Bishop’s final Centennial Celebration exhibition now on display

“Dare to Be Simple: Irving J. Gill, Architect, and The Bishop’s School” is now on display in the Wheeler J. Bailey building on the Bishop’s campus.

The exhibit, which is open to the public free of charge, is the final exhibition in the Centennial Celebration series. It runs through April 30.

The exhibition celebrates the shared vision and values of the school’s founders, Ellen Browning Scripps and Bishop Joseph Horsfall Johnson as well as architect Irving J. Gill. Their vision is drawn out in the school’s motto:

Simplicity, Serenity, Sincerity.

Most of the images included in the exhibit are from the Architecture and Design Collection in the University Art Museum at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The museum if the custodian of the remaining Irving J. Gill archives. Other images are from the San Diego Historical Society, La Jolla Historical Society and the school.

The Bishop’s School is the largest completed project by Gill.

Exhibition hours are 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, 3 to 7 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays. The Bishop’s School is located at 7607 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla.

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