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Perlman Teaching Museum
Carleton College
One North College Street
Northfield, MN 55057

Post-Picturesque: Photographing Ireland

Perlman Teaching Museum, 2017
Color photographs
8 x 10 in, 48pp

Post-Picturesque: Photographing Ireland presents nine accomplished artists, resident in the Republic and Northern Ireland, who respond to the famously picturesque Irish rural landscape with new aesthetic and critical approaches. 

Photographing the Social Body: Malian Portraiture from the Studio to the Street

Social Body Cover

Perlman Teaching Museum, 2012
Color and black & white illustrations
9 x 12 in, 48pp

Mali, West Africa, is home to a rich photographic culture. This exhibition, presenting the work of eighteen photographers, explores portraiture taken in storefront students and more artistic interpretations of the human form. 

Modernizing Melodrama

melo coverLaurel Bradley, ‘Curating Melodrama’
Carol Donelan, ‘Modernizing Melodrama’
Margaret Pezalla-Granlund & Alison Jarzyna, ‘How to Read Character: Books from the Collection of Gould Library’

Carleton College Art Gallery, 2010
Color and black & white illustrations
9 ½ x 12 ¾ in, 38 pages

Modernizing Melodrama explores the history and persistence of melodrama as a popular mode of visual storytelling gin the American tradiotion, emphasizing pathos, sensational action, and stereotypical characterizations of virtue and villainy.  The exhibition introduces representative ideas and powerful stories through film clips, stage posters and loby cardas, mass media, documentary and artistic photographs, and experimental works by contemporary artists.

Exhibition January 9 to March 11, 2009

World Ceramics: Transforming Women’s Traditions

Publications: World Ceramics

Emily Galusha, Foreward: Kelly Connole, essay: Making Clay Visible; Moira Vincetelli, essay: Trajectories: Survival, Revival and Innovation in Women’s Ceramics.

Northern Clay Center & Carleton College Art Gallery, 2008
Color illustrations
8 x 10 in, 54 pages

Jointly produced by the Carleton College Art Gallery and Northern Clay Center of Minneapolis, World Ceramics: Transforming Women’s Traditions highlights ceramists and ceramics frompoints around the world where the makers are usually female, and explores innovative contemporary work based on transformations of older forms and designs. The 54-page catalogue, featuring essays by noted scholar Moira Vincentelli and ceramist Kelly Connole, is illustrated with works from Africa, South and Central America, the American Southwest, Asia, the United Stated and the United Kingdom.

Functional Sculpture: Furniture from the Upper Midwest

Functional Sculpture

Laurel Bradley: Introduction; Glenn Gordon, essay: “Sculpture Designed to be Used.” Artist biographies.

The Carleton College Art Gallery, 2008
Color illustrations
10 1/2 x 8 in, 18 pages

Featuring the work of 16 contemporary furniture makers, sculptors and industrial designers—asking the question, “When does furniture become art?” Chairs, tables, cabinets, music stands, and other types of furniture in styles that run the gamut from the geometric austerities of Modernism to works that invoke the curves of Art Nouveau, the flair of Art Deco, the strangeness of Surrealism, and the playfulness of Italy’s postmodern Memphis movement of the 1980s.

Kettles: Japanese Artistry and American Artists


William T. Thrasher, essay: “The Japanese Water Kettle: Themes and Variations”; “Process: the Sogata Casting Method with views into Miya Nobuho’s Kamasada Studio in Moirioka, Japan.” Artist biographies.

The Carleton College Art Gallery, 2004
Color illustrations
9 3/4 x 7 7/8 in, 32 pages

Celebrating the tea ceremony kettle as a vital living tradition in Japan and as an inspirational form to American artists. The exhibition featured cast iron kama, or kettles, by Eda Kei’ichi, Miya Nobuho, Nagano Retsu and Suzuki Morihisa Shiiko from Japan, and evocative works in copper, bronze, iron, silver and other metals by Americans Timothy Lloyd and Wayne Potratz.

Vantage Points: Campus as Place

Vantage Points

Laurel Bradley, essay: “Vantage Points: Campus as Place.” Frank Martin, essay: “Discovering the Familiar: Photography is a Campus-Revealing Act.” Artist biographies, artist statements.

The Carleton College Art Gallery, 2002
Color and black & white illustrations
10 1/2 x 8 in, 64 pages

Three interpretations of the Carleton campus by three Minnesota photographers. Alec Soth works large and in color, Beth Dow creates small evocative images using antiquated processes, and Chris Faust makes crisp black and white panoramas which highlight juxtaposition and change.

Claiming Title: Australian Aboriginal Artists and the Land

Claiming Title

Laurel Bradley: Introduction, descriptive captions (with Deborah Bird Rose). Doreen Mellor, essay: “Indigenous Australian Art: Title and Claim.”

The Carleton College Art Gallery, 1999
Color illustrations
11 7/16 x 8 1/2 in, 24 pages

An exploration of the cultural, legal and other relationships between art, identity, and traditional lands. From an exhibition featuring over thirty Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.

Transformations: Painters Examine Change in China


Kathleen M. Ryor, essay: “Reflections on the Recent Past in Contemporary Chinese Art.” Artist biographies.

The Carleton College Art Gallery, 1999
Color illustrations
4 1/2 x 5 7/8 in, 34 pages

This “little red book” highlights four painters—all born during the Cultural Revolution—who respond in their art to that troubled period of Chinese history.

Warren MacKenzie and the Functional Tradition in Clay

Warren MacKenzie Dale K. Haworth with Karen F. Beall. Essay, Chronological Checklist.

The Carleton College Art Gallery, 1995
Color and black & white illustrations
10 x 8 1/4 in, 64 pages

An exploration of the Minnesota master potter’s life and art.