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A Week in the Life of an Escalette Collection Intern

August 23, 2023 by Abigail Stephens | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

While officially I joined the Escalette Collection of Art as a Collections Management and Research Intern on June 8th, 2023, I would argue my journey with the collection actually began 12 years ago, during one particularly scalding Southern California summer. While other children cooled off theaters and shopping malls, I found my sanctuary in the

“No Mākou Ke Ānuenue”: Decolonizing Conversations on Queer Identities

June 29, 2023 by Abigail Stephens | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

In the piece “No Mākou Ke Ānuenue,” which translates to “A Rainbow for All,” undulating rainbows wrap around each other, flowing like a series of interlocking waves. Through these rainbows, Native Hawaiian artist Lehuauakea aims to acknowledge that the Pacific Islander community is a composition of diverse yet interwoven experiences, including those of traditional queer

Relative Fantasies – Student-Curated Exhibition New to Beckman Hall 4th Floor

May 8, 2023 by | Wilkinson College

A transformation of the 4th floor of Beckman Hall is underway thanks to two student-curated exhibitions featuring artwork from the Escalette Collection of Art. The first exhibition, titled Relative Fantasies, is now on display in the hallway outside of Academic Advising. Relative Fantasies was curated by students in Georgia Lassner’s Contemporary Gallery Practices (ART 296) course. As part

Katie Dorame Reclaiming a Place Real and Fantastic

December 16, 2022 by Jean Park | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

Katie Dorame is a visual artist of mixed Tongva and European American ancestry. She is a member of the Gabrielino/Tongva tribe and her Indigenous heritage informs her art making. Born in Los Angeles, a place rooted in Tongva history, Dorame grew up going on walks with her father, learning about the neighborhood’s layers of history

WE WERE THEN, WE ARE NOW New Student Curated Exhibition

December 15, 2022 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

Students in Dr. Fiona Shen’s First Year Focus (FFC) class, “Exploring the Escalette Collection of Art: An Experiential Journey” recently installed a new exhibition in Roosevelt Hall, home to Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. “WE WERE THEN, WE ARE NOW,” is a student- curated exhibition created as part of Wilkinson College’s Engaging the World: Leading

Wind and Imagery of Migration: Interview with Escalette artist Bovey Lee

April 7, 2022 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

In celebration of Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month, Escalette Director, Fiona Shen, joins Hong Kong-born artist Bovey Lee, to discuss the imagery of migration and the freedom of creative practice. FS: So much of your imagery is airborne. I’ve noticed paper airplanes, balloons, streamers in the wind and birds, waves, sail boats, and

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