2019 / Los Angeles – Claremont: “Asian Art Treasures at Scripps College” exhibition, Aug. 31 – Dec. 15

Lady Tokiwa and Children Walking in Snow, C 1880, Ink on silk, 49 x 16.5 in. Scripps College. Photo credit: Jan Blair

Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery at Scripps College
Asian Art Treasures at Scripps College

August 31 – December 15, 2019

CLAREMONT, CA – A selection of some of the best Asian art in the Scripps collection, this exhibition is in recognition of the work of Dr. Bruce Coats, professor of Art History and the Humanities and the Suzanne Ely Muchnic ’62 and Paul D. Muchnic Endowed Professorship.

Curator Meher McArthur worked in concert with Dr. Coats in making the selections, many of which are counted among the treasures of the College.

This exhibition will spotlight many of the college’s finest Asian art treasures, selected for their exceptional artistic quality and historical importance.

Among the artworks on view will be important Chinese scroll paintings from the Yuan (1279-1368), Ming (1368-1644) and Qing dynasties (1644-1912) that have recently undergone conservation.

On display for the first time will be recently donated Japanese porcelain, and cloisonné enamels. The exhibition will also include a group of exquisite Japanese lacquered hair ornaments ranging from the 18th through 20th century.

The Williamson Gallery is located at 251 E. 11th Street, Claremont, CA 91711, (909) 607-4690. www.scrippscollege.edu

The gallery hours are Wednesday-Sunday 12:00–5:00pm during exhibitions.