This month, the Chapman University Art Collections Department is excited to announce that we are featured as a case study on the home page for Gallery Systems, a software company that provides industry-leading art collection management systems. The company is known for their flagship product, The Museum System (TMS), and they work with over 800 institutions around
If you had the chance to stop by the second floor of Argyros Forum during the past few months, you may have noticed our most recent exhibition titled 1:1: Parings from the Escalette Collection of Art. Housed in the Doy and Dee Henley Galleria, this exhibition featured six cases with two paintings in each case. Exhibiting two similar
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
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.
Women’s History Month is here, which gives us the wonderful opportunity to talk about one of our many talented female artists, Carole Caroompas and her intriguing drawing, “Study for Briar Rose.” Carole Caroompas was born in Oregon City, Oregon and currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California where she is a professor at Otis
Some of the Escalette Collection’s most fantastic pieces belong to the medium of screenprinting, and while that might ring a bell for some, to others the process is a total mystery. As the infant of the printmaking family, it only became a technique used in fine art during the mid-1930s, unlike to other printmaking methods
Lita Albuquerque was born in 1946 to a single mother, and her art is strongly influenced by her experience growing up without a father figure. However, she also draws influence from the very interesting life of her mother. In the 1930’s, Lita’s mother published her own plays in Paris under a man’s name, all the while
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