Arts and Culture

June 28, 2016

Scripps College Emerita of Art Samella Lewis’ Work Showcased at Wright Museum of African American History and Stella Jones Gallery

Scripps College Professor Emerita of Art Samella Lewis, who was the first tenured African American professor at The Claremont Colleges and whose work has influenced African American art and culture for decades, headlines a major exhibit at the Museum of African American History in Detroit through September 18, 2016. Samella Lewis: An American Art Icon […]

June 21, 2016

Los Angeles Times Art Critic Praises LA Louver Exhibit of Alumna Alison Saar ’78 as “Magnificent”

Alison Saar '78, whose sculptures and installations explore themes of African cultural diaspora and spirituality, has won critical praise from Los Angeles Times' art critic Christopher Knight for her latest exhibit at the LA Louver art gallery in Venice, Calif.

June 9, 2016

Photographs by Molly Landreth ’01 on Zócalo Public Square

Landreth’s portraits are featured as part of the series "What Did Robert Mapplethorpe Teach Us?"

June 1, 2016

Professor Martha Gonzalez featured in The New York Times article on Fandango Fronterizo event

Martha Gonzalez, assistant professor of Chicana/o Latina/o studies at Scripps College, is among group of musicians who assembled at Friendship Park on the U.S. and Mexico border for Fandango Fronterizo event, May 29, 2016, as reported by The New York Times.

May 26, 2016

Scripps Magazine: The Digital Evolution

There’s no question that technology in higher education has come a long way. Today’s undergraduates carry smartphones everywhere, and the latest higher-education trends include once-unheard-of technologies and teaching methods. Virtual reality, flipped classrooms (in which students access video and other materials outside class to reserve class time for problem solving), and blended learning that combines online and face-to-face education are just a few.

May 16, 2016

Class of 2016: 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 their signatures. The Graffiti Wall is a visual reminder of Scripps’ history and reflects the changing tastes and interests of students over the decades.

May 9, 2016

Alum Suzanne Muchnic ’62 hosts lecture, book signing

Scripps College alum Suzanne Muchnic '62, author and former arts reporter and art critic for the Los Angeles Times, will present a lecture about painter Helen Lundeberg, whose life as a major female figure in the early Los Angeles art scene is the subject of Muchnic's latest book.

April 28, 2016

Spotlight on Academics: Senior Thesis Art Show “You Must Not Know” Features Artwork by Graduating Seniors

The Senior Art Exhibition is a cornerstone of the studio art major at Scripps College. Each year, the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery features artworks by graduating seniors that constitute their thesis projects. In addition to making the works on view, the seniors conceptualize the exhibition, install their pieces, draft artist statements and wall texts, and […]

April 26, 2016

Professor Eric Haskell Presents “Easels in Eden” at Royal Academy of Arts, London

Eric Haskell, Professor of French and Humanities and Director of Clark Humanities Museum, presents his lecture, “Easels in Eden” Monet’s Gardening and Painting at Giverny,” at London’s Royal Academy of Arts.

April 21, 2016

Spotlight on Students: Victoria Montecillo ’16 and Katie Marcus Reker ’16, For These Theatre Majors, Senior Thesis Is a Performance

Scripps seniors Victoria Montecillo ’16 and Katie Marcus Reker ’16 are double majoring in media studies and theatre, which means they must complete a thesis project in each subject in order to graduate. For their theatre theses, they chose to star in Urinetown (2001), the Tony Award–winning musical that satirizes capitalism, the legal system, and classic Broadway musicals.