We are proud to announce that we have several new pieces from Virginia Katz added to the Escalette Collection. Katz is a California based artist who received her MFA at California State Long Beach. She has had many solo and group exhibitions and her work has received many great reviews. In Fall 2018, her work was featured
Chapman’s Escalette Permanent Collection of Art is proud to feature photography from Rhys Ernst and Zackary Drucker in our newest exhibit, “New Looks: Recent Acquisitions from the Escalette Collection.” Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst are creators, most widely known for producing the Emmy-winning Amazon series “Transparent.” However, the two also have a passion for photography. In 2014, the
This exhibit will be displayed on the second floor of Argyros Forum and will take place from February 28, 2019 through September 20, 2019. At Chapman University creativity and innovation are part of every learning opportunity. Whether students and faculty are collaborating on an art installation, writing a screenplay, composing a film score,
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 American art
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
With Black History Month upon us, many talented artists of color come to mind, including L.A. based artist Mark Bradford. We are fortunate to have a few Mark Bradford lithographs in the Escalette Collection that give us a glimpse into Bradford’s large body of work. Despite the often political angle to his art, Bradford’s work