Arts Blog

  • 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.

  • A Collection Embodied

    "A Collection Embodied" now open at Carleton's Perlman Teaching Museum

    January 10, 2015

    Carleton's Perlman Teaching Museum is opening 2015 with a new exhibit titled "A Collection Embodied", which showcases new artwork recently acquired by Carleton College. This unique compilation of art was selected by a small group of Carleton students participating in a curatorial studies class (ARTH288). The students collaborated with the Perlman Teaching Museum's Director and Curator, Laurel Bradley. The team's primary focus was selecting artwork that displays a variety of aspects of the human condition ranging from political allegiances to notions of beauty and social connections. The exhibit includes over forty prints, photographs, ceramics and other creative works selected from the college's collection of over 600 art pieces acquired since 2006.

    The exhibit is open from January 9 to March 11, 2015.

    Museum hours

    Monday-Wednesday:  11:00AM - 6:00PM
    Thursday & Friday: 11:00PM - 9:00PM
    Saturday & Sunday: 12:00PM - 4:00PM

  • IFF Winter 2015

    International Film Forum Schedule Released for Winter 2015

    January 9, 2015

    The International Film Forum (IFF) is a group dedicated appreciating and analyzing cinematic art from across the world.  What began as a partnership between Carleton arts, cinema and media studies, and language departments has extended into the Northfield community as well. Members of the community are invited to attend screenings of international films that are introduced by Carleton professors or knowledgeable guests. Film screenings are often followed by a short discussion session that helps viewers obtain a deeper understanding of the artistic implications of the films. Screenings are held every Monday at 7:00pm in the Weitz Cinema. Screenings are free and open to the public.

    Open this article for a detailed schedule of IFF screenings for Winter 2015.

  • N55

    Carleton brings internationally acclaimed Danish design collective N55 to campus for a five-week residency

    December 18, 2014

    Carleton College will host the internationally acclaimed Danish art, architecture and design collective N55 for an arts residency focused public space from January 9 to February 5, 2015. N55 members Ion Sørvin, Till Wolfer, and Anne Roome will collaborate with Carleton students to set up a design laboratory focused on public space by imaging a hypothetical new building complex for the College’s Cowling Arboretum. The residency will include public lectures and events, culminating in an exhibition in the Braucher Gallery of the Perlman Teaching Museum.

  • Carleton Jazz Band

    Carleton Jazz Band - Fall Premiere!

    November 16, 2014

    The Carleton Jazz Band is set to perform Sunday, November 16, from 4:30-5:30pm at the Concert Hall. The ensemble will feature a variety of jazz standards arranged for a big band sound. Auditions are held at the beginning of fall and carefully selected musicians spend the entire term honing their skills and preparing as one cohesive band. Each member of the group will have a chance to debut their style and play a solo during the concert. Laura Caviani will be directing the band.

  • St. Olaf presents "The Love of Three Oranges"

    November 13, 2014

      The St. Olaf theater department is presenting a production of "The Love of Three Oranges" at Carleton College on Saturday, November 15, at 2:00pm in the Weitz Center Theater. The play was written in 1761 by Carlo Gozzi. The play is set in a fantasy world filled with charm and comedy, certainly unique for a piece written during the Age of Enlightenment. The production combines the talent of St. Olaf art students, led by Irve Dell, with a theater cast directed by Jeanne Willcoxon.