Arts Blog

  • A scene from Nature: A Walking Play.

    Walk with Nature (and Emerson/Thoreau) in Cowling Arboretum

    September 30, 2015

    Nature, an original outdoor production TigerLion Arts is performing in Cowling Arboretum this weekend, will be unlike anything audience members have ever seen.

  • Music from Mali - KASSE MADY DIABATE

    September 21, 2015

    For almost half a Century Kassé Mady Diabaté has been recognized as one of West Africa’s finest singers. He is a descendant of the most distinguished griot family of the ancient Manding Empire, the Diabatés of Kéla; his name, alongside other griot legends Toumani Diabaté and Bassékou Kouyaté, is equivalent to musical royalty in Mali. Kassé Mady has played a part in the most innovative moments in Malian music over the past five decades, first in his own country and later with landmark international collaborations. More info...

  • Big Dance Weekend at Weitz

    September 17, 2015

    The Fall kicks off in a big way this weekend with performances by two visiting companies. On Friday, September 18, TimeTrack Productions presents their new work THE RULES OF THE CROWD; on Sunday, September 20, Sossy Mechanics present their high-spirited dance/theatre piece TRICK BOXING. More info...


    September 15, 2015

    This Fall Carleton is bringing a terrific traveling theatre production to campus called NATURE: A WALKING PLAY. Based on the lives and work of Emerson and Thoreau, the play will be performed outdoors in the Arb on October 3 and 4.

    We are recruiting a volunteer chorus to be a part of the performances. The chorus sings throughout the performance and also helps guide the audience from one location to the next. A great opportunity to be outdoors, to perform alongside professional theatre artists, and to be a part of a truly remarkable theatrical experience. Singers of all ages and all abilities are welcome!

    Performances are October 3 and 4, with a few rehearsals in advance of those dates. For more information and to volunteer to be a part of this, please email Steve Richardson.

  • Cabaret poster designed by Caroline von Klemperer '16

    Student Musical Theatre Club's spring Cabaret

    May 28, 2015

    This Thursday and Friday, May 28-29, are special days for all musical lovers on campus. Two performances of the annual Carleton Cabaret will be held in Little Nourse Theater at 10:00PM and is open to all audiences. Cabaret is an hour long performance featuring students performing their favorite numbers from classic musicals. Cabaret is organized by the Student Musical Theatre club and will feature a variety of styles and performers. Follow this article for a complete list of Cabaret performances.

  • 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.