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Preserving Experiences in Hybrid Prints Presentation Tuesday, Sept. 16

September 16, Margaret Mathews-Berenson, independent curator, art advisor, critic, and educator, discusses “Nature and the Environment: Preserving Experiences in Hybrid Prints.” This presentation is free of charge and open to the public. Tuesday Noon Academy Presentations Hampton Room, Malott Commons, 12-1 p.m. For details call Karen Fagan at (909) 607-8507. Partially funded by the Ames and […]

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Michael Kenna

Michael Kenna 
Jardin du Roi, Versailles, c. 1997
Silver Gelatin Photograph
Scripps College, Claremont, CA 
Purchase, Scripps Collectors Circle 2012

This juxtaposition of man-made objects to the natural world displaces the viewer’s focus away from the natural elements to the manmade, ultimately creating a sense of balance. Kenna continues to baffle the viewer through his interesting use of perspective.

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The Williamson Gallery Celebrates 20th Year of Getty Multicultural Internships

Initiated in the wake of Los Angeles’ civil unrest in 1992, the Getty Multicultural Undergraduate Internship Program seeks to increase diversity within the staffs of museums and visual arts organizations by offering paid internships to students of diverse backgrounds who either live or attend college in Los Angeles County. At Scripps, that mission is carried […]

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Nancy Macko


Macko came to a new understanding of the life cycle as a continuous process, rather than a series of discrete stages. Macko’s work encourages the viewer to join in this realization—to stop looking at childhood, youth, adulthood, and old age as separate phases, and to instead see the beautiful and surprising ways life’s phases overlap.

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Ken Gonzales-Day

Run Up

Run Up and About a hundred yards from the road are both photographs from Ken Gonzales-Day’s Searching for California’s Hang Trees series, part of the artist’s extensive work on the history of lynching in California, which also includes his photographic series, Erased Lynchings, and his book, Lynching in the West: 1850–1935. These projects share a […]

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Genji’s World in Japanese Woodblock Prints

Utagawa Kunisada II, Murasaki Shikibu’s Genji Playing Cards: Ch. 39, Yugiri, 1857 (Detail); Ink on paper; 13 in. x 9 1/4 in.

Featured in this exhibition will be a rich array of woodblock prints by many of Japan’s leading artists on The Tale of Genji, which was written over 1,000 years ago by the Japanese court lady Murasaki Shikibu, and which has proven to be a great influence on Japanese culture.

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African-American Visions: Catalog

Rankaitis, Samella AP 2011

Accompanying the African American Visions exhibition is a catalog, which highlights works from the exhibition that are paired with short essays on the works, in large part written by the faculty of Scripps. An excerpt from the catalog on a recent gift to Scripps College follows.

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African-American Visions

Tanya Murphy Dodd, Men of Color to Arms, 2010

In honor of Dr. Samella Lewis, Professor Emerita of Scripps College, this exhibition featured works from the Samella Lewis Contemporary Art Collection at Scripps College and the personal collection of Samella Lewis. It focused on images by African American artists and other artists who address the African American experience.

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Summer Hiatus

The Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery is closed for Summer 2012.  We will reopen with the African-American Visions exhibition on September 1st, 2012.

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

Voulkos_Announcement Poster_Felix Landau Gallery_1956

Take a break from studying for finals and delve into the LA art scene of the fifties with “A Preview of Clay’s Tectonic Shift: John Mason, Ken Price, and Peter Voulkos, 1956-1968.” Mary MacNaughton, director of the Williamson Gallery and Associate Professor, Art History, Scripps, will give a preview of the upcoming exhibition at the […]

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