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NEA Chair Makes Stop at Bowdoin Museum of Art

Jane Chu, the chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, has been touring the country to see firsthand how art intersects with and supports community life. Chu included in her travels around Maine a stop at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

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Bowdoin Art Students Pursue their Craft from Coast to Coast

From southern California to midcoast Maine, five Bowdoin students are pursuing self-directed artistic endeavors with the help of Bowdoin's Kaempfer Art Grants.

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Bowdoin's Gibbons Fellows Get Technical

Several students this summer have a unique opportunity from Bowdoin to find creative technical answers to academic questions. They are part of the Gibbons Summer Research Program, established by John Gibbons ’64, which enables students to work one-on-one with professors to apply technology to aspects of faculty research or work..

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Reviews and Media Coverage for ‘Night Vision: Nocturnes in American Art, 1860-1960’

The Bowdoin College Museum of Art exhibition Night Vision: Nocturnes in American Art, 1860-1960, the first major museum survey dedicated to scenes of the night in American art from 1860 to 1960, has earned rave reviews and mentions in local and national publications.

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Dance, Film, Music: Creative Students Collaborate

This spring, students studying dance, music and film worked together to make four unique short films.

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Grant Parker: "The Struggle with Greek and Latin in South Africa"

September 9, 2015 | 7:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Within South African society, ancient Greece and Rome have usually been associated with the establishment. For example, the legal system has had strong links with Roman law, and classical columns adorn colonial-era state buildings throughout the country. On the other hand, a very different kind of classical antiquity is visible in the creative arts, and here we find a much broader range of the classical tradition.

Elizabeth Siegel: "Making Photography New: Abelardo Morell and Current Trends in Photography"

September 10, 2015 | 4:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Alexander Nemerov: "Winslow Homer's Dream"

September 14, 2015 | 4:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Anna O. Marley Gallery Talk: "Debating African-American Art: A Curatorial Perspective"

September 18, 2015 | 2:00 PM
Museum of Art, Halford Gallery

Book Release Celebration with Brock Clarke: 'The Happiest People in the World'

October 19, 2015 | 4:30 PM
Massachusetts Hall, Faculty Room

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