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Master Bing Visits Bowdoin, Describes Journey of a Martial Monk

A martial Monk from China, Master Zhong Xuechao (a.k.a Master Bing) recently visited Bowdoin College to talk about his life in the Wudang Mountains, a centuries-old center of Taoism.

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Visiting Printmaker Creates Prints for the Taking

This semester's visiting printmaker, hosted by the Marvin Bileck Printmaking Project, is known not just for her prints but also for her generous art installations.

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Bowdoin's Kolster Opens Photography Exhibition at PhoPa Gallery

A photography exhibition by recent Guggenheim Fellow Michael Kolster is on view through October 25 in the PhoPa Gallery in Portland, Maine, with an opening reception on September 26 and an artist's talk on October 5.

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Findings from the Museum's Sculpture Conservation Work

Two life-size bronze statues outside the Museum of Art recently underwent an on-site conservation and cleaning by a team devoted to the conservation and preservation of cultural and historical objects.

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Anne Goodyear: Reflections on the Passion and Purpose that Inspired Two Collectors

Described as legendary collectors, Dorothy and Herb Vogels' generosity has enhanced collections across the country, including that of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. Museum Co-Director Anne Goodyear reflects on the passion and purpose that Inspired them.

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Calendar of Events

"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 the Opening of "Revealing Mediterranean Women" in the Museum of Art Pavilion.

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An Artist Talk by Sharon Hayes: "The Women's Movement Is a Lesbian Plot!" and Other Anachronisms

An Artist Talk by Sharon Hayes: "The Women's Movement Is a Lesbian Plot!" and Other Anachronisms

October 30, 2014 7:00 PM  – 8:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Sharon Hayes is an artist who engages multiple mediums-video, performance, and installation-in ongoing investigation into specific intersections between history, politics and speech. She graduated from Bowdoin College in 1992 and is an Associate Professor at The Cooper Union in New York City.

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"The Gods of Times Square," with Documentary Filmmaker Richard Sandler

"The Gods of Times Square," with Documentary Filmmaker Richard Sandler

November 3, 2014 7:00 PM  – 9:30 PM
Druckenmiller Hall, Cleaveland 151

Screening and discussion with cinematographer Richard Sandler, whose film "The Gods of Times Square" records a time in New York's history when the place most identified with free speech and the soul of New York changed from a democratic, interracial common ground to a corporate-controlled, soulless theme park.

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25 Years Since the Fall of the Berlin Wall: Pop-up Exhibit

25 Years Since the Fall of the Berlin Wall: Pop-up Exhibit

November 4, 2014 7:00 PM  – 8:30 PM
Blue Room

What do you know about the Berlin Wall? Where were you when the Wall fell? Come and share in an exhibit of memorabilia, research, art, and conversation with students, faculty members, and members of the community.

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The Warburg Institute Presents 'British Art in the Mediterranean' (1941): Michael Berkowitz Lecture

The Warburg Institute Presents 'British Art in the Mediterranean' (1941): Michael Berkowitz Lecture

November 5, 2014 7:00 PM  – 9:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom

"The Warburg Institute presents 'British Art in the Mediterranean' (1941)" with Michael Berkowitz on Wednesday, November 5th at 7:00 pm in the Beam Classroom of the Visual Arts Center at Bowdoin College.

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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.

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Brodie Family Lecture: "Race, Income, and the Reduction of Inequality in American Education."

Brodie Family Lecture: "Race, Income, and the Reduction of Inequality in American Education."

November 6, 2014 7:00 PM  – 9:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Sean Reardon delivers this year's Brodie Family Lecture address entitled, "Race, Income, and the Reduction of Inequality in American Education."

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Christopher Bolton Lecture "Oshii Mamoru's Avalon: Gaming, Graphics, History, and the Future of Japanese Film"

Christopher Bolton Lecture "Oshii Mamoru's Avalon:  Gaming, Graphics, History, and the Future of Japanese Film"

November 10, 2014 4:00 PM  – 5:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom

Oshii Mamoru is one of anime's most recognizable directors worldwide. His films and his reputation are currency in the global circulation of Japanese animation.

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