‘Art & Art History’ Category

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Nobel Conference: Fine Arts Overview

The theme of mental health (in)equity and young people will be presented through an art exhibition, a concert, and a dance performance. Our music ensembles will play a prelude at the start of each session. Then on Saturday and Sunday, our music ensembles will put on their annual family weekend concerts. Music Prelude Wednesday, September […]

Are you okay? I am not, and that’s okay.

On Wednesday, September 28, 2022, from 5:00-6:30 p.m. the Schaefer Art Gallery will host the opening public reception for its newest exhibit entitled “Are you okay? I’m not, and that’s okay”. The exhibit is the culmination of the work of Gustavus students enrolled in Dr. Colleen Stockmann’s Critical Issues in Art course and examines how […]

Fine Arts Weekly Preview: September 26 to October 2

This week features the annual Family Weekend Showcase at Christ Chapel, the Nobel Dance Feature Concert: Resonance, as well as the public receptions of both FOCUS IN/ON at the Hillstrom Museum of Art, and Are you ok? I am not. And that’s ok. at the Schaefer Art Gallery. Resonance: Songs, Dances, and Poems that explore […]

Fine Arts Weekly Preview: September 19 to 25

George Ault (1891-1948), Lower Broadway, 1921, pencil on paper, 9 x 5 3/4 inches, Hillstrom Museum of Art purchase with endowment acquisition funds This week features the opening of the Hillstrom Exhibition: FOCUS IN/ON on display with Ralston Crawford’s: Torn Signs, Oscar Bluemner’s Sonnet Series, and Stuart Davies in Black and White- A trio of […]

FOCUS IN/ON projects and more at the Hillstrom Museum

Oscar Bluemner (1867-1938), Sonnet Series No. 2 Twilight, 1935, crayon, ink, and wash on paper, 4 7/8 x 6 5/8 inches, The Vilcek Foundation Collection, New York The Hillstrom Museum of Art presents concurrent exhibits on view from September 19 through November 6, 2022.  These include another of the Museum’s FOCUS IN/ON projects, considering George […]

Fine Arts Weekly Preview: September 12 to September 18

This week features the opening of an exhibition based on mental health and other social issues titled, Are you ok? I am not. And that’s ok., at the Schaefer Art Gallery. Are you ok? I am not. And that’s ok. Schaefer Art Gallery Wednesday to Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday: 1 p.m. – […]

Senior Spotlight: Vienna Branom

Vienna Branom is a Studio Art, Communications, and Arts Administration triple major from New Richmond, Wisconsin. In the future, Vienna wants to become a lawyer in advocacy and creative copyright law and a freelance artist. Professor Betsy Byers describes Vienna as the following “Vin’s paints narratives that disrupt and unsettle you in the best way. […]

Senior Spotlight: Serena Small

Serena Small is an Art Studio major with a minor in Management from Miami, Florida. We asked Serena about her time at Gustavus and plans for the future. What do you look forward to most about life after Gustavus? SS: “Traveling” What’s one piece of advice you’d give high school students considering Gustavus? SS: “Utilize […]

Senior Spotlight: Sanjeeda Tazrin Shutrishn

Sanjeeda Tazrin Shutrishna is a Mathematics, Studio Art double major with minors in Computer Science, Art History, and Arts Administration from Madaripur, Bangladesh. After graduation, she hopes to attend graduate school. Professor Byers describes Sanjeeda and her work as such, “Sanjeeda’s art explores color, pattern, culture and visual representation. Her work offers an elegant surprise […]

Senior Spotlight: Preston Hanstad

Preston Hanstad is a Studio Art major with a double minor in Music and Film & Media Studies from Coon Rapids, Minnesota. In the future, Preston plans to apply for jobs in video production so he can keep creating. Professor Priscilla Briggs had the following to say about Preston: “from the start, his sense of […]