Founded in 1983, the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery at Scripps College presents exhibitions spanning a wide range of art. Whether historical or contemporary, exhibitions enrich the teaching of art and humanities at Scripps as well as the cultural community of Claremont and environs. Since 1996, the Williamson Gallery has invited guest curators to organize the annual ceramics exhibition.
The PAA grant will help fund publication of the color-illustrated catalog for the Scripps Ceramic Annual which will be held from January to April in 2024. The exhibition is titled The idea of feeling brown and will explore Jose Esteban Munoz’ theories of browness in a novel way by assembling artists who use ceramics and clay to make affective work that conveys situated understanding, historical consciousness, and emotion.