Guggenheim Gallery
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Our Mission: The Guggenheim Gallery provides provocative exhibitions and educational programming that provide a local connection to the national and international dialogue about contemporary art and provide a framework for an interchange between artists, scholars, students and the community at large. While the exhibitions feature contemporary art, they often address other disciplines and societal issues in general. Integrated into the curriculum, these programs contribute significantly to Chapman education.

About the Gallery: The Guggenheim Gallery was built in 1975 with a gift from Robert and Shirley Guggenheim. It sponsors an annual schedule of exhibitions by professional artists, students and community arts organizations. As part of the regular programming, it proudly hosts a variety of collaborations with area institutions including 2017 Getty Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative, 2013 California Pacific-Triennial Orange County Museum of Art, 2011 Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945–1980, Confronting Nature: Silenced Voices with Cal State Fullerton, Art and Architecture with ten So. California museums and galleries, and the 1994 Orange County Olympic Arts Festival.

Solo exhibitions by internationally known California artists such as Manuel Ocampo and Tim Hawkinson alternate with multimedia and medium specific group exhibitions organized around themes which have included urbanism, the Mexico-US Border, feminism, death and dying, sex and humor, the Vietnam war, public art and religion. Chapman students install group exhibitions each semester and are required to show their work individually in their Junior & Senior years. 

Please note that the Guggenheim Gallery doesn't accept unsolicited exhibition proposals for review.

Exhibitions


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2011 - 2019

  • Fall 2019: La Frontera - The Border: An Interdisciplinary Examination, August 26 - November 17
  • Fall 2019: Departmental (showcasing student works), December 2 - December 6
  • Spring 2019: Politcially Private, Jan. 28 - Mar. 10
  • Spring 2019: Sophomore Portfolio Assessment, Apr. 1 - Apr. 5
  • Spring 2019: BFA Studio Junior Show, Apr. 8 - Apri. 12
  • Spring 2019: BFA Studio Senior Show I, Apr. 15 - Apr. 19
  • Spring 2019: BFA Stuido Senior Show II, Apr. 22 - Apr. 26
  • Spring 2019: Departmental Submissions, Apr. 29 - May 3
  • Spring 2019: Departmental Show, May 6 - May 10
  • Fall 2018: Departmental Show, Dec. 3 - Dec. 7
  • Fall 2018: Departmental Submissions, Nov. 26 - Nov. 30
  • Fall 2018: London Design Show, Nov. 12 - Nov. 16
  • Fall 2018: Commonwealth & Council, Oct. 1- Nov. 2
  • Fall 2018: A Matter of Course, Aug. 13 - Sept. 21
  • Spring 2018: Glass Tambourine, January 29 – March 9
  • Spring 2018: Graphic Design Portfolio Assessment I, March 26 - March 30
  • Spring 2018: Graphic Design Portfolio Assessment II, April 2 – April 6
  • Spring 2018: BFA Studio Junior Show, April 9 – April 13
  • Spring 2018: BFA Studio Senior Show I, April 16 – April 20
  • Spring 2018 BFA Studio Senior Show II, April 23 – April 27
  • Spring 2018: Departmental Show Submissions, April 30 – May 4
  • Spring 2018: Departmental Show Submissions, May 7 – May 11
  • Fall 2016: The Emblematic, July 18 - Aug. 14
  • Fall 2016: Current Position #1, Aug. 28- Sept. 30
  • Fall 2016: Current Position #2, Oct. 10 - Nov. 6
  • Fall 2016: Lunar Mission UK, Nov. 14-Nov. 18
  • Fall 2016: GD Portfolio Assessment, Nov. 14 - Nov. 18
  • Fall 2016: Departmental Submissions, Nov. 28 - Dec. 3
  • Fall 2016: Departmental Show, Dec. 5 - Dec. 9
  • Spring: 2016: UP-ISH, Feb. 1 - Mar. 11
  • Spring 2016: BFA Graphic Design I, Mar. 28 - Apr. 1
  • Spring 2016: BFA Graphic Design II, Apr. 4-Apr. 8
  • Spring 2016: BFA Art Junior Show, Apr. 11 - Apr. 15
  • Spring 2016: BFA Art Senior Show I, Apr. 18 - Apr. 22
  • Spring 2016: BFA Art Senior Show II, Apr. 25 - Apr. 29
  • Spring 2016: Departmental Show, May 9 - May 13
  • Fall 2015: Paths and Edges, July 20 - Sept. 18
  • Fall 2015: Panting Abstraction, Sept. 28-Nov. 6
  • Fall 2015: Lunar Mission UK, Nov. 9 - Nov. 13
  • Fall 2015: Turner Deacquisition, Nov. 16 - Nov. 20
  • Fall 2015: Fall Portfolio Assessment, Nov. 16 - Nov. 20
  • Fall 2015: Departmental Submissions, Nov. 30 - Dec. 4
  • Fall 2015: Departmental Show, Dec. 7-Dec. 11
  • Spring 2015: Feminism Show Curated by Nancy Buchanan, Feb. 2 - Mar. 15
  • Spring 2015: BFA Graphic Design 1, Mar. 30 - Apr. 3
  • Spring 2015: BFA Graphic Design 2, Apr. 6 - Apr. 10
  • Spring 2015: BFA Studio Jr., Apr. 13 - Apr. 17
  • Spring 2015: BFA Studio Sr. 1, Apr. 20 - Apr. 24
  • Spring 2015: BFA Studio Sr. 2, Apr. 27 - May. 1
  • Spring 2015: Departmental Submissions, May 4 - May 8
  • Spring 2015: Departmental End of Semester Student Show, May 11 - May 15
  • Fall 2014: Sniff the Space Flat on Your Face, Aug. 25 – Sept. 25, 2014
  • Fall 2014: Life Transmissions, Oct. 6 - Oct. 31, 2014
  • Fall 2014: Graphic Design Student Assessment Show (BFA in Graphic Design), Nov. 17 - Nov. 21, 2014
  • Fall 2014: Departmental - End of Semester Student Show, Dec. 1 - Dec. 5, 2014
  • Summer 2014: Knock Off, Select Works from the Escalette Collection & Guggenheim Gallery, May 19 – Aug. 15, 2014
  • Spring 2014: Your Shell is Made of Air: The Meaningful City, Jan 27 – Feb 28, 2014
  • Spring 2014: BFA Graphic Design Sophomore Portfolio Assessment, Mar 10 – Mar 14, 2014
  • Spring 2014: BFA Graphic Design Junior Portfolio Assessment, Mar. 17 – Mar. 21, 2014
  • Spring 2014: Senior Studio Art Student Show, Mar. 31 – April 4, 2014
  • Spring 2014: BA & BFA Studio Art Senior Seminar, April 7 – April 11, 2014
  • Spring 2014: BA & BFA Studio Art Senior Seminar, April 14 – April 18, 2014
  • Spring 2014: Departmental Show, May 5 – May 9, 2014
  • Fall 2013: Syrop & Chang, A Two Person Exhibition in Conjunction with the 2013 California-Pacific Triennial, June 30 - Sep 14, 2013
  • Fall 2013: Demolition Women, Curated by Commonwealth and Council, Sep 23 - Oct 25, 2013
  • Fall 2013: Environmental Graphics, ART 393: Sustainable Design in London 2013, Nov 4 - Nov 8, 2013
  • Fall 2013: Art Student Assessment Show, BFA in Graphic Design and BFA in Art, Nov 11 - Nov 15, 2013
  • Fall 2013: Departmental, End of Semester Student Show, Dec 2 - Dec 6, 2013
  • Spring 2013: Wir Drei Figurative Painting, January 30 - March 1, 2013
  • Spring 2013: BFA Graphic Design Sophomore Show, March 11 - 15, 2013
  • Spring 2013: BFA Graphic Design Junior Show, March 18 - 22, 2013
  • Spring 2013: BFA Studio Junior Show, April 1 - 5, 2013
  • Spring 2013: BA/BFA Studio Show #1, April 8 - 12, 2013
  • Spring 2013: BA/BFA Studio Show #2, April 15 - 19, 2013
  • Spring 2013: Departmental End of Semester Student Show, April 22 - May 3, 2013
  • Spring 2013: Departmental End of Semester Show, April 22 - May 5, 2013
  • Fall 2012: Lick it Into Shape: Friending the Ephemeral, August 20 through September 20, 2012 featuring Brandon Andrew, Young Chung, Public Fiction, Samara Golden, Alex Jasch, Cyril Kuhn, Davida Nemeroff, Paul Pescador, curated by Marcus Herse.
  • Fall 2012: Dark Matters, October 1, 2012 – October 28, 2012 featuring Krysten Cunningham, Adam Feldmeth, Tobias Hantmann, Christian Jendreiko, Analia Saban, Monika Stricker, curated by Marcus Herse.
  • Fall 2012: BFA Graphic Design and BA Studio Student Show: Sorry We're Late to the Party, Elizabeth Bacon, Case Conching, Mike Gembarski, Katie Kland, Elizabeth Mule, Stephanie Pieper, Michael Regan, Jessica Samson, Will Schoenfeld, Josh Sorosky, Will Sproule, Melanie Reichert, Roxanne Sharif.
  • Fall 2012: Senior Art Exhibition: Other/Other, featuring work of Robbie Kociela and Tyler Park.
  • Fall 2012: Departmental End of Semester Show, December 1 - 7, 2012
  • Summer 2011: Carson Gladson, Musical Improvisations. Paintings and drawings of 1961 Department of Art alumnus.
  • Spring 2011: Measure for Measure, curated by Lisa Randall and Lia Halloran. Featuring Elizabeth Tobias, Susan Sironi, Katrina McElory, Meeson Pae Yang, Felicity Nove, Barbara Parmet and Zig Gron.
  • Winter 2011: Breakdown, curated by Julie Schustack. Featuring Matthew Alan Price, John Chwekun, Emily Maddigan, Katie Martineau-Caron, Kristen Morgin, Thomas Muller, Julie Schustack and Christian Tedeschi.

Contact & Gallery Information


Gallery Coordinator: Marcus Herse
Contact: Tel: 714.997.6800 or herse@chapman.edu
Admission is free into the Gallery
Hours: Monday – Friday, noon – 5:00pm, Saturday, 11:00am – 4:00pm