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Peter Williams The Art of Bearing Witness

April 19, 2021 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

For more than 45 years, Peter Williams has created artwork that chronicles current and historical events and captures the diverse experiences of Black Americans. In contrast to the dark, violent realities that Williams’s work explores (such as racial oppression, police brutality, slavery, and mass incarceration), his work is vibrantly colorful and humorous. Intertwining personal memories,

June Edmonds: Stories in Color

March 30, 2021 by Jordan Sapp | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

In honor of Woman’s History Month, we are highlighting some of the work acquired by the Escalette Collection of Art this year as part of the Engaging the World: Leading the Conversation on the Significance of Race Initiative. Olé by artist June Edmonds is an explosion of color and texture, full of movement and passion. The painting seems to

Carla Jay Harris Creating Space to Reimagine

March 10, 2021 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

In honor of Woman’s History Month, we are highlighting some of the work acquired by the Escalette Collection of Art this year as part of the Engaging the World: Leading the Conversation on the Significance of Race Initiative. Carla Jay Harris is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice includes photography, installation, collage, and drawing. Harris’s work has been

Hakeem Adewumi The Art of Anti-Portraiture

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

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

Recording of A Source of Self-Regard: Artist Talk Featuring Ivan Forde, Niama Safia Sandy, and David L. Bell

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

Begin/Again: Marking Black Memories Virtual Exhibition Announcement

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

Applauding Artists on 4th of July

July 3, 2020 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

This July 4th, the Escalette Collection applauds the many generous artists, galleries, and individuals who make our country a better place. In response to the hardships resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the suffering of countless known and unknown victims of racial injustice, artists around the globe have moved beyond statements of solidarity

Funding from Ellingson Family Elevates the Work of Black Artists in Escalette Collection

June 25, 2020 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

Wilkinson College’s Escalette Collection is delighted to announce a gift from the Ellingson Family to support its goal of building an inclusive permanent collection. For the past two years, annual gifts from the Ellingsons have allowed the Escalette to target core areas of the Collection. This year’s gift will be used to acquire work by

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