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"Why African-American [Blank] Matters" Series Launches with Talk on Voting Rights

Kicking off the first of a series of talks this month called, "Why African-American _____ Matters in America," Professor of History Patrick Rael gave a lecture on voting and why reducing obstacles to voting is important to protect minority rights.

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Bowdoin's Irfan Reacts to Mark Rothko Art Forgery Trial

"Once I learned that it duped the chairman of Sotheby's, I was intrigued."

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Studying History Through Objects: Art History's Dana Byrd

Assistant art history professor Dana Byrd likes to examine history in terms of objects, like this 18th century tobacco box.

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POSTPONED TO TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, DUE TO WEATHER | Megan Cole: "Still Life: Scenes from a Faraway Nearby" - Reading and Panel Discussion

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February 8, 2016 7:00 P.M.  – 10:00 P.M.
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Megan Cole is a professional stage and TV actor who also develops performances and lectures for healthcare venues with an emphasis on palliative and end-of-life care issues. Ms. Cole will read 'Nighthawks,' nurse Carolyn Barber's account of one patient's perspective on end-of-life care, and lead a panel discussion on the issue.

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Gallery Conversation with Frank Goodyear

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February 9, 2016 12:00 P.M.  – 1:00 P.M.
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Frank H. Goodyear, co-director, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, leads a tour of photographic highlights in the exhibition 'To Count Art an Intimate Friend: Highlights from Bowdoin Collections, 1794 to the Present.'

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Megan Cole: "Still Life: Scenes from a Faraway Nearby" - Reading and Panel Discussion (RESCHEDULED from Monday)

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February 9, 2016 7:00 P.M.  – 9:00 P.M.
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Megan Cole is a professional stage and TV actor who also develops performances and lectures for healthcare venues with an emphasis on palliative and end-of-life care issues. Ms. Cole will read 'Nighthawks,' nurse Carolyn Barber's account of one patient's perspective on end-of-life care, and lead a panel discussion on the issue.

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Special Collections and Archives Open House: "Love Eternal"

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February 10, 2016 3:00 P.M.  – 5:00 P.M.
H&L 2nd Floor

Fall in love with history by exploring the history of love.

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Artist Elise Ansel: Drawing Workshop at the Museum

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February 11, 2016 7:00 P.M.  – 8:00 P.M.
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Artist Elise Ansel's paintings are currently showcased in the exhibition, 'Elise Ansel: Distant Mirrors' at the Museum. She will lead a drawing workshop where participants sketch historic works of art, learning how to analyze and interpret artistic compositions in their own visual responses.

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Gallery Conversation - Historian David Gordon

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February 16, 2016 12:00 P.M.  – 1:00 P.M.
Museum of Art, Pavilion

David Gordon, Bowdoin College professor of history, will discusses the significance of selected objects from central Africa.

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David Driskell, Johnetta Cole, and Karen Milbourne Discussion: African Art and the Exhibition 'Earth Matters'

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February 17, 2016 4:30 P.M.  – 6:00 P.M.
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Johnnetta Cole, director, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, artist and educator David Driskell H'89, and curator Karen Milbourne, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution discuss the exhibition 'Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa'

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Bradley Borthwick Artist Talk and Reception: The Entablature and the Nave Sculpture Exhibition

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February 18, 2016 4:15 P.M.  – 6:00 P.M.
Edwards Arts Center, Room 115 [Digital Media Lab]

Artist Talk by Bradley Borthwick, Assistant Professor of Sculpture at Colby College.

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A Reading by Poet and Novelist Paul Beatty - English Department Visiting Writers Series

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February 23, 2016 7:00 P.M.  – 9:00 P.M.
Massachusetts Hall, Faculty Room

Poet and novelist Paul Beatty will read from a selection of his works. Beatty's recognition as the Grand Poetry Slam Champion of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in 1990 led to the publication of his first volume of poetry, followed later by the publication of a number of novels. His most recent novel 'The Sellout,' was released in 2015.

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Aimee and Mark Bessire: "Africa Schoolhouse: Shaping Education Literally and Metaphorically in Tanzania"

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February 24, 2016 4:30 P.M.  – 6:00 P.M.
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

A discussion of the founding of Africa Schoolhouse, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing quality education to rural villages in Northern Tanzania, and the impact of African art in the United States.

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Gallery Conversation - Historian Jen Scanlon: ''Dissent in 1960s America: The Photography of Ken Thompson"

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February 25, 2016 4:30 P.M.  – 5:30 P.M.
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Jennifer Scanlon, William R. Kenan Jr. professor of the humanities in gender and women's studies leads a discussion in the exhibition 'Dissent in 1960s America: The Photography of Ken Thompson.'

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