Past Exhibitions

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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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 11, 2022

Gods & Guardians in Asian Arts: Oct. 29 – Dec. 18

Gods and Guardians in Asian Arts illuminates the celestial and the divine, the sacred and the spiritual, in a rich array of works from Scripps College’s permanent collection. The exhibition features 40 sculptures, paintings, and hallowed objects—from Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, and Tibet—many on display for the first time. Visit Hindu, Buddhist, Daoist, and […]

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September 8, 2022

to get there from here: Aug. 27 – Oct. 9, 2022

  Please join us for the opening reception on Saturday, September 17th from 5 – 9 PM, with a live dance performance at 6 PM. Our events are free and open to the public. to get there from here is a choreographic investigation on mapping memories in and through the body.  Movement artists Maria Gillespie, […]

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April 25, 2022

Scripps College Senior Art Show 2022

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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January 18, 2022

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

  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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