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'Coffee Smuggler': Book Signing and Discussion with author David Holman

'Coffee Smuggler': Book Signing and Discussion with author David Holman

December 18, 201412:30 PM – 1:00 PM
Massachusetts Hall, Faculty Room

Love coffee? Learn the early history of its origins in Yemen and Ethiopia to its dramatic introduction to the Americas by Gabriel de Clieu in 1723 from Dave Holman, Bowdoin's assistant director of Annual Giving and author of the book Coffee Smuggler.  Holman will present an overview of his work, followed by a question and answer session. Books will be on sale and available for signing by the author after the talk. 
This event is free and open to the public.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Campus Celebration: Concert with Bernice Johnson Reagon & Toshi Reagon

Martin Luther King Jr. Campus Celebration: Concert with Bernice Johnson Reagon & Toshi Reagon

January 19, 20157:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Memorial Hall, Pickard Theater

Our first day of classes is marked by the annual national recognition of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Bowdoin will honor Dr. King's legacy with a dynamic performance by Bernice Johnson Reagon and her daughter Toshi Reagon.

Toshi Reagon is a singer, songwriter, producer and activist living in Brooklyn, New York. For the past year she has traveled nationally and internationally celebrating the release of her latest collection of music Have You Heard on Righteous Babe Records. She tours as a solo performer and with her band BIGLovely. For more than forty years Bernice Johnson Reagon, from the acclaimed African American women's a cappela ensemble Sweet Honey In The Rock, has been a major cultural voice for freedom and justice; singing, teaching-speaking out against racism and organized inequities of all kinds. Perhaps no individual today better illustrates the transformative power and instruction of traditional African American music and cultural history than Bernice Johnson Reagon, who has excelled equally in the realms of scholarship, composition, and performance.

Ticket info: Information on ticket release coming soon!
Tickets are required and will be available at the David Saul Smith Union Information desk, 207-725-3375.
Bowdoin students, faculty and staff - Free with ID
Bowdoin Friends - $10.00
General Public - $25.00

Sponsored by: The Office of Multicultural Student Programs and the Donald M. Zuckert Visiting Professorship Fund.

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Panel Discussion: "The Legacy of Marcel Duchamp"

Panel Discussion: "The Legacy of Marcel Duchamp"

January 21, 20154:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Considered one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century, Marcel Duchamp helped reshape the way art is practiced and understood. Come hear how a scholar, a museum director, and a conservator understand and interpret the legacy and importance of this transformative figure.

This panel will present three perspectives on the work of Duchamp: those of Scott Homolka, Associate Conservator of Works on Paper at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; James W. McManus, Emeritus Professor of Art History at California State University, Chico; and Michael Taylor, Director of the Hood Museum, Dartmouth College.

Join us for the Bowdoin College Museum of Art Winter Open House immediately following the lecture at 6:00pm.

RSVPs are requested but not required. You may RSVP at: https://duchamplegacy.eventbrite.com or contact Christine Piontek at artmuseumevents@bowdoin.edu.

Image: Arnold T. Rosenberg, American, born 1931, Portrait of Marcel Duchamp Playing Chess at Duchamp’s 14th Street Studio, NYC, 1958, (printed later). Bowdoin College Museum of Art.


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"Collaborations and Collusions" at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art Winter Open House

"Collaborations and Collusions" at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art Winter Open House

January 21, 20156:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Celebrate the beginning of the spring semester and the opening of the exhibition Collaborations and Collusions: Artists' Networks from the Nineteenth Century to the Present

Featuring works reflecting the importance of Marcel Duchamp’s relationship to his family, this installation challenges the myth of artistic isolation. It addresses the importance of the networks that encouraged many of the leading practitioners of modern and contemporary art, including Mary Cassatt, Paul Cézanne, Pablo Picasso, Marcel Duchamp, Robert Rauschenberg, and Jasper Johns, who supported and encouraged one another in pioneering artistic breakthroughs from impressionism and post-impressionism to cubism, dada, pop, and conceptual art. 

Free and open to the public.

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