The Scripps College Fine Arts Foundation will host a lecture by Professor of Art History and Humanities Bruce Coats on Wednesday, April 13, at 1:30 p.m. in the Hampton Room of the Malott Commons at Scripps College. Professor Coats will speak on the topic “Prayer Halls and Palaces in Turkey and India.” The event is free and open to the public and tea will be served immediately following the lecture. For information, please call the Scripps College Fine Art Foundation at (909) 624-7765.
Bruce Coats is a noted scholar in Asian art history and is an authority on church architecture. Coats designed an interactive virtual tour 18th century Edo, Japan for the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. He has contributed to a television special on Japanese gardens for the Smithsonian Institution. He teaches classes at Scripps College on the arts and architecture of Asia and the history of gardens. His current teaching a course on the topic of the major religious monuments from Buddhist, Hindu, and Islamic Asia
Scripps College’s Fine Arts Foundation, created in 1935, hosts this lecture as part of its mission to stimulate public interest in art and to raise funds to foster art education and programming at Scripps College. The Hampton Room is housed in the Malott Commons.