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.

PRINTED LADIES: Women of the Edo Period in Japanese Woodblock Prints 

Selections from the Scripps College Permanent Collection

February 26- March 15,2024

Japanese woodblock prints of the Edo period (1603-1868) are known for depicting the beautiful women of the day, often portrayed wearing elegant kimonos and hair ornaments and engaged in diverse activities around the capital city of Edo. To discover more about who these women were, how they were represented and why, visit the exhibition Printed Ladies: Women of the Edo period in Japanese Woodblock Prints in the Scripps College Clark Humanities Museum.

The exhibition was organized by the Scripps College Japanese Print Seminar Class of Spring 2024, with curatorial guidance by Meher McArthur. The students are: Evin Barry, Evie Burrows White, Eleanor Chang-Stucki, Emma Fukunaga, Kelly Fuller, Serena Liu, Lottie Malkmus, Arianne Ohara, Elle Propp, Gabriella Ricciardi, Brenda Rodriguez, Lucien Tsai, Lily Wellington, Elizabeth Young

 Our deep appreciation to Clark Humanities Museum Director Julin Everett and Academic Administrative Assistant Claire De Chaine for their support of this exhibition. We also thank the staff of the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery: Director Erin M. Curtis, Collections Manager & Registrar Kirk Delman, Gallery Installer T Pacini, and Curator of Visual Resources John Trendler.

Ghost of Okiku and Asama Tetsuzan

by Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1864), c.1850

Full-color woodblock print

Scripps College Collection, Purchased with funds from the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures, 2019.1.85

       The White Surcoat

by Kitagawa Utamaro (1754-1806), c. 1796

Full-color woodblock print, Scripps College Collection

Gift of Mrs. James W. Johnson, 46.1.60






          Mother Carrying a Child

by Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1864), 1830-1842

Full-color woodblock print

Scripps College Collection, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer, 93.3.152




Clark Humanities Museum Hours

Monday through Friday

Please note that the Clark Humanities Museum is open to all Claremont College students, faculty, and staff. If you would like to bring your class or have an event in the museum please contact Claire De Chaine to make an appointment.

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Director of the Clark Humanities Museum: Associate Professor Julin Everett

Phone: (909)-607-3606

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