For those who have not yet visited the Bowdoin College Museum of Art or met with its new director, there will be an opportunity to do both this weekend. Director of the Museum of Art Kevin Salatino will be hosting a gallery talk on Saturday as part of the Homecoming festivities.
Salatino only began his tenure at the museum in August, so many students and faculty may be unfamiliar with his background; Salatino graduated from Columbia University with a bachelor's degree and received his doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania. Salatino has held many professional positions, including faculty member at Middlebury College and Curator of Graphic Arts at the Getty Research Institute. Salatino came to Bowdoin after serving as the head of the Department of Prints and Drawings at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Salatino will speak about the museum's numerous exhibitions, which include "Japan and the World,", "Collages by Romare Bearden," and "Grounded: Two Centuries of American Landscapes." His talk presents an opportunity to learn about new artwork at the museum and to get to know the driving figure behind all future exhibitions.
"Kevin's arrival has brought a great energy to the museum that will no doubt spark new projects and collaborations," said Curatorial Assistant Kate Herlihy.
The gallery talk will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday in the Zuckert Seminar Room at the Museum of Art and is open to the public.