Catalogue cover - Arthur Dubinsky: The Life and Times of Pitzer College

Arthur Dubinsky: The Life and Times of Pitzer College

January 21-May 17, 2014
Founders Room, McConnell Center, Pitzer College

Edward Sampson, Associate Professor of Social Psychology, holds two bumper stickers: “International Days of Protest Vietnam Day Committee, Oct. 15–16” and “Stop the War Machine.” Taken September 16, 1965 in his office.
Edward Sampson, Associate Professor of Social Psychology, holds two bumper stickers: “International Days of Protest Vietnam Day Committee, Oct. 15–16” and “Stop the War Machine.” Taken September 16, 1965 in his office.

The Life and Times of Pitzer College surveys photographs by Arthur Dubinsky from 1964 through 1978 documenting the community and campus of Pitzer College. Revealing the unique culture of Pitzer’s early days, Dubinsky’s work documents the College’s compelling evolution from a fledgling women’s college with only three graduates in 1965 to a robust, student-driven, co-ed campus with almost 200 graduates only 15 years later.

The photographs are grouped around themes which explore aspects of college life, including dorm room culture and campus life; campus development and construction; the College’s unique system of shared faculty and student governance; and Commencement and special events. These images reflect the rich visual history and singular identity of Pitzer College.

In addition to the photographs, audio excerpts from oral history interviews with Pitzer students from 1968 through 1996 will be on iPods, providing a range of perspectives on life at the College. An illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibit, which will include an introduction by Pitzer College President Laura Skandera Trombley and a brief biography of Arthur Dubinsky.

Related Events

Panel discussion in conjunction with the exhibition and catalogue launch:
Saturday, May 3, 2014, 11:15–12:30 p.m.
Founders Room, McConnell Center, Pitzer College

Panel discussion:
The Intimate Visual History of Pitzer
will explore the spatial dynamics of the campus and its psychological impact on the intimacy of Pitzer culture.

Panelists:
Lew Ellenhorn, Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Pitzer College
Paul Faulstich, Professor of Environmental Studies at Pitzer College
Char Miller, W.M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis and Director, Environmental Analysis Program at Pomona College
Sheryl Miller, Professor of Anthropology at Pitzer College
Lance Neckar, Professor of Environmental Analysis and Director, Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability at Pitzer College

Moderated by Stuart McConnell, Professor of History at Pitzer College

Catalogue: Arthur Dubinsky: The Life and Times of Pitzer College

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