Fine Arts Preview February 20-26 Posted on February 20th, 2023 by

This week features the performances of Spring Awakening, as well as the continuation of the Hillstrom museum exhibit: Improvised Structures: Recent Sculptural Works by Nicolas Darcourt & Elizabeth Catlett.

Spring Awakening
Anderson Theatre
Feb 23 to 25, at 8:00 p.m.
Feb 25 and 26, at 2:00 p.m.

Music by Duncan Sheik and Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater
Based on the play by Frank Wedekind
Directed by Kimberly Braun ’11 | Choreographed by Jeffrey Peterson | Music Direction by Samuel Grace ’11

Tony Award winning (Best Musical, Best Book, Best Score) rock musical Spring Awakening explores coming of age and autonomy through love and friendship. A heart-wrenching tale of censorship and access to healthcare, Spring Awakening delights the senses with gorgeous music and dancing.

To purchase tickets and for more information: Spring Awakening; Gustavus Website

Improvised Structures: Recent Sculptural Works by Nicolas Darcourt & Elizabeth Catlett
Hillstrom Museum of Art
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday
1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday – Sunday

Nicolas Darcourt teaches ceramics in the Art and Art History Department at Gustavus Adolphus College. His ceramic works use press-molded objects and hand-built shapes to focus on a mix of architectural ornament, exposed layers of earth, engineered forms, monument, and manufactured byproduct. These coalesce into accumulations which express abstract notions of the confluence of memory, geography, and society.

African American artist Elizabeth Catlett (1915-2012) is considered through recently acquired works and through new poetry by exhibition collaborator Philip Bryant, a faculty member in the African/African Diaspora Studies Program and the English Department of Gustavus Adolphus College.  Catlett’s artworks and Bryant’s poetry are supplemented by paintings by Catlett’s contemporaries Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000) and Eldzier Cortor (1916-2015), lent by the Art Bridges Foundation of Bentonville, Arkansas.


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