Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery (Scripps College)

Yoshu Chikanobu, Mirror of the Ages: Kan'ei, 1896. Image provided by Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College

Artstor is collaborating with the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery at Scripps College to share approximately 800 images of works from the permanent collection in the Digital Library. The collection in Artstor will consist of highlights from several special collections of paintings, prints, photographs, and ceramics. The Marer Collection of contemporary ceramics is international in scope, comprising American, British, Japanese, Korean, and Mexican works, particularly those of the Otis Group, which was active in the West Coast in the 1950s. The Young Collection focuses on Impressionist oil paintings by 19th and 20th century American artists, including George Bellows, Mary Cassatt, William Glackens, Frederick Childe Hassam, Robert Henri, Winslow Homer, Maurice Prendergast, and Theodore Robinson, among others. The Gallery houses a teaching collection of Japanese woodblock prints and illustrated books from the late 17th century to late 20th century, featuring works by the artists Yoshu Chikanobu (1838-1912) and Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892). Another important teaching collection traces the history of photography with a selection of works from the 19th through the 21st century. Finally, there is the Samella Lewis Contemporary Art Collection, named in honor of Samella Lewis, artist, art historian, curator, editor, and teacher at Scripps College from 1969-1984. The collection comprises works by contemporary artists, with a special focus on art by women and African-American artists, such as Elizabeth Catlett, Samella Lewis, Faith Ringgold, and Alison Saar.  

The Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery at Scripps College in Claremont, California, houses a collection of 8,000 objects spanning 3,000 years of Asian, North American, and European art. Founded in 1993, the Gallery's mission is to serve as a teaching instrument and visual resource for education in the arts and humanities at Scripps College. Objects from the permanent collection are used in classes for teaching purposes and displayed in campus art exhibitions that enhance the curriculum of the Art and Art History Departments.