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Contemporary American Painting [1945]

American paintings, prints, and drawings, ca. 1900–1950, from Carleton and Gustavus Adolphus College Collections. Co-curated with students.

This event takes place each day from January 5th, 2018 to March 12th, 2018.

Location: Perlman Teaching Museum, Braucher Gallery

Contact: Jeff Rathermel, x4342

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In 1945, the Encyclopedia Britannica staged a sweeping examination of contemporary American painting from its art collection. An exemplary work by each of over 100 well-respected artists toured the United States, providing cultural access and aesthetic experiences to large numbers of everyday Americans. Contemporary American Painting [1945] seeks to recapture the essence of the monumental tour through an exhibition of paintings, drawings, and prints chosen from the collections of Carleton College and Gustavus Adolphus College. It is a collaborative exhibition co-curated by Laurel Bradley, former director of the Perlman Teaching Museum and Donald Myers, director of the Hillstrom Museum of Art.

Works donated by Gustavus alumnus Richard L. Hillstrom, a savvy collector and patron of the arts, anchor Gustavus' selections. Carleton's contributions draw on donations by William Benton, an alumnus who served as the chairman of the board and publisher of Britannica. All of the artists featured in this exhibition were either represented in the Encyclopedia Britannica collection or had close relationships with those painters.

This event occurs on:

  • Friday, January 5th, 2018
  • Saturday, January 6th, 2018
  • Sunday, January 7th, 2018
  • Monday, January 8th, 2018
  • Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
  • Wednesday, January 10th, 2018
  • Thursday, January 11th, 2018
  • Friday, January 12th, 2018
  • Saturday, January 13th, 2018
  • Sunday, January 14th, 2018
  • Monday, January 15th, 2018
  • Tuesday, January 16th, 2018
  • Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
  • Thursday, January 18th, 2018
  • Friday, January 19th, 2018
  • Saturday, January 20th, 2018
  • Sunday, January 21st, 2018
  • Monday, January 22nd, 2018
  • Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018
  • Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
  • Thursday, January 25th, 2018
  • Friday, January 26th, 2018
  • Saturday, January 27th, 2018
  • Sunday, January 28th, 2018
  • Monday, January 29th, 2018
  • Tuesday, January 30th, 2018
  • Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
  • Thursday, February 1st, 2018
  • Friday, February 2nd, 2018
  • Saturday, February 3rd, 2018
  • Sunday, February 4th, 2018
  • Monday, February 5th, 2018
  • Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
  • Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
  • Thursday, February 8th, 2018
  • Friday, February 9th, 2018
  • Saturday, February 10th, 2018
  • Sunday, February 11th, 2018
  • Monday, February 12th, 2018
  • Tuesday, February 13th, 2018
  • Wednesday, February 14th, 2018
  • Thursday, February 15th, 2018
  • Friday, February 16th, 2018
  • Saturday, February 17th, 2018
  • Sunday, February 18th, 2018
  • Monday, February 19th, 2018
  • Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
  • Wednesday, February 21st, 2018
  • Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
  • Friday, February 23rd, 2018
  • Saturday, February 24th, 2018
  • Sunday, February 25th, 2018
  • Monday, February 26th, 2018
  • Tuesday, February 27th, 2018
  • Wednesday, February 28th, 2018
  • Thursday, March 1st, 2018
  • Friday, March 2nd, 2018
  • Saturday, March 3rd, 2018
  • Sunday, March 4th, 2018
  • Monday, March 5th, 2018
  • Tuesday, March 6th, 2018
  • Wednesday, March 7th, 2018
  • Thursday, March 8th, 2018
  • Friday, March 9th, 2018
  • Saturday, March 10th, 2018
  • Sunday, March 11th, 2018
  • Monday, March 12th, 2018

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Visual Art, Exhibitions