May 29, 2018
The Senior Art Exhibition is a cornerstone of the studio art major at Scripps College. Each year, the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery features artworks by graduating seniors that constitute their thesis projects. In addition to making the works on view, the seniors conceptualize the exhibition, install their pieces, draft artist statements and wall texts, and publicize the event.
May 11, 2018
Since 1931, Scripps’ graduating seniors have participated in what has become an essential rite of passage at the College: the signing of Graffiti Wall. Each year, seniors choose a mural design from student-submitted illustrations to paint on the wall, and then the entire graduating class adds its signatures. Graffiti Wall is a visual reminder of Scripps’ history and reflects the changing tastes and attitudes of students over the decades.
April 26, 2018
Scripps College’s Ceramic Annual, the longest continuously running ceramics exhibition nationwide, recently wrapped up its 74th show.
April 25, 2018
NEW Hall, Scripps’ newest residence hall, is home to 110 students and, now, a one-of-a-kind jacquard tapestry designed by Professor of Art Nancy Macko. Installed on a large, previously empty wall in the living room, the 6-by-12-foot tapestry is not only a beautiful addition to the building, but it also carries on the tradition of displaying tapestries and artwork by Scripps professors on campus.
April 20, 2018
At the Clark Humanities Museum, students augment in-classroom learning by encountering original works of art and other cultural objects. The museum was established at Scripps in 1970 as a study space and exhibition venue for explorations in the humanities. Its exhibitions often reflect the current curriculum, with faculty and students from across the 5Cs invited to submit proposals that relate to classes, programs, or research interests.
April 13, 2018
On April 20, 5C Earth Week events will culminate in the eighth annual Scripps Sustainability Fair. Newly expanded for this year, the event brings student clubs and programs across the 5Cs together with local organizations to celebrate our connection to Earth and one another. The fair will be presented in two parts—day and evening—and will take place on Bowling Green.
April 9, 2018
“Topsy Turvy,” an exhibition of new work by Scripps alumna and artist Alison Saar ’78, garnered high praise from the Los Angeles Times. In depicting Topsy, a slave girl character in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin, “Saar has brilliantly made and remade [her], restoring her innate power to make herself,” writes critic Christopher Knight in his review.
April 5, 2018
Professor of Art Ken Gonzales-Day’s recent exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., is profiled in Smithsonian Magazine. The exhibition, “Unseen: Our Past in a New Light,” focuses on work by Gonzales-Day and Titus Kaphar that grapples with “the under- and misrepresentation of certain minorities in portraiture and American history.”
March 29, 2018
Scripps alum Alison Saar ’78 opened an exhibition of new work on March 29 at L.A. Louver Gallery in Los Angeles. Taking inspiration from the character of Topsy in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s classic Civil War–era novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Saar re-contextualizes the slave girl as a symbol of defiance in paintings on dyed vintage linens and sculptures carved from wood. The exhibition, titled "Topsy Turvy," runs until May 12.
March 20, 2018
In early March, the Scripps College Dance Department traveled to Ohio University for the American College Dance Association (ACDA) East-Central Conference to take classes, perform, and bond with students, faculty, and guest artists. As part of the conference, Cynthia Irobunda ’18, a psychology and dance double major, created and performed her original solo choreography, Nneka, for the adjudicated showcase. Nneka was then selected to be performed during the conference’s closing gala.