Student Perspective: Engagements with the Escalette Collection
January 11, 2023
The Escalette Collection of Art is looking back at some of the fantastic work students created in the Fall 2022 semester based on artwork in the collection. Displaying artwork throughout Chapman’s campus allows students to engage with the collection, whether in their classes or just walking by. By bringing their unique backgrounds, perspectives, and knowledge to an artwork, the students and broader Chapman family work together to learn, shape, and redefine the collection in important ways.
Dr. Wendy Salmond’s Art History 335: Theories of Modernism class examined the intricacies and foundations of the art world as it developed during the 20th and 21st centuries. Throughout the class, students familiarized themselves with the Escalette Collection of Art by creating a Panther Perspective – a short, recorded response that will be used as a public audio guide. Their final project was to select a work from the collection to use as the inspiration to either curate a virtual exhibition or create their own artwork. Let’s look at just some of the wonderful interpretations of artworks from the Escalette Collection.