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August 17, 2017

Awards and Honors: Professors Anne Harley and Nathalie Rachlin Win NEA ArtWorks Grant for Therigatha Premiere

Scripps College Associate Professor of Music Anne Harley and Professor of French Nathalie Rachlin received a grant of $10,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts that will go toward the commission of a new major work of vocal chamber music that highlights scriptural texts of ancient female Buddhist female esoteric practitioners. The premiere is planned for a performance at Scripps College in Claremont, Calif., on March 24, 2018, as the culmination of a weeklong festival across The Claremont Colleges highlighting the function of the arts in healing in post-genocide contemporary Cambodian society. 

August 11, 2017

Scripps College Announces Fall 2017 Season of ‘Scripps Presents’ Public Events

Scripps Presents at Scripps College in Claremont, Calif., has announced its fall 2017 public events season featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Junot Díaz, musician and author Art Garfunkel, editor-actress-writer-style guru Tavi Gevinson, and writers and scholars Kwame Anthony Appiah, Danielle Allen, Jac Jemc, Carina Chocano, plus concerts showcasing contemporary musicians La Misa Negra, Meklit, and La Victoria.

August 11, 2017

Scripps Presents: Spring 2017 Season Highlights Video

In 2016–17, Scripps Presents brought the world to Scripps and Scripps to the world, hosting timely, thought-provoking conversations about art, politics, and the American experience. Here are a few highlights from the Spring 2017 season.

August 3, 2017

LA Times Highlights “Revolution and Ritual” Exhibition at Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery

Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery's exhibit contribution to PST: LA/LA, entitled Revolution and Ritual: The Photographs of Sara Castrejón, Graciela Iturbide, and Tatiana Parcero, was featured in a Los Angeles Times column about artist Graciela Iturbide.

July 27, 2017

Scripps College Alum Andrea Jarrell ’84 Publishes Memoir, Announces Book Tour

Scripps College alumnae Andrea Jarrell '84 has published her memoir, "I'm the One Who Got Away," which will be released in September 2017.

July 27, 2017

Ken Gonzales-Day Exhibits are on “Not to Miss” List for PST: LA/LA

Scripps College professor Ken Gonzales-Day's work is being lauded among the "not to miss" exhibits by Los Angeles area media as anticipation builds for the Getty-led PST: LA/LA initiative which will feature Latin American and Latino art throughout the Los Angeles area and launches on September 15, 2017. 

July 26, 2017

Alison Saar ’78 Sculpture Featured in National Museum of Women in the Arts

Scripps College alumna Alison Saar ’78 is featured in the National Museum of Women in the Arts’ current exhibition “Revival: Women Sculptors and Photo-Based Artists.” Saar’s sculpture En Pointe (2010, bronze) is among the representations of human and animal that inspire a “transcendent encounter” with the art.

July 20, 2017

Gavin Turek ’09 Performs in NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Series

Scripps College alum Gavin Turek '09 recently provided vocals and her signature dance moves in an on-air concert appearance at National Public Radio's (NPR) Tiny Desk concert series to introduce the latest album of Los Angeles-based funk band Tuxedo.

July 17, 2017

Scripps College alum Dovey Dee ’83 Displays Landscape Paintings at dA Gallery in Pomona

Scripps College alumna and Australian resident Dovey Dee ’83 is displaying her landscape paintings through July 22 at the dA Gallery in Pomona. Dee’s Techtonic Shifts: A Sense of Place, A Sense of Space exhibit, as well as her time as a fixture in the local art scene and recent return visit, is featured in an article in the Claremont Courier. Dee earned […]

June 26, 2017

Eric Haskell Lectures on French Gardens at 2017 Newport Flower Show

According to the Newport Daily News, Eric T. Haskell, professor of French studies and interdisciplinary humanities and director of the Clark Humanities Museum at Scripps College, participated in the 2017 Newport Flower Show in Newport, Rhode Island, presenting a lecture on the evolution of French gardens. Professor Haskell’s courses at Scripps focus on the interdisciplinary study […]