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"Arch Conspirators," (detail) 1917, by John Sloan, American, 1871–1951. Etching. Bowdoin College Museum of Art
Collaborations and Collusions: Artists’ Networks from the Nineteenth Century to the Present
November 6, 2014 - February 8, 2015
Bernard and Barbro Osher Gallery
Halford Gallery
Focus Gallery
Center Gallery

Featuring loaned works reflecting the importance of Marcel Duchamp’s relationship to his family, this installation, drawn largely from the permanent collection of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 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.

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Thursday, November 6, 2014 | 4:30 p.m. | Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center
“The Art and Life of Marcel Duchamp: A Collision of the Personal and Professional”
Francis Naumann, scholar, curator, and proprietor of Francis M. Naumann Fine Art, New York, 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). Supported by the Shapell Family Art Fund.
RSVPs are requested, but not required. You may RSVP here.


Thursday, November 6, 2014 | 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Reception
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 Collaborations and Collusions: Artists’ Networks from the Nineteenth Century to the Present.

"Arch Conspirators," (detail) 1917, by John Sloan, American, 1871–1951. Etching. From left to right: Charles Frederick Ellis, Marcel Duchamp (standing), Gertrude S. Drick (“Woe”), Allen Russell Mann, Betty Turner, John Sloan.) Bowdoin College Museum of Art.
"Duchamp at Chess Board," 1958, printed later, gelatin silver print, by Arnold T. Rosenberg. Bowdoin College Museum of Art.