For more than a decade, Chapman University’s Phyllis and Ross Escalette Permanent Art Collection in Wilkinson College has served as an important research institute and learning laboratory for students, while curating an ever-growing collection of public art.

Since it was first established in 2010, the “Museum Without Walls” has grown to include 830 works, including contemporary and modern paintings, prints and sculpture, which are displayed throughout Chapman’s Orange and Rinker campuses, in hallways, study spaces and other public areas where they can be freely viewed.

This year, the Escalette Collection celebrates its “10+2” anniversary, a somewhat tongue-in-cheek acknowledgement of the fact that official 10-year celebrations were postponed by the pandemic in 2020.

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