Exhibitions, featuring tangible artifacts, and organized around research questions, are powerful formats for creating and sharing knowledge. Three facilities host Carleton’s broad-based exhibition program: The Perlman Teaching Museum, Gould Library, and the Weitz Center for Creativity White Spaces.
Perlman Teaching Museum
Presents exhibitions of art and artifacts organized around ideas connecting the liberal arts, materializing scholarly questions and cultivating visual literacy.
Curated by: Museum Director and Curator; faculty and student co-curators; and outside professionals.
Timeframe: Exhibition projects generally take one to three years to develop.
Facility: The public spaces comprise the soaring Braucher Gallery, with 24 foot ceilings and an adjustable lighting grid, and the more intimate Kaemmer Family Gallery. The facility is secure and climate-controlled to high museum standards. Museum staff are fully involved in realizing and installing all exhibition projects.
Gould Library Exhibitions
The mission of the Robert C. Larson ’56 Art in the Library Program is to bring library users into daily contact with works of art, artifacts, and natural objects in a spirit of discovery and learning. Exhibitions, drawing from library collections and other sources, feature student and faculty research, course projects, and more.
Curated by: Zoe Adler, Curator of Library Art & Exhibitions, in collaboration with students, faculty, and others.
Timeframe: Proposals accepted for projects one term to one year in advance.
Facility: Gould Library is a semi-secure, climate-controlled environment. Exhibitions are mounted in cases, on display walls, and throughout the Library. Some technical assistance available for mounting exhibitions.
Weitz Center White Spaces
Active places to create, critically analyze and share exhibitions, creative projects, and learning laboratories.
Curated by: Students & faculty (submit requests to Steve Richardson, Director of the Arts)
Timeframe: Proposals accepted for same-term and advance projects to be displayed from one week to a full academic term.
Facility: Two small former classrooms (260 square feet). No security provided; exhibitors are expected to manage their own install, de-install, and publicity.