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Diego Borgsdorf Fuenzalida ’24 and Jaspa Ureña ’24 Awarded Curatorial Apprenticeships for First-Generation and Students of Color
April 18, 2023
Claremont, Calif. (April 18, 2023)—Pitzer College students Diego Borgsdorf Fuenzalida ’24 and Jaspa Ureña ’23 have received an award from the Pitzer College Art Galleries to complete in-depth curatorial apprenticeships. Available to first-generation and students of color, the Benjamin Godsill ’00 and Anna Burns Student Apprenticeship Award provides the chance to work with two of Los Angeles’ most dynamic non-profit arts organizations: Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) in Hollywood and Fulcrum Arts in Pasadena.
Pitzer College Art Galleries Presents Multimedia Artists Exploring Civil Rights and Pandemic Histories
January 23, 2023
Pitzer College Art Galleries is hosting an opening reception on January 28, 2023, at 1 p.m. for Britt Ransom’s Arise and Seek and Maya Gurantz’s The Plague Archives. The reception kicks off with an artist talk from Ransom, a Carnegie Mellon University professor and sculptor, followed by a performance by interdisciplinary multimedia artist Gurantz.
Environmental Artist Lauren Bon Reimagines LA River for Pepper Distinguished Visiting Artist Lecture
November 21, 2022
Environmental artist Lauren Bon will discuss how her artwork, Bending the River, reimagines and redirects the Los Angeles River as part of Pitzer College’s Murray Pepper and Vicki Reynolds Pepper Distinguished Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series. Her talk will be held on Tuesday, December 6, in the College’s Benson Auditorium at 4:15 p.m. Located on Tongva land, Bending the River has been described by the Metabolic Studio as “an infrastructure artwork” and is evolving through conversation with artists, Native communities, activists, local community, and the many governmental agencies needed in order to realize this work.
The Healing Arts
June 29, 2022
Marcus Jackson ’22 combined premed classes with art and Asian American studies during his Pitzer journey. “I have this odd tendency to go into fields where I’m least represented." Jackson’s advice to current and future students is to never let anyone else steer your career as a student and beyond and to seek help when you need it.
Pitzer College Art Galleries Provides First-Generation and Students of Color Apprenticeships for Curatorial Experience
May 11, 2022
A new apprenticeship award offers Pitzer College first-generation and students of color opportunities to gain hands-on, in-depth curatorial experience at innovative arts organizations. In collaboration with the Pitzer College Art Galleries, the Benjamin Godsill ’00 and Anna Burns Student Apprenticeship Award is designed to provide a bridge to long-term museum careers.
Pitzer College Art Galleries Receives Pasadena Art Alliance Grant for Sadie Barnette Exhibition
March 10, 2021
The Pasadena Art Alliance has awarded the Pitzer College Art Galleries a $12,000 grant for its exhibition Sadie Barnette: Legacy & Legend, opening on August 31, 2021. A partnership between Pitzer College Art Galleries and the Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College, Legacy & Legend is Sadie Barnette’s most ambitious exhibition to date.
Artist Elana Mann’s Sculptural Instruments Play with Ideas of Protest, Politics and Performance in New Pitzer College Art Galleries Exhibition
September 17, 2018
Instruments of Accountability at the Pitzer College Art Galleries is the largest solo exhibition of artist Elana Mann's interdisciplinary and interactive work to date.
Pitzer College Curator Ciara Ennis to Judge International Art Competition
April 16, 2012
Claremont, Calif. (April 16, 2012) — Ciara Ennis, the director and curator of the Pitzer Art Galleries at Pitzer College, is serving on a panel of judges for the BritWeek T4C Artists Competition that runs from April 12-28, 2012 at the Farmers & Merchants Bank in downtown Los Angeles. The contemporary art competition features paintings, [Read More...]