Arts Blog

  • Penelopiad poster designed by Grace Black '16
    March 1, 2015

    ETB presents: The Penelopiad

    Margaret Atwood's The Penelopiad is a feminist retelling of the classic Odyssey story. The story focuses on the life experiences of Penelope, Odysseus' faithful wife, and her twelve maids. The story's central themes include the treatment of women in history, double standards between sexes and classes, and the overall concept of justice. ETB will be presenting a theatrical rendition of The Penelopiad, featuring an all-women cast performing original music written by Liza Davis '16. Follow this article to read an interview with Sarah Meister '16, the director of the play.


  • Music from Johannes Brahms - Photo from Yale University
    February 21, 2015

    German Liederabend

    On Saturday, February 21, Carleton students currently enrolled in voice lessons will be presenting "German Liederabend", which is an evening of German art song. This vocal recital will begin at 7:30pm in the Concert Hall. Each song will be performed in German and the concert features pieces from Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Richard Strauss, and Carl Bohm. The collection of pieces range from the Classical period to the Romantic period and into the twentieth century. ...

  • art by Susanne Clark
    February 18, 2015

    Debut of Student Musical Compositions

    On Saturday, March 7th, members of the Twin Cities' Zeitgeist New Music Ensemble will be performing musical compositions written by seven Carleton students. These students are members of Jeff Treviño's Composition Studio class, an intimate music course that encourages unique and passionate musical composition with the help of in-class workshops and frequent personal instruction from the professor. In a musical event lasting from 9am to 5pm in the Concert Hall, each student will have one hour to showcase their piece, give an artistic statement about their piece, and receive feedback from a panel of jurors.

    Read on for an interview with Josh Ruebeck '17, a student musician who based his compositions on haiku.

  • Map of places member of class of 2014 cried from laughter - from Carltography
    February 17, 2015

    Carltography: The Exhibition

    What began as a simple collaborative map-making project has grown into an impressive work of art, beautifully capturing the diverse experiences found in the common place that is Carleton College. Carltography was created by Carleton Students Peter Barron '17, Vayu Maini Rekdal '15, and Jackson Van Fleet '15. Students, alumni, faculty, staff, and other members of the Northfield community have all contributed to Carltography by submitting hand-drawn maps of the campus and their own comments. While some people document the locations of their personal experiences on these maps, others have created entirely new, imaginative worlds on the campus maps. ...