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Events - Sep 7 19

Bowdoin College Museum of Art 05/02/19 - 01/12/20 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Exhibition: The Nineteenth Century: American and European Art

This exhibition features outstanding nineteenth-century paintings and sculptures from the Museum’s permanent collection and highlights collectors such as James Bowdoin III, George William Boyd, and Mary and Harriet Walker who were instrumental in building a fine arts collection at Bowdoin College.

Museum Hours

Tuesday–Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Thursday: 10:00 a.m.–8:30 p.m.

Special Sunday hours: 12:00 noon–5:00 p.m. (June 29–November 10, 2019)

Closed on Mondays and national holidays.The Bowdoin College Museum of Art is open to the public free of charge, although donations are welcome. The Museum is wheelchair accessible through the Pavilion entrance. Bowdoin College Museum of Art is a member of The Maine Art Museum Trail

Bowdoin College Museum of Art

06/29/19 - 11/10/19 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Exhibition: Art Purposes: Object Lessons for the Liberal Arts

Sharing personal discoveries, challenging assumptions, probing identities, and shaping communities, artists engage their audiences with the contemporary world. Presenting exceptional works of art since 1970 from the collection, many on view for the first time, this exhibition highlights art’s purposes as tool for observation, inquiry, and learning in a liberal arts context. Selections include works by Jenny Holzer, Alfredo Jaar, Glen Ligon, Chris Ofili, Nancy Spero, Andy Warhol, William Wegman, Cui Xiuwen, and many others.

Museum Hours

Tuesday–Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Thursday: 10:00 a.m.–8:30 p.m.

Special Sunday hours: 12:00 noon–5:00 p.m. (June 29–November 10, 2019)

 

Illustration: Shapes in the Sky During Rainy Season, 1974, mixed media on denim by Twins Seven-Seven, Nigerian, 1944–2011.

06/29/19 - 01/05/20 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

EXHIBITION: Emerging Modernisms, American and European Art, 1900–1950

Drawn from Bowdoin’s collection, this exhibition addresses the birth of revolutionary artistic strategies, including abstraction, conceptually-driven work, and the use of photography and commercial printing techniques. Such new materials and methods reflected a world transformed by technology, world war, and the growing demand for equality for women and individuals of color.

Museum Hours

Tuesday–Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Thursday: 10:00 a.m.–8:30 p.m.

Special Sunday hours: 12:00 noon–5:00 p.m. (June 29–November 10, 2019)

07/12/19 - 09/29/19 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Exhibition: Let’s Get Lost and Listening Glass

Let’s Get Lost, a site-specific drawing by linn meyers, is complemented by an interactive sound installation, Listening Glass, created by Rebecca Bray, James Bigbee Garver, and Josh Knowles in partnership with meyers. The joint projects includes visual and acoustic components that can be activated through audience participation. Listening Glass heightens the interaction of visitors with Let’s Get Lost from contemplative observation to active involvement.

linn meyers Lets Get Lost Exhibit Installation 2018

08/08/19 - 01/05/20 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Exhibition: Chinese Ceramics, Jades, and Paintings

Rarely seen masterpieces from Bowdoin’s collection offer insights into the materials, technologies, and changing tastes that shaped Chinese art over the past five centuries. Selections range from a Ming-dynasty porcelain box and an eighteenth-century jade bowl from the Qianlong Emperor’s personal collection to a recently acquired work by one of modern China’s most revered painters, Chen Yifei.

Museum Hours
Tuesday–Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Thursday: 10:00 a.m.–8:30 p.m.

Special Sunday hours: 12:00 noon–5:00 p.m. (June 29–November 10, 2019)

Closed on Mondays and national holidays.The Bowdoin College Museum of Art is open to the public free of charge, although donations are welcome. The Museum is wheelchair accessible through the Pavilion entrance. Bowdoin College Museum of Art is a member of The Maine Art Museum Trail

08/27/19 - 12/31/19 at 12:00 am

Matthew Alexander Henson: First African-American at the North Pole

Matthew Henson spent years exploring the Arctic with Robert E. Peary and in 1909 he was the only other American to stand with Peary at the North Pole. Henson was excluded from receiving the many honors showered on white members of the expedition. Only near the end of his life did Henson received recognition for his remarkable career as an Arctic explorer. This exhibit is in conjunction with the AF/AM/50 celebrations, celebrating fifty years of Africana Studies, the African American Society, and the John Brown Russwurm African American Center.

Photograph by: Donald Baxter MacMillan, Matthew Henson on Deck by Sledges, aboard the S.S. Roosevelt at Battle Harbour, Labrador, September 1909. Gift of Donald and Miriam MacMillan.

09/06/19 - 09/07/19 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Points of View Art Gallery is on the Cutting Edge

Points of View Art Gallery hosts Alan Mast, Carolyn Judson and guest artist Middy Thomas in  The Cutting Edge: views of nature both realistic and abstract.  On the 3rd floor, Carolyn Judson and guest artists Cathy Bloom, Betsy Fear, and Nan Moran exhibit whimsical ceramic Tiles and Beyond

Gallery location and hours:  18 Pleasant Street;  9 am – 5 pm Monday through Friday.
FMIpovartistsmaine.com; 207-373-9300.

09/07/19 at 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Source to Sea on the Androscoggin River (Day 12)

The 2019 Androscoggin River Source to the Sea begins in the Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge north of Errol, New Hampshire and ends in Merrymeeting Bay in Brunswick, ME where the Androscoggin meets the Kennebec River and empties into the Atlantic Ocean. Highlights include evening paddles, healthy foods, family days, music, hiking, stand-up paddleboarding, as well as educational sessions on native plant species, fish habitat, ornithology, weather, aquatic insects, healthy nutrition and river ecology.

This section of Source to the Sea is an out and back from the Brunswick Mill Street boat launch with the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust. The paddle is about 4 miles one way to the Pejebscot Dam and will highlight BTLT’s conservation efforts in the area.
The details of this paddle will be based on group ability and desire. Please bring lunch and something to drink.

For more information, visit www.btlt.org/events.

Event presented by:
Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust
207-729-7694
info@btlt.org
www.btlt.org

09/07/19 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Save Pet Lives - Adopt at Petco

Midcoast Humane invites anyone considering adopting a new pet to join us at Petco, 131 Topsham Fair Mall Rd. in Topsham on Saturday, September 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Featuring adorable, adoptable puppies, kittens, dogs and cats, your new best friend may be waiting to meet you there. Get a sneak peek of the animals going up for adoption a few days before the event on our Facebook page!

We will also be collecting much-needed supplies for the animals in our care…please see our complete wish list at midcoasthumane.org/donate/donate-supplies .

Questions about Saturday or donation items? Please call us at (207) 449-1366. You can see all of our animals available for adoption at midcoasthumane.org/adopt.

Maine Pines Beginner Tennis clinic photo of tennis racket 09/07/19 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Adult Tennis Beginner 123

1-2-3 Tennis is geared toward the beginning player or player returning to tennis. It includes 3 weeks of lessons designed to instruct the player in all aspects of the game. For the time of the program, it includes a court fee membership with free Sat & Sun court time. 123 also includes a complimentary cardio tennis class, social tennis mixer, a fitness & yoga pass for the length of 1-2-3, and the option to purchase a ball machine card for $30 during the month of the membership.

It meets beginning the first week of the month. Session choices are as follows: Tues 9 am, OR Wed 6 pm, OR Sat 10 am
COST: $55.00 per session (3 classes) (Go to Groupon for a 1/2 price coupon!).

Register by calling 729-8433 or email tennis@mainepines.com.

Maine Pines Beginner Tennis clinic photo of tennis racket

09/07/19 at 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm

2nd Annual Farmyard Jam | A Community Music Festival

Bring your family and friends and come play on the farm!
 
The Farmyard Jam is a family-friendly event that features live music, local food vendors, craft beer, games for all ages, farm animals, a bonfire, s’mores bar, farm tours, mini horse cart rides, and much, much more.  Learn more here.
 
We hope to see you there!
 
$10/person | children 12 & under are free

All proceeds from the event will benefit Growing to Give.

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