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Environmental Studies

Roundtable on A River Lost and Found: The Androscoggin in Time and Place

Story posted September 04, 2012

Event date(s): September 01, 2012 — May 10, 2013

Thursday, September 6, 4:30-6pm
Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center

A roundtable discussion on  A River Lost & Found: The Androscoggin in Time and Place will take place at 4:30 Thursday, September 6 in Kresge Auditorium. The program is open to the public free of charge.

A River Lost & Found: The Androscoggin in Time and Place is on view at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art through September 16, 2012.

The exhibition collaborators-- Bowdoin's Matthew Klingle, associate professor of history and environmental studies and Michael Kolster, associate professor of art will join Martha A. Sandweiss, Professor of History, Princeton University and Anne Whiston Spirn, Professor of Landscape Architecture and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology to discuss complexities of the river's legacy and its potential. Don't miss the discussion!

The Androscoggin River, once devastated by industrial contamination and labeled one of the 10 most polluted rivers in the country, is now partially restored. In their cross-disciplinary research, Klingle and Kolster pose important questions about its shifting cultural and economic status in their exhibition.

The museum will be open late that evening, until 8:30 pm, for those who want to see the exhibition or the William Wegman show afterwards.

For more about the project that produced the exhibition, visit the website: http://research.bowdoin.edu/androscoggin-river-in-time-and-place