Arts and Culture

September 19, 2016

On Stage: Japanese Theater Prints and Costumes

Tsukioka Kogyo, One Hundred Noh Plays: Shakkyo, 1922, Japanese wood block print, 15 in. x 10 1/8 in., Aoki Endowment, Scripps College, Claremont, CA Kabuki, Noh and Bunraku are types of theater—each distinct, all indispensable in the Japanese tradition of dramatic expression. The exhibition On Stage: Japanese Theater Prints and Costumes (Kabuki, Bunraku & Noh), […]

September 19, 2016

“A Sense of Place”: Scripps College 73rd Ceramic Annual

“In the soul of man there lies one insular Tahiti,” wrote Melville. It is an individual experience of a place, only to be reached by traveling inward. The master ceramicists featured in this year’s Scripps College Ceramic Annual use clay to communicate the landscapes that they carry within, usually by alluding to a specific part […]

September 19, 2016

Spotlight on Faculty: Marino Forlino, Assistant Professor of Italian

Forlino graduated magna cum laude from the University of Florence, Italy, in modern foreign languages and literatures and earned his MA and PhD degrees in Italian at Rutgers University. He also speaks, and has taught, German and Arabic, and holds a graduate diploma in American studies from Smith College. He joins Scripps from California State University, Fullerton, where he served as multi-area full time lecturer in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

September 9, 2016

Spotlight on Faculty: Carlin Wing, Assistant Professor of Media Studies

This fall, 11 new tenure-track faculty members joined Scripps College, including two at the W.M. Keck Science Department. As part of our ongoing series on Scripps’ faculty, the Office of Marketing and Communications recently sat down with Assistant Professor Carlin Wing, the first full-time tenure-track professor of media studies at Scripps. Wing earned her AB in visual and environmental studies and social anthropology at Harvard University, her MFA in photography and media at California Institute of the Arts, and her PhD in media, culture, and communication at New York University. Her areas of interest include media and communication, science and technology, material culture, globalization, performance, disability, and play, games, and sport. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally, and has published writing in Games and Culture, Public Books, Cabinet, Art Lies, and The Bulletin of the Serving Library.

September 8, 2016

Scripps Presents: Melissa Harris-Perry

When it comes to race and politics, there are few as incisive as Melissa Harris-Perry. Moving effortlessly from Beyoncé to Black Lives Matter, feminism to Flint, Michigan, the former MSNBC host, editor-at-large at, and BET correspondent brings her insightful and provocative cultural critique to the Scripps Presents stage for a conversation with Scripps professor Myriam J. A. Chancy. 

September 6, 2016

Scripps Presents: Tuesday Noon Academy: New Series of Public Lunchtime Talks Begin September 20

This fall, Tuesday Noon Academy, Scripps’ midday speaker series, hosts a dynamic mix of scholars, writers, and composers—including one Scripps alumna—who will present thought-provoking lunchtime talks that are open to the Claremont community.

September 1, 2016

Spotlight on Faculty: Kevin Vennemann, Assistant Professor of German

This fall, 11 new tenure-track faculty members joined Scripps College, including two at the W.M. Keck Science Department. As part of our ongoing series on faculty, the Scripps Office of Marketing and Communications recently sat down with Kevin Vennemann, assistant professor in the Department of German Studies. Vennemann received his BA and MA in literature and history from Free University of Berlin in 2006 and his PhD in German from New York University in 2015.

August 31, 2016

Professor Kevin Williamson’s TROPHY Receives Stellar Review from Seedancenews Publication

Scripps College Assistant Professor of Dance Kevin Williamson's original dance performance, "TROPHY," debuted at Human Resources gallery in Los Angeles to a rave review by, which characterized the work as "a totally riveting evening of art" and an experience that perceptively highlighted the internal struggle of the human spirit.

August 30, 2016

Scripps College Alum Alison Saar ’78 and Mom, Sister Join Historic Women’s Artist Flash Mob Event In L.A.

Artist Alison Saar '78 joined her sister, Lezley Saar, and mom, Betye Saar, 90, to pose with scores of area female artists who gathered in downtown Los Angeles on August 28, 2016, for a group photograph organized by artist Kim Schoenstadt as a tribute to women in art.

August 15, 2016

Research and Internships: Gillian Holzer ’19 and Laura Woods ’18 Intern at Williamson Gallery

This past fall, as a first-year at Scripps, Gillian Holzer ’19 could not have imagined she’d be spending the summer immersed in Parisian poster art from the 1890s. But discovering the black-and-white drawings of Aubrey Beardsley, a controversial figure in the Art Nouveau movement, has been just one of many surprises that’s come from her experience as one of six summer interns at the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery.