Between 1978 and his death in 1984, Ansel Adams created a special inventory of photographic prints of the pieces he considered to be his finest and most iconic. One of these sets has found a home at Scripps.
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced that the Williamson Gallery is among those organizations to receive an NEA Art Works grant to conserve four Chinese textiles in the Scripps art collection, the oldest dating from the late sixteenth to early seventeenth century.
Rare and valuable Chinese paintings from the 16th through 19th centuries will be conserved and used for teaching and exhibitions at Scripps.
Founded in 1935, the Fine Arts Foundation is a volunteer organization with two purposes: to stimulate public interest in art and to raise funds for art education and programming at Scripps College. FAF hosts a series of monthly public programs, September through June.
Los Angeles Times art critic Christopher Knight has named “Clay’s Tectonic Shift” as one of the ten best art museum exhibits of 2012. In doing so, Knight places the Williamson Gallery’s exhibition alongside exhibits created by such notable institutions as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Getty Museum.