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ACTC Fall Art Tour this weekend

Fall Art Tour 2013 participants visit the "Within the Myth: Gendered Perceptions" exhibition by Karen Wilcox at the Catherine G. Murphy Gallery.
Fall Art Tour 2013 participants visit the "Within the Myth: Gendered Perceptions" exhibition by Karen Wilcox at the Catherine G. Murphy Gallery.
Photo by Hilary Stein ’14

The Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities (ACTC) is sponsoring its 11th Annual College/University Art Gallery Fall Art Tour, Saturday, Oct. 4 from 1–5 p.m.

This year’s participating galleries include Augsburg College, Bethel University, Concordia University, Hamline University, University of Minnesota (Katherine E. Nash Gallery), Macalester College, Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD), St. Catherine University, University of Northwestern-St. Paul, and University of St. Thomas.

“This uniquely urban experience is what makes the Twin Cities so great. It’s a cultural immersion experience that is user friendly — free art, free travel, free food. It doesn’t get much better than that,” says Kathleen Daniels, director of the Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University, and co-chair of the event.

For the third year, a unique “Pop-Up Exhibition” at The People’s Gallery on University Avenue will feature art from Bethel University, MCAD and University of Northwestern-St. Paul.

“It adds a whole flavor to the gallery going experience. That will be an opportunity only available on the day of the tour — then it goes away,” says Daniels.

Free coach buses with tour guides are provided for event participants to travel comfortably between the galleries. Guest artists and gallery docents will be on hand at each location to talk about the various exhibitions along with free music, food and beverages.

All ages are encouraged to participate in this family-friendly event.

The digital Fall Art Tour brochure has exhibition descriptions, gallery locations, bus and bike routes.

Reserve a spot on the tour bus on the Fall Arts Tour website. Three route options are available:

Route A

  • Augsburg College (starting location)
  • University of Minnesota, Katherine E. Nash Gallery
  • University of St. Thomas
  • St. Catherine University (starting location)
  • Macalester College

Route B

  • Concordia University (starting location)
  • Hamline University
  • Pop-Up Exhibition at The People’s Gallery (starting location):
    Bethel University, MCAD, & University of Northwestern - St. Paul
  • Augsburg College
  • University of Minnesota, Katherine E. Nash Gallery

Route C

  • University of St. Thomas (starting location)
  • St. Catherine University
  • Macalester College (starting location)
  • Concordia University
  • Hamline University
  • Pop-Up Exhibition at The People’s Gallery (starting location):
    Bethel University, MCAD, & University of Northwestern - St. Paul

More about the College Art Gallery Collaborative

An initiative of ACTC, the College Art Gallery Collaborative (CAGC) promotes visual art-related activities among the five ACTC member schools and other colleges in the Twin Cities community. The CAGC organizes two annual events: a Fall Art Tour and a spring Art History Symposium. Both events provide an opportunity for student engagement beyond the scope of an individual campus, and for involvement and connection with local neighborhoods.


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Photos from the 2013 Fall Art Tour (stops at St. Catherine and Augsburg)


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Sep. 29, 2014 by Sharon Rolenc

See also: Arts, Students