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    Laura Griffee’17 Virtually Games Her Way to Interactive Art

    During a yearlong independent study, Laura Griffee ’17 adapted virtual reality software to make a DIY sculpture tool. Griffee, a visual arts major, worked with Google Cardboard and other virtual reality software to enable users to interact with the sculptures of Assistant Professor of Art Jackie Brown.

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    Portraying Appalachia: How the Movies Can Get it Wrong

    " I became aware of how powerful people's negative impressions were of Appalachian people, and most of these 'hillbilly' stereotypes were gleaned from the movies."

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    Mike Kolster to Discuss New Book at Griffin Museum of Photography

    The book, titled "Take Me to the River", features photographs by Kolster of four rivers that flow into the Atlantic Ocean—the Androscoggin, Schuylkill, James, and Savannah—as they emerge from two centuries of industrial use and neglect.

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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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    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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    Upcoming Events

    Music at the Museum

    June 29, 2017 | 11:00 AM
    Museum of Art, Pavilion

    Bowdoin International Music Festival faculty perform in conjucntion with the summer exhibitions.

    Audubon's 'Birds of America' Page-Turning

    July 7, 2017 | 12:30 PM
    Hawthorne Longfellow Library, Special Collections

    "Sketch, Study, Cartoon - Workflow in the Studio"

    July 11, 2017 | 12:00 PM
    Museum of Art, Pavilion

    "Growing/Drawing-Translating Nature into Art"

    July 14, 2017 | 5:00 PM
    Museum of Art, Pavilion

    Family Saturday at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art

    July 15, 2017 | 10:00 AM
    Museum of Art, Pavilion

    "Winslow Homer-Drawing and Watercolor"

    July 18, 2017 | 12:00 PM
    Museum of Art, Pavilion

    Children's Hour at the Museum of Art

    July 20, 2017 | 5:00 PM
    Museum of Art, Pavilion

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