Art and Art History

Baccalaureate Ceremony

The Baccalaureate Ceremony is an opportunity for graduates, faculty, and families to gather together and express gratitude for the Whittier College experience. The Baccalaureate Ceremony is a bookend to the President's Convocation that students attended at the beginning of their collegiate experience, graduates will participate in the Light of Learning Ceremony.  More details

Artist Reception: East Los Angeles Streetscapers

​The Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts presents a unique exhibit featuring the work of Wayne Healy and David Botello of East Los Angeles Streetscapers. 

Artist Reception is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. 

AIDS Memorial Quilt Exhibition

Begun in 1987 to memorialize and celebrate the lives of friends and family members lost to AIDS, today the AIDS Memorlal Quilt has grown to become the largest community art project of all time, composed of more than 48,000 individual memorial panels & weighing an estimated 54 tons.

Craig Richey: Composer Talk and Film Screening

A native of North Carolina, Craig received his musical training as a classical pianist at the North Carolina School of the Arts, the St. Louis Conservatory of Music and the Julliard School. After graduating from Julliard, Craig turned his attention to singing and songwriting, producing and film composing. His first score, When It's Over, written and directed by Rich Mancuso, received critical acclaim in the LA Weekly after the film's premiere at the Newport Beach Film Festival. Since moving to LA, Craig has scored numerous films working with a wide variety of actors and directors.

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