Vision and Legacy: African Arts at LACMA & A Tribute to Samella Lewis

Join us at the Hampton Room, Malott Commons, Scripps College at noon on Tuesday, February 25, for a talk on African Art at LACMA, and for a tribute to Prof. Samella Lewis. As the first tenured African American professor at the Claremont Colleges, Dr. Lewis taught art history at Scripps College from 1969 to 1984, enriching the experience of art for countless students.

 

 

Samella Lewis, Field (Detail), 1968, Print, Jean and Arthur Ames Fund, Scripps College

 

Dr. Mary (Polly) Nooter Roberts, professor of world arts and cultures at UCLA and consulting curator of African Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, will speak about the African art at LACMA. In addition, she will offer a tribute to Samella Lewis,  a renowned artist, teacher, writer, filmmaker, museum founder, and above all, an advocate for African American artists, who has deeply advanced our awareness of the artistic contributions of the African American community.

Dr. Roberts will speak at the Hampton Room, Malott Commons, Scripps College at noon on Tuesday, February 25, 2014.

For more information on the lectures, please call the Gallery at (909) 607-3517 or call Karen Fagan at (909) 607-8507.

The Hampton Room is located in Malott Commons on the Scripps Campus. A map of the campus can be located by clicking here. 

The lectures have been partially funded by the Ames, Clark and Harper Lecture funds.

Please note: Events are scheduled as listed, but schedule changes are occasionally necessary.