Department News

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, was recently included in a National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) concurrent exhibition titled Tropes of Nature at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon. Earlier this year, a review of (Michi) - Distinctive Paths, Shared Affinity:

    An Exhibition of Japanese American Ceramic Artists (displayed in the Perlman Teaching Museum) was published in Ceramics Monthly.

  • Alison reflects on her decade editing the Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art in a talk on Journals in the Digital Age, at the CAA, Feb 16, 2017.

  • Alison M. Kettering, Kenan Professor of Art History Emerita and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art, announces the publication of vol. 9:1 (jhna.org, Winter 2017).  This special issue honors the memory of Walter Liedtke, former Curator of European Paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, who died in a tragic train accident in 2015. Heidi Eyestone, Curator of Visual Resources, served as Managing Editor, working with two students Sarah McAuliffe’17 and Qimeng Wu’18. 

  • Associate Professor of Art, Kelly Connole, recently learned an image of her installation "From Here To There" was chosen as the cover art for Su Smallen's new book of poetry titled Kinds of Snow (Green Writers Press). Also, the February 26, MN Original segment featuring Connole has been nominated for a 2016 Upper Midwest Regional Emmy Award.

  • Assistant Professor of Art History, recently presented a paper titled "Dropping Out: Rethinking Design Labor in the 1960s and 1970s," at the conference Aquarius Redux: Rethinking Architecture's Counterculture at the University of Sydney in Australia. His paper sought to recast the act of "dropping out" from the Hippie era as an active disavowal of alienated labor practices while also considering designed objects that would support newly activated (and collectivized) forms of work.

  • Alison Kettering, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Art History, Emerita and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art (JHNA), has just published the Special Summer 2016 issue of the journal (Vol. 8:2) on the Sublime in Seventeenth-Century Netherlandish Art. This issue was guest edited by Stijn Bussels and Bram van Oostveldt and sponsored by the European Research Council.

    Carleton students Megan Gleason, Florence Wong, Qimeng Yu and Sara McAuliffe assisted with uploading the articles. We want to thank seniors Megan and Florence for all their hard work on the journal and best wishes for their futures.

  • Alison Kettering, William R. Kenan Professor of Art History Emerita, has just published an article in an anthology of essays:  “The Rustic Still Life in Dutch Genre Painting: Bijwerck dat Verclaert,” in New Perspectives on Early Modern Northern European Genre Imagery, ed. Art Di Furia, Ashgate Press (Spring 2016)

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, Juliane Shibata, was featured as a 2016 Emerging Artist in the May issue of Ceramics Monthly. She also gave two invited talks at Bowling Green State University in conjunction with the opening of 道 (Michi) - Distinctive Paths, Shared Affinity: An Exhibition of Japanese American Ceramic Artists.

  • Ross Elfline, Assistant Professor of Art History, presented a paper titled "Haus-Rucker's Eatable Architecture and Gastronomic Detournement" at the annual meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians. As part of a panel devoted to the topic of "Architecture and Food," Ross considered Haus-Rucker's various projects that invited visitors to gather informally and eat (or, in one case, devour a scale model of Central Park made out of cake and buttercream).

  • Juliane Shibata, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, co-curated "道 Michi–Distinctive Paths, Shared Affinity: An Exhibition of Japanese American Ceramic Artists," a traveling show that was included in the National Council of Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) 50th Anniversary conference programming in March. The Michi exhibit is supported by the Embassy of Japan and will visit Carleton this fall.

  • Ross Elfline, Assistant Professor of Art History, has published an article titled "Superstudio and the 'Refusal to Work'" in the most recent issue of the journal Design and Culture (volume 8, number 1). This essay considers the Italian Radical Archtiecture group Superstudio's decision to refrain from building alongside Italian leftist (or Autonomist) attempts to recast the meaning of labor while similarly refusing to work.

  • Associate Professor of Art Kelly Connole was the subject of a recent video documentary on MN Original.