Clark Humanities Museum

The goal of the Clark Humanities Museum, which opened in 1970, is to give students the crucial opportunity to engage directly with original works of art and other artifacts of material culture related to their courses – an irreproducible experience that sharpens critical inquiry, fosters interdisciplinary thinking, and offers the keen poignancy of authenticity in our increasingly virtual digital age.

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Ceramic by Anne Scott Plummer

Poet Li Bai by Huang Shen

29 August-03 October 2018

“The Human Form, in clay, wood and bronze” with over forty 3-dimensional works from contemporary ceramics to 18th century bronze Buddhist statues.

In conjunction with Art 125 “Figurative Ceramic Sculpture,” Art History 150 “Arts of China” and Core III “Bodies in Motion.”

08 October-30 October 2018

“Deities and Common folk: Chinese art from the Scripps College Collections” with a dozen Chinese landscape and figural paintings from the 16-19th centuries.

In conjunction with Art History 150 “Arts of China.”

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    Clark Humanities Museum Events

  • A Reading in Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Publication of “Rolling the R’s”

    April 4, 2016
    R. Zamora Linmark joins us to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the publication of, “Rolling the R’s”. In this daring first novel, tour-de-force experiments in narrative structure, pidgin, and perspective roll every “are”, throwing new ...

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    February 23, 2016
    Writer and critic Chris Kraus will deliver a lecture from her in-progress critical biography of the late American writer Kathy Acker. The author of four novels and two books of cultural criticism, Kraus is a frequent contributor to leading art ...

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  • Chris Kraus in conversation with Aaron Matz

    February 23, 2016
    In this hour-long conversation with Scripps English professor Aaron Matz, Chris Kraus will read from her celebrated novel I Love Dick, talk about the connections between her fiction and her writings on art, and speak about the independent press ...

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