Hard to believe that the school year is coming to a close. For those of you in the area, there are two exciting culminating exhibitions at St. Olaf College: the Senior Studio Art Show and Between You and Me: Portraits from Flaten Art Museum’s Collection.
I have nine current and former students exhibiting in the Senior Studio Art Show — hard to believe! It will be exciting to see the product of their time here at St. Olaf. I’ve been watching the students install the exhibition in the Flaten Art Museum and the Groot Gallery this past week, and the show looks to be a good one! There are a total of 38 students showing. It will be on view from May 8th to the 29th, with an opening reception from 12pm-3pm on Sunday May 8th and a commencement reception from 10:30am – 12:30pm on May 29th.
Between You and Me: Portraits from Flaten Art Museum’s Collection is an exhibition put together by St. Olaf art history majors as part of the annual series, Lasting Legacy. Students each select and interpret a work of art, and offer their own take on a variety of cultures, time periods, and media. This time around, the students are exploring the role of portraiture in the construction of identity. It features work from artists such as Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, and James Abbott McNeill Whistler. The show will be on view in St. Olaf’s Print Study Room from May 8th – 29th, and there will be an opening and commencement reception to coincide with the Senior Show.