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  • Composite: 2015 Senior Art Show

    COMPOSITE brings together senior art majors

    May 27, 2015

    Walk into the museum to enter a realm of varied artworks: painted plexiglas portraits hanging off the ceiling, an interactive sculptural piece with cut-out maps and viewers’ personal stories, woodblock printed books scattered across a table. Composite, an exhibition at the Braucher Gallery of the Perlman Teaching Museum, showcases recent work from this year’s 14 senior studio art majors. The show is scheduled at the end of the academic year and the end of these majors’ Carleton careers. However not all objects represent a “final year project” (or COMPS); some students choose to present more recent post-COMPS projects.

    All fourteen sets of work share a delicate and attentive sensibility towards personal, social, and conceptual issues. These young artists are interested in different topics, and every approach is engaging: Hannah Jones’s photography focuses on subjective and objective experiences through a sleep study; Seana Buzbee explores the paradoxical nature of time in oil paintings; Bob Otsuka presents a mixed media installation in the small top floor Weitz galleries that speaks to personal sentiments and nostalgia. Both a conclusion and a jump-off point for these undergraduate art majors, Composite is a refreshing account of how young artists engage the world through a language that is both intimate and broad, subjective yet universal. 

  • Rebecca Hutchinson's sculptures

    "Swing Low" ushers in spring season

    April 2, 2015

    Friday, April 3, is the grand opening of the Swing Low exhibition in the Perlman Teaching Museum's Braucher Gallery in the Weitz Center. From 7 to 8 P.M., the four artists who contributed to the display will speak about their work in Weitz 236. A reception will follow directly afterwards in the Weitz Commons from 8 to 9:30 P.M. Swing Low will be on display until May 3. ...

  • Map of places member of class of 2014 cried from laughter - from Carltography

    Carltography: The Exhibition

    February 17, 2015

    What began as a simple collaborative map-making project has grown into an impressive work of art, beautifully capturing the diverse experiences found in the common place that is Carleton College. Carltography was created by Carleton Students Peter Barron '17, Vayu Maini Rekdal '15, and Jackson Van Fleet '15. Students, alumni, faculty, staff, and other members of the Northfield community have all contributed to Carltography by submitting hand-drawn maps of the campus and their own comments. While some people document the locations of their personal experiences on these maps, others have created entirely new, imaginative worlds on the campus maps. ...

  • Nuclear plants behind a family's home - featured in DOCUMERICA

    Picturing US: DOCUMERICA and the American Environmental Movement

    February 17, 2015

    After decades of unregulated and unchecked land development in America, the country's natural landscapes were left ravaged and sick by the end of the 1960s. Ever increasing amounts of air, noise, and water pollution seem to be a constant reminder of the damage that has been done to the earth. Shortly after its creation, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officially announced its newest and ultimately most influential photodocumentary project: DOCUMERICA. Gifford D. Hampshire, the project director, clearly establishes the project's mission to "pictorially document the environmental movement in America during this decade." Select portions of DOCUMERICA are on display in the Gould Library until March 15, 2015. ...

  • N55 pods

    N55 at Carleton: artistic residency and class become an exhibition

    February 16, 2015

    A hectic design lab, connecting a Danish art collective N55 and Carleton students, was transformed on February 6 into a polished exhibition featuring the proposal for a hypothetical new Arboretum Center. On view in Perlman Teaching Museum through March 11, the exhibition reveals the design process incorporating research regarding the Arboretum’s history, Northfield community perspectives on “the Arb”, and experimental structural models. ...

  • Perlman Teaching Museum as classroom

    Students engage with architects of N55

    January 16, 2015

    As winter term begins, Perlman Teaching Museum’s Braucher Gallery presents a jumble of tables, mysterious metallic structures, and random diagrams and sketches. The “exhibition” contrasts sharply with the orderly student-curated A Collection Embodied in the museum’s smaller gallery.  The story behind this jumble is every bit as unique as the gallery’s appearance.

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