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Samella Lewis

Samella Lewis: “I See You,” 2005

The face in I See You is backed by solid black and defined in white. If one observes the image from a short distance, a stark black/white dichotomy is evident (look, for example, at the whites of the figure’s eyes), but when one looks from farther away, the lines blur, and the face appears to […]

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Picture!

Hi everyone! Mary thought it would be nice if we had a photo of all of us up here, so here it is:From left to right: Rody Lopez (Getty intern, Pomona ’09), Zoe Larkins (Wilson intern, Scripps ’09), Simrat Dugal (Getty intern, Scripps ’10), Patricia Yu (Getty intern, Pomona ’09)

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Who Says That Art Critics Are Intimidating?

On Thursday, July 3rd, Mary had two really well known art writers come into the office to meet with the 4 of us- Peter Plagens, an artist and the former art writer for Newsweek, and Laurie Fendrich, also an artist and a professor at Hofstra university.We talked with them for about 2 hours (our meeting […]

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Contemporary Art

So, on Monday, June 30, our supervisor took the four of us on a little field trip to the LA Times to meet an art writer, Suzanne Muchnic, and then we walked over to MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) to meet with the director of their education department, Suzanne Isken.I am not particularly fond of […]

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Oh MOCA…

I’ve spent the better part of the week obsessing about how I’ve felt about the Marlene Dumas show currently on at the MOCA Grand Ave and what I think it might say about the MOCA. All 4 of us saw it along with Mary, Suzanne Isken- the director of education at the MOCA- and Suzanne […]

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Nancy Macko

“The First Ten Prime Numbers Suite I: Sixth Prime”, 2006. Plate lithography on Rives BFK paper. 30 x 20¼ inches. Mark Mahaffey, Master Printer Edition 3/10. Gift of Nancy Macko.

Nancy Macko’s interest in the science of bee societies led to a curiosity in mathematics, which in turn resulted in her exploration of the intersection of math and art. In her recent work, Macko has explored prime numbers and the phenomenon of prime deserts.

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Recent Acquisitions

With a steady stream of new works coming to the collection over the last twelve months, the time is right for the Williamson Gallery to present its Recent Acquisitions Exhibit, which will open June 9 and run through July 25. The best of the works acquired during the 2007-2008 year will be displayed, and a […]

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Carrie Mae Weems

Carrie Mae Weems: “Untitled (Museum),” 2007

As Andrea Kirsh writes in “Carrie Mae Weems: Issues in Black, White and Color,” by the age of 27, Weems “had professional experience in modern dance; a progression of unskilled and semi-skilled jobs on farms and in restaurants, factories and offices; and extensive grass-roots political experience in socialist and feminist organizations.”

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Anonymous

Anonymous: Kakiemon bowl

A small porcelain bowl was given in December 2007 to Scripps College by Anthony Elias and Patricia Lords Ghosn and the Worldbridge Foundation. Although modest in size, it reveals much about Japanese history, Oriental ceramics, and modern collecting.

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