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77th Ceramic Annual: Jan. 29 to Apr. 10, 2022

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The Scripps 77th Ceramic Annual January 29th through April 10th, 2022 Opening Reception will be on Saturday, January 29th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. This year the Williamson Gallery has invited Ashwini Bhat, to be our guest curator for the 77th Ceramic Annual. The exhibition, On Fire: Contemporary Trailblazers, Bhat has selected works by artists […]

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The Artistic Meditations of Elizabeth Turk

Turk Sculpture

“The spirit of change, which is fundamental in any theme of impermanence, is acutely alive in all my work,” said Elizabeth Turk ’83.

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Doug Humble: Smashing Cups

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Photo by Susan Einstein Douglas Humble Untitled (Broken Cups and Saucers), n.d. Porcelain 4 5/8 x 8 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer Scripps College, Claremont, CA In a recent interview, Douglas Humble described his artistic processes as freeform and spontaneous: “I like to work with the material and […]

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Highlights of the Collection: Marilyn Levine, F.M. Case

Marilyn Levine, F.M. Case, 1981, stoneware, glazed, 4 3/4 in. x 9 3/8 in. x 8 in., gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer, Scripps College

Ceramicist Marilyn Levine and stand-up comedian George Carlin both imbued their art with a working class humor.

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Highlights of the Collection: House of Shango

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Samella Lewis’s work often grapples with issues of race in the U.S., and The House of Shango is no exception.

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Drowning in Drought: Williamson Interns’ Exhibition at Gallery 112 through April 11

Franz Geritz,
Desert Patterns, 1937,
Color lithograph on tissue paper,
Scripps College

The Williamson Gallery’s interns have teamed up to create an exhibition on a theme of their choosing.

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Samlor Khmer

Sometimes you walk blindly into a situation knowing that it’s going to be one from which you’ll emerge—I hesitate to say “enlightened” or “a better person”—but no doubt in some way changed.

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Halfway Point

I can’t believe I’m writing this—our Getty internship is more than halfway complete. We were warned during the first week that we would feel this way by Week 5, but I think we’re all still shocked at how quickly the time has passed.And it’s no wonder! We’ve had very busy schedules for the past few […]

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in defense of art…

Lately I have been really wondering about how to balance indulging a love for beauty and the interesting with a need to meet the average person where they are and change them for the better. How is art connecting with the average person? I was in a conversation with a friend this week who, on […]

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An Earthquake and 108 Books with Holes in Their Centers

What does it take to drill a hole in the center of a book?Kirk, a drill press, 4 interns and an earthquake, apparently.Today was possibly the most memorable day of my entire time working at the gallery (well, it’s right up there with the day that I held the gallery’s Diane Arbus for the first […]

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