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! This is the first event of Cuba Week 2017 sponsored by the Brunswick Trinidad Sister City Association. This event is also sponsored by Romance Languages and Literatures, Latin American Studies, Visual Arts, and the Latin American Student Organization (LASO).

Dance Lessons will start at 7:30 pm, followed by a concert and dance from 8:00 to 10:00 pm. Music for dancing will continue thereafter provided by LASO.
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

Memorias is composed of forty-five prints by renowned Chilean painters; twenty-five posters, retracing a decade of cultural solidarity events in Europe; fifty photos of the 1973 coup from the prestigious Gamma press agency; and a photo-reportage of an exiled group: the Theatre de la Resistance-Chili. The exhibit documents a pivotal moment in Chile's history through the cultural output of its artists and the personal journey of a theater director and playwright forced into exile in Paris.
Chile's September 11th (1973) and its tragic aftermath was a watershed for Latin America. Much more than an artifact of the Cold War, the coup and the repression that ensued raises significant questions about the costs of foreign interference in the democratic process, the consequences of political polarization; and the trauma that results when a people experience oppression and forced exile.
Sponsored by: The Crandall Fund, the Museum of Art, and the Visual Arts, History, Romance Languages and Literature and Government Departments.

More information at artwithoutborders.org

Free and open to the public. 

Memorias will be on display in Lamarche Gallery, Smith Union from April 22 - May 31, 2017.

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