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2023-2024 Student-Proposed Acquisitions

June 14, 2024 by Natalie Teeter and Jessica Bocinski | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

For several years, it has been standard practice for the Escalette Collection of Art to include students in its acquisition process. Student input supports our goal of building a collection that can serve as an educational resource that is directly tied to students’ classes, research, and interests. It also helps students feel a sense of

Escalette Collection on Loan Tony DeLap Survey at the Honarkar Foundation

June 10, 2024 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

This past Spring semester, The Honarkar Foundation in Laguna Beach featured three Tony DeLap artworks from the Escalette Collection of Art in its inaugural exhibition corresponding with the opening of their new gallery space. The Honarkar Foundation is located in the historic former post-office building on Broadway Street, built in 1938. Orange County art collector

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

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

River Garza Expressing the Intersectionality of Identities through Visual Imagery

September 14, 2022 by Jean Park | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

Earlier this summer, the Escalette Collection introduced Mercedes Dorame, an artist whose work asserts the Tongva people’s presence by intervening in the landscapes of California. Today, we’d like to introduce another Tongva artist who utilizes visual imagery to amplify the voices of Indigenous peoples in Los Angeles: River Garza. River Garza is a Los Angeles-based

Peter Williams The Art of Bearing Witness

April 19, 2021 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

For more than 45 years, Peter Williams has created artwork that chronicles current and historical events and captures the diverse experiences of Black Americans. In contrast to the dark, violent realities that Williams’s work explores (such as racial oppression, police brutality, slavery, and mass incarceration), his work is vibrantly colorful and humorous. Intertwining personal memories,

June Edmonds: Stories in Color

March 30, 2021 by Jordan Sapp | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

In honor of Woman’s History Month, we are highlighting some of the work acquired by the Escalette Collection of Art this year as part of the Engaging the World: Leading the Conversation on the Significance of Race Initiative. Olé by artist June Edmonds is an explosion of color and texture, full of movement and passion. The painting seems to

April Bey, Atlantica, and Afrofuturism

February 9, 2021 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

“Afrofuturism” is a term you may have heard recently, perhaps in connection to the 2018 Black Panther movie or Octavia Butler’s science-fiction novels. It’s a word that has become more commonplace in pop culture and is provoking discussions about reimagined worlds and futures – but what exactly does it mean? April Bey, a Bahamian-American visual

Solar Selfies 2020 Acquisitions by Lia Halloran

December 8, 2020 by Jordan Sapp, Student Art Ambassador | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

The Escalette Collection is excited to announce two new acquisitions from artist and Chapman professor, Lia Halloran. Friendship Launch, After Katherine Johnson was named as an homage to Katherine Johnson, a human computer who worked for NASA in the 1960s. In this photographic print, Halloran merges art and science to capture America’s enthusiasm about space

Happy New Year!

January 3, 2018 by | Uncategorized

The Art Collections Department is Skiing into the New Year! We look forward to another art-filled year of exciting exhibitions, collaborations, and events!  Happy New Year from… Lindsay…  Kayla… Manon…  Jessica B… & Jessica J!    

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