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June 29, 2022

Remembering Scripps’ Iconic Professor Emerita of Art History, Dr. Samella Lewis

An art historian, curator, and celebrated visual artist, Lewis devoted her life to spotlighting other Black creatives.

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March 30, 2022

Paul Soldner’s Colorado Home Accepted into Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios Program

Professor Emeritus Paul Soldner’s home in Aspen, Colorado, was one of seven new sites accepted into the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios program (HAHS).

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March 29, 2022

Tia Blassingame to Serve as Distinguished Speaker at Pennsylvania State University

Tia Blassingame, director of the Scripps College Press and assistant professor of art, will serve as one of three distinguished speakers at Pennsylvania State University Libraries’ 2022 Charles W. Mann Jr. Lecture in the Book Arts.

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February 3, 2022

Scripps College’s 77th Ceramic Annual Opens February 5

The Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery will host Scripps College’s 77th Ceramic Annual, the longest ongoing exhibition of contemporary ceramics in the nation, from February 5–April 17, 2022. The exhibition, curated by Petaluma-based visual artist Ashwini Bhat, is free and open to the public.

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January 20, 2022

Nancy Macko Exhibition on Display at Phillips Museum of Art

Nancy Macko, professor of art and Mary Wig Johnson Professor in Teaching, will exhibit The Fragile Bee at the Phillips Museum of Art at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

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January 11, 2022

Hao Huang’s NEA Project Will Highlight the Realities of Anti-Asian American Racism

Scripps College received a $15,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support the creation of a three-part performance by Hao Huang.

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December 20, 2021

A Public Art Tour of The Claremont Colleges

At the turn of the 20th century, Claremont was a hub of the nascent Arts and Crafts movement, leading to the city’s status as a mecca for artists. Over a century later, Claremont and its colleges remain an artistic destination, with innovative, conceptual, traditional, and protest art around nearly every corner.

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December 9, 2021

Myriam J.A. Chancy to Join Alison Saar ’78 for Reading and Conversation in Support of Haiti Earthquake Relief

On December 18, LA Louver and Beyond Baroque will host Myriam J.A. Chancy, Hartley Burr Alexander Chair in the Humanities, and Alison Saar ’78 for a reading and conversation. Chancy will read from her recent novel, What Storm, What Thunder.

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November 30, 2021

Tia Blassingame Highlights Student Work in Parenthesis Magazine

In celebration of the 80th anniversary of the Scripps College Press this year, Tia Blassingame, assistant professor of art and director of the Scripps College Press, highlighted student-created artists’ books in a series of videos for Parenthesis magazine.

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November 19, 2021

LA Edge Exhibition Features Work from Art and Media Studies Faculty

On October 30, the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery opened the second half of LA Edge, a two-part exhibition showcasing the work of Scripps faculty from the departments of art and media studies.

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