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African-American Visions: Selections From the Samella Lewis Collections

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Masquerade, 1994 Ink and Oil Stick on Paper 32 X 27.5 In. © Scripps College, Jean and Arthur Ames Fund and the Hewett Mellon Presidential Discretionary Fund
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Survivor (detail), 1983 © Courtesy of Samella Lewis
African-American Visions: Selections From the Samella Lewis Collections

1030 Columbia Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711
September 1st, 2012 - October 14th, 2012
Opening: September 1st, 2012 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://rcwg.scrippscollege.edu/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
san gabriel valley
EMAIL:  
csalomon@scrippscollege.edu
PHONE:  
909-607-3397
OPEN HOURS:  
Wed-Sun 1-5
SCHOOL ASSOCIATION:  
Scripps College
TAGS:  
African-American Art, African-American Artists, contemporary, photography, sculpture

DESCRIPTION

“African American Visions” is a homage to Emerita Professor Samella Lewis, who taught at Scripps from 1970-1984 and inspired many students. Artist, art historian, curator, filmmaker, and museum co-founder, Samella Lewis has dedicated her richly varied career to increasing understanding and appreciation of African American art. To give a full picture of her as an artist and educator, the exhibition features selected works from her personal collection and the Samella Lewis Collection of Contemporary Art at Scripps, which was created in her honor. On view will be works by leading artists, including Richmond Barthé, John Biggers, Elizabeth Catlett, Jacob Lawrence, Samella Lewis, Alison Saar, Betye Saar, and others. 

Accompanying the exhibition is an illustrated catalog, with an essay by Mary MacNaughton and responses to works by Scripps faculty and Williamson Gallery interns.

An opening reception will be held in the Williamson Gallery on Saturday, September 22, from 7-9 p.m., beginning with a panel discussion, “Education through the Arts,” from 4-5 p.m., which is cosponsored by the Gallery and the Clark Lecture Fund.