Throughout the Weekend
Flaten Art Museum and Groot Gallery · Center for Art and Dance
Friday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday noon–4 p.m.; Sunday noon–4 p.m.
Altered Skyline: Brenda Berkman’s Thirty-Six Views of One World Trade Center
Curated by Christina Spiker, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art and Art History
How do we process the individual and collective memories of national trauma? How can we frame these difficult histories while navigating a path towards healing and rebuilding?
Brenda Berkman’s chronological lithographic series leads us through this complex and ambiguous process. Produced over the course of three years, her prints document the gradual construction of the One World Trade Center in New York City from familiar points around the five boroughs and New Jersey. Berkman ‘73 served as a fire officer and first responder during the destruction of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. As someone who lost both friends and colleagues on that day, she deftly weaves our collective memory of the Twin Towers and 9/11 with her personal observations of the changing NYC skyline.
On the 20th anniversary of 9/11, this exhibition frames Berkman’s series in relation to her aesthetic influences–Henri Rivière, Katsushika Hokusai, and Utagawa Hiroshige–to consider the role of cultural and architectural iconicity in the landscape. Each artist uses printmaking to navigate the shifting contours of their own environments in New York, Paris, and Tokyo. They share an investment in the way that iconic sites form the backdrop to our daily lives and routines. As we think backwards and forwards through these comparisons, Berkman’s series enters into a broader cross-cultural dialogue that explores how we understand change and memory as reflected in our local environment.
The Link · Center for Art and Dance
Daily 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Transfer of Memory
Curated by Christina Spiker, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art and Art History.
On view in The Link, located on the main level between the Center for Art and Dance and Tweet Hall of Music at St. Olaf College.
Through color photography and narrative accounts, Transfer of Memory illuminates the lives of Holocaust survivors who came to live in Minnesota. Flaten Art Museum, together with the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), presents Transfer of Memory to provide space to explore issues of tolerance, prejudice, and discrimination as a prelude to its forthcoming exhibition The Making Known (February 18–April 8, 2022), which includes selected posters and broadsides from the Tetlie Collection of WWII Propaganda Posters held at St. Olaf College.
This exhibition is curated by Laura Zelle and Susie Greenberg with color photographs by David Sherman and writing by Lili Chester, in partnership with the JCRC.
For more information visit stolaf.edu/flaten/transfer-of-
St. Olaf College Homecoming Scavenger Hunt
Friday, 10 a.m.-Saturday, 4 p.m.
Download GooseChase, a virtual scavenger hunt app, and discover parts of campus you’ve never seen before. Compete on your own or start a small team, and photograph your way around campus from Friday, October 8, 10 a.m. to Saturday, October 9, at 4 p.m.
Choose to play as a guest, or register for a personal account with a username and password. Please note: By sharing pictures and videos you authorize St. Olaf College to exhibit, publish, or distribute any photograph or video in which your likeness appears. You waive any right to royalties or other compensation, and you release St. Olaf College of any other liabilities, arising out of or relating to the use of your image in any such photograph or video obtained from the event