When Joachim Homann was hired to be the Bowdoin Art Museum’s curator in 2010, he immediately set one goal for himself: to promote student participation. “I want to bring together the energetic campus body and the amazing work here,” Homann told the Orient in 2010. “The Museum is not just a place for art historians. It is a place for everyone on campus.”
When Ben Livingston ’13 and Ursula Moreno-VanderLaan ’13 signed up to take Associate Professor Pamela Fletcher’s art history course, “The Pre-Raphaelites” last spring, they had no idea they would have to curate their own exhibit to pass. “‘We Never See Anything Clearly:’ John Ruskin and Landscape Painters” debuted at the Bowdoin Museum of Art on Wednesday and is composed of works from the permanent collection chosen by the two seniors.
Artist Katherine Bradford brought her light-hearted artistic process to life last Tuesday, speaking to students in the same playful manner in which she paints. Students received an inside look at a uniquely spontaneous artistic process in a lecture given at the Visual Arts Center. Bradford discussed the inspiration she finds in her chosen medium, tracing her artistic development through the course of her career.
The Coleman Burke Gallery debuted its first solo paint show last week, featuring the work of Maine artist Arlee Woodworth. According to the gallery’s press release, the collection “blends the essence of abstraction with [Woodworth’s] passion for the natural environment that she grew up in.” Woodworth works primarily with oil paints and collage, often on wood. Her art is composed of organic, abstract figures and forms, mixing striking colors with subtle relationships.
Tomorrow night, the men’s rugby team will host Epicuria, its 23rd annual toga party at Ladd House. For the second year in a row, the event will feature Suck My NESCAC, a pop-punk cover band made up of seniors Hunter Rusack, Phil Cuddeback, Robbie Deveny, and David Raskin. I spoke with the band earlier this week about their tunes, their history, and their hopes for the future—especially tomorrow night’s performance.
The works of two Bowdoin professors will be exhibited at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) in Rockport beginning May 19. The show, which will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the CMCA, will feature Professor of Art Mark Wethli and Lecturer in Art John Bisbee, along with three other Maine artists.
Art historian Barbara M. Stafford will channel the philosophy of a liberal arts education on Thursday, when she presents her ongoing research on the interrelations of art and neuroscience.
Rising star Lesley Vance will visit campus Wednesday in celebration of the opening of her solo exhibition at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. The artist's still-life oil paintings push the conventions of the medium. She will discuss her approach with Mark Wethli, chair of the art department, next Wednesday.
The sounds of Studzinski will hit the airwaves next week when National Public Radio's "From the Top" records a new installment of their program featuring Allen Wong Yu '14 on piano.
When James Bowdoin III donated his private art collection to the College in 1811, he started a tradition that lives on today.
According to Sculpture I and II students, Lecturer of Art John Bisbee oft-repeated mantra this semester has been: "Let the material tell you what it wants to do." Sculpture I and II students will exhibit their work tonight at Fort Andross.
Renowned printmaker and public artist Tomie Arai will arrive on campus on Monday to kick off a week of print media collaborations.
The latest exhibition at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art will transport its visitors back three millenia and more than six thousand miles away. "Along the Yangzi River: Regional Culture of the Bronze Age from Hunan," showcases a collection of bronze vessels and musical instruments produced between 300 B.C.E. and 221 B.C.E.
The Bowdoin College Museum of Art's exhibition, "Edward Hopper's Maine," is one of its most successful to date. Andrew W. Mellon Curator Fellow Diana Tuite co-curated the exhibition with Director Kevin Salatino. Tuite remarked that in the exhibit's first month alone, "approximately 15,000 people have visited the show, whereas annual attendance is usually around 25,000."