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    Artist Sharon Hayes '92 Talks to PBS About Public Art Project in Philadelphia

    A public art project in Philadelphia called Monument Lab aims to foster a citywide conversation about the role of art in public spaces. The project features temporary monuments installed by twenty artists in ten public spaces across the city.

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    Looking Behind Memento Mori Objects: 'Artnet' Reviews 'Unique' Bowdoin Exhibition

    The Bowdoin art museum's "Ivory MIrror" show, examines how mortality played into Renaissance culture. This macabre genre, with its portrayal of decaying corpses, skulls and skeletons, is described by the reviewer as "oft-misunderstood."

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    Visiting Artist Titus Kaphar Rediscovers the Joy of Printmaking

    The renowned painter used printing techniques and collaborated with poet Reginald Dwayne Betts to produce a series of politically charged portraits aimed at highlighting flaws in the criminal justice system.

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    'Why Draw?' Bowdoin Art Museum's Recently Concluded Exhibition Draws Glowing Praise

    'New York Arts' journal says the exhibition and its catalogue "bring home the vastness and multiplicity of the art of drawing—its lack of limitations."

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    A Fitting Musical Tribute for an Unconventional Composer

    Nine months after his death at the age of eighty, renowned composer and former Bowdoin music professor Elliott Schwartz will be honored on Friday September 8, 2017. There will be an evening of music on campus that in some ways will be as unconventional as the man himself, said Associate Professor of Music Vineet Shende.

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    The Ivory Mirror Book Salon - Seth Ramus on Atul Gawande's "Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End"

    October 22, 2017 | 2:00 PM
    Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom

    A discussion of Atul Gawande's "Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End," led by Seth Ramus.

    Film Screening and Q&A with Filmmaker Raoul Peck: "I am Not Your Negro"

    October 23, 2017 | 7:00 PM
    Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

    Exhibit Talk: Artists Books with Tatana Kellner of the Women's Studio Workshop

    October 24, 2017 | 12:00 PM
    HL Second Floor Gallery

    Raoul Peck: "Identity, History and Race"

    October 24, 2017 | 7:00 PM
    Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

    Janis Mimura: "Manchuria and the Axis Alliance: Matsuoka Yosuke and the Anti-Comintern Pact"

    October 25, 2017 | 4:15 PM
    Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom

    Film and Discussion: "Fall of the Romanov Dynasty"

    October 25, 2017 | 7:00 PM
    Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

    English Department Visiting Writers Series: A Reading with Poet Erica Dawson and Author Jeff Parker

    October 25, 2017 | 7:00 PM
    Hubbard Hall, Thomas F. Shannon Room [208]

    Music at the Museum with George Lopez

    October 26, 2017 | 7:00 PM
    Museum of Art, Pavilion

    Film Screening: "The Silk and The Flame" with Filmmaker Jordan Schiele '07

    October 29, 2017 | 7:00 PM
    Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom

    Jenny Price: "Stop Saving the Planet!: A 21st-Century Environmentalist Manifesto"

    October 30, 2017 | 7:00 PM
    Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom

    Film Screenings: "Turtle" and "Dog Days" with Filmmaker Jordan Schiele '07

    October 30, 2017 | 7:00 PM
    Searles Science Building, 315

    Keynote Lecture: "Last Things: Luxury Goods and Memento Mori Culture in Europe, c. 1400-1550"

    November 3, 2017 | 3:15 PM
    Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

    Symposium: "Last Things: Luxury Goods and Memento Mori Culture in Europe, c. 1400-1550"

    November 4, 2017 | 9:30 AM
    Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom

    Reading and Performance: Climate Change Theatre Action

    November 5, 2017 | 7:00 PM
    Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

    "Death, Beauty, and Metaphysics: Art, Science and Memento Mori in Early Anatomical Representation"

    November 9, 2017 | 4:30 PM
    Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

    English Department Visiting Writers Series: A Reading by Author Jennifer Egan

    November 9, 2017 | 7:00 PM
    Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

    Exhibit Talk: On Printing with Scott Vile of the Ascencius Press

    November 10, 2017 | 12:00 PM
    HL Second Floor Gallery

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