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Dan Bruggeman
Daniel Bruggeman Profile
Senior Lecturer in Art

University of Nebraska, Kearney, BFA; Hunter College, MFA

Dan Bruggeman teaches observational and figure drawing. His own work reflects an interest in the portrayal of natures complexity and the challenge of presenting a whole comprised of parts belonging to different dimensions. Bruggeman has recently exhibited his paintings and dioramas at Groveland Gallery in Minneapolis and Bridgewater, Lustberg, Blumenfeld Gallery in New York. His work can be found in public and private collections including The Minnesota Historical Society. He has also received McKnight, NEA and Minnesota State Arts Board fellowships.

Kelly discussing Raku
Kelly Connole Profile
Associate Professor of Art
Off Campus: Winter 2016 through Spring 2016

University of Montana, B.F.A., San Francisco State University, M.F.A.

Kelly Connole teaches ceramics and metalsmithing. A story teller by nature, Connole uses clay to examines relationships between humans, their environment, and other creatures. Her work has been exhibited nationally and has received numerous awards including a McKnight Residency and a Jerome Foundation Project Grant. She serves on the board of directors for Northern Clay Center, a non-profit arts organization committed to advancement of the ceramic arts.

Ross Elfine
Ross Elfline Profile
Assistant Professor of Art History

Grinnell College, B.A., The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, M.A., University of California, Los Angeles, Ph.D.

Ross Elfline offers courses in the history of art and architecture since 1945.  His current research focuses on Radical Architecture in Italy, Austria, Britain and America in the 1960s and 70s, with particular emphasis on the Italian avant-garde collective Superstudio. His additional research interests include conceptual art in America and Europe; the history and theory of the neo-avantgarde; sound art; and post-structuralist, feminist and queer theories. 

Fred Hagstrom
Fred Hagstrom Profile
Director, Perlman Center for Learning and Teaching
Humphrey Doermann Professor of Liberal Learning
Rae Schupack Nathan Professor of Art
Yoga Instructor

Hamline University, B.A., University of Nebraska, Lincoln, M.F.A.

Fred Hagstrom teaches printmaking, drawing, art and narrative, and artist's books. After earning his B.A. from Hamline University, he studied with S.W. Hayter at Atelier 17, Paris. He works in a wide variety of media, with an emphasis on intaglio and woodblock prints. Examples of his work can be found in the Groveland Gallery, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and the Walker Art Center, and he has exhibited in national and international competitive exhibitions. He has also received McKnight and Blandin Foundation Fellowships.

Baird Jarman
Baird Jarman Profile
Associate Professor of Art History
Chair of Art & Art History

Williams College, B.A., M.A., Yale University, Ph.D.

Baird Jarman teaches courses on American and European art of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In addition he teaches the Junior Seminar in art-historical methods. The subject of his current research involves Medieval-Revival imagery, especially mural painting, in Gilded-Age America and late-Victorian Britain. He is also a member of Carleton's American Studies Committee.

Jessica Keating
Jessica Keating Profile
Assistant Professor of Art History

The Ohio State University, BA ; Northwestern University, MA and PhD

Jessica Keating teaches courses on early modern European visual culture 1400-1700, the history of collecting, cross-cultural exchange, and the Reformation.  She is the co-editor (with Lia Markey) of Captured Objects: Inventories of Early Modern Collections, a special issue of The Journal of the History of Collections (2011).  She has been awarded fellowships and grants from the Kress Foundation, the Fulbright Commission, the DAAD, the Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institue, and the USC Visual Studies Research Institute.  She is currently completing her book on sixteenth-century German clockwork automata.

David Lefkowitz
David Lefkowitz ’85 Profile
Professor of Art

Carleton College, B.A., University of Illinois, Chicago, M.F.A

David Lefkowitz teaches painting, drawing and the Jr. Seminar: Critical Issues in Contemporary Art. In his own work, Lefkowitz combines Western traditions of representational oil painting with the flotsam and jetsam of consumer culture to draw attention to the complex relations between image and object, past and present, and nature and culture. His work can be found in the collections of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the Miami Art Museum, and The Langen Foundation in Neuss, Germany. He is represented in Minneapolis by Thomas Barry Fine Arts and in Chicago by the Carrie Secrist Gallery.

Exploded View: David Lefkowitz (solo exhibition)

Stephen holding session at the Sawmill
Stephen Mohring Profile
Professor of Art

Amherst College, B.A., Rhode Island School of Design, M.F.A.

Stephen Mohring  teaches sculpture, woodworking, and interactive electronic art. He runs Carleton’s sawmill program, which he developed in collaboration with the Arboretum, producing sustainably harvested lumber for the art department. He also works as the resident set designer for Ten Thousand Things, a Twin Cities-based company that brings lively, intelligent theater to people with little access to the wealth of the arts. Before coming to Carleton, Stephen helped found and direct The Soap Factory, a Twin Cities non-profit organization supporting emerging artists.

Linda Rossi
Linda Rossi Profile
Professor of Art

University of Minnesota, B.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art, M.F.A.

Linda Rossi teaches photography, digital photography and the Junior Seminar Critical Issues in Contemporary Art. Her work is primarily in large-scale photo installation including video and sculpture to illuminate both historical and current issues. She has received numerous Jerome, McKnight and Minnesota State Arts grants. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including the Strogonvo Palace, Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia and the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art in Iran.

Her work can be viewed in the permanent collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

Linda Rossi's Art Gallery Exhibition Sound Suspended

Katie Ryor
Kathleen Ryor Profile
Tanaka Memorial Professor of International Understanding and Art History

University of Virginia, B.A., New York University, M.A., Ph.D.

Kathleen Ryor teaches courses on Asian art history and the Introduction to Art History. Her primary area of research is Chinese painting of the late Ming dynasty. Her other research and teaching interests include interactions between different modes of representation in the Ming and Qing periods, Chinese gardens, 20th-century Chinese art and Japanese prints. Her position was sponsored by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation. She is currently a board member of the Society for Ming Studies.

Danny Saathoff
Danny Saathoff Profile
Visiting Instructor in Art
Eleanor Jensen '01
Eleanor Jensen ’01 Profile
Visiting Assistant Professor of Art
Kip O'Krongly ’01 Profile
Dayton Hudson Distinguished Visiting Teacher/Artist

Emeriti Faculty

Professor Alison Kettering
Alison Kettering Profile
William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Art History, Emerita

Oberlin College, B.A., University of California, Berkeley, M.A., Ph.D

Alison Kettering offers courses in early modern European art (Renaissance and Baroque). She has published books and articles on Rembrandt, Dutch pastoral art, and the drawings and paintings by 17th-century artist Gerard ter Borch. An article on Dutch images of men at work appeared in the Art Bulletin (2007) and an article on "Rembrandt and the Male Nude" in 2011. Her current projects focus on the portraits of Hendrick Goltzius (which use an early form of pastel) and food in art, particularly in Dutch genre paintings.

She is Editor-in-Chief of JHNA, Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art, an open-access, refereed, semi-annual e-journal.

Tim Lloyd
Tim Lloyd Profile
Class of 1941 Professor of Art and the Liberal Arts, Emeritus

Kent State University, B.F.A, Rochester Institute of Technology, M.F.A.

Tim Lloyd taught metalsmithing,ceramics,observational and field drawing for 40 years before retiring in 2004. Working with silver, copper, bronze, and gold, he made jewelry and small containers whose textured surfaces often are inspired by landscapes, erosion patterns and plant forms. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and can be seen in the Smithsonian Institution. He is represented by the Raymond Avenue Gallery in St Paul MN. In June 1998 he received a Lifetime Achievement award from the Minnesota Crafts Council. He continues his work in his home studio.

Lauren Soth
Lauren Soth Profile
Professor of Art History, Emeritus

Home phone: 507 645 8991

Dale Haworth
Dale Haworth Profile
Professor of Art History, Emeritus


Laurel Bradley
Laurel Bradley Profile
Director and Curator in the Perlman Teaching Museum
Senior Lecturer in Art and Art History
Off Campus: Fall 2015 through Spring 2016

University of Oregon, B.A., New York University, M.A., Ph.D.

As Director of Exhibitions, Laurel Bradley presents a dynamic, often interdisciplinary program of art exhibitions with related lectures, films, and publications. As Curator, she is responsible for professional collection care and planning ways to develop the collection as a teaching resource and enhancement of the campus environment. Her personal research focuses on Victorian painting and culture.

Perlman Teaching Museum Site

Heidi Eyestone
Heidi Eyestone Profile
Curator of the Visual Resources Collection, Art/Art History
Jerry Krause
Gerald Krause
Technician in Studio Arts
Wendy Nordquist
Wendy Nordquist
Costume Designer/Assistant Temp
Perlman Teaching Museum Assistant
Temporary Assistant
David Geist
Seasonal Studio Art Assistant
Terra LaChance
Administrative Assistant in Art/Art History
Leah Willemin ’13
Educational Associate in Art
Ellen Louise Kwan ’15
Educational Associate in Art
Teaching Museum Installation Assistant - Temp