The Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

The Escalette Permanent Collection of Art Rather than being housed in a museum or gallery, The Escalette Collection of Art is displayed throughout the Chapman campus in hallways, public spaces, and study areas. The collection is free and open to the public to view.
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Phyllis and Ross Escalette became interested in the art displayed at Chapman, and were intrigued by its accessibility to both the campus and local communities and its potential as an educational and cultural resource. The Escalettes established an endowment for the collection, and in 2010, it was dedicated and renamed the Phyllis and Ross Escalette Permanent Collection of Art in honor of their generosity. Funds generated by the Escalette Permanent Art Collection Endowment continue to support the operation and expansion of the collection. Beckman Hall is home to a large selection of works from the Escalette Collection, where it is seen by students, faculty, and visitors every day. The art is also displayed throughout campus, including Moulton Hall, 633 W. Palm, and the Harry and Diane Rinker Health Science Campus in Irvine.

New blog written by Jordyn Sapp, one of our amazing Student Art Ambassadors "Micol Hebron seeks to challenge the way fem...
04/28/2020
Micol Hebron - Art, activism, and the female body

New blog written by Jordyn Sapp, one of our amazing Student Art Ambassadors

"Micol Hebron seeks to challenge the way female-presenting bodies are viewed by society, through performance art and photography, and for her viewers to consider women in art, and the imbalance between women as art subjects and women as artists."

https://blogs.chapman.edu/collections/2020/04/28/micol-hebron/

The Escalette Collection is proud to announce the addition of three new pieces to our collection, by performance artist and Chapman professor, Micol Hebron. She seeks to challenge the way female-presenting bodies are viewed by society, through performance art and photography, and for her viewers to....

Working with equations, landscapes, natural structures and symbols, Elizabeth Turk explored the concept of infinity acro...
04/26/2020

Working with equations, landscapes, natural structures and symbols, Elizabeth Turk explored the concept of infinity across disciplines and cultures. Her inspiration lay in our immediate environment, as well as in the continuity of ancient forms.�As you walk past this work in the Keck Center, you’ll notice the imagery shift between references to science, nature and art. Chapman scientists were asked to handwrite the most elegant equations that communicated their vision of the world, or described the infinite, gravity, or space-time. The natural imagery was found a few miles from Chapman itself. As Turk explains, “We live at the edge of the Pacific, where a seemingly infinite horizon and a constant crash of waves frame an intuitive sense of reality and infinity.”�Art is represented by symbols that reappear across the globe and throughout history. Turk perceives that these forms “share patterns reflecting human intrigue with the elegance of the infinite and the paradox of what is.”
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Happy Friday! 🍾🎉 Let’s celebrate getting through another week with Escalette #betweenartandquarantine challenge reveals!...
04/24/2020

Happy Friday! 🍾🎉 Let’s celebrate getting through another week with Escalette #betweenartandquarantine challenge reveals!
Tag us or send a DM of your Escalette recreations and we’ll share them next Friday!
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Featured:
Escalette Staff as Paperdolls by Lia Halloran
Kazakhstan Elite by Jessica Rath
Calendar by Robert Crewe
Copperhead Series by Moyra Davey

“We all think about the troops leaving their families when they deploy. The story that is rarely told is that of the per...
04/21/2020

“We all think about the troops leaving their families when they deploy. The story that is rarely told is that of the personnel whose job it is to provide the moral and welfare to them when they are away. As a Moral Welfare and Recreation (MWR) specialist, Carolyn provided comfort, happiness and helpful distraction to the deployed troops in the Gulf War. Her smile never showed the reality—that when called to do her duty, she left an infant and a toddler behind. I tried to capture the essence of a mother pulled from her children for service to her country. Prior to her deployment, Carolyn served in Japan. This print sits upon a piece of Japanese paper with an image of the traditional Japanese Crane. The crane represents longevity, luck, good health and honor. From her hands, the cranes are being release to the children.” - Yvette Pino, veteran, artist, and founder of the Veteran Prints Project
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This work is featured in our current exhibition, Creativity After Combat. Explore a digital version of this exhibit by clicking the link in our bio.

Join us in taking on the #betweenartandquarantine challenge - Escalette edition! Tag us or send us a DM of your art re-c...
04/17/2020

Join us in taking on the #betweenartandquarantine challenge - Escalette edition! Tag us or send us a DM of your art re-creations and we’ll share them every Friday!
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Duel Nature by Ruby Osorio @clairetreu
Untitled by Mary Corse, @jessicabocinski and @sir.hims.alot
Three Saints by unknown artist, @shenfionalindsay

https://blogs.chapman.edu/collections/2020/04/15/students-of-chinese-and-japanese-art-inspired-by-escalette-collection/I...
04/15/2020
Students of Chinese and Japanese art inspired by Escalette Collection - How art enhances online instruction

https://blogs.chapman.edu/collections/2020/04/15/students-of-chinese-and-japanese-art-inspired-by-escalette-collection/

Instruction may be online, but that hasn’t stopped students from finding inspiration and pleasure in Wilkinson College’s Escalette Collection. Art History students were given an assignment that encouraged them to engage with an artwork in a uniquely personal and creative way...

Instruction may be online, but that hasn’t stopped students from finding inspiration and pleasure in Wilkinson College’s Escalette Collection. Art History students in the class Exchange and Evolution in the Arts of China and Japan were given an assignment that encouraged them to engage with an a...

https://blogs.chapman.edu/collections/2020/04/13/introducing-the-escalette-scavenger-hunt-and-crossword-puzzle/Are you l...
04/13/2020
Introducing the Escalette Scavenger Hunt and Crossword Puzzle! - Fun, at-home activities!

https://blogs.chapman.edu/collections/2020/04/13/introducing-the-escalette-scavenger-hunt-and-crossword-puzzle/

Are you looking for a fun activity to do at home? Test your detective skills with the Escalette Collection’s scavenger hunt or crossword puzzle.

Are you looking for a fun activity to do at home? Test your detective skills with the Escalette Collection’s scavenger hunt or crossword puzzle. Escalette Collection Digital Scavenger Hunt Instructions: First, you’ll want to pull up our eMuseum website (wilkinsonartcollections.chapman.edu). This...

Looking for something fun to do with the kiddos? Have them design their own museum exhibit at home! https://lucicreative...
04/09/2020
Future Exhibit Designers: 5 Fun At-Home Make-a-Museum Activities for Kids - Luci Creative

Looking for something fun to do with the kiddos? Have them design their own museum exhibit at home!

https://lucicreative.com/future-exhibit-designers-5-fun-at-home-make-a-museum-activities-for-kids/

With closed schools and stay-at-home orders around the world, parents, teachers, and caregivers are rising to the occasion and figuring out innovative ways to homeschool students. When the schoolwork is complete, there’s the continued challenge of keeping young children entertained and away from h...

“Conquest of the Vertical: 600 miles to Eureka! n. 3” is part of Julie Shafer’s 6’ pinhole series “Conquest of the Verti...
04/02/2020

“Conquest of the Vertical: 600 miles to Eureka! n. 3” is part of Julie Shafer’s 6’ pinhole series “Conquest of the Vertical (2012-2014).” This series consists of negative images of remote Native American lands in California where mining occurred in the 1800s. The photographs contrast a utopian vision of the land and its original inhabitants. Sand, dust, and snowstorms affect the image, just as mining scarred the land Shafer chose to photograph. Their choice of photography as a medium also speaks to history. Ironically, the mining caused a surplus in silver, making photography more affordable and accessible in that time.
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“I begin the sculptural process on the potter’s wheel, folding and expanding the delicate porcelain layers into a Fibona...
03/27/2020

“I begin the sculptural process on the potter’s wheel, folding and expanding the delicate porcelain layers into a Fibonacci composition, a sequence found very often in nature. I am fascinated that a delicate object, like a flower, has such a powerful spiritual and aesthetic presence and ability to help us and lift our spirits.” - Mary Beierle on her Excavation Series
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Check out our latest blog post celebrating Women's History Month! It features a sneak peek of two of the Escalette Colle...
03/23/2020
Celebrating Women’s History Month - A spotlight on the works of Jessica Rath and Jenny Yurshansky.

Check out our latest blog post celebrating Women's History Month! It features a sneak peek of two of the Escalette Collection's never-before-seen recent acquisitions! 🤯

https://blogs.chapman.edu/collections/2020/03/23/celebrating-womens-history-month/

According to a story by Pliny the Elder, a Roman writer from the first century C.E., the first drawing ever made was a portrait of a lover by a woman named Dibutades. After tracing the silhouette on the wall, Dibutades’ father created a clay model of the drawing. To no surprise, in Pliny the Elder...

We are excited to announce that we’ll be participating in the #museumfromhome social media campaign! Check our Instagram...
03/18/2020

We are excited to announce that we’ll be participating in the #museumfromhome social media campaign! Check our Instagram everyday to see works from the Escalette Collection. Now more than ever, we feel that sharing art is an important way to combat some of the stress and isolation many are experiencing right now.

We’re starting strong with this very recently acquired work by Guyanese born Harlem raised artist Ivan Forde. In this cyanotype, Forde places self-portraits of himself to recreate a scene from the Epic of Gilgamesh. Fun Fact: this work was proposed to the Escalette Collection by Chapman students!

Are you in need of entertainment at home while practicing social distancing? The Escalette Collection of Art is here to ...
03/17/2020
Museum from Home - Visit our exhibitions digitally!

Are you in need of entertainment at home while practicing social distancing? The Escalette Collection of Art is here to help! Click on the links in this blog to explore our current and some of our past exhibitions.

https://blogs.chapman.edu/collections/2020/03/17/museum-from-home/

Are you in need of entertainment at home while practicing social distancing? The Escalette Collection of Art is here to help! Click on the links below to explore our current and some of our past exhibitions. Creativity After Combat February 3 – August 21, 2020 Henley Galleria, Argyros Forum, Secon...

Can you name #5womenartists? This week we would like to highlight these miniature, cardboard houses and shops by Ana Ser...
03/12/2020

Can you name #5womenartists? This week we would like to highlight these miniature, cardboard houses and shops by Ana Serrano. Serrano’s colorful cardboard creations bring the details, textures, and culture of LA to life. Tell us your five (or more!) favorite women artists below!

Every day is #internationalwomensday at the Escalette! 🛠🧰💪
03/09/2020

Every day is #internationalwomensday at the Escalette! 🛠🧰💪

The Escalette Collection (all-women 😉) staff wishes you a happy #internationalwomensday! Thank you to all the amazing wo...
03/08/2020

The Escalette Collection (all-women 😉) staff wishes you a happy #internationalwomensday! Thank you to all the amazing women who make the world a better place.

Check out some of the awesome stuff our Student Art Ambassadors are doing! https://blogs.chapman.edu/collections/2020/03...
03/02/2020
Art Ambassadors at the Parent Spring Summit

Check out some of the awesome stuff our Student Art Ambassadors are doing!

https://blogs.chapman.edu/collections/2020/03/02/art-ambassadors-at-the-parent-spring-summit/

On February 21st, the Escalette Collection Student Art Ambassadors participated in the Parent Spring Summit by giving art tours to parents and students. The day started with a tour of the outdoor sculptures on campus given by Alyson Brandes and Haley Teves. The sculptures share a theme of movement a...

Thank you to everyone who came to our Veteran Photography Workshop! We will be sharing some of their amazing photos soon...
02/23/2020

Thank you to everyone who came to our Veteran Photography Workshop! We will be sharing some of their amazing photos soon! @ Chapman University

Leatherby Libraries at Chapman University
02/20/2020

Leatherby Libraries at Chapman University

As part of the Creativity After Combat exhibit we posted about yesterday, two fabulous events, both organized by The Escalette Permanent Collection of Art, will be held in the Center for American War Letters Archives on Wednesday, February 26th. Check them out and come on by.

Throwback to when Tony DeLap’s “Levitation of the Enchanted Princess” was red, blue, and finally, the white we see today...
02/13/2020

Throwback to when Tony DeLap’s “Levitation of the Enchanted Princess” was red, blue, and finally, the white we see today. Which color do you like best? #tbt @ Chapman University

The Escalette Collection celebrates Black History Month! https://blogs.chapman.edu/collections/2020/02/10/celebrating-bl...
02/10/2020
Celebrating Black History Month - Black artists in the Escalette Collection

The Escalette Collection celebrates Black History Month!

https://blogs.chapman.edu/collections/2020/02/10/celebrating-black-history-month/

In honor of Black History Month, the Escalette Permanent Collection of Art would like to highlight some of the incredible Black artists in our collection. Maya Freelon Asante Maya Freelon Asante is an award-winning African American artist who is best known for her lively, colorful sculptures that so...

You won’t want to miss these events! Free and open to everyone, as always.
02/07/2020

You won’t want to miss these events! Free and open to everyone, as always.

As part of the Creativity After Combat exhibit we posted about yesterday, two fabulous events, both organized by The Escalette Permanent Collection of Art, will be held in the Center for American War Letters Archives on Wednesday, February 26th. Check them out and come on by.

Thanks for the shoutout Leatherby Libraries!
02/06/2020

Thanks for the shoutout Leatherby Libraries!

A new exhibit from the Escalette Permanent Collection of Art, titled "Creativity After Combat," is on display on the 2nd floor of Argyros Forum, in the Henley Galleria. The exhibit contains materials from letters housed in the Center for American War Letters Archives. Stop by the exhibit between now and August 31, and stay tuned for some events taking place in the Leatherby Libraries in connection with the exhibit.

We are truly honored to be able to share the artwork and stories of diverse veterans and veteran-artists in our current ...
02/04/2020
Creativity After Combat - Prints that reflect the veteran experience

We are truly honored to be able to share the artwork and stories of diverse veterans and veteran-artists in our current exhibition. Learn more about our exhibit and upcoming events.

https://blogs.chapman.edu/collections/2020/02/03/creativity-after-combat/

The Escalette Collection is proud to announce our Spring 2020 exhibition: Creativity After Combat February 3rd – August 31st, 2020 Henley Galleria, Argyros Forum, Second Floor This exhibition honors veterans, past and present, and explores the unique ability of visual art to capture aspects of the...

Now exhibiting: Creativity After Combat, which brings together work by well-known World War II veteran artist John Paul ...
02/04/2020

Now exhibiting: Creativity After Combat, which brings together work by well-known World War II veteran artist John Paul Jones, and prints created from the testimonies of veterans recently returned from conflicts around the world.

We loved Jessica Rath’s show, “Fruiting Bodies,” from our head tomatoes!  @ Descanso Gardens
01/23/2020

We loved Jessica Rath’s show, “Fruiting Bodies,” from our head tomatoes! @ Descanso Gardens

Each month, a piece from the Escalette Collection is going to be featured in "Art at Chapman"- a new content series for ...
01/16/2020
Art at Chapman: An Introduction and "Después del trabajo" | Chapman Newsroom

Each month, a piece from the Escalette Collection is going to be featured in "Art at Chapman"- a new content series for staff and faculty that explores the art on campus! Check us out!

https://news.chapman.edu/2020/01/15/art-at-chapman-despues-del-trabajo/

Wherever you walk on Chapman’s campuses, art is everywhere. Now, [email protected] brings you “Art at Chapman,” a new content series for staff and faculty that explores the art surrounding us all. Each month, Lindsay Shen, Ph.D. and director of Art Collections at Chapman University, and Jessica ...

Last chance to see BorderClick: Tijuana/San Diego on the 2nd floor of Argyros Forum! This amazing exhibit is closing on ...
01/13/2020

Last chance to see BorderClick: Tijuana/San Diego on the 2nd floor of Argyros Forum! This amazing exhibit is closing on Wednesday, January 15th.

Happy New Year from the Escalette Collection and the Guggenheim Gallery! ✨Wishing all our friends a year filled with cre...
01/06/2020

Happy New Year from the Escalette Collection and the Guggenheim Gallery! ✨Wishing all our friends a year filled with creativity, inspiration, and discovery. ✨

We are so proud of our Escalette artists Bovey Lee and Ana Serrano for their recently completed artist-in-residences at ...
12/19/2019

We are so proud of our Escalette artists Bovey Lee and Ana Serrano for their recently completed artist-in-residences at the Facebook HQ in Los Angeles! Truly amazing work! #fbairprogram @ Facebook Los Angeles

The Escalette office dog was feeling festive today!
12/18/2019

The Escalette office dog was feeling festive today!

https://blogs.chapman.edu/collections/2019/12/17/holiday-greetings-from-the-escalette-collection-of-art/Wishing you and ...
12/17/2019
Holiday Greetings from the Escalette Collection of Art

https://blogs.chapman.edu/collections/2019/12/17/holiday-greetings-from-the-escalette-collection-of-art/

Wishing you and your families a Happy Holidays and New Year! Whether you've liked our social media posts, visited our exhibitions, or donated to the Escalette Collection, you have been an important part of making 2018-2019 a success. Thank you and cheers to an exciting year ahead!

Happy Holidays and Seasons Greetings from the Escalette Permanent Collection of Art!   2019 has been an exciting year for the Escalette Collection! Here are some of the highlights: A generous gift from the Ellingson Family allowed us to develop our ceramics collection by purchasing seminal works by...

Happy Veterans Day! 🇺🇸We want to take today to thank our Veterans for their sacrifices and commitment to the American pe...
11/12/2019

Happy Veterans Day! 🇺🇸We want to take today to thank our Veterans for their sacrifices and commitment to the American people. We would like to take this opportunity to announce our Veteran Art-centered exhibition and programming next semester, featuring Veteran artists in the Escalette Collection including John Paul Jones and Robert Rauschenberg, and the work of local veteran artists. Check back soon for more details!

As we approach the Border Conference this weekend, we want to highlight some of our conference panelists! Keep an eye ou...
11/11/2019

As we approach the Border Conference this weekend, we want to highlight some of our conference panelists! Keep an eye out on our social media to learn about two of our renowned speakers each day this week. Today, we want to recognize Dr. Prexy Nesbitt and José Ángel N.

Don't forget to RSVP for the Border Conference THIS WEEKEND from November 14 to November 16. This is not required, but i...
11/11/2019
La Frontera/The Border Conference Registration 2019

Don't forget to RSVP for the Border Conference THIS WEEKEND from November 14 to November 16. This is not required, but is recommended to ensure food supply and seating is available for all! One form may be completed for your whole party or class. Here is the link to RSVP:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScYZJCWRD_zvKvICNe6QIwD3ASkp9sCe7QyFN9HXpZB-bos6A/viewform?fbclid=IwAR2MRn0ISYhM2DXGjZ9fbFCcR8Qx5tiZfast-kIsUF_u6GCeCVNq9bdEqmE

Registration is now open for La Frontera/The Border Conference, November 14-16, 2019. Registration is not required, but is recommended to ensure food supply and seating is available for all. One form may be completed for your whole party or class.

Leatherby Libraries at Chapman University
11/09/2019

Leatherby Libraries at Chapman University

Join us next week for the fabulous conference for La Frontera/The Border: An Interdisciplinary Examination.

You are invited to the La Frontera/The Border Conference and Closing Reception on Nov. 15! After the main conference, jo...
10/28/2019

You are invited to the La Frontera/The Border Conference and Closing Reception on Nov. 15! After the main conference, join us for a party to celebrate the day and the release of the Escalette Collection of Art and the Guggenheim Gallery's joint exhibitions catalog. The party will take place on Moulton Patio. It will be an evening filled with art, snacks, and celebration. 🥳🥂This event is free and open to all.

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