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Begin/Again: Marking Black Memories Virtual Exhibition Announcement

August 31, 2020 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

The Escalette Collection of Art is thrilled to announce the launch of its first entirely virtual exhibition: Begin/Again: Marking Black Memories in conjunction with Wilkinson College’s Engaging the World: Leading the Conversation on Race, Fall 2020 initiative. Featuring the work of Mark Bradford, Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Ivan Forde, Maya Freelon and Manuel Mendive, this exhibition explores how

Applauding Artists on 4th of July

July 3, 2020 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

This July 4th, the Escalette Collection applauds the many generous artists, galleries, and individuals who make our country a better place. In response to the hardships resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the suffering of countless known and unknown victims of racial injustice, artists around the globe have moved beyond statements of solidarity

Digital Exhibition of Art Made During Quarantine Featuring artists from the Escalette Collection

May 6, 2020 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

Seven artists from the Escalette Collection of Art have been featured in a digital international exhibition of art made during quarantine. This exhibition was organized and curated by Seann Brackin, an Escalette Collection artist who has been living in Spain during the Covid-19 pandemic and quarantine. Brackin states that his intention with this exhibition was

Micol Hebron Art, activism, and the female body

April 28, 2020 by Jordyn Sapp | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

The Escalette Collection is proud to announce the addition of three new pieces to our collection, by performance artist and Chapman professor, Micol Hebron. She seeks to challenge the way female-presenting bodies are viewed by society, through performance art and photography, and for her viewers to consider women in art, and the imbalance between women

Creativity After Combat Prints that reflect the veteran experience

February 3, 2020 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

The Escalette Collection is proud to announce our Spring 2020 exhibition: Creativity After Combat February 3rd – August 31st, 2020 Henley Galleria, Argyros Forum, Second Floor This exhibition honors veterans, past and present, and explores the unique ability of visual art to capture aspects of the veteran experience. It is not widely appreciated that many

Honoring LGBTQIA+ Artists in the Escalette Collection Celebrating Chapman's LGBTQIA+ History Month

October 15, 2019 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

To celebrate Chapman University’s LGBTQIA+ History Month,  the Escalette Permanent Collection of Art would like to highlight some of the amazing artists in our collection who are a part of, or contribute to, the LGBTQIA+ communities. Their works shine a light on LGBTQIA+ experiences and invite the viewer to critically consider gender norms and social

Opening Celebration for “La Frontera-The Border” Was a Success

September 9, 2019 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

On Wednesday September 4th Wilkinson College and the Chapman Community celebrated the official opening of exhibitions from the Escalette Permanent Collection of Art, the Guggenheim Gallery and the Borderclicks project.  These four exhibitions are part of the campus-wide initiative “La Frontera-The Border,” a semester-long project meant to engage students, faculty, and members of the Chapman

Tom Kiefer Photographing America

April 4, 2019 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

Tom Kiefer is a photographer who uses his craft to document America. Based out of Arizona, the photographer’s work uses different landscapes and focuses on infrastructure, culture, and experimentation with color. Kiefer is very well known for his amazing work documenting the American backdrop. In 2015, he was named one of the top 50 emerging

Ernst and Drucker The Need For Transgender Stories

April 2, 2019 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

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

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