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Bowdoin International Music Festival, Music at the Museum: "Night Vision: Nocturnes in American Art, 1860-1960"

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July 2, 201511:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Bowdoin International Music Festival faculty perform a selection of musical nocturnes in conjunction with the exhibition Night Vision: Nocturnes in American Art, 1860-1960.

PLEASE NOTE: SEATING FOR THIS PERFORMANCE IS AT CAPACITY. Limited standing room will be available on a first-come, first-served basis on Thursday morning.


Photo: Moonlight, ca. 1880s, (detail) oil on canvas, by Ralph Albert Blakelock. Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NAA-Nelle Cochrane Woods Memorial, N-127. Photo: Sheldon Museum of Art.

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Joachim Homann, Gallery Conversation: "Night Vision: Nocturnes in American Art, 1860-1960"

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July 16, 201512:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Joachim Homann, curator at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art and of this exhibition, will lead a gallery conversation on Night Vision: Nocturnes in American Art, 1860-1960.

This is the first major museum survey dedicated to scenes of the night in American art from 1860 to 1960, an era not yet illuminated by electricity to the beginning of the Space Age. Night Vision: Nocturnes in American Art will bring together 90 works in a range of media--including paintings, prints, drawings, and photographs--created by such leading American artists as Ansel Adams, Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, Lee Krasner, Georgia O'Keeffe, Albert Ryder, John Sloan, Alfred Stieglitz, and Andrew Wyeth, among others.

Photo: Old House, New Moon, 1943, (detail) oil on canvas, byGeorge C. Ault. Yale University Art Gallery, Anonymous gift, (1961.48.) Photo:Yale University Art Gallery.

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Bowdoin International Music Festival, Music at the Museum: "Night Vision: Nocturnes in American Art, 1860-1960"

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July 23, 201511:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Bowdoin International Music Festival faculty perform a selection of musical nocturnes in conjunction with the exhibition Night Vision: Nocturnes in American Art, 1860-1960.

RSVPs are requested.  You may RSVP here.

Photo: Fireworks on the Fourth of July, 1868 (detail) by Winslow Homer, wood engraving. Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine

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Linda Docherty, Gallery Conversation: "Night Vision: Nocturnes in American Art, 1860-1960"

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July 28, 201512:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Linda Docherty, catalogue essayist and associate professor of art history emerita, will lead a gallery conversation in the exhibition Night Vision: Nocturnes in American Art, 1860-1960.

This is the first major museum survey dedicated to scenes of the night in American art from 1860 to 1960, an era not yet illuminated by electricity to the beginning of the Space Age. Night Vision: Nocturnes in American Art will bring together 90 works in a range of media--including paintings, prints, drawings, and photographs--created by such leading American artists as Ansel Adams, Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, Lee Krasner, Georgia O'Keeffe, Albert Ryder, John Sloan, Alfred Stieglitz, and Andrew Wyeth, among others.

Photo: Moonlight, Wolf, ca. 1909, (detail), oil on canvas, by Frederick Remington. Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts; Gift of the members of the Phillips Academy Board of Trustees on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the Addison Gallery.




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Anne Collins Goodyear and Frank Goodyear, Gallery Conversation: "Gilbert Stuart: From Boston to Brunswick"

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August 6, 20157:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Anne Collins Goodyear and Frank Goodyear, co-directors of the Bowdoin College Museum lead a discussion of the exhibition, Gilbert Stuart: From Boston to Brunswick on view at the Museum.

This exhibition brings together a selection of oil paintings by Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828) from the Museum's collection, including his famous portraits of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. The preeminent portraitist of the early republic, Stuart created fashionable likenesses of the period's most important political, military, and social figures. Each of works included in the exhibition was completed after Stuart's move to Boston in 1805. Collectively, they provide insight into the artist's relationship with other artists and collectors in the region, including members of the Bowdoin family.

Photo: Portrait of Thomas Jefferson (detail) by Gilbert Stuart.  Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

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