Project Description

Dr. Samella Lewis life’s passion is art, and she has touched the lives of artists, scholars, educators, students, and countless others through her dedication and perseverance in the field of African American art. Dr. Lewis became the first tenured African American professor in art history at Scripps College of the Claremont Colleges, and has served as a professor emeritus of art history since 1984; she’s also served as the school’s art history professor since 1969.