Museum Tours From Home: Visit the Art Collections at Chapman University Virtually

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 

Feb. 3 – Aug. 21, 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 veteran experience. Creativity After Combat 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. This dialogue between past and present illustrates the capacity of art to reflect on, document, and express diverse experience.

Digital Exhibition Includes:

  • All artwork and labels on display including an exhibition layout map
  • Pictures from all exhibition-related events
  • Recording of lecture by Yvette M. Pino
Yvette M. Pino, In the Light You Will Find the Road, Intaglio print, 2012. Purchased with funds from the Escalette Collection.

La Frontera/The Border: An Interdisciplinary Examination 

May 5 – Nov. 17, 2019

Various locations on campus

During Fall 2019, Chapman University embarked on a campus-wide interrogation of border issues, particularly those surrounding the U.S.-Mexico border. Drawing from the humanities, social sciences, journalism, law, and visual and performing arts, courses examined borders through interdisciplinary perspectives. A number of public events also encouraged the campus and wider community to examine the controversial issues surrounding borders. Throughout the semester Chapman University Students, Staff, Faculty and visitors were invited to join a book club, tour the art exhibitions, attend lectures, and more. This project culminated in a conference from November 14th-16th that brought leading scholars, artists, and journalists to Chapman University, and offered space for student presentations. By engaging in multi-disciplinary examination of this topic, we hope our community came away better informed and prepared to be engaged global citizens.

Digital Exhibition Includes:

  • Artwork, extended labels, and catalogue text from all 4 art exhibitions including installation images and an exhibition layout
  • Pictures of almost all La Frontera/The Border- related events including video recordings of lectures
  • List of resources for migrants, undocumented individuals, and anyone wishing to help those communities
Tom Keifer, With Makeup, inkjet print, 2018. Purchased with funds from the Escalette Endowment.

Moving Forward, Looking Back: Journeys Along the Old Spanish Trail

Feb. 1 – June 6, 2017

Henley Galleria, Argyros Forum, Second Floor

Moving Forward, Looking Back: Journeys Across the Old Spanish Trail is an artistic project combining photography, video, and sound by Spanish artist Janire Nájera who has explored the Spanish legacy along the Old Spanish Trail.

Virtual Exhibition – this site allows you to virtually walk the halls of the Henley Galleria. Along the way, you can click on individual pieces of art that you would like to view more closely.

Janire Nájera
Janire Nájera, Teodomino Fuentes Paloma, photograph printed on aluminum, 2014. Gift of the artist.

The Escalette Collection will also be posting one artwork from the collection each day on Instagram and Facebook with the #museumfromhome tag. We hope that these efforts will make your transition home a little easier. All of us at the Escalette Collections wish you and your families well during this difficult time.

Display Image at Top/Laura Grossett, Mathew, Serigraph, 2013. Purchased with funds from the Escalette Collection.