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Incipit Vita Artis: Susan Hertel, Alison Saar, & Elizabeth Turk – Virtual Intern Exhibition

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A dream, a seed, a larger picture… What does it look like to be an artist? Incipit Vita Artis (Thus Begins a Life of Art) invites you into the art worlds of three contemporary alumnae artists— Susan Hertel ’52, Alison Saar ’78, and Elizabeth Turk ’83. While each artist has her own distinct style and […]

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Gilded Dharma: A Japanese Lotus Sutra

These sutra fragments are so sacred and artistically refined that they often rank among the most highly treasured objects in temple, museum, and private collections.

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Scripps College Senior Art Show 2022

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Flux Opens April 30th, 2022 | 7-9 PM Our lives have been in a constant state of flux over the last two years, forcing us to adapt as the pandemic pulls us at its will. Flux, the first in-person Scripps Senior Art Show since 2019, grapples with identity, change, and personal history in times of […]

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77th Scripps College Ceramic Annual: Feb. 5 to Apr. 17, 2022

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  Due to the coronavirus pandemic, there will be no opening reception, and instead, we will have a closing reception on April 16. The closing reception will be held at the Williamson Gallery, featuring live music and light refreshments, from 7 to 9 pm. Our events are free and open to the public. Per Scripps […]

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The “True” India: The Creation of a Nationalist Identity – Virtual Intern Exhibition

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This exhibition explores the role of 20th-century modern artists—J. Sultan Ali, M.F. Husain, Jamini Roy, and Rabindranath Tagore—in creating and shaping India’s national identity. Featuring 13 works of art, including paintings, bronze sculptures, photography, and rare books, this exhibition provides a look at pre-and post-colonial Indian artistic responses to the global modernist art movement. The […]

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Recent Acquisitions of Laurie Brown’s Photography

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The Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery has recently acquired five photographs from Southern California-based photographer Laurie Brown (Scripps College class of ‘59). Brown’s work focuses on the oftentimes jarring division between the rural and the urban, addressing issues from urban sprawl to the impact of industrialization on the natural landscape. She is interested in areas that […]

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LA EDGE: Scripps Faculty in Art and Media Studies part 2

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Please enjoy this video edited by Vivian Monteiro ’23. Vivian was our Getty Summer 2021 Curatorial Intern and is currently the Lincoln Scholar/Project Assistant for ArtstART. SAVE THE DATE Opening Reception: Thursday, November 4th From 5:30 – 7:30 pm The Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery is excited to announce the opening of LA Edge Part II, […]

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Look Up

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“Look Up is an immersive art event is open exclusively to the 5c colleges and faculty. The event is being coordinated by Scripps Presents. I have included a link below for the registration page. Registration is free and can be completed on Eventbrite via the link below. Scripps Presents Event & Registration Link:  https://www.scrippscollege.edu/events/calendar/look-up-an-immersive-pop-up-art-event Elizabeth Turk is […]

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LA EDGE: Scripps Faculty in Art and Media Studies

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As we welcome students, faculty and staff back to campus after over a year of teaching remotely, the Art and Media Studies Departments are excited to share their practices with the Claremont Community.   This two-part exhibition showcases the work of faculty who have been teaching at Scripps for many years, the greatly appreciated colleagues […]

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Tara Contractor ’13

Tara Contractor

The four years I spent working at the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery were as essential a part of my Scripps education as any of my classes. I’ve worked at a number of other arts institutions since graduating, but nowhere else exposed me to so many different kinds of art world experiences.

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