Celebrating our 35th gallery season, the Carnegie Art Center, located in Mankato's Historic Carnegie Library is the region's largest dedicated visual arts gallery with rotating monthly exhibitions,artist studio rental space, education classes and a unique gift shop that connects the community to the work of local and regional artists. Our Gallery and Gift Shop hours: Thursday, 1-7 Friday, 1-4 Saturday, 11-5 The Carnegie is closed one week each month for gallery installation and January for building restoration projects. Beginning June 2016, handicap accessible construction.
Carnegie Art Center: Origin of the Species, Bradley Coulter
Opening March 7, and running through March 23, 2019 in the Carnegie Art Center's Cook Gallery,Origin of the Species, an exhibition of Prints by Bradley Coulter.
This series of monoprints is a visual exploration of the interconnectedness of designer and printmaker Bradley Coulter’s research into the history of letterform design, the psychology of reading, and machine languages. By returning to the hand to explore the calligraphic history of letterforms—and to push them into emotive as opposed to purely communicative ends—Coulter’s work is both an effort to interrogate the past and ponder the future modes of written communication, both human and otherwise.
Educated in Illinois and Japan, Bradley Coulter worked as a graphic designer, fine press printer, and design educator in Seattle, Washington for 10 years before returning to the Midwest to pursue graduate studies, receiving MA and MFA degrees in Design from the University of Iowa. He is currently an Associate Professor of Graphic Design and Typography at Minnesota State University, Mankato.He has presented on type history, type design, and the intersection of typography and literary theory, served as an editor for respected journals, and shown his design work in juried exhibitions across the U.S.
The public is invited to the opening reception Saturday March 16, 7-9 pm.
If you are interested in purchasing work from this exhibition... please contact our gallery staff.
The Carnegie Art Center, Southern Minnesota's largest dedicated visual arts gallery, has provided arts experiences to our community and gallery opportunities for our local and regional artists since 1981.
Gallery and Gift Shop Hours February 7-23, 2019:
Wheelchair accessible with parking and elevator access in the back of the rotunda during open hours. Questions, please call 507-625-2730.