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Byron Kim - Keynote Program: 'This Is a Portrait If I Say So: Identity in American Art, 1912 to Today'

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June 25, 20164:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Artist Byron Kim delivers the keynote address to open the major summer exhibition at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, This is a Portrait If I Say So:  Identity in American Art, 1912 to Today.  Kim's work is included in the exhibition.  His remarks will be followed by a discussion with the exhibition cocurators, Anne Collins Goodyear, Kathleen Merrill Campagnolo, and Jonathan Frederick Walz.

The exhibition features pioneering works of art by leading American artists from Marsden Hartley and Alfred Stieglitz, to Robert Rauschenberg and Yoko Ono, to Roni Horn and Glenn Ligon and reimagines portraiture and the very way we see ourselves and others.

A reception and family activities will follow to open the exhibition.

Open to the public free of charge.

Photo:  "Emmett at Twelve Months, #3," egg tempera on panel, by Byron Kim.  Collection of the Artist.  © The Artist/Image Courtesy James Cohan Gallery, New York and Shanghai.

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Opening Reception: 'This Is a Portrait If I Say So: Identity in American Art, 1912 to Today'

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June 25, 20165:00 P.M. – 6:30 P.M.
Museum of Art, Steps

Reception and Family Activities to celebrate the exhibition This is a Portrait If I Say So. Featuring works of art by leading American artists from Marsden Hartley and Alfred Stieglitz, to Robert Rauschenberg and Yoko Ono, to Roni Horne and Glenn Ligon, this timely and groundbreaking exhibition reimagines portraiture and the very way we see ourselves and others.

Free and open to the public.

Illustration: Marsden Hartley, 1877-1943), "Portrait," ca,. 1914-1915, oil on canvas. Collection of the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

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Family Saturday at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art

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July 2, 201610:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.
Museum of Art, Pavilion

David Ying and Phillip Ying, artistic directors for the  Bowdoin International Music Festival, lead a family program about music and the fine arts.

Open to the public free of charge.

illustration:  Marcel Duchamp (1887–1968), assembled by Jacqueline Matisse Monnier, Boîte—Series D, 1961, mixed media, Private collection.

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Anne Collins Goodyear - Gallery Conversation: 'Contemporary Art and Identity'

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July 7, 20167:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Anne Collins Goodyear, catalogue essayist and co-director of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, leads a gallery talk about contemporary art and identity, presented in conjunction with the major exhibition, 'This is a Portrait If I Say So: Identity in American Art, 1912 to Today.'

Free and open to the public.

Illustration:  Glenn Ligon (born 1960), Untitled from Runaways, 1993, One from a portfolio of ten lithographs. Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine.  

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