Perlman Teaching Museum kicks-off academic year with new exhibit featuring works by faculty artists

September 6, 2017

Carleton’s Perlman Teaching Museum kicks-off the new academic year with “See: New Work by Studio Art Faculty.” Opening Friday, Sept. 15, “See” will be on display in both the Braucher and Kaemmer Family Galleries and includes works by faculty artists Dan Bruggeman, Kelly Connole, Fred Hagstrom, David Lefkowitz, Stephen Mohring, Linda Rossi, Danny Saathoff, Mike Helke, Jana Pullman, Eleanor Jensen, and Juliane Shibata.

In addition to showcasing the range of genres that Carleton art faculty work within, “See” is designed to “promote active engagement with ideas,” says museum director and curator Jeff Rathermel. “The diverse practices of these artists command the attention of multiple senses, but visual experienced — not surprisingly — are the primary modes of communication. The artists [in the exhibit] hope that your act of seeing their work will lead to insight.”

Carleton will host an exhibit reception with the artists on Thursday, Sept. 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Weitz Center Commons. Additionally, the public is invited to attend “Hear: Three Artist Conversations,” taking place from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays, Sept. 28 (Weitz 236), Oct. 12 (Weitz Cinema), and Nov. 2 (Weitz 236). Art faculty members will discuss their work, creative processes, and unique investigations at these informal discussions.

"SEE: New Work by Studio Art Faculty" will be on display through Nov. 15, 2017. Learn more about the artists and their work online at

The Perlman Teaching Museum is located in the Weitz Center for Creativity, located at Third and College Streets in Northfield. Admission is free and open to the public and the facility is handicapped accessible. Museum hours are: Mon-Wed: 11am to 6pm; Thu-Fri: 11am to 9pm; Sat-Sun: noon to 4pm. For more information, call (507) 222-4342.