Coming into Wilkinson College at Chapman University this past fall as a first-year graphic design major, I would have never thought to consider how one class could change the trajectory of the beginning of my college experience. When I first saw the (First Year Foundations) FFC course, Exploring the Escalette Collection over the summer, I
The 3rd floor of Beckman Hall recently got an art makeover by students in Professor Micol Hebron’s Contemporary Gallery Practices course. Throughout the Spring semester, the students in Gallery Practices worked together to conceptualize an exhibition and select artwork from the Escalette Collection in Wilkinson College, to be featured in Beckman Hall. Since the students
In the spring of 2019, a group of Chapman University students approached the Escalette Collection with a specific request: to see and hear from artists they felt were underrepresented in the collection. Escalette Director at Chapman Lindsay Shen was eager to answer the call. “We’re happy when students talk or write to us to point
A couple weeks ago, Chapman students, faculty, staff and communities had the opportunity to hear Hakeem Adewumi, a Texas-based Nigerian artist, photographer and creative director, in conversation with Assistant Professor of Africana Studies Angelica Allen during a lecture for Wilkinson College’s Engaging the World: Leading the Conversation on Race series. Several of Adewumi’s striking portraits
Summer is finally over—even though it’s still too hot—which means it’s time for Halloween. Sure, Halloween is canceled, as far as trick-or-treating and costume parties go, but that doesn’t mean the spirit of Halloween is dead. Halloween is no mere mortal holiday, it is a state of mind. Spooky season is a state of being.
September 17th, the Escalette Collection of Art hosted its first event in conjunction with Begin/Again: Marking Black Memories. Ivan Forde, an artist featured in the virtual exhibition, was joined by anthropologist, artist, curator, and educator Niama Safia Sandy and introduced by David L. Bell of the Visitor Welcome Center in Los Angeles. If you didn’t have
Wilkinson College’s Escalette Collection is delighted to announce a gift from the Ellingson Family to support its goal of building an inclusive permanent collection. For the past two years, annual gifts from the Ellingsons have allowed the Escalette to target core areas of the Collection. This year’s gift will be used to acquire work by