Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery (Scripps College)

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

The Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery at Scripps College has contributed approximately 720 images from their permanent collection to the Artstor Digital Library.

The selection in Artstor consists of highlights from several special collections and includes paintings, prints, photographs, and ceramics. The Marer Collection of contemporary ceramics comprises 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 paintings by 19th and 20th century American artists, including George Bellows, Mary Cassatt, William Glackens, Frederick Childe Hassam, Winslow Homer, Maurice Prendergast, and Theodore Robinson, among others. The Gallery also houses a teaching collection of Japanese woodblock prints and illustrated books from the late 17th century to late 20th century, featuring the artists Yoshu Chikanobu and Tsukioka Yoshitoshi. Another teaching collection traces the history of photography from the 19th through the 21st century. Finally, there is the Samella Lewis Contemporary Art Collection, named in honor of Lewis, artist, art historian, curator, and teacher at Scripps College from 1969-1984. The collection focuses 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 more than 15,000 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 exhibitions that enhance the curriculum of the Art and Art History Departments.