Interplay: Music and the Escalette Collection Our new student-curated exhibit in Argyros Forum!

February 21, 2018 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

Last Tuesday, February 20th, the Art Collections hosted a unique opening reception for our current student-curated exhibit, Interplay: Music and the Escalette Collection. This exciting exhibition is a collaboration between the Escalette Collection and the Honors Program, and is part of Chapman University’s Interplay partnership with the Pacific Symphony. Students in Professor Susan Key’s Honors class “Sound


Happy New Year!

January 3, 2018 by | Uncategorized

The Art Collections Department is Skiing into the New Year! We look forward to another art-filled year of exciting exhibitions, collaborations, and events!  Happy New Year from… Lindsay…  Kayla… Manon…  Jessica B… & Jessica J!    


Art Collections Welcomes Getty PST: LA/LA Exhibition My Barrio: Emigdio Vasquez and Chicana/o Identity in Orange County

October 30, 2017 by | Temporary Exhibits

Our Getty Pacific Standard Time Exhibition, “My Barrio: Emigdio Vasquez and Chicana/o Identity in Orange County” is off to an exciting start! If you weren’t able to attend the opening or want to revisit the moment, here’s a recap of the event complete with all the flyers and catalog information. On Wednesday, September 13th we


2017 Association of Academic Museums and Galleries Conference An Educational Art Collections Summer Adventure!

July 13, 2017 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

What’s the Art Collections Department’s idea of summer fun? The 2017 Association of Academic Museums and Galleries Annual Conference at the University of Oregon in Eugene!    The Association of Academic Museums and Galleries (AAMG) is the leading organization for academic galleries, museums, and collections. It was founded as an educational and academic community that addresses


Food Pantry Awareness Event Food Pantry Tote Giveaway

May 8, 2017 by | Membership & Events

The Chapman Art Collections in combination with the Art Department Ideation Lab and students in Philosophy Professor Daniel Pilchman’s Food Ethics class have collaborated to create canvas tote bags for Chapman’s growing Food Pantry. The tote giveaway will take place on Wednesday, May 10th from noon-1pm in the Attallah Plaza. In addition, four lucky people will


“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


Art History Symposium 2017 Chapman's 7th Annual Undergraduate Symposium

April 17, 2017 by Madeline Anderson | Membership & Events

The Art History Symposium is an annual event hosted by the Chapman University Department of Art in collaboration with the Chapman Art History Club. The symposium aims to promote the sharing of academic ingenuity and creativity in the art history discipline. It is the only art historical symposium on the west coast where undergraduates are

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