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79th Ceramic Annual Lecture, Conversation, Performance

Conversation with Aleesa Pitchamarn Alexander and Jasmine Baetz

6 p.m. Thursday, March 28

Balch Auditorium

Reception and Poetry Reading by Lynne Thompson

7 p.m. Thursday, March 28

Scripps Presents, in collaboration with the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, is excited to celebrate the 79thScripps College Ceramic Annual, the longest continuous exhibition of contemporary ceramics in the United States.

Aleesa Pitchamarn Alexander, Robert M. and Ruth L. Halperin Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art and co-director of the Asian American Art Initiative at Stanford University’s Cantor Arts Center, will speak about the embodied possibilities of clay and its simultaneously overt and elusive relationship to race. A conversation between Alexander and Scripps College Lincoln Visiting Artist in Ceramics Jasmine Baetz will follow.

Audience members will then be invited to view the 79th Ceramic Annual, The Idea of Feeling Brown, during a reception at the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery. Curated by Jasmine Baetz, the exhibition features thirteen artists from the United States and Canada whose work engages with the writing of queer performance theorist José Esteban Muñoz. The reception will also feature Lynne Thompson, former Poet Laureate of Los Angeles and Chair of the Board of Trustees at Scripps College, reading new work from her forthcoming book Blue on a Blue Palette: Poems.

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March 28


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Balch Auditorium
1030 Columbia Ave
Claremont, CA, 91711
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