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Maia Cruz Palileo: De-Orientalizing Heritage Through Art

April 9, 2024 by Olivia Anderson | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

This blog post was written by Olivia Anderson, double major in Peace Studies and French.  Maia Cruz Palileo (they/them) is a Brooklyn-based artist whose family comes from the Philippines. Their family’s migration experience influences their art and presents themes of “the permeable concept of home” and migration. They are motivated by a “longing to understand

Opening the Pink Box Phung Huynh's Donut Box series

April 3, 2024 by Abigail Luhrs | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

Created on familiar bright pink boxes, Phung Huynh’s art is an intriguing entrance point into the world of Cambodian refugees and their connection to one of America’s favorite treats: donuts. In works like Vann Nath, the donut boxes serve as the canvas for highly detailed portraits of the artist’s family members and other people from her community.

LOOK! – On the Nature of Perception Student-Curated Exhibition in Beckman Hall, 4th Floor

January 16, 2024 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

Students in Marcus Herse’s Spring 2023 Curatorial Practice class partnered with the Escalette Collection of Art to curate and install an exhibition on the 4th floor of Beckman Hall. LOOK! – On the Nature of Perception is a socially aware exploration of the theme of perception, both in formal and conceptual terms. The students in Curatorial

Bound in Bone A New Student-Generated Exhibition in Roosevelt Hall

January 8, 2024 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

In response to Wilkinson College’s 2023 Engaging the World Initiative, Leading the Conversation on Health Equity, the Escalette Collection of Art partnered Wilkinson and Crean College students with LA-based artist Jenny Yurshansky to create an experiential display in Roosevelt Hall titled Bound in Bone. The exhibition will be on display until November, 2024. Roosevelt Hall

Highlights of an Escalette Collection Summer Intern

September 18, 2023 by Diya Patel | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

This past summer I lived and breathed the Escalette Collection of Art. But, if I’m being honest, I have been fixated since registration day of my first year at Chapman University. I had Fiona Shen’s Freshman Focus Class (FFC) “ Exploring the Escalette Permanent Art Collection: An Experiential Journey” on my list the second I

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

The Escalette Collection Breathes New Life into the Rinker Campus

July 13, 2023 by Abigail Stephens | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

Wilkinson College’s Escalette Collection has expanded its ‘museum without walls,’ serving students in the much needed campus center at Chapman’s Rinker Campus for Health Science in Irvine. With a collection concentrated on the theme of ‘wellness,” dynamic pieces vitalize white walls and breathe life into newly constructed space, creating an environment conducive to improved mental

“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

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