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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

Things You Might Want to See… News and Events

December 7, 2015 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

Like every month, the Escalette Permanent Collection of Art prides itself in presenting news about our artists  that are being featured in exhibitions, shows, fairs and all things alike. This month, there are three exhibits that showcase our artists locally, nationally, and internationally : Ed Ruscha in Beverly Hills 20-Year Anniversary Invitational Exhibition, 1995–2015 at the

From Sanskrit to Art Investigating Victor Hugo Zayas

November 16, 2015 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

Victor Hugo Zayas’ paintings are, what I like to call, ‘samatva’. ‘Samatva’ in Sanskrit means in balance. This concept is ever more prominent in Zayas’ painting Illuvia. With dark tones and thick brushstrokes, Illuvia is a balance of observation and abstraction. Zayas paints the cityscape as it is, but also distorts the fixtures by changing the tone, color,

Chapman’s curator team paints the campus with inspiration

July 2, 2015 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

One of Chapman’s signature attributes is our highly regarded artwork from world-renowned artists. Ever wonder about how these beautiful pieces got here — how they were selected, who installed them or other curator details? Chapman has our very own on-site curator, Natalie Lawler, assistant collections registrar and preparator, who manages, catalogs, installs and maintains the University’s fine art

A Great Night of Beautiful Poetry

April 30, 2015 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

On Monday night we had the privilege of attending the community reading of original poetry written by an amazing group of Orange High School students as part of The Chapman University/Orange High School Literacies Partnership. We have been teaming up with this group throughout the year, participating in creative projects and tours of our collections,

Happy Museum Advocacy Day!

February 24, 2015 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

As many of you may already know, today is the 7th annual Museums Advocacy Day, so we here at Chapman Collections are spreading the word about the importance of museums, galleries, and collections on view to the public. Not only are museums and galleries totally awesome, super fun places to visit, but they are crucial

Students Cross Curricula to Create WWI Exhibition

February 12, 2015 by | Temporary Exhibits

Last night marked the official opening of To Arms: The Western Front, 1914-1918, our new spring semester exhibit of WWI artifacts in the Doy and Dee Henley Galleria on the second floor of Argyros Forum. This was a collaborative effort among various departments and groups of students at Chapman, and it’s the first time that students were

A Week of Remembrance

November 12, 2014 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

This past Sunday, November 9, marked the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. On Tuesday, November 11 we observed Armistice Day and Veterans Day, reflecting on the end of the hostilities of World War I and on the efforts of men and women over the years who have served and honored our

Orange is the New White

October 3, 2014 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

Wayne White is a pioneer for humor in the art world. He’s famous as a puppeteer, set designer, cartoonist, painter, and more. His “word paintings,” of which we have three on campus, are humorous and witty. White often uses generic landscapes he finds at thrift shops as canvases, painting phrases such as “You’re just agreeing

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