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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

Art Ambassadors at the Parent Spring Summit

March 2, 2020 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

On February 21st, the Escalette Collection Student Art Ambassadors participated in the Parent Spring Summit by giving art tours to parents and students. The day started with a tour of the outdoor sculptures on campus given by Alyson Brandes and Haley Teves. The sculptures share a theme of movement and ever-changing perspectives. The tour group

“Levateur” vs. “Levitation” Comparing the Outdoor Sculptures of Tony DeLap

May 1, 2017 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

Nestled between the Leatherby Libraries and Oliphant Hall stand two unusual steel sculptures. Both demand attention from all who walk this space; one is perched atop two uneven grassy knolls, creating an overhead canopy, while the other stands among the passersby, leaning precariously into their space. These pieces, titled The Levitation of the Enchanted Princess and Le Levateur, are by

Contemporary Women Sculptors

April 11, 2016 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

In an industry traditionally dominated by male artists, it is refreshing and, in some instances, rare to discover art made by women. Today we are taking a look at sculptural work by contemporary female artists, as sculpture is a medium that is often associated with masculinity. In the past few years, various exhibitions have surfaced that

Minimalism How did minimalist art develop?

December 21, 2015 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

Minimalist art was developed in the early 1960’s as a direct descendant of the Abstract Expressionist movement. Just a decade earlier the abstract expressionists took hold of the art world, further progressing the way that artwork was conceptualized. The goal of abstract expressionism is simply to let the artist express their emotions through their artwork.

New Artwork Adorns Rinker Health Science Campus

October 16, 2014 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

The Escalette Collection has officially expanded into the new Harry and Diane Rinker Health Science Campus! Unveiled at the building’s grand opening yesterday, the pieces on display include new collection acquisitions by Kelsey Brookes and Elizabeth Turk, a recent donation by David Kiddie, as well as existing acquisitions by Peter Kogler, and Josef Albers. New

Tony DeLap

February 24, 2014 by Hanna Brockway | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

  Born in Oakland, California in 1927, artist Tony DeLap is a key pioneer in both the West Coast Minimalist and Op Art movements. Known for his illusionistic sculptures, DeLap has been a fixture in the Southern California art scene which he has helped shape. From 1949 to 1950, DeLap attended

Dogon Granary Ladders

November 3, 2011 by David Lee | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

  The Dogon are an ethnic group of between 400,000 and 800,000, living in modern-day Mali. They have a rich history in the area dating back to the 10th century, and are famous for their wooden sculpture. Ornate masks and sculptures define Dogon artwork, but functional sculptures like the granary ladders

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