Exhibitions


May 21, 2024

Decompositions: Photography by Nancy Macko

Exhibition dates: October 5, 2024–January 11, 2025 Opening reception: October 5 | 7–9 PM Artist and Scripps College professor Nancy Macko’s new body of work, Decompositions, transports viewers through art history and the cycles of life. In more than 40 photographs of her kitchen compost bin, Macko transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary. Discarded onion and garlic […]

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April 10, 2024

Scripps College Senior Art Show: Apr. 26 – May 11, 2024

Opening Reception Friday, April 26th 6-9 PM Double Take, this year’s senior art exhibition—featuring digital illustration, drawing, painting, ceramic sculpture, mixed media and more—further explores the themes and methodologies of the Fall 2023 senior art theses at Scripps College. The resulting artworks therefore comprise a double take: an opportunity to pause, look carefully, and observe […]

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February 15, 2024

Just the Two of Us: Discovered Duos and Predestined Pairs

From siblings to soulmates to strangers, this exhibition explores the power of human connection. Often, intangible forces seem to unite a pair. These one-on-one ties are the building blocks of love, community, and humanity. Ten photographs from the Scripps College collection showcase a rich spectrum of relationships that complicate and enhance our worlds every day. […]

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December 12, 2023

79th Scripps College Ceramic Annual

The Idea of Feeling Brown Exhibition dates: January 27 through April 7, 2024 Opening reception: January 27 | 7-9 pm Habiba El-Sayed, Unstolen, 2023, VR experience (Blender, Unity), Courtesy of the artist The Scripps College Ceramic Annual, the longest continuous exhibition of contemporary ceramics in the nation, enters its 79th year with The Idea of Feeling Brown. […]

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October 6, 2023

Queer-ish: Photography and the LGBTQ+ Imaginary

October 28–December 15, 2023   Curated by interdisciplinary artist and Scripps College Fletcher Jones Chair in Art Ken Gonzales-Day, Queer-ish showcases almost 100 historic vernacular photographs highlighting moments of same-sex affection alongside almost 40 contemporary photographs by LGBTQ+ artists. These images encourage viewers to consider the link between photography, representation, and LGBTQ+ communities, as well as […]

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August 8, 2023

Gettin’ It Done: A Selection of Work by Elizabeth Catlett, Samella Lewis, Betye Saar, Emma Amos, Alison Saar, Letitia Huckaby, LaToya Hobbs, and Kenturah Davis

Exhibition dates: August 26 through October 15 Visitors to the Williamson Gallery at Scripps College can experience the power of visionary Black art spanning three generations. Gettin’ It Done: A Selection of Work by Elizabeth Catlett, Samella Lewis, Betye Saar, Emma Amos, Alison Saar, Letitia Huckaby, LaToya Hobbs, and Kenturah Davis features works by celebrated artists from […]

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April 11, 2023

Scripps College Senior Art Show: Apr. 28 – May 13, 2023

Reflect/Refract Opening Reception Friday, April 28th 6-9 PM What waits beneath the surface of unknown histories, rabbit holes, and suppressed selves? Five artists—through video, animation, interactive fiction, sculpture, fiber, and digital painting—find answers by creating alternate worlds. We reflect and refract: mirrors aiding a self portrait, shiny metal you can’t help but catch a glimpse […]

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January 10, 2023

78th Scripps College Ceramic Annual: Jan. 21 to Apr. 2

Handle Carefully: The Power of Words and Clay We welcome you to join our opening reception on January 21 from 7-9 PM featuring live music and light refreshments. Gallery events are free and open to the public. Binding the visual with the conceptual, the works in Handle Carefully: The Power of Words and Clay—Scripps College’s […]

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October 17, 2022

YŌKAI: Scenes of the Supernatural in Japanese Woodblock Prints

Ghosts in the galleries: supernatural traveling exhibition from the Scripps College collection opened at Asia Society Texas on September 30th! Email Academic Curator Margalit Monroe (mmonroe at scrippscollege.edu) to reserve this special and spooky show.

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October 12, 2022

Star Machine: Power and Politics of Women in 1930s Hollywood

Star Machine transports viewers to the Golden Age of Hollywood, and questions what makes it glitter. Behind the lights, camera, action—what forces were at work on the women of Hollywood? In a first for a virtual intern exhibition at the Williamson Gallery, 20 loans from other institutions like the Los Angeles Public Library and the […]

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