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Arts and Culture (page 7)


September 13, 2018

The Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery: John Mason Exhibition Offers a “Meditation on Material”

This fall, the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery at Scripps College is exhibiting a monumental installation by John Mason, one of America’s leading sculptors. After World War II, Mason was one of the seminal figures of the California ceramics movement, which upended studio pottery’s traditional focus on utilitarian ware to create sculptural forms.

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August 24, 2018

Spotlight on Faculty: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Acquires Works by Professor of Art Nancy Macko

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York recently acquired two suites of prints by Scripps Professor of Art Nancy Macko. The First Ten Prime Numbers, Suite 1 and 2 explore the concept of prime numbers—positive natural numbers greater than one and divisible only by one and themselves.

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August 15, 2018

Scripps Presents Fall 2018 Events Lineup Will Feature Abbi Jacobson and Lena Waithe

This fall, Scripps Presents, the College’s signature public events program, will play host to diverse voices in critical conversation about relevant and riveting topics, as well as present dynamic performances by some of today’s most original artists.

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August 14, 2018

In the News: Professor Kevin Williamson Receives Minnesota Fringe Award

Assistant Professor of Dance Kevin Williamson received an award for “Outstanding Production” for his solo dance work Still or I’ve Been Choreographed at Minnesota Fringe, a performing arts festival held annually in Minneapolis.

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August 8, 2018

Awards and Honors: Associate Professor of Music Anne Harley Receives NEA Grant to Commission New Music by Alumna Marjorie Merryman ’72

Funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Associate Professor of Music Anne Harley will serve as the artistic director for the commission of a musical composition that sets texts from the Acts of Paul and Thecla, a second-century apocryphal writing, to an original score for a vocal and instrumental ensemble.

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August 1, 2018

John Mason’s firebrick installations on view, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery at Scripps College

Los Angeles was the site of a “revolution in clay” in which a small group of artists challenged studio pottery’s traditional focus on utilitarian ware to bring forth sculptural forms. One of the central figures, John Mason, emerged as a sculptor of power, creating new works in clay that claimed equal footing with art in other media. Mason went on to work with clay and space as a visionary.

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July 24, 2018

In the Media: Professor of Art Ken Gonzales-Day Featured in Chicago Sun Times for Smithsonian Exhibit

The Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery is currently showing about 20 works from a series by Professor of Art Ken Gonzales-Day, as featured in The Chicago Sun Times.

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July 19, 2018

In the Media: Art Historian Katherine Schwab ’76 on the Parthenon Metopes

The National Herald recently profiled Scripps alumna Katherine Schwab ’76, professor of art history at Fairfield University in Connecticut. Since the 1990s, Schwab has made an annual trip to Athens to draw the Parthenon metopes.

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July 18, 2018

Research and Internships: The Art and Science of Art Conservation

In 2004, inspired by the Scripps Landscape and Architectural Blueprint Committee’s recommendation to preserve the historic character of the campus, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery Director Mary MacNaughton ’70 spearheaded a massive restoration of the eight relief sculptures that adorn the exterior walls of Sycamore Court and Balch Hall, each depicting a seminal scene from eight of William Shakespeare’s plays. Created in 1932 by British-born American sculptor John Gregory, these plaster reliefs were models for marble sculptures that grace the exterior of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. To undertake this massive project, MacNaughton hired expert Donna Williams, head of Williamson Conservation, in Los Angeles.

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July 13, 2018

Mellon Foundation Awards $1.1 Million Grant to Develop Claremont Colleges–Wide Critical Justice Education Program

  The Andrew M. Mellon Foundation recently awarded a $1.1 million grant to Pitzer College to develop an integrated Claremont Colleges–wide Critical Justice Education (CJE) program. In conjunction with the Claremont Colleges (5Cs), the California Rehabilitation Center, the California Institute for Women, and nearby prisons, juvenile detention facilities, and residential rehabilitation centers, the CJE will […]

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