“A Collection Embodied” now open at Carleton’s Perlman Teaching Museum

10 January 2015

Carleton’s Perlman Teaching Museum is opening 2015 with a new exhibit titled “A Collection Embodied”, which showcases new artwork recently acquired by Carleton College. This unique compilation of art was selected by a small group of Carleton students participating in a curatorial studies class (ARTH288). The students collaborated with the Perlman Teaching Museum’s Director and Curator, Laurel Bradley. The team’s primary focus was selecting artwork that displays a variety of aspects of the human condition ranging from political allegiances to notions of beauty and social connections. The exhibit includes over forty prints, photographs, ceramics and other creative works selected from the college’s collection of over 600 art pieces acquired since 2006.

“A Collection Embodied” reflects on the importance of the human body in various forms of art. The students were encouraged to broaden their analysis of class, gender, sexuality, culture, and aesthetics of the human body as it is represented in art. Many pieces featured in the exhibit are Japanese woodblock prints, contemporary American prints, and international photographs. One of the team’s main goals was to develop an art exhibit that can be used as a tool that is thought-provoking for its visitors.

Student curators:

Camille Conrood (Seattle)
Nora Liu (China)
Nora Munger (Davidson, NC)

Claire Pennington (Mason City, IA)
Evan Rothman (Larchmont, NY)
Moira Smith (Annapolis, MD)


The exhibit is open from January 9 to March 11, 2015.

Museum hours

Monday-Wednesday:  11:00AM – 6:00PM
Thursday & Friday: 11:00PM – 9:00PM
Saturday & Sunday: 12:00PM – 4:00PM