April Bey, They Say “I’m so jealous” but They Really Mean “Envious”, mixed media on wood panel, 2020. Purchased with funds from the Ellingson Family.

In celebration of Black History Month, the Escalette Collection of Art shares ways to engage with artists whose works explore Black history, culture, and its influence on America. This blog post features things to see, listen, read, experience, and create this month and beyond.

See Artists on Display

As a “museum without walls,” the Escalette Collection displays artwork in evolving displays throughout Chapman’s Campus. These are just some of the works by Black artists featured in the exhibitions on campus.

April Bey is exhibited on the second floor of Roosevelt Hall. Bey’s interdisciplinary artwork is an introspective and social critique of American and Bahamian culture, contemporary pop culture, feminism, generational theory, social media, AfroFuturism, AfroSurrealism, post-colonialism and constructs of race within supremacist systems.

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