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Byron Kim - Keynote Program: 'This Is a Portrait If I Say So: Identity in American Art, 1912 to Today'

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June 25, 20164:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Artist Byron Kim delivers the keynote address to open the major summer exhibition at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, This is a Portrait If I Say So:  Identity in American Art, 1912 to Today.  Kim's work is included in the exhibition.  His remarks will be followed by a discussion with the exhibition cocurators, Anne Collins Goodyear, Kathleen Merrill Campagnolo, and Jonathan Frederick Walz.

The exhibition features pioneering works of art by leading American artists from Marsden Hartley and Alfred Stieglitz, to Robert Rauschenberg and Yoko Ono, to Roni Horn and Glenn Ligon and reimagines portraiture and the very way we see ourselves and others.

A reception and family activities will follow to open the exhibition.

Open to the public free of charge.

Photo:  "Emmett at Twelve Months, #3," egg tempera on panel, by Byron Kim.  Collection of the Artist.  © The Artist/Image Courtesy James Cohan Gallery, New York and Shanghai.

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Opening Reception: 'This Is a Portrait If I Say So: Identity in American Art, 1912 to Today'

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June 25, 20165:00 P.M. – 6:30 P.M.
Museum of Art, Steps

Reception and Family Activities to celebrate the exhibition This is a Portrait If I Say So. Featuring works of art by leading American artists from Marsden Hartley and Alfred Stieglitz, to Robert Rauschenberg and Yoko Ono, to Roni Horne and Glenn Ligon, this timely and groundbreaking exhibition reimagines portraiture and the very way we see ourselves and others.

Free and open to the public.

Illustration: Marsden Hartley, 1877-1943, "Portrait," ca., 1914-1915, oil on canvas. Collection of the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

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Audubon 'Birds of America' Page-Turning

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July 1, 201612:30 P.M. – 12:45 P.M.
Hawthorne Longfellow Library, Special Collections

John James Audubon's Birds of America is a portal into the natural world. Printed between 1827 and 1838, it contains 435 life-sized watercolors of North American birds, all reproduced from hand-engraved plates, and is considered to be the archetype of wildlife illustration.

There are only 120 known copies of the double-elephant folio of this remarkable work, and Bowdoin owns one of them. Displayed just one illustration at a time in the reading room of Special Collections & Archives, join us as the SC&A staff turns the page and explore related texts on view in the reading room.

July Audubon Page-Turning
Friday, July 1, 2016 12:30pm
Special Collections, 3rd floor, H-L Library

Join us on the first Friday of every month at 12:30pm as we turn the page!

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Family Saturday at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art

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July 2, 201610:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.
Museum of Art, Pavilion

David Ying and Phillip Ying, artistic directors for the  Bowdoin International Music Festival, lead a family program about music and the fine arts.

Open to the public free of charge.

illustration:  Marcel Duchamp (1887–1968), assembled by Jacqueline Matisse Monnier, Boîte—Series D, 1961, mixed media, Private collection.

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Anne Collins Goodyear - Gallery Conversation: 'Contemporary Art and Identity'

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July 7, 20167:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Anne Collins Goodyear, catalogue essayist and co-director of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, leads a gallery talk about contemporary art and identity, presented in conjunction with the major exhibition, 'This is a Portrait If I Say So: Identity in American Art, 1912 to Today.'

Free and open to the public.

Illustration:  Glenn Ligon (born 1960), Untitled from Runaways, 1993, One from a portfolio of ten lithographs. Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine.  

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Kathleen Merrill Campagnolo - Gallery Conversation: 'Unconventional Portraiture in the 1960s'

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July 12, 201612:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Kathleen Merrill Campagnolo, catalogue essayist and independent scholar, leads a discussion of unconventional portraiture in the 1960s in conjunction with the exhibition, 'This Is a Portrait If I Say So: Identity in American Art, 1912 to Today.'

Free and open to the public.

Illustration:  Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008), Self-Portrait [for The New Yorker profile], 1964, ink and graphite.

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Frank Mauceri - Gallery Conversation: 'R. Luke DuBois-Now'

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July 19, 201612:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Frank Mauceri, senior lecturer in music, leads a discussion of the exhibition, 'R. Luke DuBois-Now.'

Open to the public free of charge.

Illustration:  Installation view of "R. Luke DuBois-Now" at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.



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Bowdoin International Music Festival Performance: Music at the Museum

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July 21, 201611:00 A.M. – 11:45 A.M.
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Bowdoin International Music Festival faculty perform in conjunction with the exhibitions at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

Free and open to the public, but due to limited seating, tickets are required. Please phone 207-725-3276 for information.

Illustration:  Marius de Zayas (1880-1961), Agnes Meyer, c. 1912-1913, Charcoal over graphite. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

 

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Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen: 'Travels with Hattie & Eleanor: Researching Biography with Barbara Cooney'

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August 4, 20164:30 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, the Anthony W. and Lulu C. Wang Curator of American Decorative Arts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, speaks about the research of Barbara Cooney, her aunt, to prepare paintings for Hattie and the Wild Waves and Eleanor.

Free and open to the public.

Presented by the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in conjunction with the exhibition: Barbara Cooney: Drawing Biography.

Illustration:  Detail from Miss Rumphius and the Lupine in Maine for Miss Rumphius, 1982, acrylic on gesso-coated percale by Barbara Cooney.  Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

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