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Seeking Red: Exhibition Explores the Color’s Symbolic Power


Anger, passion, love, power: all words associated with the color red. Across time and culture, red has played an influential role in art. The Ruth Chandler Williamson Wilson and Turk interns present ­­ Searching for the Perfect Red: Selections from the Scripps College Collections, an exhibition showcasing work from around the globe that radiate the […]

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Genji’s World in Japanese Woodblock Prints

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Featured in this exhibition are a rich array of woodblock prints by many of Japan’s leading artists on “The Tale of Genji,” which was written over 1,000 years ago by the Japanese court lady, Murasaki Shikibu,, and which has proven to be a great influence on Japanese culture.

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African-American Visions

African-American Visions: Selections from the Samella Lewis Collections

In honor of Dr. Samella Lewis, Professor Emerita of Scripps College, this exhibition featured works from the Samella Lewis Contemporary Art Collection at Scripps College and the personal collection of Samella Lewis. It focused on images by African American artists and other artists who address the African American experience.

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African-American Visions: Catalog

Rankaitis, Samella AP 2011

Accompanying the African American Visions exhibition is a catalog, which highlights works from the exhibition that are paired with short essays on the works, in large part written by the faculty of Scripps. An excerpt from the catalog on a recent gift to Scripps College follows.

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Scripps 2012 Senior Art Exhibition

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Ten senior art majors at Scripps College have the opportunity to display their works in the final exhibition at the Williamson Gallery of the 2011-2012 year.

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Serendipity: Paul Soldner, Artist and Provocateur

Paul Soldner with brush

In honor of Paul Soldner (1921-2011), Emeritus Professor of Ceramics at Scripps for more than three decades, until his retirement in 1991, the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery presents the exhibition “Paul Soldner At Scripps.” The exhibition will illuminate his creative life as an artist and teacher, featuring many works he made at Scripps, when he […]

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Clay’s Tectonic Shift: John Mason, Ken Price, and Peter Voulkos, 1956-1968

John Mason with “White Cross” (no logo)

As a participant in the largest collaborative art exhibit ever undertaken in Southern California, the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery of Scripps College presented Clay’s Tectonic Shift: John Mason, Ken Price, and Peter Voulkos, 1956–1968 from January 21 through April 8, 2012.

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Art Pix #1: Streetview: A Spectrum in Black and White

For the first time in the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery’s history, social media has been used to select the content of an exhibit. Voters selected Helen Levitt’s New York, New York as their favorite work in the Gallery’s permanent collection in a Facebook-based online promotion during early February.

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Ceramic Annual 2011: 67th Scripps College Ceramic Annual

Tim Berg, Assistant Professor of Art at Pitzer College, is the guest curator for the 67th Scripps Ceramic Annual, which is the longest continuous exhibition of contemporary ceramics in the United States.

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Sense and Sensation: Laurie Fendrich, Paintings and Drawings 1990-2010

As part of a series on leading women artists, the Williamson Gallery is proud to exhibit the first in-depth retrospective of contemporary New York painter Laurie Fendrich. Approximately 60 of her paintings and drawings, from 1990 to the present, will be featured.

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