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Gallery Conversation: "Snapshots of Twentieth-Century Life"

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December 14, 20164:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Steff Chavez '17, curator of the exhibition, Peter Cohen, collector, and Frank Goodyear, co-director of the Museum of Art, will speak about the exhibition "Where do I go from here? Snapshots of Twentieth-Century Life."  

 The exhibition features a selection of American vernacular photographs recently donated to the Museum and explores how amateur photographers circumvented - and at times unsettled - assumptions about what a portrait might be.

Presented by the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. Free and open to the public.

Illustration: Hold Up, ca. 1950, artist unknown. Promised gift of Peter Cohen to the BCMA.




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Alyssa Dinega Gillespie - Bowdoin Book Lecture Series: "The Interplay of Life and Art in Alexander Pushkin's 'Eugene Onegin'"

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December 14, 20167:00 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
Moulton Union, Lancaster Lounge

The Association of Bowdoin Friends is pleased to continue this program. All members of the community are invited to read a good book and hear an excellent Bowdoin College professor lecture on it. There will be an opportunity for questions. The event is free and open to the public. Just come, listen, and learn.
 
Alexander Pushkin's novel-in-verse Eugene Onegin (written 1823-1830) has been called an "encyclopedia of Russian life," but it is also a radical literary experiment and an intensely personal meditation on the poet's inspiration and his creative path. In this talk, Alyssa Dinega Gillespie will provide an introduction to Pushkin's novel and discuss the complex interpenetration in it of the poet's own personal and poetic concerns and the narrative fiction he creates. 

Gillespie will consider questions related to the novel's ambiguous genre and fluid poetic structure; its semi-autobiographical narrator and muse-like heroine; its themes of posturing, costuming, and role-playing; and its playful self-consciousness of its own literariness. In the process, she will illustrate how Pushkin's quest for an authentic literary form comes to mirror his quest for an authentic expression of self.

Alyssa Dinega Gillespie, associate professor and chair of the Russian department, came to Bowdoin this fall from the University of Notre Dame, where she taught courses on Russian language, literature, film, and culture (1999-2016). Professor Gillespie received her BA from Brandeis University, and her MA and PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the author of A Russian Psyche: The Poetic Mind of Marina Tsvetaeva (2001) and the editor of Russian Literature in the Age of Realism (2003) and Taboo Pushkin: Topics, Texts, Interpretations (2012). She is currently writing a book on Pushkin's poetics and his myth of the poet as criminal, titled Dangerous Verses: Alexander Pushkin and the Ethics of Inspiration.

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Tea with Harriet

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December 15, 20161:00 P.M. – 2:30 P.M.
Harriet's Writing Room

Join us on Thursday, December 15 at 1pm for Tea with Harriet at Harriet's Writing Room in the Harriet Beecher Stowe House, 63 Federal Street.  This month's event will include readings from Stowe's book The First Christmas of New England written in 1875, as well as some of her lesser-known short stories with inspirational holiday messages. An ornate gingerbread replica of Stowe's home created by Stowe House guide Cathi Belcher will also be on view.  Tea and light holiday refreshments will be provided.   

Tea with Harriet
is a monthly tea and conversation series about the life and literary legacy of Harriet Beecher Stowe.  Each month, Stowe House staff or a guest speaker explores a topic related to Harriet Beecher Stowe, with a particular emphasis on her time in Brunswick from 1850 to 1852.  The event is held the third Thursday of each month at 1pm and is free and open to the public.
 

For more information, call 207-721-5059 or 207-725-3288.  

Sponsored by Bowdoin College Library.

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Music at the Museum with George Lopez

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December 15, 20165:00 P.M. – 6:30 P.M.
Museum of Art, Rotunda

George Lopez,  Beckwith Artist-in-Residence, Bowdoin College, performs an evening of music associated with exhibitions on view.

(The same program will be performed at the 7:00 p.m. concert)


Presented by the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. 

This event is free, but tickets are required as seating is limited.  For ticket information, please call 207-725-3276.




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Music at the Museum with George Lopez

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December 15, 20167:00 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
Museum of Art, Rotunda

George Lopez,  Beckwith Artist-in-Residence, Bowdoin College, performs an evening of music associated with exhibitions on view.


(The same program will be performed at the 5:00 p.m. concert)

Presented by the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. 

This event is free, but tickets are required as seating is limited.  For ticket information, please call 207-725-3276.




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George Lopez Performance: Clavier-Ubung Volume II

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December 16, 20167:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
Bowdoin Chapel, Chapel


Beckwith Artist in Residence George Lopez continues his presentation of J.S. Bach's complete Clavier-Ubung. Volume Two will feature the Italian Concerto and the French Overture presented on harpsichord with a discussion about the differences in performance practice on early versus modern instruments.

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Unveiling: A Rare Image of Abraham Lincoln's First Inaugural

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January 12, 201712:30 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.
Museum of Art, Pavilion

The Museum has recently acquired a rare photograph of Abraham Lincoln's first Inaugural. Attributed to celebrated photographer Alexander Gardner, it captures a significant moment in the history of photography and the nation. On this occasion we unveil the photograph for the first time at Bowdoin, with comments from Frank Goodyear, co-director, and Patrick Rael, professor of history.

Photo:  American, Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln, March 4, 1861, albumen silver print attributed to Alexander Gardner. Bowdoin College Museum of Art.  

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