artworks in a museum gallery
A group of people outside the Weitz Center for Creativity

Visit the Museum

The Perlman Teaching Museum is currently open to members of the Carleton community. For all others, it is available to tour virtually!

Artworks in a museum gallery

Senior Art Show 2021: Licking the Plate Clean

We are pleased to present the 2021 Senior Show, an exhibition of work by 23 graduating studio art majors. Visit the senior show website to learn more about the artists and their work.

Screenshot of Senior Show virtual tour

Virtual Tour of the Senior Show

Experience a virtual walkthrough of our current exhibition, “Licking the Plate Clean,” featuring the work of our graduating senior studio art majors.

A woman with long hair stands in front of a wall of framed prints

Interview with the Museum Director

Read an interview with Sara Cluggish about the mission of the Perlman Teaching Museum and see highlights from past exhibitions in the Spring 2021 issue of the Carleton College Voice.

Japanese woodblock print from 1903

Collection Highlight

The Carleton College Art Collection includes over 150 Japanese woodblock prints, acquired through generous donations and purchase. Highlights include ukiyo-e landscapes and scenes from kabuki theater.

Baido Hosai, The Actor Ichikawa Danjuro IX in the double role of Fudo and Mongaku (1903)

The Senior Art Show, celebrating the 23 graduating Studio Art majors in this year’s class, is open! Current Carleton students, faculty, and staff are invited to visit the show in person through June 12, 2021. 🎓🎉👏
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For all others, we invite you to take a virtual walk-through the exhibition and explore the 'Artists and Artwork' pages of our website (link in bio), for additional images of the students' work and their artist statements! 💻📱✨
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Graduating, Senior Studio Art majors:

Andie Nakahira • Bia Furtado • Brennan Johnson • Caroline Tsui • Cedar Heffelfinger • Emily Wight • Emma Korosei • Gabriela Zegarra • Gavin Young • Irene Stoutland • Isabel Arevalo • Laura McCarron • Leah McClintock-Shapiro • Lydia Chau • Maris Daleo • Martha Sudderth • Mash Ibtesum • Mila Knezevic • Sean Topel • Sophie Rogers • Tyrell Floyd • Yifei Zhu • Zach McCrary
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Join us tomorrow at 3:30 CST on Zoom for a talk with artist Kevin Beasley sponsored by the Department of Art and Art History’s Christopher U. Light Lectureship.
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Register for the event on the Art and Art History Department website: www.carleton.edu/art
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Congratulations Studio Art majors on the opening of the Senior Art Show! 👏👏😊🥳👏👏🎉
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The exhibition is open in person to current Carleton faculty, staff and students only and is on view now through Friday, June 11th, 2021.
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Sign up for the Perlman Teaching Museum newsletter (link in bio) to receive information about a forthcoming virtual walkthrough and Zoom tour of the exhibition, Sunday, May 23, 8pm. 💻✨
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Next Wednesday, May 12, 4 - 5pm CDT, join us for a talk on ‘Health, Illness and Care Activism in Contemporary Art’.
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Zoom registration in bio. Presented by Carleton’s Art & Art History Department and sponsored by the Christopher U. light Lectureship.
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Pavel Pyś, Curator of Visual Arts at the Walker Art Center and Sara Cluggish, the Mary Hulings Rice Director and Curator of the Perlman Teaching Museum will join in a one hour discussion of contemporary art and artists responding to heightened discourses surrounding health and illness, contamination and cleanliness, care and neglect.
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How are notions of the healthy and unhealthy body defined and by whom? How do systems of welfare and corporate care determine experiences of support and treatment? How might the chronically ill or disabled body imagine a political future for our wider social body?
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Image credit: Carloyn Lazard, ‘In Sickness and Study’ (2015-ongoing). Digital photographs. Dimensions variable. Image courtesy the artist.
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[Image description: Three portrait-orientation screenshots of Instagram posts from user c_lion666, arranged in a grid, with timestamps, captions, comments, and likes whited out. Each photo shows an arm bearing varied intravenous tubes, reaching out to hold a book, covers held up frontally. The background varies, showing surrounding hospital furniture, and sometimes, other parts of the patient's body.]
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Curatorial Assistant student workers Lea Winston '22, Esme Graham '22 and Phoebe Pugh '22 are hard at work researching and organizing a new display of Carleton Art Collection prints. Their project will open next year in spaces across the Weitz Center for Creativity and Gould Library! 🔥🔥🔥
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A big thanks to The Voice, Carleton’s alumni magazine, for highlighting the work of the Perlman Teaching Museum in their spring 2021 issue!
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Read a snippet of an interview with Sara Cluggish, the museum's new director and curator, below. Click the link in the bio to enjoy the full article.
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"I'm excited by the dual role that the teaching museum plays as both a traditional gallery for students, faculty, and visitors, and as an active, transformative educational space. One thing that’s different from my previous curatorial roles is that here I have the enjoyable responsibility of teaching Carleton students about the field of museum studies, and ultimately preparing them for a career path in the museum world. I’m also able to help faculty members translate their latest exciting research idea into an exhibition, sometimes for the very first time, and I’m often learning as much from them as they are from me. I try to challenge our faculty to think about how direct contact with art and objects can enliven their teaching... What does the space of a museum offer that a classroom might not? In working with colleagues to acquire new pieces for the Carleton College Art Collection, how do we collectively define which artworks make the best teaching tools? These are the kinds of questions that are natural in a teaching museum as opposed to other kinds of museums. I’m enjoying wrestling with these ideas in my first year as director."
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Photo: Nate Ryan ‘10
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