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Jun. 29, 2022

Remembering Scripps’ Iconic Professor Emerita of Art History, Dr. Samella Lewis

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May. 31, 2022

In the Media: Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Ebony Mourn Passing of Professor Emerita Samella Lewis

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Feb. 15, 2021

In the Media: Samella Lewis Earns College Art Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award, ARTnews Reports

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Samella Lewis


June 29, 2022

Remembering Scripps’ Iconic Professor Emerita of Art History, Dr. Samella Lewis

An art historian, curator, and celebrated visual artist, Lewis devoted her life to spotlighting other Black creatives.

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May 31, 2022

In the Media: Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Ebony Mourn Passing of Professor Emerita Samella Lewis

Samella Lewis, “godmother” of Black art and professor emerita of art, has died at 99.

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February 15, 2021

In the Media: Samella Lewis Earns College Art Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award, ARTnews Reports

Professor Emerita of Art History Samella Lewis received the 2021 College Art Association’s Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement, ARTnews reported.

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September 3, 2020

Alison Saar Returns Home with Scripps Presents and Gallery Exhibition

Perhaps you can go home again, after all: Scripps celebrates the return of alumna Alison Saar ’78, renowned sculptor and printmaker, this fall in Mirror, Mirror, The Prints of Alison Saar, from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation. Saar, who unflinchingly confronts race and gender with a mix of bitter humor and tenderness, doesn’t confine her prints to paper.

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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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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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