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 beauty and inspirational works of art as they learn, discover and grow.
The Phyllis & Ross Escalette Permanent Collection of Art is not tucked away in a gallery or confined to just one building; it is spread throughout campus for all to enjoy - on tree-lined walkways, in courtyards, lobbies, offices and meeting places. In this way, Chapman has become a museum without walls, a gallery spread throughout campus.
We believe that enriching our campus with beautiful works of art results in a powerful cross-pollination of ideas and inspiration. 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.The Escalette Collection is truly a celebration of the interdisciplinary spirit of creativity and innovation that infuses everything we do at Chapman.