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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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    Student Art Overflows Lamarche Gallery at Annual Show

    Each year, a foundation set up by the former Delta Sigma/Delta Upsilon fraternity invites students to submit artwork to its wide-open art show for photos, sculptures, paintings, drawings, and mixed-media pieces.

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    Original Student Comedy Headed for NYC Theater

    After a successful run at theater festivals last summer, a play by Maggie Seymour ’16 and senior Olivia Atwood has been picked up by the People's Improv Theater in New York City.

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    Human-Animal Relationship Inspires Printmaker and Visiting Artist Nancy Diessner

    As a Spring 2017 Marvin Bileck Printmaking Project Visiting Artist, Diessner recently spent some time on campus, where she shared her insights with students, gave a presentation to the Bowdoin community, and exhibited her work in the Edwards Main Gallery.

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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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    Hunters and Herders of Northern Siberia: Photography by Bryan Alexander

    April 26, 2017 | 7:00 PM
    Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom

    Photography by Bryan Alexander

    Elliot Bostwick Davis: "Reimagining 'American' Art: The MFA, Boston, and Museums of the Future"

    April 27, 2017 | 4:30 PM
    Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

    Artist Talk: Jeannie Simms

    April 27, 2017 | 5:00 PM
    Edwards Arts Center, Room 115 [Digital Media Lab]

    Why Draw? Artist Natalie Frank on Drawings and their Subtexts

    May 2, 2017 | 4:30 PM
    Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

    Opening Reception for "Why Draw?" at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art

    May 2, 2017 | 5:30 PM
    Museum of Art, Pavilion

    Spring Dance Concert

    May 4, 2017 | 7:30 PM
    Memorial Hall, Pickard Theater

    Audubon's Birds of America Page-Turning with Special Guest Prof. Susan Wegner

    May 5, 2017 | 12:30 PM
    Hawthorne Longfellow Library, Special Collections

    Spring Dance Concert

    May 5, 2017 | 7:30 PM
    Memorial Hall, Pickard Theater

    Family Saturday at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art

    May 6, 2017 | 10:00 AM
    Museum of Art, Pavilion

    Spring Dance Concert

    May 6, 2017 | 7:30 PM
    Memorial Hall, Pickard Theater

    Members' Evening at the Museum

    May 9, 2017 | 5:00 PM
    Museum of Art, Pavilion

    Spring 2017 Visual Arts Open House

    May 12, 2017 | 5:00 PM
    Edwards Arts Center, Miscellaneous

    Tea with Harriet

    May 18, 2017 | 1:00 PM
    Harriet's Writing Room

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