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Panel Discussion: "The Legacy of Marcel Duchamp"

Panel Discussion: "The Legacy of Marcel Duchamp"

January 21, 2015 4:30 PM  – 6:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Considered one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century, Marcel Duchamp helped reshape the way art is practiced and understood. Come hear how a scholar, a museum director, and a conservator understand and interpret the legacy and importance of this transformative figure.

This panel will present three perspectives on the work of Duchamp: those of Scott Homolka, Associate Conservator of Works on Paper at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; James W. McManus, Emeritus Professor of Art History at California State University, Chico; and Michael Taylor, Director of the Hood Museum, Dartmouth College.

Join us for the Bowdoin College Museum of Art Winter Open House immediately following the lecture at 6:00pm.

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

Image: Arnold T. Rosenberg, American, born 1931, Portrait of Marcel Duchamp Playing Chess at Duchamp’s 14th Street Studio, NYC, 1958, (printed later). Bowdoin College Museum of Art.


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"Collaborations and Collusions" at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art Winter Open House

"Collaborations and Collusions" at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art Winter Open House

January 21, 2015 6:00 PM  – 7:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Celebrate the beginning of the spring semester and the opening of the exhibition Collaborations and Collusions: Artists' Networks from the Nineteenth Century to the Present

Featuring works reflecting the importance of Marcel Duchamp’s relationship to his family, this installation challenges the myth of artistic isolation. It addresses the importance of the networks that encouraged many of the leading practitioners of modern and contemporary art, including Mary Cassatt, Paul Cézanne, Pablo Picasso, Marcel Duchamp, Robert Rauschenberg, and Jasper Johns, who supported and encouraged one another in pioneering artistic breakthroughs from impressionism and post-impressionism to cubism, dada, pop, and conceptual art. 

Free and open to the public.

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Thursday Night Salon with Anne Collins Goodyear: "Collaborations, Collusions, and Duchamp"

Thursday Night Salon with Anne Collins Goodyear: "Collaborations, Collusions, and Duchamp"

January 29, 2015 7:00 PM  – 8:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Anne Collins Goodyear, co-director of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, will offer a tour and overview of the exhibition Collaborations and Collusions: Artists' Networks from the Nineteenth Century to the Present. She will consider how pioneering groups of modern and contemporary artists supported and encouraged one another in pioneering artistic breakthroughs from impressionism and post-impressionism to cubism, dada, pop, and conceptual art and she will focus in particular on the important contributions of Marcel Duchamp, whose work is featured in this exhibition.

Free and open to the public.

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