Fall Exhibitions

Welcome to the World: An Exhibition of Works by Miguel Brieva

Welcome to the World: An Exhibition of Works by Miguel Brieva

September 15 – November 24, 2014
Gould Library

Miguel Brieva (Seville, 1974) is a Spanish cartoonist who has cultivated multiple genres combining text and image: comics, graphic humor, illustration, animation, visual poetry, and sketches. This exhibition, curated by Miguel Brieva in collaboration with Palmar Alvarez-Blanco, associate professor of Spanish, features posters, book covers, comics and illustrations that span Brieva’s career and reflect his sharp political wit and talent for incisive commentary. In conjunction with the exhibition, the artist will visit campus and lead a hands-on workshop with the students in SPAN 328: Contemporary Fiction & the Market.

Related Events
Screening of Oscar Clemente’s Keep on Rolling
Animations by Miguel Brieva

Monday, October 6, 2014 at 7:00PM

Part of the International Film Forum on in the Weitz Center Cinema. There will be a Q&A with the director following the screening. 

Artist’s Lecture
Miguel Brieva
October 17, 2014 at 5:00PM


Curated by Christina Seely
September 15 – October 27, 2014

Gould Library

Gould Library offers BOOK INTERVENTIONS, curated by Christina Seely.  In conversation with her exhibition in the Perlman Teaching Museum, the artist selects and organizes book and archival materials to suggest varying perspectives on units of knowledge.

Oology: The Art & Science of Eggs


September 15 – October 27, 2014
Gould Library

This exhibit will explore both the beauty of birds’ eggs and their value in identifying species of birds and understanding their habitats. The exhibition will feature natural histories and guides illustrated with images of eggs, as well as examples of eggs and nests from the Carleton Arboretum.

Word and Image in the Middle Ages: An exhibition curated by the students of HIST 137

Word and Image

November 4 – December 8, 2014
Gould Library

This student-curated exhibition will feature facsimiles of medieval manuscripts from Gould Library’s Special Collections and will examine the entwined roles of the written word and the visual image in early Medieval manuscripts.

Winter Exhibitions

Picturing US


DOCUMERICA and the  American Environmental Movement
January 15 – March 15, 2015
Gould Library, Circulation Lobby

One of the most interesting – and unusual – projects to come out of the EPA during the 1970s was DOCUMERICA, a program that hired photographers to go out across the country and photograph all aspects of the nation’s environment. 

Picturing US

American Photographers and the Landscape
January 23 – March 15, 2015
Gould Library, East Wing

A companion exhibition to DOCUMERICA and the American Environmental Movement, this exhibition features photographers associated with the ground-breaking exhibition, The New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-altered Landscape. This 1975 exhibition featured fine-art photographers who made images of the contemporary built environment, focusing on straightforward images of industrial parks, housing developments and other vernacular architectures.

Carltography: the Exhibition


January 5 –  March 11, 2015
Gould Library, Rookery

CARLTOGRAPHY is a collaborative mapmaking project that captures the diverse experiences of a common place. Created by Carleton students Peter Barron ’17, Vayu Maini Rekdal ’15, and Jackson Van Fleet ’15, CARLTOGRAPHY is a collection of hand-drawn maps of the Carleton campus created by members of its community, including students, alumni, faculty, and staff. This exhibition features a large selection of the original drawings that were submitted and posted to the Carltography website.

Fictional Maps

Fictional Maps

January 23, 2015 to March 115, 2015
Gould Library, Rookery

Vividly realized maps of imagined places, drawn to accompany works of fiction. 

Spring and Summer Exhibitions

This is Public Health: Public Health in Practice

Public Health

March 31st, 2015 – May 5th, 2015
Gould Library, Circulation Lobby

This exhibition was organized by 14 students who, over the course of the two terms and winter break, studied and practiced public health. They started their journey together in the Fall of 2014 with an introductory public health course, which helped them prepare for a winter break trip to Minneapolis/St. Paul, and Washington D.C.  Over the course of the two terms, the class completed Academic Civic Engagement (ACE) projects in partnership with Growing Up Healthy and the Rice County Mental Health Collective.

This exhibit shows some of the important aspects of public health that they learned about and experienced on their Winter Break trip.

If it’s knot theory, what is it?

Knots Exhibition Spring 2015

An exhibition by students in the Senior Seminar in Knot Theory
April 8 – August 30, 2015

Gould Library, 4th Floor

Suppose you’re given a tangled mess of rope with the ends fused together.  Can you tell if there’s a knot in it, and if so, what kind of knot? Could you figure out whether it could be untangled, and how to untangle it, just by looking? Come explore the mathematical world of knots and investigate some answers to these fundamental and sometimes surprisingly difficult questions.  

This exhibition was organized by Professor Helen Wong and the students in the Senior Seminar in Knot Theory: Ross Jennings, Matt Sikkink Johnson, Crystal Lai, Sarah Milstein, Bibek Pokharel, Ken Schiller, Rachel Schuh, Julian Skotheim, and Nora White.

The 2015 Annual Off-Campus Studies Photo Exhibit

May-August, 2015

An annual favorite of Carleton students, faculty, and staff, the Off Campus Studies Photo Contest exhibition will open with a celebration in early May. A panel of judges will select 26 photographs from over 200 entries, awarding prizes in the person, place, story, food, and library categories.

Tracing the Extinction of the Passenger Pigeon

Passenger Pigeon

May-August, 2015
Gould Library

This exhibition traces a brief history of the passenger pigeon, a now-extinct species which once flew in great flocks (sometimes numbering in the tens of thousands) throughout much of North America. The exhibition features illustrations of Ectopistes migratoria from volumes in Gould Library’s collection, including a 1905 edition of S. F. Baird’s History of North American Birds.

Gould Library Amateur Archivist & Artists Residential Society & Social Club


Andy Sturdevant, Artist in Residence
Gould Library and the Studio Art Department at Carleton College

May-August, 2015

This April, Gould Library and the Studio Art department welcomed writer and public artists Andy Sturdevant to spend five days on campus (and in the library) as artist-in-residence. Sturdevant’s residency was inspired both by his previous work unearthing local histories in libraries and archives, and by the idea that a library, its collections, and its staff can be an “incubator” for all kinds of creative endeavors. A book produced during his residency will be on display.