Carleton Presents “Ancient Masters in Modern Styles: Chinese Ink Paintings from the 16th–21st Centuries”December 11, 2012
Carleton College is pleased to present “Ancient Masters in Modern Styles: Chinese Ink Paintings from the 16th-21st Centuries,” opening Friday, Jan. 11 in the Braucher Gallery of the Perlman Teaching Museum, located in the College’s Weitz Center for Creativity. This exquisite exhibition is curated by Kathleen M. Ryor, Carleton professor of art history, and comes to the College from the Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia and Lijin collections. Celebrating the beauty and rich variety of ink painting over centuries, works in “Ancient Masters in Modern Styles” embody both tradition and transformation in practices transmitted from generation to generation.
- October 28, 2012
Two small exhibitions currently on display at the Carleton College Perlman Teaching Museum in the Weitz Center for Creativity connect curricular work in history and French to art objects from around the globe. Both exhibits are on display in the Kaemmer Family Gallery of the Perlman Teaching Museum through November 14, 2012.
“Visualizing Friends and Enemies in the Socialist World” is an extension of a seminar led by David Tompkins, assistant professor of history and director of European studies. The exhibit analyzes socialist propaganda from Russia, China, Cuba, and elsewhere. And under the guidance of Christine Lac, senior lecturer in French, “People, Places, Things: La culture en deçà des clichés” explores the cultural significance of people, places, and things as represented by French and Francophile artists.
Both exhibits will be discussed by student experts in an art talk on Thursday, Nov. 1, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Commons.
- October 26, 2012
Carleton College, St. Olaf, and the Northfield community come together to bring old blackboards to life in a creative open house at the Weitz Center for Creativity.
Carleton to Present Celebrated Indian Filmmaker Anand Patwardhan and Rare Screening of his Documentary Film, ‘Jai Bhim Comrade’October 5, 2012
Noted and celebrated Indian documentary filmmaker Anand Patwardhan will host a discussion and screening of his groundbreaking film, “Jai Bhim Comrade: The atrocity of caste, a tradition of reason, a song that will be sung,” at the Carleton College Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. This rare appearance is one of only two screenings of the film in Minnesota. Patwardhan’s films document injustice in an attempt to spark dialogue and social change; “Jai Bhim Comrade” provides a harrowing look at the persistent suffering of the “untouchable” caste in Indian society despite attempts to end discrimination. This event, which is free and open to the public, begins with a discussion and reception with Patwardhan at 6 p.m., followed by the screening of the film at 7 p.m.
- September 25, 2012
“Visual Learning: Transforming the Liberal Arts,” concludes with a vibrant multimedia performance on Sunday, Sept. 30 at 2 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Theater. “Sound and Vision” is curated by Nikki Melville, Carleton associate professor of music (and acclaimed composer and pianist), and features a diverse group of student artists using dance, film, computer graphics, and studio art to reinterpret and broaden the sensory experience. This performance is free and open to the public.
- September 11, 2012
EL CORO SHALOM, a 24-member vocal ensemble from Havana, Cuba, will visit Carleton Thursday, September 13th. Activities will include an informal discussion of Cuban culture with members of the choir (4:00 p.m in the Weitz Center), a musical "exchange" with the Carleton Choir (5:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall), and a formal concert at 8:00 p.m. in the Concert Hall.