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Community Lecture Series

Community Lecture Series

September 4, 2014 12:30 PM  – 1:30 PM
Moulton Union, Main Lounge

"The Growth of Multi-Culturalism at Bowdoin"
Roy Partridge, visiting assistant professor of sociology and anthropology and special assistant to the President for multicultural affairs, came to Bowdoin College in 2005. He is an ordained Episcopal priest and holds degrees from Oberlin, University of Michigan, and Harvard.

Lectures take place 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Main Lounge of Moulton Union and include time for questions from the audience. Arrive at noon with a bag lunch. Beverages and cookies provided. The lectures are free and open to the public. Questions? Call 207-725-3253.



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Film Screening & Discussion: "Herb & Dorothy 50x50" (2013) by Megumi Sasaki

Film Screening & Discussion: "Herb & Dorothy 50x50" (2013) by Megumi Sasaki

September 4, 2014 4:30 PM  – 6:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Herb & Dorothy 50x50, by Megumi Sasaki
Developed as the follow-up film to Megumi Sasaki’s award-winning documentary Herb & Dorothy (2008) that moved millions of art-lovers worldwide, Herb & Dorothy 50x50 captures the last chapter of the Vogel’s extraordinary life and their gift to the nation, raising various questions on art, and what it takes to support art in today’s society.

Followed by a discussion with Megumi Sasaki and Dorothy Vogel.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition "It’s What You Do With What You View”: Selections from the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

RSVPs are kindly requested but not required. You may RSVP here:
http://herbanddorothy50x50.eventbrite.com
or contact Christine Piontek at artmuseumevents@bowdoin.edu.

Photo:  Dorothy and Herb Vogel

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Reception at the Museum of Art for Megumi Sasaki and Dorothy Vogel

Reception at the Museum of Art for Megumi Sasaki and Dorothy Vogel

September 4, 2014 6:30 PM  – 7:30 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Reception at the Museum of Art with art collector Dorothy Vogel and film director, Megumi Sasaki celebrating the exhibition "It's What You Do With What You View": Selections from the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

Photo:  Dorothy Vogel and Megumi Sasaki

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Why Did Americans Stop Eating Locally?

Why Did Americans Stop Eating Locally?

September 11, 2014 7:00 PM  – 9:00 PM
Sills Hall, Smith Auditorium

In this talk Matthew Booker will explore how urban Americans lost their faith in local food by investigating the food panics that helped replace locally-harvested shellfish as the Big Macs of the 19th century with industrial beef, pork and chicken as the daily food of the 20th century working poor.

Matthew Booker is an associate professor of History at North Carolina University, and a specialist in Environmental History and Western North American History.

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Lecture: "'A Chance to Be Aware': On Richard Tuttle's Art"

Lecture: "'A Chance to Be Aware': On Richard Tuttle's Art"

September 18, 2014 4:30 PM  – 5:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Richard Shiff, who has written about Richard Tuttle's work and interviewed the artist publicly, addresses the philosophical and perceptual aspects of "awareness" in Tuttle's art. Shiff's publications include Cezanne and the End of Impressionism (1984), Barnett Newman: A Catalogue Raisonn (co-authored, 2004), Doubt (2008), Between Sense and de Kooning (2011), and Ellsworth Kelly: New York Drawings 1954-1962 (2014). Presented in conjunction with Richard Tuttle: A Print Retrospective.


RSVPs are kindly requested but not required. You may RSVP here: http://achancetobeaware.eventbrite.com
or contact Christine Piontek at artmuseumevents@bowdoin.edu.

Free and open to the public.

Photo: Richard Shiff

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Capitalism v. Democracy: Money in Politics and the Free Market Constitution

Capitalism v. Democracy: Money in Politics and the Free Market Constitution

September 22, 2014 7:30 PM  – 9:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Timothy K. Kuhner is an associate professor of law at Georgia State University. He graduated magna cum laude from Bowdoin College in 1998, where he was awarded highest honors in sociology and the Romance Languages Prize.

He will discuss his new book, Capitalism v. Democracy. As of the latest national elections, it costs approximately $1 billion to become president, $10 million to become a Senator, and $1 million to become a Member of the House. High-priced campaigns, an elite class of donors and spenders, superPACs, and increasing corporate political power have become the new normal in American politics. In Capitalism v. Democracy, Timothy Kuhner explains how these conditions have corrupted American democracy, turning it into a system of rule that favors the wealthy and marginalizes ordinary citizens. Kuhner maintains that these conditions have corrupted capitalism as well, routing economic competition through political channels and allowing politically powerful companies to evade market forces. The Supreme Court has brought about both forms of corruption by striking down campaign finance reforms that limited the role of money in politics. Exposing the extreme economic worldview that pollutes constitutional interpretation, Kuhner shows how the Court became the architect of American plutocracy.

Kuhner teaches courses on international law, comparative law, human rights, campaign finance and alternative dispute resolution. In 2014, Kuhner received two awards for his scholarship: the Patricia T. Morgan Award and the Provost's Faculty Fellowship Award. He received his J.D. and LL.M., magna cum laude, from Duke University School of Law in 2004. He graduated in the top 10 percent of his class and was elected to the Order of the Coif. 


More information about his book can be found here: http://www.sup.org/book.cgi?id=21815

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Gallery Conversations: "Printing with Richard Tuttle: Process and Collaboration"

Gallery Conversations: "Printing with Richard Tuttle: Process and Collaboration"

September 23, 2014 4:30 PM  – 5:30 PM
Museum of Art, Bernard & Barbro Osher Gallery

Greg Burnet is a frequent collaborator with Richard Tuttle.  Presenting rarely seen studio sketches, printing plates, and color proofs, he gives a full account of the making of some of Richard Tuttle's most acclaimed prints.  Presented in conjunction with Richard Tuttle: A Print Retrospective.

Free and open to the public.

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Maine to Greenland: Exploring the Maritime Northeast

Maine to Greenland: Exploring the Maritime Northeast

September 25, 2014 7:00 PM  – 8:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

William Fitzhugh, an Arctic archaeologist and director of the Arctic Studies Center, Smithsonian Institution, and Wilfred Richard, a photographer based in Maine, will discuss their newly released book, Maine to Greenland: Exploring the Maritime Far Northeast.  A chance to view the photo exhibit, "A Bit of a Personal Universe: Travels in the Maritime Northeast," by Richard, along with a reception and book signing at the Arctic Museum, Hubbard Hall, will take place following the talk.

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