Cuba Week 2017: Primo Cubano Concert and Latin Dance!
– 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.
Film Screening: "Return to Cuba: In the Footsteps of Walker Evans"
– 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.
Curator talk and reception: "Memorias: Geography of a Decade, Chile, 1973-1983"
– 9:00 PM
Sills Hall, Smith Auditorium
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.
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.