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Hakeem Adewumi

February 24, 2021 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

A couple weeks ago, Chapman students, faculty, staff and communities had the opportunity to hear Hakeem Adewumi, a Texas-based Nigerian artist, photographer and creative director, in conversation with Assistant Professor of Africana Studies Angelica Allen during a lecture for Wilkinson College’s Engaging the World: Leading the Conversation on Race series. Several of Adewumi’s striking portraits

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April Bey, Atlantica, and Afrofuturism

February 9, 2021 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

“Afrofuturism” is a term you may have heard recently, perhaps in connection to the 2018 Black Panther movie or Octavia Butler’s science-fiction novels. It’s a word that has become more commonplace in pop culture and is provoking discussions about reimagined worlds and futures – but what exactly does it mean? April Bey, a Bahamian-American visual

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Treasures from Storage

January 19, 2021 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

Even without large in-person events or physical exhibitions to plan, the Escalette Collection of Art was as busy as ever during 2020. We spent most of our time finding ways to make the collection accessible virtually through virtual exhibits and events, but we also spent a great deal of time chipping away at projects that

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Solar Selfies

December 8, 2020 by Jordan Sapp, Student Art Ambassador | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

The Escalette Collection is excited to announce two new acquisitions from artist and Chapman professor, Lia Halloran. Friendship Launch, After Katherine Johnson was named as an homage to Katherine Johnson, a human computer who worked for NASA in the 1960s. In this photographic print, Halloran merges art and science to capture America’s enthusiasm about space

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In Honor of Veterans

November 11, 2020 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

This Veterans Day, the Escalette thanks all service members for their countless sacrifices to ensure our safety and freedom. In their honor, today we feature a work by a veteran artist in the Escalette Collection and reflect on the unique ability of art to help us connect with others’ viewpoints and experiences with empathy and

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An Escalette Halloween

October 29, 2020 by Jordan Sapp | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

Summer is finally over—even though it’s still too hot—which means it’s time for Halloween. Sure, Halloween is canceled, as far as trick-or-treating and costume parties go, but that doesn’t mean the spirit of Halloween is dead. Halloween is no mere mortal holiday, it is a state of mind. Spooky season is a state of being.

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Escalette Collection Zoom Virtual Backgrounds

October 14, 2020 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

The Escalette Collection of Art is excited to announce a new series of Zoom virtual backgrounds. Download any of the backgrounds below to combat Zoom fatigue and add some inspiration to your next meeting! These Zoom backgrounds are also available for download on our website (chapman.edu/escalette). We will continue to add more background options, so

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Recording of A Source of Self-Regard: Artist Talk

September 17, 2020 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

Yesterday, September 17th, the Escalette Collection of Art hosted its first event in conjunction with Begin/Again: Marking Black Memories. Ivan Forde, an artist featured in the virtual exhibition, was joined by anthropologist, artist, curator, and educator Niama Safia Sandy and introduced by David L. Bell of the Visitor Welcome Center in Los Angeles. If you didn’t

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Begin/Again: Marking Black Memories

August 31, 2020 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

The Escalette Collection of Art is thrilled to announce the launch of its first entirely virtual exhibition: Begin/Again: Marking Black Memories in conjunction with Wilkinson College’s Engaging the World: Leading the Conversation on Race, Fall 2020 initiative. Featuring the work of Mark Bradford, Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Ivan Forde, Maya Freelon and Manuel Mendive, this exhibition explores how

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