Upcoming Events

Cuba Week 2017: Primo Cubano Concert and Latin Dance!

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March 31, 2017 7:30 PM  – 10:00 PM
David Saul Smith Union, Morrell Lounge

Put on your dancing shoes and come celebrate Brunswick's sister city relationship with Trinidad, Cuba in the first event of Cuba Week 2017!

Dance Lessons will start and 7:30 pm, followed by a concert and dance from 8:00 to 10:00 pm. Music for dancing will continue thereafter provided by the Latin American Student Organization (LASO), who also co-sponsored the event.

Suggested donation for non-Bowdoin community members $10.

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Film Screening: "Return to Cuba: In the Footsteps of Walker Evans"

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April 2, 2017 4:00 PM  – 6:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom

In the film, Return to Cuba, five world-renowned photographers travel to the island nation just weeks before the historic US-Cuba reconciliation in 2014. Retracing the footsteps of legendary photographer Walker Evans, they reinvent his iconic 1930s images at a new historical tipping point. 

From the quick yet studied street-style photography of Sam Abell to the uncommon camera-obscura practices of Abelardo Morell, these master photographers reinterpret Cuba for the twenty-first century. This colorful documentary brings together five unique visions of Cuba's complex and transforming cultural landscape as director Ross McDermott intertwines Evans's pre-Castro Cuba with the busy streets of Havana and the countryside of Vinales. 

Return to Cuba was submitted to over twenty national and international film festivals in 2016.

Suggested donation for non-Bowdoin community members $5.

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Curator talk and reception: "Memorias: Geography of a Decade, Chile, 1973-1983"

April 24, 2017 7:00 PM  – 9:00 PM
Sills Hall, Smith Auditorium

Curator Conversation with Gustavo and Priscilla Gac-Artigas,
7:00 pm, April 24, 2017
Smith Auditorium, Sills Hall

Reception to follow immediately after lecture at Lamarche Gallery, Smith Union

The starting point of Memorias: Geography of a Decade, is the personal collection of Gustavo and Priscilla Gac-Artigas of 145 artifacts including 45 original signed prints (24 of them numbered in short runs of 30, 60 or 100 copies) by painters such as Chileans Jose Balmes, Guillermo Nunez, Gracia Barrios (three Chilean National Art Awards - 1999, 2007 and 2011 respectively), Alejandro Marcos, and Eduardo Berroeta; 25 original posters by Joan Miro, Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Balmes, Brigada Luis Corvalan, Gracia Barrios and Jack Ottaviano, among others; plus 50 photos of the September 1973 military coup by Gamma agency photojournalists, one of the most renowned press agencies in the world at the time, and 25 photos of theatrical performances by the Theatre de la Resistance-Chili, later on, Nuevo Teatro Los Comediantes, a Latin-American group, during its exile in France.

The exhibition retraces a pivotal moment in the history of Chile as well as a personal trajectory, the story of Chilean writer and playwright Gustavo Gac-Artigas, theater director of the Teatro Experimental del Cobre at the cultural center of El Teniente's mine in Chile during the government of Salvador Allende. After the military coup of 1973, he was arrested and sent into exile to Paris, where he recreated his theater group and named it Theatre de la Resistance-Chili, later on, Nuevo Teatro Los Comediantes. In Paris he met Priscilla, a PhD student at the Sorbonne, who eventually joined the group. These works of art accompanied the group on all their tours throughout France, Switzerland, Yugoslavia, Tunisia, and in all the 18 international theater festivals at which they participated.

More information at artwithoutborders.org

Free and open to the public.  Sponsored by the Crandall Family Fund, the Bowdoin Museum of Art, and the Art History Department.

Memorias will be on display in Lemarche Gallery, Smith Union from April 22 - May 28, 2017.

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