In Honor of Veterans

November 11, 2020 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

This Veterans Day, the Escalette thanks all service members for their countless sacrifices to ensure our safety and freedom. In their honor, today we feature a work by a veteran artist in the Escalette Collection and reflect on the unique ability of art to help us connect with others’ viewpoints and experiences with empathy and


An Escalette Halloween

October 29, 2020 by Jordan Sapp | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

Summer is finally over—even though it’s still too hot—which means it’s time for Halloween. Sure, Halloween is canceled, as far as trick-or-treating and costume parties go, but that doesn’t mean the spirit of Halloween is dead. Halloween is no mere mortal holiday, it is a state of mind. Spooky season is a state of being.


Begin/Again: Marking Black Memories

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


DIY Tissue Quilt Project

July 31, 2020 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

The Escalette Collection is excited to be partnering with CAM Raleigh to host a DIY Tissue Quilt project that you can complete at home. Collaborate with us on Maya Freelon’s Tissue Quilt for her upcoming exhibition at CAM Raleigh “Greater Than Equal” opening September 4th, 2020. One of Maya Freelon’s tissue creations will also be featured


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


We Stand in Solidarity

June 9, 2020 by | Uncategorized

The Escalette Collection of Art stands with the Black community and all those who are demanding an end to racial injustice. We mourn the lives of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and the countless other known and unknown victims of racial violence. Black Lives Matter.  We are committed to building a collection of art


Virtual Art/Dog Walk

May 21, 2020 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

Are you looking for a fun at-home activity to do with your four-legged friend(s)? Join the Escalette Collection on a Virtual Art/Dog Walk of Chapman’s outdoor sculpture collection! After the success of our inaugural Art/Dog Walk last semester, the Escalette Collection plans to host one Art/Dog Walk every semester. Inspiration for the Art/Dog Walk came

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