Arts Blog

  • Sneak peek of Laska Jimsen's new short films

    January 24, 2015

    Assistant professor Laska Jimsen's cinema repertoire ranges from nonfiction video documentaries to handmade 16mm film making. Her films are known for capturing the beauty of the natural world by paying special attention to the landscapes, people, animals, and plants of various regions of the United States. Some subjects included in her works include silent bow hunters in the snowy forests of Minnesota, an Oregon pioneer whose hobbies include coyote trapping and trombone playing, and the horses and riders of a humble stable in Philadelphia. Her wide array of films have been screened at a variety of festivals including Ann Arbor, Athens, IC Docs, and MadCat, as well as Los Angeles Filmforum and Walker Art Center.

    On Monday, January 26, a few of her short films will be screened from 4:00pm-6:40pm in the Weitz Cinema. This screening will feature a special sneak peek at one of Jimsen's currrent projects.

  • Poster for "Señorita Extravida"

    "Señorita Extravida" featured in International Film Forum

    January 21, 2015

    Since 1993, over 270 women from Juárez have been kidnapped and murdered by unknown perpetrators, leaving the families with little hope for legal action against the wrongdoers. "Señorita Extravida" is a documentary investigating these shocking disappearances and presenting the complexity of Mexico's apparent lack of response to the crimes. Lourdes Portillo, director and producer of "Señorita Extravida", is known for her unflinching use of victim testimony and visually poetic footage that has captivated global audiences and won her numerous international film awards. The International Film Forum proudly presents "Señorita Extravida" on Monday, January 26th, at 7:00pm in the Weitz Theater.

  • Original "Hair" Broadway poster (1968)

    Student Musical Theater presents "Hair" at Carleton

    January 16, 2015

    The Student Musical Theater (SMT) is an organization dedicated to producing quality, student-run musicals for the Carleton community. This term's production of the well-known musical, Hair, will take place in the Weitz Theater, which is an exciting new step for the members of SMT, according to the musical's co-director, Ellie Durling (2017). Past SMT productions have consistently been held in the Little Nourse Theater, but Durling believes that the spacial freedom found in the larger Weitz Theater will help turn the production into a full theatrical experience for both the audience and the actors. Hair is scheduled to premiere at the Weitz Center for Creativity during 9th week of winter term.



  • Perlman Teaching Museum as classroom

    Students engage with architects of N55

    January 16, 2015

    As winter term begins, Perlman Teaching Museum’s Braucher Gallery presents a jumble of tables, mysterious metallic structures, and random diagrams and sketches. The “exhibition” contrasts sharply with the orderly student-curated A Collection Embodied in the museum’s smaller gallery.  The story behind this jumble is every bit as unique as the gallery’s appearance.

  • A Collection Embodied

    "A Collection Embodied" now open at Carleton's Perlman Teaching Museum

    January 10, 2015

    Carleton's Perlman Teaching Museum is opening 2015 with a new exhibit titled "A Collection Embodied", which showcases new artwork recently acquired by Carleton College. This unique compilation of art was selected by a small group of Carleton students participating in a curatorial studies class (ARTH288). The students collaborated with the Perlman Teaching Museum's Director and Curator, Laurel Bradley. The team's primary focus was selecting artwork that displays a variety of aspects of the human condition ranging from political allegiances to notions of beauty and social connections. The exhibit includes over forty prints, photographs, ceramics and other creative works selected from the college's collection of over 600 art pieces acquired since 2006.

    The exhibit is open from January 9 to March 11, 2015.

    Museum hours

    Monday-Wednesday:  11:00AM - 6:00PM
    Thursday & Friday: 11:00PM - 9:00PM
    Saturday & Sunday: 12:00PM - 4:00PM

  • IFF Winter 2015

    International Film Forum Schedule Released for Winter 2015

    January 9, 2015

    The International Film Forum (IFF) is a group dedicated appreciating and analyzing cinematic art from across the world.  What began as a partnership between Carleton arts, cinema and media studies, and language departments has extended into the Northfield community as well. Members of the community are invited to attend screenings of international films that are introduced by Carleton professors or knowledgeable guests. Film screenings are often followed by a short discussion session that helps viewers obtain a deeper understanding of the artistic implications of the films. Screenings are held every Monday at 7:00pm in the Weitz Cinema. Screenings are free and open to the public.

    Open this article for a detailed schedule of IFF screenings for Winter 2015.