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“Levateur” vs. “Levitation” Comparing the Outdoor Sculptures of Tony DeLap

May 1, 2017 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

Nestled between the Leatherby Libraries and Oliphant Hall stand two unusual steel sculptures. Both demand attention from all who walk this space; one is perched atop two uneven grassy knolls, creating an overhead canopy, while the other stands among the passersby, leaning precariously into their space. These pieces, titled The Levitation of the Enchanted Princess and Le Levateur, are by

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Margaret Sosa Precision and Papel Picado

November 4, 2016 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

The Clear-cut panel event  on the art of papercuts, and the exhibition, Geometric Aljamía, focuses on the art of papercutting from diverse cultures around the world. One of these international techniques is known as, “papel picado,” a Mexican style of papercutting that has roots in the country’s ancient history. In pre-Hispanic Mexico, the Aztec people would use tree bark

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The Art Collections Department joins the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative Participating in the latest collaborative effort from arts institutions across Southern California

October 11, 2016 by | The Chapman University Campus Collection

The Art Collections Department is excited to announce our participation in the Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative led by the Getty. Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, is a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles. Initiated through grants from the Getty Foundation, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA takes place

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Clear-cut: The Point of Papercuts A panel discussion on the art of papercuts

October 3, 2016 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

On Monday, November 7, the Art Collections Department will host a panel discussion that brings together east and west coast artists to talk about the art of papercuts. Papercutting is a centuries-old, cross-cultural art form that remains vibrant and relevant today. Practiced by artists from Kabul to Mexico to China to Los Angeles, papercutting is an

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CU Art Collections Featured on ‘Gallery Systems’ Website Case study highlights innovative use of museum management software

September 29, 2016 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

This month, the Chapman University Art Collections Department is excited to announce that we are featured as a case study on the home page for Gallery Systems, a software company that provides industry-leading art collection management systems. The company is known for their flagship product, The Museum System (TMS), and they work with over 800 institutions around

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Contemporary Women Sculptors

April 11, 2016 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

In an industry traditionally dominated by male artists, it is refreshing and, in some instances, rare to discover art made by women. Today we are taking a look at sculptural work by contemporary female artists, as sculpture is a medium that is often associated with masculinity. In the past few years, various exhibitions have surfaced that

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Solid Gold

January 11, 2016 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

Sculptor Betty Gold may work from basic geometric forms, but the end result of her pieces is nothing short of complex and multidimensional. Born in Austin, Texas and currently based in Venice, California, Gold has had a long and exciting career. At eighty years of age, she still creates work today. We are lucky to