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Library Acquires Collection of American Cookery Books, From the 1770s to 1960s

In the Esta Kramer Collection of American Cookery — the library’s new collection of over 700 American cookery books — you can find recipes for federal pancakes, squash pie, flummery (fermented pudding), calf’s head pie and stewed oysters.

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NEA Chair Makes Stop at Bowdoin Museum of Art

Jane Chu, the chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, has been touring the country to see firsthand how art intersects with and supports community life. Chu included in her travels around Maine a stop at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

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Bowdoin Art Students Pursue their Craft from Coast to Coast

From southern California to midcoast Maine, five Bowdoin students are pursuing self-directed artistic endeavors with the help of Bowdoin's Kaempfer Art Grants.

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Bowdoin's Gibbons Fellows Get Technical

Several students this summer have a unique opportunity from Bowdoin to find creative technical answers to academic questions. They are part of the Gibbons Summer Research Program, established by John Gibbons ’64, which enables students to work one-on-one with professors to apply technology to aspects of faculty research or work..

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Reviews and Media Coverage for ‘Night Vision: Nocturnes in American Art, 1860-1960’

The Bowdoin College Museum of Art exhibition Night Vision: Nocturnes in American Art, 1860-1960, the first major museum survey dedicated to scenes of the night in American art from 1860 to 1960, has earned rave reviews and mentions in local and national publications.

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Recital HallPickard Theater and Wish Theater, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Studzinski Recital Hall, Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Hawthorne Longfellow Library.

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Grant Parker: "The Struggle with Greek and Latin in South Africa"

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September 9, 2015 7:00 PM  – 9:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Within South African society, ancient Greece and Rome have usually been associated with the establishment. For example, the legal system has had strong links with Roman law, and classical columns adorn colonial-era state buildings throughout the country. On the other hand, a very different kind of classical antiquity is visible in the creative arts, and here we find a much broader range of the classical tradition.

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Elizabeth Siegel: "Making Photography New: Abelardo Morell and Current Trends in Photography"

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September 10, 2015 4:30 PM  – 6:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Elizabeth Siegel, Associate Curator of Photography, Art Institute of Chicago, speaks about Abelardo Morell's photographs.

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Alexander Nemerov: "Winslow Homer's Dream"

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September 14, 2015 4:30 PM  – 6:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Alexander Nemerov, Provostial Professor in the Arts and Humanities at Stanford University, looks closely at Winslow Homer's print Fire-works on the Night of the Fourth of July, on view in the exhibition Night Vision, which in his interpretation becomes a meditation on the roles of art and artists in post-Civil War America.

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Art Historian Linda Docherty, Gallery Conversation: "Night Vision" Paintings and Prints

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September 15, 2015 12:00 PM  – 12:45 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Linda Docherty, Associate Professor Emerita of Art History discusses paintings and prints in the exhibition "Night Vision."

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Anna O. Marley Gallery Talk: "Debating African-American Art: A Curatorial Perspective"

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September 18, 2015 2:00 PM  – 3:00 PM
Museum of Art, Halford Gallery

Anna O. Marley is the Curator of Historical American Art at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. She is a scholar of American art and material culture from the colonial era to 1945 and has curated numerous exhibitions including the touring retrospective Henry Ossawa Tanner: Modern Spirit (2012). She is currently working on future exhibits on Thomas Eakins' photography and 19th-century history painting in the Americas. Her talk "Debating African-American Art: A Curatorial Perspective" will address the challenges in curating African-American art.

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Book Release Celebration with Brock Clarke: 'The Happiest People in the World'

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October 19, 2015 4:30 PM  – 6:00 PM
Massachusetts Hall, Faculty Room

Bowdoin Professor of English Brock Clarke will read from his newly-released sixth novel, 'The Happiest People in the World'.

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