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Escalette Collection


Bound in Bone: A New Student-Generated Exhibition in Roosevelt Hall

January 12, 2024 by Jessica Bocinski | News

As part of Wilkinson College’s 2023 Engaging the World Initiative, Leading the Conversation on Health Equity, the Escalette Collection of Art partnered Wilkinson and Crean College students with LA-based artist Jenny Yurshansky to create an experiential display in Roosevelt Hall titled Bound in Bone. The exhibition will be on display until November, 2024. Roosevelt Hall

Ellingson Family Gift Supports Escalette Acquisition of Contemporary Native American Art 

March 21, 2023 by Jessica Bocinski | News

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 three years, annual donations from the Ellingsons have allowed the Escalette to expand targeted areas of the Collection. This year’s gift was used to acquire work by Native

We Were Then, We Are Now: Student Curated Exhibition 

December 9, 2022 by Jessica Bocinski | Art

  Students in Dr. Fiona Shen’s First Year Focus (FFC) class, “Exploring the Escalette Collection of Art: An Experiential Journey” recently installed a new exhibition in Roosevelt Hall, home to Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. The “We Were Then, We Are Now,” student curated exhibit is part of Wilkinson College’s Engaging the

An Escalette Summer From Intern to Job: A Student's Journey

October 5, 2022 by Jean Park '24, CCI & Dance major | News

This story begins in a little coffee shop in Urbana, Illinois, where I paired my first day as an intern at the Escalette Collection (in Wilkinson College) with a blackberry latte and a croissant. I opened Jessica Bocinski’s e-mail attached with my official 10-week internship program. Seeing the program she curated just for me, I

Escalette Adventures in Copenhagen

August 31, 2022 by | News

Over the summer, The Escalette Permanent Art Collection Director, Fiona Shen and Museum Registrar, Jessica Bocinski, traveled to Denmark to visit the Copenhagen Contemporary, where one of the most well-known paintings in the Escalette Collection is on loan, Untitled by Mary Corse. The Mary Corse painting is currently on display as part of their “Light

From Our Eyes First year Foundation Courses

May 26, 2022 by Yandel Salas ‘25 Graphic Design Major | News

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

New Student Curated Exhibition in Beckman Hall

May 18, 2022 by Jessica Bocinski | News

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

Director of Art Partners With Chapman Students to Increase Representation in Permanent Collection Lindsay Shen discusses how partnerships with students and the community are supporting the development of a more inclusive art collection.

May 19, 2021 by Michelle Anguka | News

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

Hakeem Adewumi The Art of Anti-Portraiture Engaging the World: Leading the Conversation on the Significance of Race

February 25, 2021 by Jessica Bocinski | News

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

An Escalette Halloween Celebrate the spooky season with art!

October 29, 2020 by Jordan Sapp | Art

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.

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