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August 11, 2017

Scripps Presents: Spring 2017 Season Highlights Video

In 2016–17, Scripps Presents brought the world to Scripps and Scripps to the world, hosting timely, thought-provoking conversations about art, politics, and the American experience. Here are a few highlights from the Spring 2017 season.

August 3, 2017

LA Times Highlights “Revolution and Ritual” Exhibition at Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery

Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery's exhibit contribution to PST: LA/LA, entitled Revolution and Ritual: The Photographs of Sara Castrejón, Graciela Iturbide, and Tatiana Parcero, was featured in a Los Angeles Times column about artist Graciela Iturbide.

July 27, 2017

Scripps College Alum Andrea Jarrell ’84 Publishes Memoir, Announces Book Tour

Scripps College alumnae Andrea Jarrell '84 has published her memoir, "I'm the One Who Got Away," which will be released in September 2017.

July 27, 2017

Ken Gonzales-Day Exhibits are on “Not to Miss” List for PST: LA/LA

Scripps College professor Ken Gonzales-Day's work is being lauded among the "not to miss" exhibits by Los Angeles area media as anticipation builds for the Getty-led PST: LA/LA initiative which will feature Latin American and Latino art throughout the Los Angeles area and launches on September 15, 2017. 

July 26, 2017

Alison Saar ’78 Sculpture Featured in National Museum of Women in the Arts

Scripps College alumna Alison Saar ’78 is featured in the National Museum of Women in the Arts’ current exhibition “Revival: Women Sculptors and Photo-Based Artists.” Saar’s sculpture En Pointe (2010, bronze) is among the representations of human and animal that inspire a “transcendent encounter” with the art.

July 20, 2017

Gavin Turek ’09 Performs in NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Series

Scripps College alum Gavin Turek '09 recently provided vocals and her signature dance moves in an on-air concert appearance at National Public Radio's (NPR) Tiny Desk concert series to introduce the latest album of Los Angeles-based funk band Tuxedo.

July 17, 2017

Scripps College alum Dovey Dee ’83 Displays Landscape Paintings at dA Gallery in Pomona

Scripps College alumna and Australian resident Dovey Dee ’83 is displaying her landscape paintings through July 22 at the dA Gallery in Pomona. Dee’s Techtonic Shifts: A Sense of Place, A Sense of Space exhibit, as well as her time as a fixture in the local art scene and recent return visit, is featured in an article in the Claremont Courier. Dee earned […]

June 26, 2017

Eric Haskell Lectures on French Gardens at 2017 Newport Flower Show

According to the Newport Daily News, Eric T. Haskell, professor of French studies and interdisciplinary humanities and director of the Clark Humanities Museum at Scripps College, participated in the 2017 Newport Flower Show in Newport, Rhode Island, presenting a lecture on the evolution of French gardens. Professor Haskell’s courses at Scripps focus on the interdisciplinary study […]

June 21, 2017

Susan Rankaitis’ Solo Show in NYC Gets Rave Review

Scripps College art professor Susan Rankaitis recently exhibited her photography at Robert Mann Gallery in New York City, garnering an insightful and complimentary review in Photogmag.com for her first solo show in 10 years. Rankaitis' work in the Grey Matters series allowed her to expand on her fascination with interoception, a neuroscientific term that describes the mind’s perception of the physical body.

May 30, 2017

Class of 2017: Scripps College Graffiti Wall, Seniors Make Their Marks

Since 1931, Scripps’ graduating seniors have participated in what has become an essential rite of passage at the College: the signing of Graffiti Wall. Each year, seniors choose a mural design from student-submitted illustrations to paint on the wall, and then the entire graduating class adds its signatures. Graffiti Wall is a visual reminder of Scripps’ history and reflects the changing tastes and attitudes of students over the decades.