Arts Blog

  • Poster Designed by Roger Bechtel

    New Theater Faculty Member Roger Bechtel Directs 'Attempts on Her Life'

    February 14, 2013

    Roger Bechtel and the Carleton Players will be presenting British playwright Martin Crimp’s ATTEMPTS ON HER LIFE at the Weitz Center for Creativity. The production is Bechtel’s first production at Carleton.  He joined the faculty this Fall after a stint at Bowdoin College.  In addition to teaching, Bechtel has directed and acted Off-Broadway and at a number of regional theaters, including Theater for a New Audience in New York, the Yale Repertory Theatre, the McCarter Theatre, the Utah Shakespeare Festival, the Snowmass Aspen Repertory Theater, and the Attic Theater.  He is currently the artistic director of Big Picture Group, a theater company based in Chicago that creates multimedia performances exploring contemporary culture.

  • Experimental Films in White Space 226

    February 6, 2013

    In the fall of 2012, Carleton hosted a visit by the legendary American experimental film maker Robert Beavers and Ute Aurand, a central figure in the Berlin avant-garde film world.

    During their visit, they challenged Carleton students (and faculty!) to make their own two-minute experimental films.  Over 30 intrepid film makers took up the gauntlet.

    The results are on view in White Space 226 on the second floor of the Weitz Center.

  • Alex Freeman

    World premiere music - live streaming from Finland!

    January 29, 2013

    The Weitz Cinema hosts virtual premiere of Alex Freeman's new compostion, Tuesday February 5 at 11:00 a.m.

  • Xu Linlu Lotuses and Dragonfly Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper Courtesy: The Lijin Collection

    Carleton Presents “Ancient Masters in Modern Styles: Chinese Ink Paintings from the 16th–21st Centuries”

    December 11, 2012

      Carleton College is pleased to present “Ancient Masters in Modern Styles: Chinese Ink Paintings from the 16th-21st Centuries,” opening Friday, Jan. 11 in the Braucher Gallery of the Perlman Teaching Museum, located in the College’s Weitz Center for Creativity. This exquisite exhibition is curated by Kathleen M. Ryor, Carleton professor of art history, and comes to the College from the Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia and Lijin collections. Celebrating the beauty and rich variety of ink painting over centuries, works in “Ancient Masters in Modern Styles” embody both tradition and transformation in practices transmitted from generation to generation.

    • Carleton's “Teaching Exhibitions” Take Curricular Classroom Work into the Gallery

      October 28, 2012

        Two small exhibitions currently on display at the Carleton College Perlman Teaching Museum in the Weitz Center for Creativity connect curricular work in history and French to art objects from around the globe. Both exhibits are on display in the Kaemmer Family Gallery of the Perlman Teaching Museum through November 14, 2012.

        Visualizing Friends and Enemies in the Socialist World” is an extension of a seminar led by David Tompkins, assistant professor of history and director of European studies. The exhibit analyzes socialist propaganda from Russia, China, Cuba, and elsewhere. And under the guidance of Christine Lac, senior lecturer in French, “People, Places, Things: La culture en deçà des clichés” explores the cultural significance of people, places, and things as represented by French and Francophile artists.

        Both exhibits will be discussed by student experts in an art talk on Thursday, Nov. 1, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Commons.

      • A placard image for media work Chalk Slam

        Chalk Slam

        October 26, 2012

          Carleton College, St. Olaf, and the Northfield community come together to bring old blackboards to life in a creative open house at the Weitz Center for Creativity.