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  • Plays by BIPOC, LGBTQ, & Women Playwrights

    Fall, 2021

    The Perpich Library has an extensive selection of scripts and play anthologies in its collection that are free and available for you to peruse! This list features plays by BIPOC, LGTBQ, and women playwrights. Check these out (literally!), and check in with Perpich’s…

  • New Library Materials – Nonfiction Visual Arts Books – Fall 2021

    1500 Color Mixing Recipes for Oil, Acrylic and Watercolor: Achieve Precise Color When Painting Landscapes, Portraits, Still Lifes, and More – William F. Powell

    Abstract Art: A Global History – Pepe Karmel

    Adam Pendleton – Alec Mapes-Frances, Adrienne Edwards, Andréa Picard

    Ai Weiwei – edited by Hans Werner Holzwarth 


  • Jessica Chipman, RAT-L, Honored with Theater Educator of the Year Award

    Jessica Chipman

    September 20, 2021

    Jessica Chipman, one of Perpich Center’s Regional Arts Teacher-Leaders (RAT-L), was honored with the Minnesota Theater Educator of the Year award from the Minnesota Educational Theater Association (META) at the Communication & Theater Association of Minnesota conference…

  • Jerry Girton Honored with META’s Dedicated Lifetime Award

    Jerry Girton

    September 20, 2021

    Jerry Girton, a theater educator and director with a wealth of experience both at Perpich Center and across the state, was honored with the Minnesota Educational Theater Association’s (META) Dedicated Lifetime Award at the Communication & Theater…

  • Celebrating National Arts in Education Week 2021

    September 17, 2021

    This week we celebrate National Arts in Education Week. Recently I came across an article by Americans for the Arts that highlights 10 Reasons to Support the Arts in 2021. I encourage you to check out the article. After reading it, the…

  • Books About Fashion

    September 14, 2021

    Fashion Week MN is September 12-18; the library is celebrating with a display of fashion-filled books chosen by library TA Rosella Stewart. Listed below are just a few examples of what we have to offer. All items on this list are available…

  • Perpich Studio Arts Presents “Active Reactions” Self-Portrait Exhibition, Dance and Literary Arts Students Perform at Opening

    September 3, 2021

    Perpich Studio Arts students opened their first exhibition of the 2021-2022 school year on Thursday, September 2nd, 2021. The exhibition is showing in the Perpich Gallery through October 30, 2021.

    Titled Action Reactions, the show features artwork created over the summer by Perpich…

  • A Note from Conn McCartan on the Start of the 2021-2022 School Year

    August 23, 2021

    As I write this, I am most anxious to start the school year. I choose the word anxious intentionally. There is so much to look forward to as the school year begins. We have a student body that is 40% larger than…

  • Hwy 55 Closing This Weekend for Mill and Overlay Project

    August 20, 2021

    Traffic Alert: Resurfacing on Highway 55 Means Weekend Detour in Golden Valley, 10:00 p.m. Friday, August 20 through 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 23

    Greetings Dorm Students and Dorm Families,

    The MN Department of Transportation will be working on Highway 55 the weekend of dorm…