Art is an integral part of the educational process at Chapman University. We take pride in giving our students, faculty and staff the opportunity to spend their days at Chapman surrounded by beautiful and inspirational works of art as they learn, discover and grow. As Chapman continues to grow in both size and reputation, we strive to remain faithful to the foundations of a liberal education in which seemingly disparate disciplines – like the arts and sciences — are interconnected partners in the pursuit of learning and discovery.
Chapman University and Wilkinson College is proud to be the home of the Escalette Permanent Collection of Art. The collection is supported by an endowment established by the late Phyllis and Ross Escalette, and is comprised mostly of contemporary and modern paintings, prints, and sculpture. Rather than being housed in a museum or gallery, The Escalette Collection is displayed throughout the Chapman campus in hallways, public spaces, and study areas. The collection is free and open to the public to view.
Interplay: Music and the Escalette Collection was based on the Honors Program seminar, Sound and Spirit. Each student chose an artwork from the University's Escalette collection and then explored musical possibilities that best expressed a similar quality of spirituality. The artworks on display are accompanied by personal reflections from the students about the interplay they discovered between art forms.
Tuesday, February 20
Argyros Forum 209A
Join us for an exploration of the connections between art, music, and spirituality. This free reception includes a conversation with the student curators and music by Pacific Symphony musicians. Wine and refreshments provided, no reservation required.