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January 2007

Friday, January 12th

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    Lecture, "Chikanobu in Context"
    • Lecture by Prof. Bruce Coats, Art History, Scripps College on opening night of exhibition, "Chikanobu: Modernity and Nostalgia in Japanese Prints". Yoshu Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) was one Japan's most popular woodblock print designers of the 1880s and 1890s. The exhibition is funded in part by grants from the Blakemore Foundation, the Japan Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and the Metropolitan Center for Far Eastern Art Studies.
    • 7:30 pm, Boliou 104, Auditorium
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    "Chikanobu: Modernity & Nostalgia in Japanese Prints" Exhibition Opening
    • Opening reception in the Art Gallery, following 7:30 lecture in Boliou Auditorium.
    • 8:30 pm, Art Gallery, lower level Music and Drama Building

Thursday, January 25th

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    "Reflections on Beauty: A Discussion of Chikanobu's "Jidai Kagami" (Mirror of the Ages )"
    • Join Carleton's specialists on late 19th century Japanese art & literature - Prof Katie Ryor (Art History), Jim Smith (Carleton Art Collection), and Prof Katie Sparling (Asian Languages & Literature)- for an examination of the thirty-print folio recently acquired for the college art collection.
    • 4:00 pm, Art Gallery, lower level Music and Drama Building

February 2007

Thursday, February 8th

Thursday, February 15th

Friday, February 23rd

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    Lecture: "Chikanobu & the Feminization of the Past"
    • Joshua Mostow, Asian Studies, University of British Colombia will speak - in conjunction with current Art Gallery exhibition. Co-sponsored by the Art Gallery & the departments of Asian Studies & Art History. (An EdwinL.Weisl Jr. Lecture in Art History sponsored by the Robert Lehman Foundation.)
    • 4:45 pm, 104 Boliou Hall Auditorium

March 2007

Friday, March 30th

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    "Super Heroics": artist's talk by Mark Newport, Arizona State University
    • Arizona artist Mark Newport expresses his ideas about male identity in American society, “Turning the superhero inside out is a way for me to present an understanding of masculinity," says Newport. "Superheroes suggest strength, but knitting them or covering them with embroidery provides a softness that is contradictory to their image."
    • 7:30 pm, Boliou Hall Auditorium, room 104

May 2007

Tuesday, May 1st

September 2007

Thursday, September 20th

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    "Buckthorn Menace" Project Launch and Lecture
    • Artist Jim Proctor and Professor Mary Savina introduce "The Buckthorn Menace," an environmental art installation to be constructed by volunteers on sites at Carleton and St. Olaf.
    • 5:00 pm, Boliou 104

October 2007

Tuesday, October 30th

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    Artist's Lecture
    • Photographer Angela Strassheim, part of the Vantage Points II exhibition, will speak in Boliou Auditorium.
    • 12:00 pm, Boliou Auditorium 104

January 2008

Thursday, January 17th

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    Artist's Talk - Linda Sue Eastman
    • A nationally known artist from Winona, Ms. Eastman's work is included in the Carleton Art Gallery exhibition, "Functional Sculpture: Furniture from the Upper Midwest". She'll speak and show examples of her work - finely crafted of tooled and polychromed leather, rich textiles, and wood.
    • 5:00 pm, Boliou Auditorium 104

Thursday, January 31st

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    Artist's Talk - Clifton Monteith
    • Michigan resident Clifton Monteith has work in the Carleton Art Gallery show, "Functional Sculpture: Furniture from the Upper Midwest". He'll speak and show images of his celebrated work - extravagant woven willow furniture, as well as lamps, lanterns and urushi lacquer work.
    • 5:00 pm, Boliou Auditorium 104

February 2008

Tuesday, February 12th

April 2008

Thursday, April 17th

September 2008

Friday, September 19th

Saturday, September 20th

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    "Women Potters... and Other Stories"
    • Exhibition Opening night lecture by Moira Vincentelli, Exhibition Curator and Professor of Art History, Aberystwyth University, Wales.
    • 7:00 pm, Boliou Auditorium 104

Friday, September 26th

October 2008

Friday, October 24th

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    "Contemporary Zulu Ceramics: Life Stories from Azolina MaMncube Ngema and Clive Sithole"
    • Lecture by Elizabeth Perrill, Assistant Professor of African Art History at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. Supported by the Edwin L. Weisl, Jr. Lectureship in Art History, and sponsored by the Robert Lehman Foundation. In conjunction with "World Ceramics: Transforming Women's Traditions", on view in the Carleton Art Gallery.
    • 4:30 pm, Gould Library Athenaeum

January 2009

Friday, January 9th

February 2009

Tuesday, February 3rd

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    Lecture, "Bibliophiles Delight: Melodramatic Physiognomy"
    • Join faculty and curators for a close look at Duchenne de Boulogne, Mecanisme de la Physionomie Humaine (Mechanism of Human Physiognomy), 1862, other volumes, and a tour of Melodrama in the Libe: Highlights from the Collections. In conjunction with the current Art Gallery exhibition, "Modernizing Melodrama".
    • 4:30 pm, Gould Library Athenaeum

Thursday, February 12th

April 2009

Thursday, April 16th

Thursday, April 23rd

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    Fritz Haeg, "Welcoming the Wild"
    • Haeg is a Los Angeles-based, Minnesota-bred artist, activist and architect known for transforming American front yards into vegetable gardens, and bringing together sculpture and ecosystem research through Animal Estates, a conceptual art project. Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn was published in 2008 by Metropolis Books. This event co-sponsored by the Committee for Studies in the Arts
    • 7:30 pm, Boliou Auditorium 104

September 2009

Friday, September 18th

October 2009

Monday, October 5th

Thursday, October 22nd

November 2009

Monday, November 2nd

Wednesday, November 11th

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    "Dear Friend" Book Launch: U.S./Iraqi Kids Connect
    • Public reading from "Dear Friend", a book of letters between U.S. and Iraqi children. This book project was initiated by the Children's Cultural Connection of Northfield, and orchestrated by a group of Carleton students.
    • 7:00 pm, Gould Library Athenaeum

January 2010

Friday, January 8th

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    Lecture and Exhibition Opening for “Latin American Posters”
    • 7:30 pm: Lecture: “Latin American Posters: Graphic Elements” Teresa Eckmann, assistant professor of contemporary Latin American art history, University of Texas at San Antonio
      8:30 – 10 pm: Opening Reception in the Art Gallery
    • 7:30 pm, Boliou Hall and Art Gallery

Wednesday, January 13th

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    2010 Census Poster Design Competition Kick-off
    • “Design to Build Participation: Latino art in Minnesota”, a talk by Maria Cristina Tavera, artist and independent curator. Lecture will follow brief presentation on the Carleton College 2010 Census Poster Design Competition.
    • 7:30 pm, Boliou Hall, room 104

February 2010

Wednesday, February 3rd

Monday, February 22nd

April 2010

Friday, April 2nd

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    Radical Messages and Artists’ Books: a roundtable discussion
    • A discussion featuring Caren Heft, Jeff Morin, and Brian Borchardt, book artists from Stevens Point, Wisconsin, to kick off the opening night of the new gallery exhibition, “Artists’ Books: Radical Messages, Revolutionary Means.”
    • 7:30 pm, Boliou Hall, room 104

Thursday, April 15th

September 2010

Thursday, September 23rd

October 2010

Wednesday, October 13th

February 2011

Thursday, February 3rd

Monday, February 14th

September 2011

Saturday, September 17th

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    Remarks on 'Middle School: Photographs by John Schott'
    • Schott, long-time Cinema and Media Studies professor, documented the Northfield Middle School as the building awaited transformation into the Weitz Center for Creativity. In connection with the Community Open House.
    • 4:00 pm, small gallery, Perlman Teaching Museum

October 2011

Monday, October 3rd

  • Nine Reconnaissance Satellites over the Sonora Pass, 2008
    'The Other Night Sky', followed by skygazing in Central Park
    • Artist, writer, experimental geographer Trevor Paglen has been exposing the secret activities of the U.S. military and intelligence agencies over the last eight years in books and large-scale landscape photographs. These 'Other Night Sky' images reveal secret spy satellites and other covert military operations.
    • 6:00 pm, Cinema, Weitz Center for Creativity; Central Park

Tuesday, October 4th

January 2012

Friday, January 20th

February 2012

Monday, February 27th

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    Zoe Charlton, Artists Lecture
    • As a complement to the exhibition, 'A Complex Weave: Women and Identity in Contemporary Art', featured Baltimore-based artist Charlton challenges notions of gender, race and class in vigorous figure drawings.
    • 7:30 pm, Weitz Cinema

March 2012

Friday, March 30th

April 2012

Saturday, April 14th

January 2013

Thursday, January 17th

March 2013

Friday, March 1st

October 2013

Thursday, October 3rd

  • Jessica Rath
    A Kickstarter Tale: Artist Jessica Rath
    • Jessica Rath, an L.A. based artist, offers her experience with Kickstarter as a fundraising vehicle for creative projects. Lunch for 25.
    • 12:00 pm, Gould Library Atheneum

Friday, October 4th

Thursday, October 17th

Thursday, October 24th

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    Story/Film/Artists' Books: A dialogue
    • Jeff Rathermel, curator/book artist, and Carol Donelan, CAMS professor, compare two vibrant and related artistic media. RECEPTION TO FOLLOW.
    • 5:00 pm, Weitz Cinema; Reception Weitz Commons near Teaching Museum

January 2014

Thursday, January 16th

Friday, January 17th

September 2014

Friday, September 19th

October 2014

Tuesday, October 14th

January 2015

Wednesday, January 7th

  • Ion Sørvin
    N55 and Designs for the Public Sphere
    • Ion Sørvin and Till Wolfer of this Copenhagen-based design collective introduce the philosophy and practices of the N55 team.
    • 7:00 pm, Cinema, Weitz Center for Creativity

Friday, January 9th

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    N55: Architecture Collective in Residence begins (through Mar. 11)
    • Danish collective N-55, known for open source designs and innovative public spaces, teach and create in a Perlman Teaching Museum residency.
    • Perlman Teaching Museum, Braucher Gallery

February 2015

Monday, February 16th

March 2015

Wednesday, March 11th

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    N55: Architecture Collective in Residence ends
    • Danish collective N-55, known for open source designs and innovative public spaces, teach and create in a Perlman Teaching Museum residency.
    • Perlman Teaching Museum, Braucher Gallery

September 2015

Friday, September 18th

October 2015

Tuesday, October 6th

  • Timothy O'Sullivan, Pontoon Bridge, 1863
    Civil War Photography Lecture and exhibition reception
    • "Seeing the Elephant: Photography and the American Civil War," Jeff Rosenheim, Curator in Charge, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
    • 7:00 pm, Weitz Cinema, lecture, then Perlman Teaching Museum and Weitz Center Commons

Thursday, October 8th

Thursday, October 22nd

November 2015

Thursday, November 5th

January 2016

Friday, January 22nd

February 2016

Wednesday, February 24th

  • Ralph Gibson, Untitled (Red Book), 1989
    Ralph Gibson, American Art Photographer
    • Renowned art photographer Ralph Gibson presents a lecture titled “The Next Step: A Retrospective Showing Selected Works From 1960-2016.”
    • 6:00 pm, Weitz Center for Creativity, Room 136

Thursday, February 25th

  • Utagawa Hirokage, Cherry Blossom Viewing at Asuka Hill, 1859
    Gallery Talk: Kathleen Ryor
    • Gallery talk about Falling Blossoms, Floating World exhibition followed by cocktail reception
    • 5:00 pm, Perlman Teaching Museum, Kaemmer Gallery

March 2016

Tuesday, March 1st

April 2016

Friday, April 1st

  • Harriet Bart and Yu-Wen Wu
    WALK! Artist Talk and Reception
    • artist talk and opening reception for three exhibitions that are part of a city-wide walking festival
    • 7:00 pm, Weitz Commons

May 2016

Tuesday, May 17th

  • The Artist as Culture Producer (forthcoming from University of Chicago Press)
    Conversation: Post-Art School Confidential
    • Sharon Louden, artist and editor of “Living and Sustaining a Creative Life” and Andrew Russeth, co-executive editor of ARTnews
    • 7:00 pm, NOTE NEW LOCATION: Boliou Hall, room 104

September 2016

Friday, September 16th

January 2017

Friday, January 6th

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    How to Read a Chinese Painting
    • Lecture by Kathleen Ryor, Tanaka Memorial Professor of International Understanding and Art History.
    • 7:00 pm, Weitz 236

Friday, January 13th

Thursday, January 19th

Thursday, January 26th

February 2017

Wednesday, February 8th

  • Anselm Kiefer, Nuremburg, 1982
    What Would Anselm Kiefer Do?
    • Paula De Cristofaro, Paintings Conservator, SFMoma, will speak on the special challenges facing conservators of contemporary art.
    • 4:30 pm, Boliou 104

March 2017

Friday, March 3rd

April 2017

Thursday, April 27th

September 2019

Friday, September 20th

October 2019

Wednesday, October 30th

February 2020

Thursday, February 6th

Thursday, February 20th

Thursday, February 27th