wash. Via a […]

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Barbara Morgan, Letter to the World

Barbara Morgan

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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The Floating World of Video Games

Blooming Tree

Ukiyo-e and video games both went through a similar artistic evolution. Like ukiyo-e, video games have grown in cultural value.

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Highlights of the Collection: Graciela Iturbide, Jaipur, India

Bull Dancing through Birds

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

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Sean Black, Dad: No. 11, House of Photographs

Dad No. 11

Sean Black Dad: No. 11, House of Photographs, 2010 Archival inkjet print on warm-toned baryta coated Inkpress Pro paper, 10 x 10 in. Scripps College, Gift of James H. Black & Patricia Black “Ultimately, the project was about embracing the fragility of life while I silently gathered the courage to say goodbye.”1 Sean Black’s photographic […]

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Dmitri Baltermants, Agfa

Dmitri Baltermants
Agfa, 1945
Gelatin silver print
16  x 20 in.
Gift of Sally Strauss and Andrew E. Tomback
Scripps College, Claremont, CA

Dmitri Baltermants Agfa, 1945 (Printed at a Later Date) Gelatin silver print 16 x 20 in. Scripps College, Gift of Sally Strauss and Andrew E. Tomback In the majority of Baltermants’ photos, viewers are immersed into the Second World War. Though he was born in Poland, Baltermants served under the Soviets, using his skills as […]

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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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