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A homecoming crowd gathers to take a closer look at “Ancestors I” by William Warehem.

This past week, Chapman University celebrated Homecoming with a variety of fun and informative events, and the Escalette Collection was proud and happy to be a part of the festivities!  On Saturday, October 3rd, students and family members were able to tour the sculptures and the newly completed modern art exhibit located on the 3rd and 4th floors of Beckman Hall, led by Student Art Ambassador Jessica Johnson.

Large portions of the university’s outdoor sculptures were acquired in 1984 and transitioned later to the Escalette Collection, featuring artists such as Bret Price, Betty Gold, and Tony DeLap, among many others. Inside Beckman Hall, a great variety of abstract art from a myriad of artists,  eras, and mediums are on display, each with their own unique story. Featured artists include Edward Ruscha, Robert Rauschenberg, Edith Baumann, and Chapman alumnus Michael Reafsnyder, just to name a few!

If you would like to schedule your own tour of Chapman’s outdoor sculptures or indoor artwork led by a Student Art Ambassador, please contact


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Student Art Ambassador Jessica Johnson describes Sean Bracken’s “In the Third Year,” on display in Beckman Hall.