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Teresa Lenzen
Teresa Lenzen
Technical Director for Perlman Teaching Museum

Teresa Lenzen joined the Perlman Museum staff as Technical Director in May 2012.  Teresa honed her skills as problem solver, art handler, art collection registrar, and more through years of service at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.  At Carleton, Teresa has revolutionized the installation of the annual Senior Art Show through mentoring and modeling professional practices, a positive spirit and boundless energy. 

Wendy Nordquist
Wendy Nordquist
Art in the Library Temporary Assistant
Perlman Teaching Museum Assistant
Temporary Assistant

Since 2000, Wendy Nordquist has been providing support to both the Museum (formerly Art Gallery) Director and the Art Collection Registrar/Museum Technical Director. She assists with any and all Museum activities as needed, especially exhibition installation, de-installation, and label production.

In her off-campus life, Wendy does custom-sewing, alterations and hat-making. She also works as on-air host for the Saturday & Sunday morning shows on KYMN radio, and produces a weekly variety music show, Fine Tune (Sunday nights 6-7pm).

Laurel Bradley
Laurel Bradley Profile
Senior Lecturer in Art and Art History, Emerita

Laurel Bradley was Director of Exhibitions and Curator of the College Art Collection at Carleton from Fall 1996 until Summer 2017. In her role, she most enjoyed talking to new people “out of the blue” on the search for art and ideas, and making things happen in the arts. Bradley orchestrated numerous international exhibitions including Claiming Title: Australian Aboriginal Artists and the Land; Transformations: Chinese Artists Address Change in China; Kettles: American Artists and Japanese Artistry; and World Ceramics: Transforming Womens’ Traditions. The fall 2009 exhibition Modernizing Melodrama, co-curated with Cinema and Media Studies professor Carol Donelan, embodied a new emphasis on connecting the exhibition program with the curriculum.

Laurel Bradley taught seminars in curatorial practice and played a leadership role in Carleton’s visuality initiative, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation under a program titled “Visualizing the Liberal Arts.” Bradley spent eight years teaching at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the Department of Art History, Theory and Criticism, and was the founding director of Gallery 400 at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Her Ph.D is from New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts, with a Victorian art dissertation topic.