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Film Screening & Discussion: "Herb & Dorothy 50x50" (2013) by Megumi Sasaki

Film Screening & Discussion: "Herb & Dorothy 50x50" (2013) by Megumi Sasaki

September 4, 2014 4:30 PM  – 6:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Herb & Dorothy 50x50, by Megumi Sasaki
Developed as the follow-up film to Megumi Sasaki’s award-winning documentary Herb & Dorothy (2008) that moved millions of art-lovers worldwide, Herb & Dorothy 50x50 captures the last chapter of the Vogel’s extraordinary life and their gift to the nation, raising various questions on art, and what it takes to support art in today’s society.

Followed by a discussion with Megumi Sasaki and Dorothy Vogel.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition "It’s What You Do With What You View”: Selections from the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

RSVPs are kindly requested but not required. You may RSVP here:
http://herbanddorothy50x50.eventbrite.com
or contact Christine Piontek at artmuseumevents@bowdoin.edu.

Photo:  Dorothy and Herb Vogel

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Reception at the Museum of Art for Megumi Sasaki and Dorothy Vogel

Reception at the Museum of Art for Megumi Sasaki and Dorothy Vogel

September 4, 2014 6:30 PM  – 7:30 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Reception at the Museum of Art with art collector Dorothy Vogel and film director, Megumi Sasaki celebrating the exhibition "It's What You Do With What You View": Selections from the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

Photo:  Dorothy Vogel and Megumi Sasaki

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Thursday Night Salon: "On 52nd Street: The Jazz Photography of William P. Gottlieb"

Thursday Night Salon:  "On 52nd Street: The Jazz Photography of William P. Gottlieb"

September 11, 2014 7:00 PM  – 8:30 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Museum of Art Co-Director Frank Goodyear leads a tour of the exhibition, On 52nd Street: The Jazz Photography of William P. Gottlieb.

Free and open to the public.

Photo:  Billie Holiday

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Second Friday ArtWalk Brunswick

Second Friday ArtWalk Brunswick

September 12, 2014 5:00 PM  – 8:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

The Bowdoin College Museum of Art will be open until 8:00 p.m. as part of Brunswick's Second Friday ArtWalk.

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Lecture: "'A Chance to Be Aware': On Richard Tuttle's Art"

Lecture: "'A Chance to Be Aware': On Richard Tuttle's Art"

September 18, 2014 4:30 PM  – 5:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Richard Shiff, who has written about Richard Tuttle's work and interviewed the artist publicly, addresses the philosophical and perceptual aspects of "awareness" in Tuttle's art. Shiff's publications include Cezanne and the End of Impressionism (1984), Barnett Newman: A Catalogue Raisonn (co-authored, 2004), Doubt (2008), Between Sense and de Kooning (2011), and Ellsworth Kelly: New York Drawings 1954-1962 (2014). Presented in conjunction with Richard Tuttle: A Print Retrospective.


RSVPs are kindly requested but not required. You may RSVP here: http://achancetobeaware.eventbrite.com
or contact Christine Piontek at artmuseumevents@bowdoin.edu.

Free and open to the public.

Photo: Richard Shiff

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Lecture: "What is Success to an Artist Today?"

Lecture: "What is Success to an Artist Today?"

October 1, 2014 7:00 PM  – 8:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Sharon Louden, artist and editor of Living and Sustaining a Creative Life, will speak about how to navigate the inherent tensions between making time and space for creativity and earning a living.

Now in its 4th printing, Living and Sustaining a Creative Life continues to be widely popular. "Hyperallergic" counted Living and Sustaining a Creative Life as one of their Top Art Books of 2013.

Sharon Louden graduated with a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from Yale University, School of Art. Her work has been exhibited in numerous venues and is held in major public and private collections. You can find more about Sharon Louden and her work on her website: www.sharonlouden.com.

RSVPs are requestd, but not required.  You may RSVP here: http://sharonloudenbowdoin.eventbrite.com

Sponsored by the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, the Visual Arts Department, and Career Planning.

Free and open to the public.

Photo: Sharon Louden

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Lecture: "Richard Tuttle: The Theater of Attention" - Streamed LIVE

Lecture: "Richard Tuttle: The Theater of Attention" - Streamed LIVE

October 2, 2014 4:30 PM  – 5:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Susan Tallman discusses Richard Tuttle's contribution to the field of contemporary printmaking.  Tallman is the author of The Contemporary Print: From Pre-Pop to Postmodern (1996) and wrote an essay for the exhibition catalog.  She is a member of the faculty of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 

Watch the live webcast here at 4:30 pm
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Presented in conjunction with Richard Tuttle: A Print Retrospective.

Free and open to the public.

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Fall Open House at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Fall Open House at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art

October 2, 2014 5:30 PM  – 7:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

An open house to celebrate exhibitions at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art including Richard Tuttle: A Print Retrospective; Hendrick Goltzius: Mythology and Truth; Weaving the Myth of Psyche: Baroque Tapestries from the Wadsworth Atheneum; and Alison de Vere: Psyche and Eros.

Free and open to the public.

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Gallery Conversations: "Drawing a Line from Tuttle to Goltzius"

Gallery Conversations: "Drawing a Line from Tuttle to Goltzius"

October 8, 2014 12:00 PM  – 1:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

The prints of Hendrick Goltzius and Richard Tuttle will come to life in a gallery talk led by Carrie Scanga, Assistant Professor of Art, and Joachim Homann, Curator at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. Presented in conjunction with the exhibitions, Hendrick Goltzius: Mythology and Truth and Richard Tuttle: A Print Retrospective.

Free and open to the public.

Photo: Pygmalion and Galatea, 1593, engraving by Hendrick Goltzius.




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Music at the Museum: An Evening of "Minimalist Music" with George Lopez

Music at the Museum: An Evening of "Minimalist Music" with George Lopez

October 9, 2014 6:30 PM  – 8:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

***Please note that this event is SOLD OUT***

George Lopez will offer an evening of minimalist works by Philip Glass, Arvo Part and John Adams. Like Tuttle's use of elemental objects such as paper, wire, or plastic bags, minimalist composers of the "The Age of Protest" conceptualized a radically repetitive music in the 1960's using the simplest of musical motives as a reaction to the elaborate and labyrinthian music matrices of Schoenberg, Babbitt and Boulez. Presented in conjunction with Richard Tuttle: A Print Retrospective.

 For more information please call Christine Piontek at (207) 725-3276 or email artmuseumevents@bowdoin.edu.

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Second Friday ArtWalk Brunswick

Second Friday ArtWalk Brunswick

October 10, 2014 5:00 PM  – 8:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

The Bowdoin College Museum of Art will be open until 8:00 p.m. as part of Brunswick's Second Friday ArtWalk.

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Gallery Conversations: "Metamorphosis of a Myth"

Gallery Conversations: "Metamorphosis of a Myth"

October 16, 2014 4:00 PM  – 5:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Linda Roth, '76, P '13, Charles C. and Eleanor Lamont Cunningham Curator of European Decorative Arts at the Wadsworth Atheneum and James Higginbotham, Associate Professor of Classics on the Henry Johnson Professorship Fund and Classics Associate Curator for the Ancient Collection in the Museum of Art, explore the making and use of tapestries as well as the long history and central themes associated with the myth of Cupid and Psyche. The discussion will examine the making and use of tapestries and representations of this tale over time. Presented in conjunction with Weaving the Myth of Pysche: Baroque Tapestries from the Wadsworth Atheneum.

Free and open to the public.

Illustration: Psyche at the Temple at Ceres (detail), ca. 1660.  Wool, silk, and gold thread.  Courtesy of the Wadsworth Atheneum.

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"Pieter Coecke van Aelst and the Art of Designing Tapestries in Early Modern Europe"

"Pieter Coecke van Aelst and the Art of Designing Tapestries in Early Modern Europe"

October 22, 2014 4:30 PM  – 6:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Elizabeth Cleland is the curator of the Metropolitan Museum's upcoming exhibition Grand Design: Pieter Coecke van Aelst and Renaissance Tapestry. Cleland speaks about this major figure of the Northern Renaissance who designed tapestries for the royal courts of Europe. The tapestries on view at the Museum are based on drawings by this Flemish master. Presented in conjunction with Weaving the Myth of Psyche: Tapestries from the Wadsworth Atheneum.

RSVPs are kindly requested, but not required.  You may RSVP here: http://thepsychetapestries.eventbrite.com or contact Christine Piontek at artmuseumevents@bowdoin.edu.

Free and open to the public.

This talk will also be live streamed on Bowdoin’s Live Webcasts page

Photo:  Elizabeth Cleland

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Gallery Conversations: "Anatomy of a Renaissance Painting"

Gallery Conversations: "Anatomy of a Renaissance Painting"

October 28, 2014 12:00 PM  – 1:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Nina Roth-Wells, '91, an independent painting conservator, and Andrea Rosen, Curatorial Assistant at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, discuss the creation and restoration of the 15th century Italian tempera on panel paintings in the Museum's installation of Renaissance art, Lovers and Saints: Art of the Italian Renaissance.

Free and open to the public.

Illustration: The Crucifixion (detail), ca. 1370 by Barnaba Modena.

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"Revealing Mediterranean Women": Exhibit Opening and Reception

"Revealing Mediterranean Women": Exhibit Opening and Reception

October 30, 2014 5:00 PM  – 6:30 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Join the Mellon Initiative in Mediterranean Studies for refreshments in the Pavilion to celebrate the opening of the Becker Gallery exhibition, "Revealing Mediterranean Women". 

This exhibition explores and critiques European visions of Mediterranean women in art as powerful, monstrous, seductive, or exotic from Ancient Greece through Picasso. 

Organized with the collaboration of students, museum staff, and the faculty from the Mediterranean Studies Humanities Initiative at Bowdoin College.

Photo:  J.P. Sebah, Dame Copte.  n.d. vintage albumen print.  Gift of Isaac Lagnado, Class of 1971.

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Film & Conversation: Peter Greenaway's "Goltzius and the Pelican Company"

Film & Conversation: Peter Greenaway's "Goltzius and the Pelican Company"

November 4, 2014 7:00 PM  – 10:00 PM
Searles Science Building, Room 315

In Peter Greenaway's imaginative portrait of the mannerist print maker, Hendrick Goltzius appears as an artist who stages his seductive Old Testament images to finance work with new printing technologies. The screening will be followed by a conversation with English professors Aviva Briefel and Aaron Kitch, and curator, Joachim Homann.  Presented in conjunction with the exhibition, Hendrick Goltzius: Mythology and Truth.

**This film is intended for mature audiences, due to sexually explicit and violent content.**

RSVPs are kindly requested, but not required.  You may RSVP here: https://goltziuspelicancompany.eventbrite.com
or email Christine Piontek at artmuseumevents@bowdoin.edu.

Free and open to the public.

Photo:  Film Still from Goltzius and the Pelican Company.

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Lecture: "The Art and Life of Marcel Duchamp: A Collision of the Personal and Professional"

Lecture: "The Art and Life of Marcel Duchamp: A Collision of the Personal and Professional"

November 6, 2014 4:30 PM  – 5:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Francis Naumann will address Marcel Duchamp's ties to the many artists in his family, including his brothers Jacques Villon and Raymond Villon-Duchamp, his sister Suzanne Duchamp, and her husband, Jean Crotti. Naumann's numerous publications include, most recently, The Duchamp Family of Artists (2014).

Join us for a reception at the Museum at 5:30pm following Mr. Naumann lecture.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition, Collaborations and Collusions: Artists Networks from the Nineteenth Century to the Present.

RSVPs are kindly requested, but not required. You may RSVP here: http://artandlifeofduchamp.eventbrite.com or contact Christine Piontek at artmuseumevents@bowdoin.edu.

Free and open to the public.

Photo: Francis Naumann

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Reception at the Museum of Art with Francis Naumann

Reception at the Museum of Art with Francis Naumann

November 6, 2014 5:30 PM  – 6:30 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Enjoy refreshments, conversation, and a chance to see the work of Marcel Duchamp and family after the lecture by Francis Naumann.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Collaboration and Collusions: Artists' Networks from the Nineteenth Century to the Present.

Illustration:  Marcel Duchamp and Katherine Dreier (detail), 1936.

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"Double Consciousness: Remembering Black Images in American Struggles for Freedom"

"Double Consciousness: Remembering Black Images in American Struggles for Freedom"

November 11, 2014 4:30 PM  – 5:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Art historian Bridget R. Cooks will revisit the seminal Bowdoin exhibition The Portrayal of the Negro in American Painting in the context of American struggles for racial equality through the visual arts. Cooks is Associate Professor in the Program in African American Studies and Department of Art History, University of California, Irvine. Her book Exhibiting Blackness: African Americans and the American Art Museum was awarded the inaugural James A. Porter & David C. Driskell Book Award in African American Art History (2013).

This lecture highlights Bowdoin's November 11 launch of Fifty Years Later: The Portrayal of the Negro in American Painting - A Digital ExhibitionThis innovative website, which features new research about the exhibition and a complete gallery of the artworks in the show, is the result of a collaboration between students, faculty, and staff in the Museum of Art, Department of Art History, Digital and Computational Studies Initiative, and Library.

Cooks' lecture is free and open to the public. RSVPs are kindly requested, but not required. You may RSVP here: http://cooksdoubleconsciousness.eventbrite.com or contact Christine Piontek at artmuseumevents@bowdoin.edu.

This talk will also be live streamed on Bowdoin’s Live Webcasts page.

Photo: Bridget Cooks

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Gallery Conversation with Professor Paul Kaplan

Gallery Conversation with Professor Paul Kaplan

November 12, 2014 12:00 PM  – 1:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Paul Kaplan, Professor of Art History at Purchase College, SUNY, and a specialist in European and American images of people of black African descent, will give a gallery talk focusing on two such images in the Bowdoin Museum: a late Renaissance engraving of the "Adoration of the Magi" by Goltzius, and an early nineteenth-century portrait by one of the first African American fine artists, Joshua Johnson. The talk will explore how each artist -- in very different media -- established an African identity in their subjects, and contrast the sharply different audiences to which these works were addressed.

Prof. Kaplan was a major contributor to several volumes of Harvard University Press's new edition (2010-2014) of "The Image of the Black in Western Art." He is also the son of Sidney Kaplan, the principal scholar behind the groundbreaking 1964 exhibition at the Bowdoin Museum, "The Portrayal of the Negro in American Painting."

Sponsored by the Africana Studies Department.
Free and open to the public.

Photo: Paul Kaplan

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Gallery Conversations: "Revealing Mediterranean Women"

Gallery Conversations: "Revealing Mediterranean Women"

November 18, 2014 12:00 PM  – 1:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Susan Wegner, Associate Professor of Art History, and Davida Gavioli, Senior Lecturer in Italian, lead an interdisciplinary conversation about select works in the exhibition, Revealing Mediterranean Women.

Free and open to the public.

Illustration: Medee, Theatre de la Renaissance, Sarah Bernhardt, (detail) 1898, lithograph by Alphonse Mucha.

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Bowdoin College Museum of Art Members' Reception: "Hendrick Goltzius: Mythology and Truth"

Bowdoin College Museum of Art Members' Reception: "Hendrick Goltzius: Mythology and Truth"

November 20, 2014 6:00 PM  – 7:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Museum Members are invited to a reception preceding the Thursday Night Salon talk, "Hendrick Goltzius: Virtuoso Printmaker, Exquisite Painter."  Join us for refreshments and hors d'ouevres at 6pm, followed by a discussion of Goltzius' work by George Keyes, former chief curator at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Stephen Perkinson, Peter M. Small Associate Professor of Art History at Bowdoin, and Joachim Homann, Curator at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, at 7pm.

RSVPs are kindly requested but not required. You may RSVP here: https://goltziusmemberreception.eventbrite.com
or contact Christine Piontek at artmuseumevents@bowdoin.edu.

Free and open to the public.

Illustration: Adoration of the Shepherds (detail), ca. 1598-1600 by Hendrick Goltzius.  Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

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Thursday Night Salon: "Hendrick Goltzius: Virtuoso Printmaker, Exquisite Painter"

Thursday Night Salon: "Hendrick Goltzius: Virtuoso Printmaker, Exquisite Painter"

November 20, 2014 7:00 PM  – 8:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

George Keyes, former chief curator at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Stephen Perkinson, Peter M. Small Associate Professor of Art History at Bowdoin, and Joachim Homann, Curator of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art present a close-up examination and discussion of the delightful prints and an astonishing painting by Hendrick Goltzius. Presented in conjunction with Hendrick Goltzius: Mythology and Truth.

Illustration:  Henry IV, King of France (detail), 1600, engraving by Hendrick Goltzius.  Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

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Family Saturday at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Family Saturday at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art

November 22, 2014 10:00 AM  – 11:00 AM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Bowdoin College students organize and present "Family Saturday" with activities related to exhibitions currently on view. Enjoy interactive learning and fun!

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Music at the Museum: Baroque Chamber Music with George Lopez

Music at the Museum: Baroque Chamber Music with George Lopez

December 11, 2014 6:30 PM  – 8:00 PM
Museum of Art, Boyd Gallery

***Please note that this event is sold out***

George Lopez performs an evening of  17th and 18th century Baroque chamber music to highlight the exhibition, Weaving the Myth of Psyche: Baroque Tapestries from the Wadsworth Atheneum.

For more information please contact Christine Piontek at artmuseumevents@bowdoin.edu or (207) 725-3276.

Illustration: Psyche's Banquet, ca. 1660. Wool, silk, and gold thread.  Courtesy of the Wadsworth Atheneum.

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