Scripps College, Williamson Gallery

Pasadena Art Alliance

Founded in 1983, the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery at Scripps College presents four annual exhibitions spanning a wide range of art. Whether historical or contemporary, Western or Asian, 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.

Grant funding will provide support for the color-illustrated catalogue for the 75th Scripps Ceramic Annual. The exhibition will be curated by Kirk Delman, Registrar and Collections Manager of the Williamson Gallery. The exhibition will focus on the insights and influence of collector Fred Marer, who amassed his collection of ceramics and other artworks over a period of 40 years through actual contact with the artists themselves. His collection provides unique insight into the development of some of the greatest post-war artists who used clay as their primary material. The exhibition will be on view from January 19 to April 7, 2019.