Mar 14

Carleton Breakfast Club with Julie Risser '87

Asmat Art and the Minnesota Liberal Arts Experience

Thursday, March 14th, 2013
7:30 – 8:30 am / Perkins Restaurant
map of Carleton Breakfast Club with Julie Risser '87

4201 W. 78th Street Bloomington, MN 55435

Dr. Julie Risser '87, director of the American Museum of Asmat Art at the University of St. Thomas, will provide a break from Minnesota weather with an introduction to Asmat artists who live in a remote rainforest region in southwestern Papua, Indonesia. Material to be covered will include traditional shields, wuramon or soulships, and drums as well as contemporary narrative sculpture. Risser, clinical faculty in the art history department at St. Thomas, has traveled to the Asmat region in 2009, 2010, and 2011. She has attended two annual Asmat cultural festivals and purchased pieces for the AMAA@UST collection.

Treat yourself to a tasty and inexpensive breakfast. Reservations are
not necessary. Suggestions for speakers are always welcome, and may be submitted to program coordinator Bob Carlson '68.

Sponsored by Carleton Clubs. Contact: nshabazz