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Theater Class Plays With 'Light/Dark'

The performance included elements of dance, theater and music. The theme of “light” and “dark” was woven through time in scientific, philosophical and spiritual interpretations.

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Alumni and Faculty Gather in New York for College Art Meeting

Bowdoin faculty and alumni gathered in NYC on February 12 for a special reception hosted by halley k harrisburg '90 at the Michael Rosenfeld Gallery.

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Bowdoin Museum of Art Salon: Marcel Duchamp

The Museum of Art offers several salons throughout the year when they invite an expert to give a talk in conjunction with a current exhibition. The most recent salon talk, by museum co-diretor Anne Goodyear, was about Marcel Duchamp.

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Five Bowdoin Faculty Receive Tenure

Two biologists, an economist, an artist and a political scientist have earned tenure this year.

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Poetry, Plays Kick Off Bowdoin's Black History Month

Black History Month kicked off at Bowdoin with a slam poetry performance and art reception in Smith Union. A few days later, students performed a series of short plays that address Trayvon Martin's death and the acquittal of the man who shot him.

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Bowdoin’s vibrant quadrangle houses world-class museums and performance venues all within a five-minute walk.

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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Kimberly Juanita Brown: "Afterimages of History: The Poetics of Photography in the Contemporary"

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March 24, 2015 4:30 PM  – 6:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom

Dr. Kimberly Juanita Brown considers the fraught terrain of word and image in the twentieth-century construction of black identity. Marking painful historical moments that both frame and extend the parameters of racialized existence, Brown seeks to reconcile the import and utility of African American art practices heavily dependent on the visual.

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Film Screening and Discussion with Toru Shinoda: 'Hafu,' and "What Does it Mean to be Japanese"?

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March 25, 2015 6:30 PM  – 8:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom

With an ever increasing movement of people between places in this transnational age, there is a mounting number of mixed-race people in Japan; some visible, others not. The film Hafu explores the intricacies of the multicultural experience of five such people in modern day Japan. The viewing will be followed by a discussion with Toru Shinoda of Waseda University in Tokyo.

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Film Screening: 'The Auschwitz Gateway Film' with Filmmaker David Conover

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March 25, 2015 7:00 PM  – 9:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Filmmaker David Conover will screen his recently-produced eight-minute film created for the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Museum near Krakow,Poland.

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