Student Exhibitions 2007-2008

Milton at 400: A celebration of the 400th Anniversary of John Milton’s Birth

June 1 – August 26, 2008

milton exhibit
“a good Booke is the pretious life-blood of a master spirit, imbalm’d and treasur’d up on purpose to a life beyond life.”
Milton, Areopagitica (1644).

This exhibition includes an interesting selection of editions of some of Milton’s most significant works. In addition to beautifully illustrated volumes, the display includes a small selection of works illustrating Milton’s continuing impact on generations of artists, intellectuals, and politicians. The exhibition was curated by Professor Timothy Raylor and Adam Rudebusch ’08. 

ENTS Capstone Projects

24 Hour Water: A Field Book on Water Quality in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

Capstone Project by Laura E. Oxtoby ’08

June 1- June 25, 2008

24 Hour Water is a compilation of images, quotes, observations, and commentaries that student Laura Oxtoby ’08 put together to tell the stories of the New River, a river considered to be the most polluted river in North America. The fieldwork (photography and water quality analysis) was completed in the winter of 2007. This book is the culminating project for her ENTS program at Carleton College.

Cold Paintings:

An ENTS Capstone Project by Megan Ward ’08

June 1 – June 25, 2008

Painted outside on some of the coldest days of a very cold Minnesota winter, Megan Ward’s watercolor landscapes record her experience of the outdoors. Because it was so cold, the paint often froze on her brush before it touched the paper; rather than drying, the watercolor formed ice crystals on the surface of the paper, creating unexpected results.

City as Text:

An installation by Paul Caine ‘08 • Terin Mayer ‘08

May 30 – June 25, 2008

Working from a production base in Mitte district, what was formerly East Berlin, Carleton students Paul Caine ’08 and Terin Mayer ’08 produced a media-rich reading of Berlin, a city that, according to the artists, “wears its history.”