» The Escalette Permanent Art Collection

Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences is the proud home of the Phyllis and Ross Escalette Permanent Art Collection. 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 functions as a "museum without walls" where artwork is displayed throughout the Chapman campus in hallways, public spaces, and study areas. The collection is free and open to the public to view.



Current Exhibitions:
  • WE WERE THEN, WE ARE NOW
  • 10th Anniversary of TAB
  • WE WERE THEN, WE ARE NOW

    Roosevelt Hall, 1st Floor
    12/6/22 - 4/15/23
    detail of shell hanging with red thread in trees
    This exhibit opens the floor to contemporary indigenous artwork in the Escalette Collection, and includes artists from the Akimel O’odham, Chemehuevi, Cahuilla, and Tongva tribes. Through photography, painting, mixed media, printmaking, and collage, these artists share perspectives and experiences that will enlighten and strengthen our connections with one another. These pieces are for everyone to love, interpret, and learn from. Let us use this space as inspiration and come together to enjoy art with open minds and hearts. There is a story out there to be heard.
  • 10 Years of TAB

    Henley Galleria, 2nd Floor of Argyros Forum 
    September 9th, 2022 - Spring, 2023
    10 years of volumes from TAB journal
    This exhibition documents the evolution of Tab: The Journal of Poetry & Poetics over the past 10 years. With volumes ranging from maps to newspapers to postcards, Tab uses design to explore ideas of time, space, and belonging.

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Submit Your Panther Perspective


Panther Perspectives is a project where the Chapman community records short 1-3 min. responses to the artworks on campus, which are then made available through paw-print QR codes.