Regionalism was an American art movement that emerged in the Midwest in the early 1930s and continued into the early 1940s. While Grant Wood, the leading artist of Regionalism and creator of the infamous American Gothic painting, considered the movement to be a new type of modern art, Regionalism also has deep historical roots in
Our Student Art Ambassadors Nadia Hayford, Alex Allen, and Manon Wogahn teamed up with students Farrah Su and Murphy Studebaker from the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts to put together this interview with Gordon McClelland, the curator of “Narrative Visions,” the current show at the Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University.
Dong Kingman , also known as Dong Moy Shu, was born in Oakland, California on March 31, 1911. At the age of 5, his family moved back to Hong Kong in order to open a dry goods business. In Hong Kong, he attended the Chan Sun Wen School where he excelled in both drawing and
Chapman students from Dodge College of Film and Media Arts teamed up with our Student Art Ambassadors to put together a filmed interview of Gordon McClelland, the Curator of “Narrative Visions,” which is currently on display now at the Hilbert Museum of California Art. The full interview will be available soon!
The piece Bunker Hill, which is currently on display in the Hilbert Museum of California Art, was made by Preston Blair in 1938. As the title implies, the watercolor shows a scene of Bunker Hill, a residential area in Los Angeles that was characterized by unique Victorian Houses and eccentric characters that began to inhabit
Recently, our Art Ambassadors teamed up with students from the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts to film an interview with Gordon McClelland, curator of the inaugural exhibition “Narrative Visions” at the Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University. We will be posting the full interview soon, but in the meantime, enjoy this preview.
The Escalette Collection is excited to have a new neighbor! The Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University is opening this weekend, and we’ve been hard at work preparing the inaugural exhibition. We want to give a special thanks to our student workers, who have been an immense help. There are two public
Crowds gathered on Tuesday night in Leatherby Libraries to celebrate the opening of a temporary exhibit titled, “Changing California: Selected watercolors from the Mark and Janet Hilbert Collection of California Art at Chapman University.” The exhibit features eleven pieces from the Hilbert Collection, each representing life across California, especially the social, cultural, and historical changes occurring
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
Thanksgiving is among our favorite holidays here at Chapman’s Collections Department. Whether we are traveling, spending time with friends and family, or relaxing at home by ourselves, it is always great to take time to reflect upon all the things for which we are thankful. Here are just a few of the exciting things cooking here at