Scripps College Shines in L.A. Art Scene

White Cross, 1964

Scripps College is a significant player in the largest collaborative art exhibition and performance project ever undertaken in Southern California—“Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980,” beginning  in fall 2011 through spring 2012. The Getty initiative celebrates  the vivid post-World  War II art scene in Los Angeles and involves more than 60 cultural institutions across Southern California.

Each institution will make its own contribution to this grand-scale  story of artistic innovation and social change, told through a multitude of simultaneous exhibitions and programs.

For its part, the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery of Scripps College will focus attention on three of the era’s most innovative  and dynamic artists, whose  work forever changed  the way ceramics would be regarded. The exhibition “Clay’s Tectonic Shift: John Mason, Ken Price, and Peter Voulkos, 1956-1968”, runs from January 21 to April 8, 2012, at the Williamson as the College’s 68th consecutive Ceramic Annual.

Besides this exhibition at the Williamson Gallery, the work of other artists closely associated with Scripps College will be prominently featured during Pacific Standard Time at such venues as the Huntington Art Gallery and Museum, the Hammer, the Getty, AMOCA,  and the Pasadena Museum  of California Art. Artists include Arthur and Jean Ames, Phil Dike, Susan Hertel ’52, Samella Lewis, Sam Maloof, William Manker, Douglas McClellan, Henry Lee McFee, Betye Saar, Millard Sheets, Paul Soldner, Albert and Hoppy Stewart, among  many others.

 

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