Williamson Art Gallery: L.A. EDGE

As we welcome students, faculty and staff back to campus after over a year of teaching remotely, the Art and Media Studies Departments are excited to share their practices with the Claremont Community.

This two-part exhibition showcases the work of faculty who have been teaching at Scripps for many years, the greatly appreciated colleagues who have assisted as visiting lecturers and adjuncts over the past several years, and new colleagues who will be teaching on campus for the very first time this fall. 

L.A. Edge, situated at both the edge of campus and the larger LA county, brings together a group of artists whose professional practices cover a range of themes and media. The works elude thematic boundaries in favor of embracing the breadth and depth of our community at a time when the arts, and a liberal arts education, have never been more important and uncertain. Many of the works are intersectional in approach, and respond to contemporary issues at the forefront of our communal concerns. Climate change, the environment, social justice, and critical race theory are just some of the themes explored in unique and responsive ways. 

The works included are as varied as the fine arts disciplines offered at the college. Each artist approaches their practice differently, and across a wide array of media and interdisciplinary methodologies. When viewed holistically, they illustrate the importance of teaching critical thinking, a bedrock of a Scripps education and a valuable component in many contemporary artistic practices.

Many thanks to Interim Director Kirk Delman, Margalit Monroe and T Robert-Pacini for making this exhibition and installation possible and beautiful.


Ruth Chander Williamson Art Gallery

Scripps College 

Aug.27  – Oct.10


Jasmine Baetz

Tia Blassingame

Ken Gonzales-Day

Nancy Macko

Jane Mi

Maura Murnane

Amy Santoferraro