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  • Curated by Christina M. Spiker, Ph.D. Sponsored by Blick Art Materials. In Nostalgic Femininity, Spiker draws upon items in St. Catherine University’s Special Collections & Archives to explore the relationship between nostalgia and gender in Japanese woodblock prints of the late nineteenth century. The show features various prints by Meiji-period artist Yōshū Chikanobu alongside select examples by Miyagawa Shuntei, Utagawa Kunisada I, Mizuno Toshikata, and Toyohara Kunichika. Spiker, w…
  • In Nostalgic Femininity, Spiker draws upon items in St. Catherine University’s Special Collections & Archives to explore the relationship between nostalgia and gender in Japanese woodblock prints of the late nineteenth century. The show features various prints by Meiji-period artist Yōshū Chikanobu alongside select examples by Miyagawa Shuntei, Utagawa Kunisada I, Mizuno Toshikata, and Toyohara Kunichika. Spiker, who is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Art and Art Hi…
  • Paintings, prints and other artwork by St. Catherine University Professor Emerita Patricia Olson highlights her interest in the figure as a conveyor of meaning during her career, 1973 to the present. Olson, who also serves as director of the Women’s Art Institute, reflects on the allegorical imagery present in this retrospective exhibition: “I’ve investigated myths of all kinds: the beauty myth, Jungian interpretations, ancient Roman and Biblical stories, fairy tales and Western culture…
  • St. Catherine University welcomes Claytopia, the 53rd annual conference for the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA), March 27-30. Please join us for special exhibitions and events, free and open to the public! For more information, visit stkate.edu/nceca or call The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery: 651-690-6644. NCECA Reception: Friday, March 29, 5-9 p.m.  Exhibition hours: March 25-27, 10am-5pm; March 28-29, 10am-9pm; March 30, 10am-5pm. Exhibitions & Events: ACCUMULAT…
  • February 9-March 30, 2019 Opening Reception: February 9, 6-8 pm The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery proudly presents an exhibition by two Minnesota artists: ceramicist Monica Rudquist and her mentor, sculptor Judy Onofrio. Rudquist and Onofrio share an interest in materiality, repetition of form and redefining space through an assemblage of smaller parts. Obvious visual parallels can be drawn between their work, including a monochromatic palette, large-scale installation methods and an aesthetic roo…
  • Opening Reception & Oral History Booth: November 3, 6-8 pm The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery proudly presents an exhibition about the evolution and influence of the Women's Art Registry of Minnesota (WARM). This two-part show combines period artworks and archival materials to trace pivotal events in the early history of the registry, including the development of a gallery, a self-published journal and a mentor program. The show also explores some of the ways its members catalyzed local ar…
  • September 8-October 20, 2018 Opening Reception: Saturday, September 8, 4-6 p.m. East Gallery: The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery proudly presents an exhibition of paintings by Minneapolis artist Melanie Pankau. Pankau makes pristine, geometric abstractions reflecting the role of meditation in her painting practice. Her small, acrylic on panel paintings invite intimate viewing and reveal the artist’s methodical hand. About her work, the artist writes: “I am interested in visualizing a contemplat…
  • September 8-October 20, 2018 Opening Reception: Saturday, September 8, 4-6 pm Artist Lecture: Monday, October 15, 7 pm West Gallery: The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery proudly presents an exhibition of paintings by Chicago artist Caroline Kent. The Kármán Line, named after engineer and physicist Theodore von Kármán, commonly represents the boundary between Earth's atmosphere and outer space. This reference to the crossing of territories relates specifically to the artist’s wall-siz…
  • September 8-October 20, 2018 Opening Reception: Saturday, September 8, 4-6 pm Artist Lecture: Monday, October 15, 7 pm West Gallery: The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery proudly presents an exhibition of paintings by Chicago artist Caroline Kent. The Kármán Line, named after engineer and physicist Theodore von Kármán, commonly represents the boundary between Earth's atmosphere and outer space. This reference to the crossing of territories relates specifically to the artist’s wall-siz…
  • The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University is pleased to present Work from the Women's Art Institute Summer Studio Intensive. This exhibition showcases the work recent participants have made at the 2018 Women's Art Institute – a summer art course at St. Catherine University for contemporary women artists of all ages and disciplines. As a community that shares, reflects and creates, this culmination of four weeks of intensive studio work and study reveals the concerns of wome…