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Excursions - Bus Trip

Saturday, September 14, 2017 - Snacks and drinks on the bus

Leave Balboa Park at 8 a.m. or Carlsbad at 8:30 a.m. Return approximately 6 p.m.
$80 AAC members/ $90 nonmembers - Reserve by Friday, September 6, 2019
Lunch on your own at the campus cafeteria.

Exploring the Arts at Scripps College

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Join us for a day of exploration at the charming Scripps college campus and a curator tour. We will enjoy two exhibitions: Treasures of Asian Arts at Scripps College in the Clark Humanities Museum and Amazing Images-Japanese Prints at Scripps College in the Williamson Gallery. As special guests, the curator will show us objects in storage and give us behind-the-scene stories. Lastly, we will have a private showing of the 100’ Ramos Martinez murals in the Margaret Fowler Memorial Garden.

The Clark Humanities Museum - Treasures of Asian Arts at Scripps College
Over the years, Scripps College has been the beneficiary of a fascinating variety of Asian art collections ranging from cloisonné, ceramics, lacquer ware, woodblock prints and paintings. Bruce Coats, Ph.D., Scripps College Professor of Art History and the Humanities, and Director of the Clark Humanities Museum, shared slides of the works housed in this collection in his presentation to the AAC in January. We will be viewing what he presented. In addition to the works on display, Dr. Coats has offered a special treat to share with us some of the works housed in storage.

The Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery- Amazing Images:  Japanese Prints at Scripps College
The Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery stewards a rich array of Asian art; including a superb collection of Japanese prints from the 15th through the 21st centuries. We will be viewing these amazing Japanese woodblock prints. 

Ramos Martinez 100 ft Murals in the Margaret Fowler Memorial Garden Scripps College commissioned Ramos Martinez in 1946 to create this extraordinary mural, “The Flower Vendors,” his most ambitious project. He sketched in the entire composition on the plaster wall, which is over 100 feet long, and then began work on several panels. Unexpectedly, he became ill and died on November 8, 1946 at the age of 72. What remains is a riveting work-in-progress frozen in time.  It is a great mural for us to understand the fresco process in its unfinished state, showing the master’s techniques at different stages.  The entire mural was analyzed and conserved in 1994 with a grant from the Getty Endowment.”



The Asian Arts Council organizes bus trips to other Southern California institutions and arranges travel opportunities to other venues featuring Asian art.

Past bus trips have included docent-guided visits to the USC Pacific Asia Museum, the Huntington Library Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, Long Beach State Japanese Gardens and Art Museum, the Getty Center, the Bowers Museum and Scripps College. Other bus trips have included exhibitions at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Norton Simon Museum.