Pitzer College Art Galleries Presents Multimedia Artists Exploring Civil Rights and Pandemic Histories
January 23, 2023
Press Releases | Spotlights
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.
Shelby Ottengheime ’23 Embraces Art, Archaeology, and Japanese American Heritage
December 5, 2022
At the nexus of archaeology, art, and family history lies the distinctly Pitzer experience of senior Shelby Ottengheime ’23. Her multifaceted interests begin with her major in anthropology on the human evolution, prehistory, and material culture (HEP) track—which will soon culminate in an archaeological dig in Belize. Discover how Ottengheime taps into ancient and family history as a muralist, art galleries fellow, and anthropologist.
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.
Brooklyn Artist Jenny Perlin Debuts Three New Bodies of Work at Pitzer College Art Galleries
September 10, 2021
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Pitzer College Art Galleries is pleased to present Jenny Perlin: Maelstrom, a solo exhibition of Brooklyn-based artist Jenny Perlin that examines the upheavals and uncertainty of the contemporary moment through historical and literary frameworks.
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Pitzer College Art Galleries Showcase the Power of Art to Change Lives in the American Penal System and in Public Perceptions
August 28, 2019
Claremont, Calif. (August 28, 2019)—Pitzer College Art Galleries presents two complementary exhibitions that look critically at the social impacts of the American penal system, the aesthetics of mass incarceration, and art’s capacity to create change in the lives of individuals who are incarcerated. Disruption! Art and the Prison Industrial Complex and Ashley Hunt:Degrees of Visibility [Read More...]
Sesshu Foster and Arturo Ernesto Romo to Deliver Pitzer College’s 2019 Pepper Distinguished Artists Lecture
January 18, 2019
Claremont, Calif. (January 18, 2019)—Poet Sesshu Foster and artist Arturo Ernesto Romo will discuss artistic collaboration, living an independent artist’s life and the role of arts in community building in their talk “Recent Rupture Radio Hour (The East L.A. Dirigible Tapes)” at Pitzer College on February 5. Foster and Romo are Pitzer’s 2019 Murray Pepper and Vicki [Read More...]
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 Art Galleries Spring 2018 Exhibitions Explore the Art of Protest and Prose
January 8, 2018
Claremont, Calif. (January 8, 2018)—Pitzer College Art Galleries’ spring 2018 exhibitions, Edgar Heap of Birds: Defend Sacred Mountains and Manifesto: A Moderate Proposal, explore the power of protest and prose as an art form. The exhibitions open on January 20, 2018, and run through March 29, 2018. In Defend Sacred Mountains, the artist and activist [Read More...]