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Film Screening: "Herb & Dorothy (2008)" by Megumi Sasaki

Film Screening: "Herb & Dorothy (2008)" by Megumi Sasaki

July 24, 20147:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom

Herb and Dorothy Vogel redefine what it means to be art collectors.

Presented in conjunction with. "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 requested but not required.
You may RSVP here: http://herbanddorothy2008.eventbrite.com
or contact Christine Piontek at cpiontek@bowdoin.edu.

Free and open to the public.


Illustration: Dorothy and Herb Vogel

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Second Friday ArtWalk Brunswick

Second Friday ArtWalk Brunswick

August 8, 20145:00 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.

Anne Collins Goodyear, co-director of the Museum of Art, will lead a tour of the major summer exhibition, Richard Tuttle:  A Print Retrospective.

Open to the public free of charge.

Photo:  Richard Tuttle


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Family Saturday at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Family Saturday at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art

August 9, 201410:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

You are invited to bring your children to enjoy a free educational program led by Bowdoin students.

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Music at the Museum: Jazz Duo

Music at the Museum: Jazz Duo

August 14, 20147:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Museum of Art, Rotunda

Jazz duo Hannah Judd and Tate Gale perform in the galleries in conjunction with the exhibition, On 52nd Street: The Jazz Photography of William P. Gottlieb.


Illustration:  Nat King Cole by William P. Gottlieb.

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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, 20144:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Film Screening and Discussion

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 cpiontek@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, 20146:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Reception at the Museum of Art celebrating the campus visit of film director, Megumi Sasaki and art collector 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.

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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, 20147:00 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, 20145:00 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, 20144:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Richard Shiff,who has written about Richard Tuttle’s work and interviewed the artistpublicly, addresses the philosophical and perceptual aspects of “awareness” inTuttle’s art. Shiff’s publications include Cézanne and the End ofImpressionism (1984), Barnett Newman: A Catalogue Raisonné (co-authored,2004), Doubt (2008), Between Sense and de Kooning (2011), and Ellsworth Kelly: New York Drawings 1954–1962(2014). Presented in conjunction with RichardTuttle: A Print Retrospective.



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

Free and open to the public.

Photo:  Richard Shiff

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Gallery Conversations: "Printing with Richard Tuttle: Process and Collaboration"

Gallery Conversations: "Printing with Richard Tuttle: Process and Collaboration"

September 23, 20144:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Museum of Art, Bernard & Barbro Osher Gallery

Greg Burnet is a frequent collaborator with Richard Tuttle.  Presenting rarely seen studio sketches, printing plates, and color proofs, he gives a full account of the making of some of Richard Tuttle's most acclaimed prints.  Presented in conjunction with Richard Tuttle: A Print Retrospective.

Free and open to the public.

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Lecture: "Richard Tuttle: The Theater of Attention"

Lecture: "Richard Tuttle: The Theater of Attention"

October 2, 20144:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Susan Tallman discusses Richard Tuttle's contribution to the field of contemporary printmaking, highlighting his ability to heighten his viewers' attention to the materiality and process of the print.  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.  Presented in conjunction with Richard Tuttle: A Print Retrospective.

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

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, 20145:30 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, and Weaving the Myth of Psyche: Baroque Tapestries from the Wadsworth Atheneum.

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, 201412:00 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, 20146:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

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.

This event is free, but tickets are required as seating is limited.  Tickets will be available at the Museum Shop beginning on September 1, 2014.  For more information please call Christine Piontek at (207) 725-3276 or email cpiontek@bowdoin.edu.

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Second Friday ArtWalk Brunswick

Second Friday ArtWalk Brunswick

October 10, 20145:00 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, 20144:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Linda Roth, Charles C. 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 long history and central themes associated with the myth of Cupid and Psyche. The discussion will examine the 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, 20144:30 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 cpiontek@bowdoin.edu.

Free and open to the public.

Photo:  Elizabeth Cleland

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Gallery Conversations: "Anatomy of a Renaissance Painting"

Gallery Conversations: "Anatomy of a Renaissance Painting"

October 28, 201412:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Nina Roth-Wells, 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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Film & Conversation: Peter Greenaway's "Goltzius and the Pelican Factory"

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

November 4, 20147:00 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.

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

Free and open to the public.

Photo:  Film Still from Goltzius and the Pelican Factory.

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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, 20144:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

This lecture explores the importance of Marcel Duchamp's personal ties with his own immediate family, which included a numerous, noteworthy artists: his grandfather Emile Nicolle, his brothers Jacques Villon and Raymond Villon-Duchamp, his sister Suzanne Duchamp, and his brother-in-law Jean Crotti.  Presented in conjunction with the exhibition, Collaborations and Collusions in Modern and Contemporary Art.

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

Free and open to the public.

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Reception at the Museum of Art with Francis Naumann

Reception at the Museum of Art with Francis Naumann

November 6, 20145:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Enjoy refreshments, conversation, and a chance to see the work of Marcel Duchamp and members of his 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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Contextualizing "The Portrayal of the Negro in American Painting," Fifty Years Later

Contextualizing "The Portrayal of the Negro in American Painting," Fifty Years Later

November 11, 20144:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Inthis talk, art historian Bridget R. Cooks will revisit the seminal Bowdoinexhibition, The Portrayal of the Negro in American Painting in thecontext of American struggles for racial equality through the visual arts. Her book Exhibiting Blackness: African Americans and the American Art Museumwas awarded the inaugural James A. Porter & David C. Driskell Book Award inAfrican American Art History (2013).

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

Free and open to the public.

Photo:  Bridget Cooks

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Gallery Conversations: "Revealing Mediterranean Women"

Gallery Conversations: "Revealing Mediterranean Women"

November 18, 201412:00 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, 20146:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Museum members are invited to join in conversation and good cheer at a reception preceding the Thursday Night Salon on the exhibition Hendrick Goltzius: Mythology and Truth.

RSVPs are kindly requested but not required. You may RSVP here: https://goltziusmemberreception.eventbrite.com
or contact Christine Piontek at cpiontek@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, 20147:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

George Keyes, former chief curator at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Kurt Sundstrom, Curator at the Currier Museum of Art, 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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Thursday Night Salon: Music at the Museum with George Lopez

Thursday Night Salon: Music at the Museum with George Lopez

December 11, 20146:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

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.

This event is free, but tickets are required as seating is limited. Tickets will be available at the Museum Shop beginning on November 1, 2014. For more information please call Christine Piontek at (207) 725-3276.

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

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