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February 14, 2018

From the Archives: The Love Song of T. S. Eliot and Emily Hale

T. S. Eliot hated California. In a series of private letters written in early 1933, he called it “a horrible place,” “a nightmare,” and one of America’s “two great mistakes” (the other being New York). Eliot’s correspondents were, not surprisingly, British—and the missives may be partly indicative of the poet’s longing for England, after nearly a year abroad, rather than of full-hearted contempt for California. At the very least, there was one thing about California that he was sincerely devoted to.

February 13, 2018

Williamson Gallery Receives $10,000 Grant from Pasadena Art Alliance

The Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery has received a $10,000 grant to Scripps College from the Pasadena Art Alliance to support the catalog for the 2019 Ceramic Annual—Scripps College's 75th entry in the perennially popular exhibit that has been running since World War II.

February 9, 2018

Spotlight on Faculty: Scripps Welcomes Novelist Rachel Kushner as Mary Routt Chair in Writing

What’s the secret to becoming a great writer? According to Rachel Kushner, a two-time finalist for the National Book Award, one of the most critical, yet commonly overlooked aspects of the writing process begins even before putting pen to paper—it starts with becoming a keen observer. As Scripps’ Mary Routt Writing Chair, Kushner is teaching a course titled Looking and Listening, which will invite students to take a closer look at the spaces around them.

February 6, 2018

Scripps Presents’ Krista Suh Event Featured by Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Pussyhat creator Krista Suh's recent presentation at Scripps College made a personal impression on Inland Valley Daily Bulletin columnist David Allen. 

January 26, 2018

Ken Gonzales-Day’s Work Featured in KCRW’s Art Talk and Los Angeles Times Article

Ken Gonzales-Day's photographic exhibit of Los Angeles' myriad of murals is reviewed on a recent episode of KCRW's Art Talk radio show, and the photographer's work is also featured by the Los Angeles Times article in their coverage of Los Angeles-based multiartist festival, “Into Action," which ran for nine days in January 2018.

January 11, 2018

Scripps College Ceramic Annual: 74th Installment Focuses on Identity, Roots, and Belonging

Different and uncomfortable, beautiful and compelling, the 74th Scripps College Ceramic Annual presents a wide variety of perspectives expressed in clay. The opening reception, with live music and light refreshments, will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery on January 20.

December 19, 2017

Spotlight on Alumnae: Maril Davis ’94: An Award-Winning Producer Talks about Her Career in Television

After majoring in theatre at Scripps College, Maril Davis ’94 briefly attended acting school before deciding to pursue her love of television by working behind the scenes. Now, she’s an executive producer of Starz’s award-winning historical drama Outlander, a series she pushed to create.

December 18, 2017

Samella Lewis Collection Exhibition Is a Tribute to the Scripps College Professor Emerita

A remarkable collection by renowned artists of color and women artists is the source for the upcoming exhibition, Foundations of Fortitude: Selections from the Samella Lewis Contemporary Art Collection at Scripps College, and runs from Jan. 8 to Feb. 21, 2018. The exhibition honors the life and work of Scripps College professor emeritas and legendary artist Samella Lewis, now 93.

December 7, 2017

Suzanne Muchnic ’62 Receives Critical Praise, and Book Award, for LACMA So Far

A recent Los Angeles Public Library book review lauds the work of author and Scripps College alumna Suzanne Ely Muchnic ’62 for her meticulous research and compelling writing on LACMA So Far: Portrait of a Museum in the Making, a fascinating history of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

November 30, 2017

Scripps College 74th Ceramic Annual Opens January 20, 2018

The opening reception of Scripps College's 74th Ceramic Annual will take place from 7 to 9 pm at the Williamson Gallery on January 20, 2018. The event is free and open to the public. The Annual runs through Apr. 8, 2018.