Library Happenings: Feminism and Art

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Here on the Chapman campus, we are lucky enough to be surrounded by art in many forms. As I have shown in previous posts, we have collections of art and memorabilia scattered throughout the library; we also have sculptures and statues and fountains throughout the campus. The Chapman University philosophy believes that art inspires us to be greater thinkers and students. The Guggenheim Art Gallery here on campus is an extension of that philosophy.

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The Guggenheim provides a location right on campus for students, faculty, staff, and the surrounding community to get up close and personal with featured art. Here in the library, we like to support the efforts. We currently have an exhibit “XX Redux” that is exploring the role of feminism in art and art in feminism. I created a display case with items from our collection that align with this theme.

If you ever have a chance to visit our campus, the Guggenheim Gallery should be a stop on your tour, and if you can’t visit us in person, please keep in mind that you can search and request more than just textbooks through our library catalog.

Have a great week, Brandman!


Library Happenings: Holly’s Trolley!

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Front of Holly’s Trolley


Chapman University was recently lucky enough to be gifted a trolley! Holly’s Trolley takes students around campus as well as to the nearby “Circle” (a roundabout with many businesses and restaurants) in Old Towne Orange. We recently took a trip on this trolley so that we could share the experience with all of you!

Full Size Trolley

The Trolley waiting to pick up passengers in the “Circle.”

Rooftop Trolley

View of the Trolley from the 4th floor of the Leatherby Libraries. From way up here the trolley looks like it belongs on Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood!

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A trolley selfie!

The trolley is a cute and welcome addition to our campus. It is always delightful to see the bright red trolley go by our library windows!

Library Happenings: Chapman Tree Lighting

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The stage is set for Santa!

Chapman University had its annual Christmas tree lighting on December 4th. The yearly event even featured a special visit from Santa!


Christmas carolers singing in traditional garb.


A holiday choir entertains the crowd.


Santa appears with Chapman President James Doti.

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Santa and his “reindeer,” the Chapman University football team.


The event was a fun way to kickoff the holiday season. Hopefully, you are all taking some time for fun activities in between research pages and studying for finals!