Gould Library Fall Exhibitions 2011
Masquerades in Africa
September 12–November 17, 2011
The Yoruba people of southwestern Nigeria have contributed some of the most dynamic, imaginative, and flamboyant masked performances on the African continent. While the chief-priests who organize these performances are generally assumed to be men, women are among the highest-ranking masquerade chiefs and performers. Through images and video, this exhibit explores the ways in which gender is understood, constructed, and refashioned.
Down Under Up Here
September 27–November 25, 2011
Curated by Fred Hagstrom, Rae Schupack Nathan Professor of Art at Carleton College, Down Under, Up Here provides a window into the Australian landscape, people, culture and way of life through a diverse display of artist's books. "The books selected for this exhibition are intended to give an overview of the book/print/art scene in Australia," Hagstrom says, "and I hope that the show represents this as a true picture of how things are."
The exhibition includes works from the collections of Ron McBurnie, Lyn Ashby, Fred Hagstrom and the Gould Library Special Collections at Carleton College and originated at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts.
Quilting, Copper, and Yarn: Math with Models
September 29–November 17, 2011
Gould Library Helen Wong taught MATH 395: Surfaces during Spring 2011. Students explored the relationship between topology and geometry in the course, and this exhibit presents some examples of surfaces and a smattering of ideas which were studied. Many of the objects were created by Carleton students both for use in the course and as a result of the course, and all of the labels were written by students in Helen's class.
Gould Library Winter Exhibitions 2012
Masquerading Politics: Gender, Culture, and Power in Southwestern Nigeria
January 2–March 11, 2012
Students in Professor Willis' HIST 282: Masquerades in Africa will use the Fall 2012 exhibition, Masquerading Politics, as a starting point and inspiration for their own exhibition. Drawing from course readings and Professor Willis' extensive library of photographs and video, students will curate and produce their own exhibition examining genders, culture and power in Nigerian Masquerade.
For more information, visit Carleton's VIZ Website.
Cryptolibrary: Uncertain,Unidentified, and Unknown in the Library
January 2–March 11, 2012
Books about mysterious creatures, flying saucers, and strange disappearances lurk in library collections but rarely see the light of day. While libraries are sites for the production and dissemination of knowledge, their collections also harbor texts that explore the uncertain, unknown, and unverified. This exhibition features news reports, artist’s books, government documents, manuscript facsimiles, and popular books about stuff we don’t really know.
Fovea Centralis: A Visual Commentary on the Medium of the 21st Century Photography
January 2–March 11, 2012 This exhibition by Hai Ngo '12 visually explores the entire process of modern photography, not merely its end result.This project by Hai Ngo was made possible by a grant from the Larson International Fellowship.
Vietnam 2011: 7 Weeks of Travel Photography
January 2–March 11, 2012 This series of photographs by Hai Ngo '12 is a selection of digital, 35mm, medium, and large format photography from Hai Ngo’s recent journey to Vietnam. You can find these photographs and more at hai-lights.com. This project was made possible by a grant from the Larson International Fellowship.
Gould Library Spring Exhibitions 2012Staging Selves: Cameroonian Portrait Photography
April 6-June 16, 2012 Joseph Chila, Samuel Finlak, and Jacques Touselle, three Cameroonian photographers, took the featured images between 1970-1985. The three featured photographers, who worked in villages and small towns rather than in the capitol city of Yaoundé, represent the end of a tradition that reaches back to the invention of photography in nineteenth-century Europe.
This exhibition complements The Social Body: Malian Portrait Photographers from the Studio to the Street, on view in the Perlman Teaching Museum.
Image, Text, Page: Artists & Writers in Collaborations
April 6 – June 17, 2012 When highly creative artists partner with renowned writers, wonderful books result. This exhibition, drawn from a collection recently donated to Gould Library, features books commissioned by the Library Council of the Museum of Modern Art and by the Library Fellows of the Whitney Museum of American Art
Photographers & Authors
March 26 – August, 2012 Gould Library is fortunate to own a significant collection of portraits of twentieth-century authors made by notable photographers. The Photographers and Authors collection was created by Carleton parents Raphael and Jane Bernstein to mark the 1984 expansion of Gould Library and is exhibited every two years to celebrate outstanding achievements in the literary and visual arts. This year, we're experimenting with the collection. Over spring term, we will install three different versions of the Photographers & Authors exhibition, each highlighting a different part of the collection in a new way.
How Red is Read: Color Standards
April – June, 2012
The accurate representation and description of color is of great importance to a variety of people: artists, birders, designers, biologists, and art historians all need standardized methods of reproducing and describing color. This exhibit features color charts, illustrations, tables, and sample cards featured in books from Gould Library’s collections.
Library Exhibitions at the Weitz
In The Pocket: Tools for Reading in Books from Gould Library
Outside the Idea Lab on Level 1
Maureen Cummins Current Events 22: Titanic
Books About Letters and Lettering from Gould Library
Above Perlam Teaching Museum on Level 2
Flora and Fauna: Botanical and Zoological Illustrations
Outside the Drawing Studio on Level 2