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Upcoming Events

Saya Woolfalk, Artist's Talk: "World Builder"

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April 30, 20154:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Saya Woolfalk (Japan, 1979) is a New York based artist who uses science fiction and fantasy to re-imagine the world in multiple dimensions. She will deliver an artist's talk, "World Builder" in connection with the exhibition Past Futures: Science Fiction, Space Travel, and Postwar Art of the Americas

Woolfalk earned her B.A. in visual art and economics at Brown University and her M.F.A. in sculpture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2004. She moved to New York in 2006 to participate in the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program, and was an artist-in-residence at the Studio Museum in Harlem from 2007-2008. 

She has exhibited at PS1/MoMA; Deitch Projects; Contemporary Art Museum, Houston; Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati; the Brooklyn Museum; Asian Art Museum, CA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Studio Museum in Harlem; the Frist Center for the Visual Arts; The Yerba Buena Center; The Newark Museum; Third Streaming; MCA San Diego; MoCA Taipei; and Performa 09; and has been written about in the New Yorker, Sculpture Magazine, Artforum, ARTNews, The New York Times, Huffington Post and on Art21's blog.  

Her first solo museum show The Empathics was on view at the Montclair Art Museum in the Fall of 2012. Her second solo museum exhibition ChimaTEK Life Products is currently on view at the Chrysler Museum of Art. She is currently working on a new commission for the Seattle Art Museum (Summer 2015), and is a 2014 recipient of a NYFA grant in Digital/Electronic Arts. She is represented by  Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, NYC. 

Free and open to the public.

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Photographer Abelardo Morell: on "A Mind of Winter"

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May 5, 20154:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Abelardo Morell '71, H '97, gives lecture about his latest photographic project, completed in Maine during the winter of 2015. His exhibition of new photographs represents his first prolonged engagement in the state since his graduation from Bowdoin in 1977 and his first creative response to winter and the theme of climate change.


Morell is an internationally-known photographer whose recent retrospective toured throughout the United States. Presented in conjunction with A Mind of Winter: Photographs by Abelardo Morell.

Join us for a reception in the Museum Pavilion with Abe Morell immediately following at 5:30 p.m.

RSVPs are requested, but not required. You may RSVP at https://amindofwinter.eventbrite.com or email artmuseumevents@bowdoin.edu.

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Open House celebrating "A Mind of Winter: Photographs by Abelardo Morell"

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May 5, 20155:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Opening reception with Abe Morell, '71, H '97, celebrating his exhibition, A Mind of Winter: Photographs by Abelardo Morell, at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

His exhibition of new photographs represents his first prolonged engagement in the state since his graduation from Bowdoin in 1977 and his first creative response to winter and the theme of climate change. 

Free and open to the public.

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Common Hour with Museum Pieces

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May 8, 201512:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Museum of Art, Steps

Museum Pieces, a Bowdoin tradition for more than twenty years, will conclude the 2014-2015 Common Hour series. The annual event celebrates the arrival of spring through dance and music provided by the Department of Theater and Dance, class projects, and independent student work.

For more information and to view the full Spring 2015 Common Hour schedule, please visit: Events and Summer Programs: Common Hour

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Music at the Museum: "Composers in the Dark Room of Creativity"

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May 14, 20156:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Museum of Art, Rotunda

Explore the challenges of inner turmoil and its relation to creativity as George Lopez performs works from Beethoven to Rachmaninov and Schumann. Presented in conjunction with A Mind of Winter: Photographs by Abelardo Morell.

This event is free but tickets are required as seating is limited. Tickets will be available at the Museum Shop beginning on April 1, 2015. For more information please call (207) 725-3276 or email artmuseumevents@bowdoin.edu.

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Creating the exhibition "A Mind of Winter"

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May 28, 20154:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Internationally-known photographer Abelardo Morell '71, H'97 discusses his latest project, completed in Maine during the winter of 2015. Presented in conjunction with "A Mind of Winter: Photographs by Abelardo Morell" on view at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art through September 27, 2015.


Photo:  Abe Morell working in Maine during the winter of 2015

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"Night Vision: Nocturnes in American Art, 1860-1960"

June 27, 20155:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

As the keynote speaker to open the summer exhibition, Night Vision: Nocturnes in American Art, 1850-1950, Barbara Haskell will discuss iconic paintings of the night that came to define American modernism and explore why so many canonical painters of the period were attracted to the dark.

Ms. Haskell has curated many groundbreaking exhibitions dedicated to modern and contemporary art in the United States. She is a recipient of the Lawrence A. Fleischman Award for Scholarly Excellence in the Field of American Art History, from the Archives of American Art.

RSVPs are requested but not required. You may RSVP here: https://nightvisionopeningday.eventbrite.com  or email artmuseumevents@bowdoin.edu.

Please note that seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. RSVPs are requested but do not guarantee seating.

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Opening Reception for "Night Vision: Nocturnes in American Art, 1860-1960"

June 27, 20156:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Opening reception for the summer exhibition, Night Vision: Nocturnes in American Art, 1850-1950 at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

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