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April 30, 2020

In the Media: KUAF Reflects on Professor Emerita Samella Lewis’s Life and Work

Radio station KUAF featured a reflection on the life and work of Professor Emerita of Art Samella Lewis during its “Reflections in Black” segment. Lewis taught at Scripps for 15 years and was the College’s first tenured African American professor.

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February 20, 2020

In the Media: Photograph by Ken Gonzales-Day Now Resides in National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Magazine Reports

Professor of Art and Fletcher Jones Chair in Art Ken Gonzales-Day’s photograph of the Portrait of Shonke Mon-thi^ now resides in the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, per Smithsonian magazine. Shonke Mon-thi^ was a priest of the Gentle Sky clan and a member of an Osage delegation that came to Washington, D.C., in 1904 to negotiate the land and mineral rights of his nation.

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January 16, 2020

Melanie Nakaue ’01 Exhibits “Freakebana” Artwork at Chico Art Gallery

Assistant Visiting Professor of Art Melanie Nakaue ’01 is displaying her digital art at 1078 Gallery as part of the exhibition Iterations, which will run through January 26. Her work is based on a concept called “freakebana,” a spinoff of the Japanese flower-arranging art of ikebana.

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December 4, 2019

Detecting Art History’s Mysteries: On the Case with Our Alumnae Conservators

In the field of art conservation, history is seldom static. “Opinions, authenticity, and judgments about works of art and other historical objects are always in flux,” says Mary MacNaughton ’70, professor of art history and Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Director of the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery.

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October 18, 2019

It Takes All Types: Assistant Visiting Professor of Art Melanie Nakaue ’01 Weaves Art and Typography in the Digital Age

“It’s a great day to create!” exclaims Visiting Assistant Professor of Art Melanie Nakaue ’01 as her intermediate digital art class files into the studio.

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August 30, 2019

In the Media: LAist Features Museum of African American Art, Founded by Professor Emerita of Art Samella Lewis

The LAist featured the Museum of African American Art (MAAA), which was founded by Scripps College Professor Emerita of Art Samella Lewis.

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August 13, 2019

In the Media: Professor of Art Ken Gonzales-Day Discusses California’s History of Racialized Violence with Jefferson Public Radio

Jefferson Public Radio interviewed Professor of Art Ken Gonzales-Day about a reported 1947 lynching in California’s Siskiyou County.

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May 29, 2019

Scripps College Announces Three Endowed Chairs for 2019

The Scripps College Board of Trustees has announced the appointments of Ken Gonzales-Day, professor of art, to the Fletcher Jones Chair in Art, Julia Liss, professor of history, to the Mary W. Johnson and J. Stanley Johnson Professorship in the Humanities, and Sheila Walker, professor of psychology, to the inaugural appointment of the Laura Vausbinder Hockett Endowed Professorship, effective July 1, 2019.

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April 25, 2018

Bringing the Outside Inside: Professor Nancy Macko’s New Tapestry, Lola’s Garden, Comes to NEW Hall

NEW Hall, Scripps’ newest residence hall, is home to 110 students and, now, a one-of-a-kind jacquard tapestry designed by Professor of Art Nancy Macko. Installed on a large, previously empty wall in the living room, the 6-by-12-foot tapestry is not only a beautiful addition to the building, but it also carries on the tradition of displaying tapestries and artwork by Scripps professors on campus.

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March 8, 2018

Professor Mary MacNaughton Appointed to Endowed Directorship

Dear Scripps College Faculty and Staff, It is with pleasure that I announce the appointment of Professor of Art History Mary MacNaughton as the Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Director of the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, endowed by alumna Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler ’72 through a generous gift. Professor MacNaughton is the first appointee to this endowed directorship, effective immediately. Professor MacNaughton is a […]

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