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by Kelly Boyd At this year’s dinner celebrating the 66th Scripps College Ceramic Annual it was announced that Scripps alumna Joan Lincoln, class of ’49 and her husband David had pledged to give $4 million to benefit students studying ceramics at Scripps and the affiliated Claremont Graduate University. The gift includes a $3.5 million promise […]


“Happenings”  are an avant-garde new media art form started in the U.S. in the 1960’s that privilege time and audience participation.  Known for being random, loosely structured, and containing elements of the unexpected and even improvisational, Happenings include the performing artist'(s’) sounds, gestures, and movements and are unique in that they cannot be exactly reproduced […]


Wednesday, December 2 at 7pm:  Andrew Holder lecture: Drop It Like It’s Fake: Architecture and the Necessity of Faux Science Thursday, December 3 at 7pm:  MediaSCAPES & Center For Visual Music present an evening of Immersive & Expanded Cinema of Visual Music Wednesday, December 9 at 7pm:  Eric Owen Moss Construction Manual, 1988-2008: Conversation with Eric […]


An aquatint is a type of etching that mimics the appearance of watercolor and ink washes through the use of a tone process.  The technique is used to create shaded areas that range from light to dark and is most common in landscapes, portraits, and figure studies to give a sense of depth and realism. The […]


by Emily Waldorf The characters in Jane Austen’s brilliant novels inhabit your imagination indefinitely once you have had the pleasure of reading about their hopes and desires.  Who hasn’t encountered an overly passionate Marianne Dashwood or dashing but unreliable John Willoughby? Austen’s genius talent for social satire, despite being firmly planted in the world of […]


A trip to Jerusalem is not complete without a visit to the Israel Museum, the largest cultural institution in the State of Israel.  The museum was founded in 1965 and houses over 500,000 biblical and Holy Land archeological objects, including the Dead Sea Scrolls and a fascinating Second Temple Era model of Jerusalem. The most […]


Lots of parents want to expose their children to art as early as possible.  But taking kids to a museum or gallery can be challenging, to say the least.  Kids want to touch everything, run around, and shout, all which are frowned upon in most art spaces. The key to a successful museum visit with children is to […]