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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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Hey girls!

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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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Faith Ringgold

Faith Ringgold: Untitled, 2005

Ringgold is widely known as the author and illustrator of the Caldecott Honor Book, Tar Beach, which tells the story of young Cassie Louise Lightfoot, a character modeled after Ringgold herself, whose family spends the hot summer nights on the rooftop of its Harlem apartment building. Cassie dreams of flying over the city to be […]

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Scripps Senior Exhibition 2008

Senior studio art majors create a final project that is the culminating work of their study of art at Scripps. They exhibit this work in a senior exhibition that they plan themselves, including producing and installing the works, writing statements and preparing publicity.

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Joyce Campbell

Joyce Campbell: “Last Light: Pressure Ridge, Scott Base, Antarctica, 2006,” 2006/2007. Silver gelatin print on Paper. Scripps College. Purchase made possible by the Jean and Arthur Ames Fund.

In 2005, Joyce Campbell, an interdisciplinary artist coming out of sculpture and most recognized for her photography, taught as a guest professor at Scripps College in 2005 and participated in the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery’s tri-annual Faculty Exhibition. Campbell, a native of New Zealand, received her Bachelor in Fine Arts in 1992 from Canterbury University […]

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