Sydney Petersen painting an original mural in the Studio Art building hallway, assisted by Phoebe Mol.

Special Opportunities

  • Sydney Petersen, Isabel Le and Miya Ito were selected for the Art Department’s postgraduate apprenticeship program for 2019-2020.
  • Sydney Petersen ’19 is painting an original mural in the main hallway of the Studio Art building, assisted by Phoebe Mol, in 2020.
  • Eleanor Hohulin ’19 received the Donovan Art History Academic Travel Award to support her research project on Belgian Surrealism in 2018.
  • Maja Bendtsen, Ilana Budenosky and Lachlan Hinwood were selected for the Art Department’s postgraduate apprenticeship program for 2017-2018.
  • Juliette Myers ’17 earned a Macalester Live It! Fund grant to design and lead Empowering Artistic Voices, a collaborative public art project with 10 teenagers who identified as low-income Latinx youth. She also won a Taylor Shadowing Fellowship, a stipend to shadow professionals in a desired career field, such as art therapist,
  • Print II students donated original works to Art4Shelter, a benefit show and sale for Simpson Housing Services held at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts in 2018.
  • Hundreds of bowls were made and donated by students in Summer Hills Bonczyk’s ceramic classes for the Gary Erickson Empty Bowls Fundraiser 2017-2019, benefiting Second Harvest Heartland food bank.
  • Students and alumni printed for Prof. Godollei’s Northern Spark arts festival project, a multilingual all night live print giveaway at the Little Mekong Night Market site, St. Paul, MN, June 2, 2017.
  • Crystal Yam ’17 received the first Donovan Art History Academic Travel Award to do art historical research on the Dada collagist Hannah Höch in Berlin, December 2016.
  • Painting II students created murals in the hallways and stairwells of the newly renovated Studio Art Building, 2016.
  • Simon Koda ’16, Egzon Sadiku ’16 and Ariana Zaia ’16 received the Joan Adams Mondale Scholarships for ceramics. Vice President Walter Mondale presented the first scholarships in person in November 2014.
  • Art History student Parker Field ’15, presented a paper at the ACTC Symposium at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts in April 2015.
  • Art students worked with visiting artist Tattfoo Tan to create Free Seed Libraries to be distributed at public venues as part of the International Roundtable 2012 and continue to this day.
  • Students hand printed postcards highlighting St. Paul neighborhoods disrupted by the Light Rail project, supported by a grant from the Irrigate initiative.
  • Print students created a portfolio for exhibit at the Tokyo Fine Arts University, Fall 2008. A copy is on view at the Macalester Humanities Resource Center.
  • Pei-Hsuan Wang ’10, traveled to Jingdezhen, China, with ceramics professor Gary Erickson to see porcelain production in the city where it was invented. They stayed at Sanbao Ceramics Art Institute and visited universities, museums, and artists’ villages, Summer 2009.

The Macalester Art Gallery

Sample Topics Courses

  • Race, Class & Gender in American Art
  • Color
  • Digging into Greek Art
  • Art and the American Culture Wars
  • Art and Technology
  • Dissent
  • Public Art
  • Architectural Drawing