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    John Walker's Botanical Creations Augment Museum's 'Why Draw?' Show

    Walker's show, "A Painter Draws," which opened May 18, depicts a bamboo plant he discovered in the botanical gardens of Sydney, Australia, in 2012. Walker describes the plant as having "humanness," "character," and movement. "It felt very much alive, and that I was talking to it with my brush and it was talking back to me," he said.

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    Art—Some of it Talking—Fills Edwards Center

    At this year's Spring 2017 Visual Arts Open House, in Edwards Center for Art and Dance, digital creations — like soundscapes and videos — joined the mix of sculptures, drawings, paintings, photographs, and prints on display throughout the building. The show presents the culmination of work produced in all of this semester's arts courses.

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    Vineet Shende's New Choral Work Offers a Fresh Take on Being American

    Shende says his new work is in part inspired by "the rising level of xenophobia and anti-immigrant rhetoric in our recent political discourse. Such rhetoric strikes me as being deeply un-American."

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    Spring Dance Concert 2017: A Preview

    This year, the much heralded annual Spring Dance Concert will feature several original pieces, including one by guest artist Rakiya Orange, who graduated from Bowdoin in 2011.

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    Opening April 19: Northern Clothing and Identity in the Spotlight at the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum

    "Threads of Change: Clothing and Identity in the North" looks at how people in the Arctic have kept themselves warm and dry in the past and how they do so today. It also examines how, over the last 100 years or so, northern people have innovated and changed some aspects of their attire, while also retaining and wearing traditional clothes reflecting the styles of their ancestors.

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    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, Edwards Center for Arts and Dance, Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Hawthorne Longfellow Library, Harriet Beecher Stowe House

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    Commencement Weekend: A Conversation with Honorary Degree Recipient Author Anthony Doerr '95

    May 26, 2017 | 1:00 PM
    Memorial Hall, Pickard Theater

    The author of two short-story collections, a memoir, and two novels, Tony Doerr's second novel, 'All the Light We Cannot See', was awarded the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the 2015 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction.

    Audubon's Birds of America Page-Turning

    June 2, 2017 | 12:30 PM
    Hawthorne Longfellow Library, Special Collections

    Second Friday Brunswick!

    June 9, 2017 | 4:00 PM
    Museum of Art, Pavilion

    Tea with Harriet

    June 15, 2017 | 1:00 PM
    Harriet's Writing Room

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