Mystery, Mischief and Magical Thinking presents a fanciful portrait of Carleton College. From its miraculous beginnings Carls have shown themselves to be curious, inspired thinkers. Exhibits and interventions within the Library explore distinctions between rational thought and the power of imagination, bringing a new perspective to the Archive.

Holly Streekstra is a sculptor and installation artist who employs multiple modes and forms of expression in order to investigate our inner subjective states and psychic vulnerability in the contemporary world. She is especially interested in raising questions regarding our accepted notions and reactions, our choice to suspend disbelief, and our capacity for doubt.

Selections from the Watson Collection

A selection of Chinese pieces donated by Clara French Watson '03 and Dr. Percy Watson '03

Gould Library, 4th Floor, Athenaeum

This event takes place each day from May 28th, 2019 to September 25th, 2019.

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Dr. Percy Watson '03

Percy Watson

After graduating from Carleton in 1903, Percy Watson went on to study medicine at Johns Hopkins University. Soon after earning his degree, he traveled with his wife, Clara French Watson ‘03, to work as a medical missionary in China’s Fenchow Province. During the years they spent in China, the Watsons established the only western style hospital in the region. The hospital served millions of people, trained medical professionals, and advanced Watson’s work in public health fighting infectious diseases. The Watsons gifted a number of pieces they had collected over the years to the college, a selection of which are on view in the Athenaeum.

Sponsored by Library. Contact: Zoe Adler, x7182