‘Art & Art History’ Category

Fine Arts Preview: December 5 – 12

This week features the annual Gustavus Winds of Christmas Concert, The Choreographers’ Gallery, the Theatre Production entitled Solstånd, the continuation of the Battle at the River Bottom Hillstrom exhibit, as well as the final days of the Creative Summer exhibit. Gustavus Winds of Christmas 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 7 Christ Chapel The annual Gustavus Winds […]

Fine Arts Preview: November 29 to December 5

This week features the Christmas in Christ Chapel and the continuation of both the Creative Summer and Battle at the River Bottom exhibits. Christmas in Christ Chapel 2021 Thursday – Saturday 7:30 p.m. Sunday 3:30 p.m. Christ Chapel Christmas in Christ Chapel 2021 places our stories of lament and meaning-making among the stories of the […]

Fine Arts Preview: November 22 – 28

This week features the opening of the new Hillstrom Museum exhibit, Battle at the River Bottom: Drawings and Videos by Kristen Lowe, as well as the continuation of the Creative Summer art exhibit. Creative Summer Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday, November 15 – Wednesday, December 8 Schaefer Art Gallery Recent work […]

Battle at the River Bottom: Drawings and Videos by Kristen Lowe

The Hillstrom Museum of Art, Gustavus Adolphus College, presents Battle at the River Bottom: Drawings and Videos by Kristen Lowe, on view November 22, 2021 through January 25, 2022, with an opening reception November 22, 7 to 9 p.m. A Gallery Talk in the exhibition will be presented by Lowe during the opening reception, starting […]

ART 224: Visual Information Art and History Connection

“I’m not receiving credit, but it has everything to do with what I’m studying,” Georgia Zutz ‘23 Communication Studies major answered when asked the question “Why are you taking ART 224? Is it essential towards your major?”  The Fall Semester course, ART 224: Visual Information analyzes historical documents, posters, and artwork and discusses its efficacy […]

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 […]