‘Art & Art History’ Category

Fine Arts Preview: Family Weekend

The Gustavus Jazz Ensemble is one of the many Gustavus ensembles performing in Family Weekend Showcase concerts. Gustavus Fine Arts welcomes families to the hill for Family Weekend 2021! Families will have the chance to hear most of Gustavus Adolphus College’s large music ensembles in three concerts throughout Sunday. Plus, don’t miss the art exhibits […]

New Dye Garden Blends Together Art and Nature

Inspired by the Linnaeus Arboretum and other nature spots that surround Gustavus Adolphus College, a dye garden by Colleen Stockmann brings centuries-old art techniques int the 21st century. The dye garden involves growing plants such as marigold, fennel, and blackberry that release their color if simmered in water. This process of obtaining dyes was highly […]

Busy Summer for Gusties

Summer is a time to enjoy the weather, to spend time with family and friends, and to turn off school mode. However, our students and faculty keep creating and working their craft. Let’s look at what our Gusties have been up to. Gustavus Adolphus College music professor and conductor Dr. Elisabeth Cherland presented What we […]

Senior Spotlight: Darby Hurlbert

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community. Darby Hurlbert is a Studio Arts and Art History double major with a philosophy minor from California. She plans to take some time for herself post-graduation and work on her relationship with her art. Associate Professor of Art Kristen […]

Senior Spotlight: Claire Strohmeyer

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community. Claire Strohmeyer is a Studio Art major with a Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies minor from Shakopee, Minn. Associate Professor and Chair of Art and Art History Betsy Byers says, “I have seen Claire grow in confidence and increasing […]

Senior Spotlight: Hannah Calkins

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community. Hannah Calkins is a studio art major with a film and media studies minor from Woodbury, Minn. She is currently considering different career options, including interior design or event planning. Professor of Art and Art History Priscilla Briggs worked […]

From These Hands: Fiber Art and Poetry by Gwen Westerman Opens at Hillstrom Museum of Art

Running from Feb. 15 through April 18, the exhibit highlights the quilt art that celebrates the artist's Dakota ancestors.

“An Active and Urgent Telling” Brings Lived Experiences to Schaefer Art Gallery

In partnership with Strange Fire Collective, the Gustavus Department of Art and Art History will host the exhibition from Feb. 11-March 17.

Artist Kristen Lowe Featured on MN Original

Documentarian and charcoal artist Kristen Lowe's 2012 MN Original episode will re-air tonight on TPT MN.

Betsy Byers Receives Inaugural “Project Space” Grant

The $10,000 award will support a solo multimedia exhibition inspired by glacier melt and climate change.