Archive for January, 2013

Kevin Gover to Give Sunday’s Lefler Lecture

Kevin Gover, Director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), will present this year’s Herbert and Mary Jane Lefler Lecture at Gustavus Adolphus College at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27 in Alumni Hall. The lecture, titled “The Dakota-U.S. War of 1862 and Contemporary Native Memory,” is presented by the College’s Hillstrom Museum of Art with support from the Lefler Lecture Series, in conjunction with the Museum’s exhibition Hena Uŋkiksuyapi: In Commemoration of the Dakota Mass Execution of 1862. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Swedish Warship VASA Model on Display at Gustavus

The 1:50 scale model of the Swedish warship Vasa, a scratch-built project that took Albert Lea artist and model ship builder Clayton Johnson over 7 years to complete, is on display in the Folke Bernadotte Library on the Gustavus Adolphus College campus. The Vasa will remain on display through March. A reception for the artist […]

Special Events Highlight Dakota Exhibit in Hillstrom

Three special events, a screening of the film Dakota 38, a special round-table discussion featuring guest artists, musicians and lecturers from the Dakota community, and a lecture by the Smithsonian Institution's Kevin Gover, highlight the Hena Uŋkiksuyapi: In Commemoration of the Dakota Mass Execution of 1862 exhibition which is currently on view at the Hillstrom Museum of Art on the Gustavus Adolphus College campus through February 8, 2013. Hena Uŋkiksuyapi, Dakota for “we remember those,” features artworks by Dakota and other Native American artists presented in commemoration of the mass execution of 38 Dakota in 1862 following the end of the Dakota-U.S. War.

Bruce McClain: A Retrospective At Hillstrom Museum

The Hillstrom Museum of Art presents Bruce McClain: A Retrospective Exhibition, which opened in November and runs through January 31, 2014. The exhibition surveys the career of McClain, with nearly sixty paintings, sketches, and prints, covering almost fifty years of work, much of which coincided with the artist’s career at Gustavus Adolphus College from 1965 […]