apART: Virtual Programming for Our Pandemic Time

Due to the evolving coronavirus pandemic, and in an effort to support the health of our campus community, The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery will be closed during fall semester, September–December 2020. Instead, we invite you to engage in apART, a series of virtual visual arts programming such as special online exhibitions and events, video tours of the fine art collection and more! We invite you to connect here until the gallery reopens.

Events added regularly ... please visit again soon!

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October 15, 7-8 pm

Virtual Panel Discussion: The Power of Visual Representation

Leslie Barlow, Nellie Francis, 2020, oil on panel. Image courtesy of Twin Cities PBS.

In this third event of the October 2020 Integrated Learning Series examining suffrage, panelists Leslie Barlow, Todd Deutsch, Carol Mager and Anupama Pasricha discuss the historical and contemporary visual culture of voting. From apparel design and digital storytelling to painting and design, these educators and artists consider the imagery of suffrage.

For more information and registration, visit St. Catherine University’s Integrated Learning Series.

October 26–December 11, 2020

Virtual ExhibitionPandemic Art Lessons: A Women’s Art Institute Online Initiative 

Featured artists: Hend al-Mansour, Rajee Aryal, Leslie Barlow, Beth Bergman, Teresa Cribelli, Rita Collins, Paola de la Calle, Nicole Drilling, Carolyn Halliday, Susan Hensel, Fawzia Khan, Sarah Kilgallon, Catherine Alice Michaelis, Gwen Partin, Nancy Robinson, Natalie Vestin

During these months of the coronavirus pandemic, subsequent isolation and social upheaval, artists have turned on their creativity, delving deeply into their studio practice. While some have taken on these events as a subject, others have seemingly worked in opposition to its effect on our lives. In these wide-ranging responses to our invitation, artists demonstrate that art cannot be denied even in these confounding times. Here’s what sixteen invited women and non-binary artists are thinking about now. – Patricia Olson and Paige Tighe, Co-curators

About Women’s Art Institute: Since 1999, Women’s Art Institute offers events of interest to contemporary women’s art practice, as well as a four-week summer intensive studio course for advanced women artists of all ages and backgrounds. This innovative and rigorous course focuses on issues and art that arise through the combination of open studio work, intense individual tutoring, inspiring conversation and critiques, and presentations from guest artists, critics and art historians. Women’s Art Institute is co-sponsored by the Department of Art and Art History of St. Catherine University and Minneapolis College of Art and Design. The next Summer Studio Intensive course will be in June 2021.