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Sara Cluggish
Sara Cluggish Profile
Director and Curator in the Perlman Teaching Museum
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In 2020 Sara Cluggish joined Carleton as the new Mary Hulings Rice Director and Curator of the Perlman Teaching Museum. She previously held roles as an art history professor at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis; director of FD13 Residency for the Arts, Minneapolis and St. Paul; collection manager of the Elizabeth Redleaf Collection, Minneapolis; curator of Site Gallery, Sheffield, UK; and assistant curator at Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK.

Sara holds an MFA in curating from Goldsmiths University of London and a BFA in photography from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore. She is passionate about working with young people from all walks of life and nurturing the next generation of creative thinkers and problem solvers.

Teresa Lenzen
Teresa Lenzen
Technical Director for Perlman Teaching Museum
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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
Perlman Teaching Museum Assistant
Temporary Assistant
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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).