Arts and Culture (page 2)

May 22, 2020

The Back Story: Gallery Interns Offer New Perspective on Great Depression

Student interns at the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery wear many hats. During their 2019–20 internships, Ludwig intern Annabel Lind ’22 and Turk intern Miriam Bankier ’20 helped organize the sprawling archives of the gallery’s permanent collection, assisted with the College’s 76th Ceramic Annual (the longest running ceramics show in the country), and curated their own exhibition from the collection.

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May 5, 2020

Senior Artists Explore Being Apart, Staying Together in Virtual Exhibition

The annual senior art exhibition is the capstone of Scripps’ studio art major. Seniors conceptualize an exhibition, install their pieces, draft artist statements and wall texts, and publicize the event as part of their senior theses. Usually on display at the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, this tradition has necessarily been disrupted; but that’s not stopping these artists from showing their work.

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April 17, 2020

“Quick Bite of Art” Lunchtime Series Moves Online

Since joining Scripps as Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Curator of Academic Programs and Collections, Meher McArthur has been serving up 15-minute talks on a single work of art from the College’s permanent collection in her “Quick Bite of Art” lunchtime series of object-based talks. “Even though we are all at home now, we can still get to know the artwork in the Scripps collection,” says McArthur.

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March 31, 2020

Professor Hao Huang Awarded KAMEN Residency for Composition and Ethnomusicology

Professor of Music and Bessie and Cecil Frankel Endowed Chair in Music Hao Huang has been awarded a KAMEN Artist Residency for his work as a composer and ethnomusicologist.

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March 30, 2020

Travel Writing to Transport the Mind

Our students are off campus for the rest of the semester, but that doesn’t mean we’ve stopped our pursuit of the latest and greatest in arts and culture. While sheltering in place—and unlikely to travel anytime soon—Scripps Presents authors offer journeys to locales near and far, from Bel Air to Jamaica, with stops along the way.

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February 12, 2020

Mary Routt Chair of Writing R.O. Kwon: Making Space for Women Writers of Color in the Literary World

When bestselling author R.O. Kwon came to Scripps as the 2020 Mary Routt Chair of Writing, she knew she wanted to bring other women artists to campus, especially women writers of color. The need for more inclusive literary representation is a value that’s reflected in her upcoming Scripps Presents conversations, as well as in her course syllabus on what she calls “eye-opening writing,” which features work by Shirin Neshat, Frida Kahlo, Susan Sontag, and Maggie Nelson.

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February 7, 2020

Spotlight on Faculty: Tia Blassingame, Director of Scripps College Press Assistant Professor of Book Arts/Scripps Press

This fall, 11 new tenure-track faculty members joined Scripps College. As part of our ongoing series on Scripps’ faculty, the Office of Marketing and Communications recently sat down with Tia Blassingame to discuss artists’ books, architecture, Scripps College Press, and unique valentines.

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January 16, 2020

76th Scripps College Ceramic Annual: Duality and Context

On January 25, Scripps College’s Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery will launch its 76th Ceramic Annual, the longest-running exhibition of contemporary ceramics in the nation. This year, the gallery is highlighting work that explores connections and conflicts in art and nature, with inventive and interactive pieces that stand on their own, hang from the ceiling, or extrude from the walls.

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December 20, 2019

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 12, 2019

Scripps Students Venture Beyond the Classroom in Core III Teaching Clinic

Students at Chaparral Elementary School are getting a taste of Chinese culture and language, but they don’t need to leave their classroom to do it. Under the guidance of Melody Chang ’22 and Wendy Zhang ’22, 34 fourth-grade students “teleport” from Claremont to China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan each week.

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