Author - Mary Platt

Mary Platt is director of the Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University

Hilbert Museum Acquires Important Norman Rockwell Drawing "Crestwood Commuter Station" will be displayed to public starting Feb. 2

The Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University has acquired a large and highly detailed Norman Rockwell pencil drawing, “Crestwood Commuter Station,” created in preparation for one of the artist’s iconic...

Hilbert Museum of California Art receives gift of eight paintings by Disney master Works by Eyvind Earle will be added to permanent collection

Eyvind Earle (1916-2000) – artist, illustrator, author, poet and recipient of the prestigious Disney Legend award — is probably best known to the general public as the man responsible for the styling, color and...

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Chapman’s Hilbert Museum of California Art wins Yelp Award

Rex Brandt, "On the Road to San Jacinto," 1938, watercolor.

Hilbert Museum to Open Three New Exhibitions on March 18

The Hilbert Museum of California Art will open three new exhibitions, which will be on display March 18 through September 23.  The public and the Chapman community are invited to attend an Opening Reception on Saturday...

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Hilbert Museum acquires important painting by Milford Zornes

A newly acquired painting by one of the best-known California Scene artists, Milford Zornes (1908-2008), will soon grace the collection of Chapman University’s Hilbert Museum of California Art. ...

Hank Dutt of the Kronos Quartet coaches a Chapman student quartet.

Student musicians from Chapman and area high schools get a master class from famed Kronos Quartet

It isn’t every day that student musicians have the opportunity to be coached by a member of a world-renowned classical music ensemble. When the boundary-breaking, globetrotting Kronos Quartet lands in...

Martin Luther King Jr. bust on Chapman University campus.

OC Weekly podcast spotlights MLK’s 1961 speech at Chapman

In honor of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday and MLK Day on January 16, 2017, OC Weekly devotes its “OC Speakly” podcast to Dr. King and his two speeches in Orange County: in 1961...

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Chapman celebrates Nobel laureate Vernon Smith’s 90th birthday

Chapman University’s Nobel laureate in economic science, Vernon Smith, Ph.D., hit the big 9-0 — yes, his 90th birthday — on January 1, 2016.  Since that was a holiday for some other...

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$15M+ gift establishes Smith Institute for Political Economy and Philosophy at Chapman University

Chapman University established today the Smith Institute for Political Economy and Philosophy at the University. The Smith Institute is named in honor of Adam Smith (1723-1790), the moral philosopher who is...

Chapman loses a friend: the passing of Larry Dodge

Chapman University is saddened to announce the death of Lawrence Dodge, businessman, philanthropist, member of the Chapman President’s Cabinet and friend of the University, who passed away on December 1, 2016. A...