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“In Light of Rome” brings “exceptional” photography collection to the BCMA

Harpswell resident John McGuigan began his collection of early Roman photography as something of a side project to his work as an independent art historian. Now, more than a hundred of these photographs fill the Halford Gallery and the Bernard and Barbro Osher Gallery on the first floor of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art (BCMA), representing one of the most comprehensive collections of its kind.

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Michael Kolster discusses influence and inspiration at “Paris Park Photographs” book launch

Editor’s note 10/21/2022 at 3:13 p.m. EDT: A previous version of this article mistakenly identified Michelle Kuo as a curator. The article has been updated with Kuo’s proper titles as writer, lawyer and activist. Professor of Art and Chair of the Visual Arts Division of the Department of Art Michael Kolster presented photographs from his new book on Thursday in Hawthorne-Longfellow library.

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‘Pasado y Presente’: A glimpse into Mexican society

“Pasado y Presente: Twentieth-Century Photographs of a Changing Mexico” is the first Latin America-focused exhibition featured at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art (BCMA) in the past 15 years. The collection of photographs, curated by Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures Carolyn Wolfenzon Niego’s intermediate Spanish class, opened on January 7 and will be on display through March.

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Workshop focuses on film production

Last Saturday, CLIO Award winning producer and director of photography Matt Siegel, along with a few other cinematographers, led an introductory workshop in digital film production for Bowdoin students. Because Bowdoin’s Cinema Studies program focuses heavily on history and theory, the workshop aimed to fill a gap in students’ education about the technical aspects of filmmaking.

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