‘Art & Art History’ Category

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.

Five Questions with Filmmaker Scott Fitzloff ’06

The California-based filmmaker has worked on everything from television commercials to feature-length documentaries.

Bringing the Dinosaurs Back to Life: Alumni at the Intersection of Art and Science

The employees of Blue Rhino Studio pose with their recently-completed model of "Sue" the T-Rex for the Field Museum. (Pictured are Gustie Alums Tim Quady '91 and Anders Schmidt '06). Most of us don’t get to say we work with dinosaurs for a living. For Gustavus art alum Tim Quady ’91, however, dinosaurs are just […]

The Arts at Nobel Conference 56

The move of Nobel Conference 56: Cancer in the Age of Biotechnology to an online format has opened the door to a new level of creativity from fine arts students involved with the conference.  While preparations for this year’s conference began well before COVID-19 hit, they continued to evolve right up until the performances were […]