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Kolster Takes Camera to the Savannah River

Guggenheim fellow Michael Kolster spent a month this spring photographing the Savannah River in the southeastern U.S., where his old-fashioned camera setup caught the eye of an editor at The Augusta Chronicle.

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A Walk Through New York’s Past

In this spring's Santagata Lecture, anthropologist Hugh Raffles presented a reflection on the human and natural history of Manhattan neighborhoods like Marble Hill.

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Visiting Artist Joins Printmaking Students in New Studio

Bowdoin's new printmaking studio buzzed with energy during the Spring 2014 Marvin Bileck Printmaking Project with visiting artist Susan Groce.

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Amernet Quartet, Calloway to Premiere Work by Bowdoin's Shende

Mezzo-soprano Rachel Calloway and the Amernet String Quartet will premiere Bowdoin composer Vineet Shende's new song cycle ‘Thin Bits of Evidence’ in Studzinski Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9th, in a program that includes works by Janacek, Grieg, and Mexican composer Gabriela Ortiz.

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Annual Student Art Show Spreads Through Smith Union

This was the 15th year of the Delta Sig art contest, and the largest show yet, with works from more than 120 students.

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Happening on Campus

Bowdoin’s vibrant quadrangle houses world-class museums and performance venues all within a five-minute walk.

Recital HallPickard Theater and Wish Theater, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Studzinski Recital Hall, Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Hawthorne Longfellow Library.

take a tour of Bowdoin's Venues

Calendar of Events

Must Mediterranean Men be Masculine? Reflections on a Stereotype

Must Mediterranean Men be Masculine? Reflections on a Stereotype

April 24, 20147:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Searles Science Building, Room 315

Presented by Michael Herzfeld, Ernest E. Monrad Professor of the Social Sciences, and Curator of European Ethnology in the Peabody Museum at Harvard University. Sponsored by The Mellon Initiative in Mediterranean Studies.

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Film: Vanishing Point (2012)

Film: Vanishing Point (2012)

April 24, 20147:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Sills Hall, Smith Auditorium

Navarana is an Inughuit elder from the northern district of Greenland. In the 1860s, her ancestor led a legendary Inuit migration to Greenland. More than 150 years later, Navarana connects with distant cousins and explores these two isolated groups.

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Dana Renga: Mafia, Masculinity, Melodrama

Dana Renga: Mafia, Masculinity, Melodrama

May 2, 20144:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Massachusetts Hall, Faculty Room

Dana Renga, Assistant Professor of Italian at The Ohio State University, will discuss the ways in which the conventions of melodrama shape the mafia movie, focusing in particular on the Italian box-office hit Romanzo criminale (Michele Placido, 2005).

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Common Hour with Museum Pieces

Common Hour with Museum Pieces

May 9, 201412:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Museum of Art, Steps

Museum Pieces, a Bowdoin tradition for more than twenty years, will conclude the 2013-2014 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 2014 Common Hour schedule, please visit: Events and Summer Programs: Common Hour

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2014 Spring Events Calendar

Arts Calendar Spring 2014 PDF