Upcoming Exhibitions

Hillstrom Museum of Art

Exhibitions for the Current Academic Year

Fall

September 9 through November 10, 2013:

Associated American Artists: Art By Subscription
Nobel Conference Reception, October 1, 2013, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Recent Acquisitions and Debuts of the Hillstrom Museum of Art
Nobel Conference Reception, October 1, 2013, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
String Theory and the Superconducting Super Collider Series: Paintings by Lucinda Mason
Nobel Conference Reception, October 1, 2013, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

November 25, 2013 through January 31, 2014:

Bruce McClain: A Retrospective Exhibition
Opening Reception, November 25, 2013, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Spring

February 17 through April 17, 2014:

Minna Citron: The Uncharted Course from Realism to Abstraction
Opening Reception, February 17, 2014, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Peggy Bacon, Keeping the Realist Course
Opening Reception, February 17, 2014, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

May 3 through June 1, 2014:

Senior Studio Art Majors Exhibition
Opening Reception, May 3, 2014, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Spring

How Things Are: Paintings by Ann Martin

February 25 to April 21, 2013
Opening Reception, February 25, 2013, 7–9 p.m.

In conjunction with How Things Are: Paintings by Ann Martin exhibition will be performances of dance works choreographed and danced by students in the Dance Composition II class under the guidance of faculty member Melissa Rolnick, to be presented in the Museum space April 18 (5:30-6:30p.m.) and April 20 (3:00-4:00p.m.)

The Eight, the Ashcan School, and the American Scene in the Hillstrom Collection

February 25 to April 21, 2013
Opening Reception, February 25, 2013, 7–9 p.m.

Late Spring

Senior Studio Art Majors Exhibition

May 4 to June 2, 2013
Opening Reception, Honors Day, May 4, 2013, 4–6 p.m.

Fall

150 Years of Swedish Art: Highlights from the Swedish National Collections in Stockholm (Moderna Museet and Nationalmuseum)

September 10 to December 2, 2012
Nobel Conference Reception, October 2, 2012, 6–8 p.m.

Late Fall

Hena Uŋkiksuyapi: In Commemoration of the Dakota Mass Execution of 1862

December 17, 2012 to February 8, 2013
Opening Reception, December 17, 2012, 7–9 p.m.

Recent Exhibitions

Fall

A Collector’s Passion for Albrecht Dürer’s Secrets: the MAGJEKL Collection

September 12—November 6, 2011
Opening Reception, September 12, 2011, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Nobel Conference Reception, October 4, 2011 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Public Lecture, “New Secrets in Dürer’s Artworks,” by collector Elizabeth A. Maxwell-Garner, October 16, 2011 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Gallery Talk by collector Elizabeth A. Maxwell-Garner, October 17, 2011, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

“Comfort Me, Said He,” Recent Work by Kristen Lowe

September 12—November 6, 2011
Opening Reception, September 12, 2011, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Nobel Conference Reception, October 4, 2011 6:00-8:00 p.m.
In conjunction with Kristen Lowe’s exhibition a dance work will be presented, created collaboratively by Melissa Rolnick of the Department of Theatre and Dance, and Renee Guittar, senior dance major. Titled Excess and danced by Guittar, it is a site- specific, emotionally-provocative solo dance choreographed in response to Lowe’s works and exhibit, set to the music of Colin Stetson. September 12, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
October 4, 2011, 6:30 p.m.

FOCUS IN/ON: Guy Pène du Bois, Connoisseurs

September 12—November 6, 2011
Opening Reception, September 12, 2011, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Nobel Conference Reception, October 4, 2011, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Late Fall

Our Treasures: Highlights from the Minnesota Museum of American Art

November 21, 2011—January 27, 2012;
Opening Reception, November 21, 2011, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Familiar Names, Familiar Faces: Portraiture by Paul Granlund

November 21, 2011—January 27, 2012;
Opening Reception, November 21, 2011, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Selected Works from the Hillstrom Collection

November 21, 2011—January 27, 2012;
Opening Reception, November 21, 2011, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Spring

Reflections and Undercurrents: Prints of Venice, 1900-1950 (exhibition of artists who, following Whistler’s lead, explored Venice as a subject matter for their art)

February 20—April 22, 2012
Opening Reception, February 20, 2012, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Lecture by collector Eric Denker, National Gallery of Art and Corcoran Gallery of Art (tentative), April 15, 2012 3:30 p.m.
Gallery talk by Eric Denker (tentative), April 16, 2012 time to be decided

Faculty Exhibition (of past and current studio art faculty at Gustavus since the department was formed, as part of the Sesquicentennial celebration of Gustavus Adolphus College)

February 20—April 22, 2012
Opening Reception, February 20, 2012, 7:00-9:00p.m.

Senior Studio Art Majors Exhibition

May 5—27, 2012
Opening Reception, Honors Day, May 5, 2012, 4:00-6:00p.m.

2010-2011 exhibitions

Past Exhibitions

2009-2010 exhibitions

Migrations: New Directions in Native American Art

February 16 to April 19, 2009
Opening Reception: 7–9 p.m., February 16, 2009

Fortune: Photos of China by Priscilla Briggs

February 16, 2008 to April 19, 2009
Opening Reception: 7–9 p.m., February 16, 2009

Senior Exhibition 2009

May 2–31, 2009
Opening Reception: 4–6 p.m., May 2, 2009

Come On!: American Posters from World War I

November 24, 2008 to January 30, 2009
Opening Reception: 7–9 p.m., November 24, 2008

Illusion & Certainty (Paintings by Martin Weinstein)

November 24, 2008 to January 30, 2009
Opening Reception: 7–9 p.m., November 24, 2007

The Art Students League of New York: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

September 10 to November 4, 2007
Opening Reception: 6–8 p.m., October 2, 2007

Highlights of the Hillstrom Museum of Art Collections

September 10 to November 4, 2007
Opening Reception: 6–8 p.m., October 2, 2007

Night Visions: The Secret Designs of Moths (photographs by Joseph Scheer)

November 19, 2007 to January 13, 2008
Opening Reception: 7–9 p.m., November 19, 2007

Destination Anywhere: A National Juried Exhibit for Young Artists with Disabilities, Ages 16-25

November 19, 2007 to January 13, 2008
Opening Reception: 7–9 p.m., November 19, 2007

This activity is made possible by a grant provided by the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council from funds appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature.

Go Figure: Paintings by Arnoldus Grüter and Daniel Dallmann

January 23 to February 26, 2008
Opening Reception: 7–9 p.m., January 23, 2008

Rodin: In His Own Words, Selections from the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation

March 8 to April 22, 2008
Opening Reception: 5–7 p.m., March 9, 2008

Public lecture by Dr. Ruth Butler, Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall of Science, March 9, 2008 at 3:30p.m.

Senior Studio Art Majors Exhibition

May 3 to June 1, 2008
Opening Reception: 4–7 p.m., May 3, 2008

Forbidden Art: The Postwar Russian Avant-Garde

September 8 to November 9, 2008
Opening Reception: 6–8 p.m., October 7, 2008

Selections from the Hillstrom Collection

September 8 to November 9, 2008
Opening Reception: 6–8 p.m., October 7, 2008

ARCHITECTURE OF SILENCE: Cistercian Abbeys of France

September 11 - November 5, 2006
Opening Reception, October 3, 2006, 6 to 8 p.m.

Highlights and Recent Acquisitions of the Hillstrom Museum of Art

September 11 - November 5, 2006
Opening Reception, October 3, 2006, 6 to 8 p.m.

Aerial Images: Recent Paintings by Bruce McClain

November 20 - January 21, 2007
Opening Reception, November 20, 2006, 7 to 9 p.m.

Spring

Fatimah in America: An Installation by Hend Al-Mansour

February 5 - March 4, 2007
Opening Reception, February 12, 2007, 7 to 9 p.m.

Don Palmgren: A Retrospective Exhibition

March 19 - April 22, 2007
Opening Reception, March 19, 2007, 7 to 9 p.m.

Senior Exhibition

May 5 - May 27, 2007
Opening Reception, May 5, 2007, 4 to 7 p.m

Senior Art Exhibition 2006

May 6 - May 28, 2006
Opening Reception May 6, 4:00-7:00 PM

Clay Bodies by Student Bodies

April 3 through April 26, 2006
Opening Reception Monday, April 3, 7 to 9 p.m.,
Awards ceremony at approximately 7:30 p.m.

The Hillstrom Museum of Art is pleased to present Clay Bodies by Student Bodies, on view from April 3 through April 26, 2006. This is the fourth iteration of this recurring exhibit, which was conceived by Professor Lois Peterson, Gustavus Adolphus College. The exhibition serves to recognize the work of emerging clay artists during their student years. It is a juried exhibit open to students in undergraduate and graduate programs in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa (earlier versions were open only to Minnesota). The opening reception for the exhibition will be Monday, April 3, 7 to 9 p.m., with a brief awards ceremony at approximately 7:30.

Marvels of Maiolica: Italian Renaissance Ceramics from the Corcoran Gallery of Art Collection

February 6 - March 19, 2006
Opening Reception February 6, 7:00-9:00 PM

Public Lecture February 12, 2006 :
In conjunction with the exhibition, the Hillstrom Museum of Art will sponsor a free public lecture by Catherine Hess, Associate Curator of Sculpture and Works of Art, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. "Italian Renaissance Maiolica and the Corcoran Gallery of Art Collection" will be presented on Sunday, February 12, 2006, at 7:00 p.m. in Wallenberg Auditorium in the Nobel Hall of Science. This lecture is presented with the assistance of the Lecture Series of Gustavus Adolphus College.

Almost Home: The Return of Holocaust Survivors and Resisters to Postwar Vienna

(by Nancy Ann Coyne)

November 21, 2005 - January 20, 2006
Exhibition extended February 6 through March 12, 2006
Opening Reception November 21, 2005, 7:00-9:00 PM

Artists Connie Herring and Nancy Ann Coyne will be in attendance at the opening reception for the exhibitions to make comments on their work.

Story Tellers: An Installation by Connie Herring

November 21, 2005 - January 20, 2006
Opening Reception November 21, 2005, 7:00-9:00 PM

Musical Performance:
In conjunction with the Hillstrom Museum of Art's exhibition Almost Home: The Return of Holocaust Survivors and Resisters to Postwar Vienna, a program of songs by Austrian-born composer Hanns Eisler (1898-1962) will be presented on Tuesday, January 10, 2006, at 7:30 in Björling Recital Hall. Eisler was the father of Georg Eisler, who is profiled in the Almost Home exhibition. Eisler studied with Arnold Schönberg (1874-1951) and was a collaborator with Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956). He left Europe because of the rise of the Nazis, and settled in California, where he later became a target of the Hollywood "witch hunt." He appeared before the HUAC in September of 1947, and was forced to leave the U.S. in 1948.

Singer David Harris and pianist Craig Randal Johnson will present a program of Eisler's songs, some in their original German, others in translations by Eric Bentley, the scholar, playwright and critic who is a foremost authority on Weimar Germany and who knew Eisler. Harris and Johnson are both experts on the composer's music and have collaborated numerous times to present it to the public. Their program, titled "Burning and Never Going Cold: The Music of Hanns Eisler," is free and open to the public. The presentation of Eisler's music by Harris and Johnson is a joint project of the Hillstrom Museum of Art, the Music Department, and the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.

Pressure Points: Recent Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation

September 12 - November 6, 2005
Opening Reception September 27, 6:00-8:00 PM

Recent Acquisitions of the Hillstrom Museum of Art

September 12 - November 6, 2005
Opening Reception September 27, 6:00-8:00 PM

Included in the Recent Acquisitions exhibition will be FOCUS IN/ON, an extended consideration of a recently acquired lithograph by Kerr Eby (1889-1946) titled Where Do We Go? and dating c. 1919-1920. Eby's print was published by him in his 1936 book War, along with numerous other eyewitnessed images from World War I and a passionate anti-war essay by the artist. The didactic material for this focus exhibition was written in collaboration with Loramy Gerstbauer, Director of the College's Peace Studies Program, and initiates this new program of the Museum, which will explore in depth particular individual objects from the Hillstrom Collection, drawing when possible on the expertise of others at the College.

Senior Art Exhibition 2005

April 25 - May 29, 2005
Opening Reception May 7, 4:00-7:00 PM

Tales of Yellow Skin: The Art of Long Nguyen
Vietnam Drawings by Gene Basset

February 14 - April 10, 2005
Opening Reception February 14, 7:00-9:00 PM

Monday, March 7 - Gallery Talk by Greg Kaster, History Department, Gustavus Adolphus College, "The Vietnam War: History, Memory, and Representation," Hillstrom Museum of Art, at 7:00p.m.

Images of New York City

November 17, 2004 - January 28, 2005
Opening Reception November 17, 7:00-9:00 PM

The Prairie Printmakers

November 17, 2004 - January 19, 2005
Opening Reception November 17, 7:00-9:00 PM

Wednesday, January 12 - Public lecture by Dr. Karal Ann Marling, Univeristy of Minnesota, "The Prairie Print Makers: Five-Dollar Culture in the Great Depression," Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall of Science, at 7:00p.m.

Nexus: Paintings by Karl Momen

September 15 - November 10, 2004
Opening Reception Wednesday, September 15, 7:00-9:00 PM
Nobel Reception October 5, 6:00-9:00 PM

Wednesday, September 15 - Informal Gallery Discussion by Karl Momen at Hillstrom Museum of Art

Monday, September 27 - Lecture by Nancy H. Yeide, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, "The Hermann Goering Collection: The Reichsmarschall's Passion," Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall of Science, at 7:00p.m.

The Hillstrom Collection at the Hillstrom Museum

June 25 - June 26, 2004

Senior Art Exhibition 2004

May 1 - May 30, 2004
Opening Reception May 1, 4:00-7:00 PM

Testimony: Vernacular Art of the African-American South

March 16 - April 25, 2004
Opening Reception March 16, 7:00-9:00 PM

Tuesday, March 23: Mr. Shelp, a trustee of the Museum of American folkArt in New York, and collector, will be on campus on for an informal gallery discussion at 7:00p.m. in the Hillstrom Museum of Art

Wednesday, March 31: Aritist "Missionary" Mary Proctor will give an artist demonstration and discussion with display of additional works by the artist (these works available for purchase) at the Arts Center of St. Peter, 315 South Minnesota Avenue at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 1: Artist "Missionary" Mary Proctor will give an artist demonstration and discussion at the Schaefer Fine Arts Building (Room 105), Gustavus Adolphus College at 10:30a.m.

Thursday, April 1: Artist "Missionary" Mary Proctor will be on campus for an informal discussion of her art and its proselytizing intent at 7:00p.m. in the Hillstrom Museum of Art

Charting Time and Place: Recent Works by Wendell Arneson

February 9 - March 7, 2004
Opening Reception February 9, 7:00-9:00 PM

Public Lecture: In conjunction with Charting Time and Place, the artist will present an open public lecture by the same title on Wednesday, March 3 at 7:00p.m. in Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall of Science, Gustavus Adolphus College.

Listening at the Edge: Recent Works by Lois Peterson and Christine Baeumler

November 24, 2003 - January 30, 2004
Opening Reception November 24, 7:00-9:00 PM

Paul Granlund: A Retrospective Exhibition

September 15 - November 9, 2003
Opening Reception October 7, 6:00-9:00 PM

4 Yrs. to Life: Senior Show 2003

May 3 - June 1, 2003
Opening Reception May 3, 4:00-7:00 PM

A Community of Artists: The Collection of the Provincetown Art Association and Museum

Landscapes and Cityscapes on loan and from the Permanent Collection

February 23 - April 13, 2003
Opening Reception February 23, 7:00-9:00 PM

Public Lecture: on American Art Colonies on March 4 by Dr. Nicolai Cikovsky, Jr. at 7:00p.m. in Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall of Science.

Photographers and Authors: A Collection of Portraits of Twentieth-Century Writers

Recent Photographs by Don Palmgren: Pinholes and Others

November 25, 2002 - January 31, 2003
Opening Reception November 25, 7:00-9:00 PM

African Art and Artifacts from the Grüter Collection

The Nature and Nurture of Children: Selected Works on Loan and from the Permanent Collection

September 20 - November 10, 2002
Opening Reception October 1, 6:00-9:00 PM

Public Lecture: October 23, entitled "Wild Spirits, Beautiful Maidens, and Divine Kings: Art and Artistry in Africa" by Dr. Martha Anderson at 7:30p.m. in Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall of Science

2002 Senior Art Major Exhibition

May 4 - June 2, 2002
Opening Reception May 4, 4-7 PM

Clay Bodies by Student Bodies

March 5 - April 16, 2002
Opening Reception March 5, 7-9 PM

April 16, 2002: Guest Lecturer Dr. Rosemary A. Joyce, University of California-Berkeley. Lecture on ceramics in pre-Hispanic America. Nobel Hall Wallenburg Auditiorium 7:30 PM

Selections From the Lutheran Brotherhood Collection of Religious Art

November 26 - February 1, 2002
Opening Reception November 26, 7-9 PM

Loans to and Selections From the Hillstrom Museum of Art Permanent Collection

November 26 - February 1, 2002
Rörstrand: Swedish Art Nouveau Porcelains from the Robert Schreiber Collection

September 17 - December 13, 2001
2001 Studio Art Faculty Exhibition

September 17 - November 11, 2001
Opening Reception October 2, 6-9 PM

2001 Senior Art Major Exhibition

April 29 - May 27, 2001
Opening Reception April 29, 7-9 PM

Landscapes by Birger Sandzén

April 2 -May 27, 2001

Public Lecture: By Dr. James Kaplan, "Birger Sandzén: Landscapes of America" on April 10, 2001

Discovered Treasures: Russian and Soviet Paintings from the Pearson Collection

View the collection

February 19 - April 13, 2001
Opening Reception February 19, 2001

February 20, 2001
Guest Lecturer Dr. Jane Sharp, "The Plural and Peripheral Modalities of Soviet Nonconformist Art"

April 5, 2001
Guest Lecturer Dr. Pat Simpson, "Visions of New Soviet Women in Socialist Realiest Art"

The Hillstrom Collection: An Exhibition of Early 20th Century American Art

September 25 - December 19, 2000
Museum Dedication September 30, 2000, 10:30 AM

October 3, 2000
6 -9 PM Nobel Conference Reception

October 10, 2000
Guest Lecturer Dr. Wilford W. Scott, "Revolution in Early 20th Century American Art"

Nov. 14, 2000
Guest Lecturer Nancy Hubbard Yeide, "Nazi Art Looting, Allied Restitution, and American Museums"