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Ensnaring the Moment: Excerpt from a talk delivered at the Tuesday Noon Academy, Malott Commons

So often in writing about photography, I have described a work as poetic. This talk was born out of challenging myself to figure out what, after all, I mean by that. Is there more to it than innocuous generalization?

by Leah Ollman '83

The Teachers

It's one thing to learn photography from an academic who dabbles in the dark room on the weekend, it's another to be taught by a professor whose own work is displayed in some of the world's leading galleries and collections. Scripps students get the latter.

The Treasures

These are Scripps' public art treasures, but there are many others. At the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery this year, you also will see some of the hidden treasures at Scripps, in particular, selected prints and paintings from its extraordinary permanent collection.

by Mary Davis MacNaughton '70

The Visionaries

In the art world, Scripps is everywhere.

by Suzanne Muchnic '92


CHIKANOBU: Modernity and Nostalgia

Chikanobu was one of the most prolific artists of the Meiji Period (1868-1912), creating the designs for several thousand woodblock prints and illustrated books. His elaborately detailed full color prints, called nishiki-e or "brocade prints," documented current events in Japan as the country rapidly modernized in the 1870-80s.

by Bruce A. Coats

Mallarmé and the Book Arts at Scripps

The best exhibitions tell a story, and this telling requires a host of skills, not the least of which is sound scholarship. This is indeed the case of A Throw of the Dice: Variations on Mallarmé's Visual Poem, on exhibition at Scripps College's Clark Humanities Museum.

by Eric T. Haskell

Post Scripps

The Courtauld Experience

Just ten weeks after graduating from Scripps, in August 2000, I enrolled in the MA program in the history of art at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. It was an exciting time in my life, made possible by Gabrielle Jungels- Winkler '72, who had created a scholarship through the Jungels- Winkler Family Foundation.

by Jennifer Spears Brown '00

Alumnae Speak

Bradford B. Blaine

If you don't know what a vassal is, then you didn't take a class with Professor Blaine.

by Nancie Carollo '92

Hartley Burr Alexander

The summit of the intellectual scale was reached for me when I signed up for a course in "The Tragedies of Shakespeare." It was to be held in a very small room in Balch Hall just off Palm Court and would be taught by Dr. Alexander.

by Marianne Johnson Finlay '37

Mary MacNaughton

As an inner-city high school photography teacher, I often wonder what my students will remember about me. What I remember most about Professor MacNaughton is her lecture about an artist that changed the way I think about art.

by Gina Maggiore Brownstein '99

Paul Darrow

Meeting Paul Darrow was one of the highlights of my years at Scripps. Though I wasn't an art major, I took a number of art courses. I wanted to discover if I had any of the design talent my brother and uncle were blessed with, and I wanted to become an architect.

by Jennifer Duclett '84

Return to Toll Hall

Those were the days of housemothers, curfews, and dressing for dinner. Hildreth Green von Kleinsmid '33 remembers them well.

by Margaret Nilsson

Ruth Lamb

Scripps has touched my soul so deeply and permanently that it is an integral part of my life. I carry Scripps inside me, everywhere, all the time. My relationship with Scripps is a complex one and yet so very simple.

by Sarah Yates Waller '01

Susan Rankaitis

The Lang Art studios stand at the edge of the Scripps campus, rubbing shoulders with Harvey Mudd's Keck Laboratories to the north and gazing over the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery to the south. Here, where the worlds of art and science collide, you will find the creative workspace of Professor Susan Rankaitis and her students.

Theodore M. Greene

T.S. Eliot said in Four Quartets:"We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploration will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time." The pebbles Professor Greene threw into the pond are still making ripples in my soul.

by Lois Ann Yensen De Sha '60

Browsing Room

A Throw of the Dice

Scripps College's Clark Humanities Museum is restaging and expanding an exhibition on the relationship between image and text to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the founding of the Scripps College Press.

College Celebrates Arrival of Class of 2010

"This class is adventurous, fearless, and views risk as nothing more than opportunity for growth."

by Patricia Goldsmith

I Can’t – I Have Lab!

Wood and other Scripps professors are part of the vanguard of a new approach to undergraduate education—directed and interdisciplinary research.

by Matt Hutaff

Odell Named Top Economic History Teacher

Kerry Odell, the Mary W. Johnson Professor in Teaching, has won this year's Jonathan Hughes Prize for Excellence in Teaching Economic History, presented by the Economic History Association.

Quest for Success

Matchmaking gets a bad rap, but, for six first-year students, a college matching program for bright, motivated, applicants has provided them with full, four-year scholarships to Scripps.

Samella Lewis Collection

One of the College's current strategic planning goals is to build a collection of contemporary art that will, as President Nancy Bekavac says, "enhance students' understanding of art of our time by seeing examples of extraordinary work."

Scripps Welcomes New Faculty

Each time new members join the faculty, the College welcomes fresh ideas and perspectives into its rich and distinctive academic heritage.

The Apprentices

The apprentice is one of the most enduring icons. Whether it's 14-year-old Leonardo da Vinci mixing colors in a Florentine workshop or young Benjamin Franklin assisting at his elder brother's press in Boston, history is filled with tales of young artisans seeking the tutelage of masters from the previous generation. And last August four interns at the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery added their summer to this long history.

by Pauline Nash