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Events - Sep 23 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.

09/11/19 - 10/13/19 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Exhibition: In the Round: Ancient Art from All Sides

This exhibition examines the geometry and design of ancient art and the efforts by artists to represent depth and movement by influencing the vantage point of the viewer. By simply flipping a coin, rotating a vase, or walking around a sculpture, the composition changes and new perspectives emerge. Using artifacts from the ancient Mediterranean, In the Round explores early innovations in representational art.

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

09/16/19 - 11/17/19 at 12:00 am

Ft Kent to Ft Myers Fitness Challenge!

Gather a team and get ready for an epic virtual walk — from Ft. Kent, Maine to Ft. Myers, Florida! You and your teammates will count every step you take and with luck, log enough to “travel” the 1,842 miles.

Prizes and incentives all along the route … The best prize is fun and fitness! Register now!

09/23/19 - 09/24/19 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Art a la Carte at Points of View Art Gallery

Points of View Art Gallery hosts Art a la Carte, a show celebrating the unique approaches used by each Points of View Artist. 

On the 3rd floor, Craig Snapp presents Project 52, a collection of photos taken each week in 2018.  Both exhibits run from September 9 through October 4. 

Reception: Friday, September 13, 5-7 pm.   
Gallery location and hours: 18 Pleasant Street;  9 am – 5 pm Monday through Friday.
FMI: povartistsmaine.com; 373-9300.

09/23/19 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

‘Aging Well’ Lunch and Learn: Are You Fire Safe?

Winter is coming! Jess Meierdirk, Community Volunteer Lead, American Red Cross Maine, discusses home fire awareness and the importance of early detection in their “Homes Made Safer” presentation.

Learn about the importance of working smoke detectors, expiration of smoke detectors and how to get free smoke detectors if needed. This time of year is a great time to discuss this topic to prepare for the upcoming season. With the heavy use of fireplaces, stoves and other heating sources during our long winters, it is a great reminder to all.

Free and open to the public. Bring your lunch, we’ll provide drinks, chips and dessert. Call 729-0757 to register!

09/23/19 at 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

What Blackouts Illuminate

As of 8 pm on September 20, 2017, the Puerto Rican Electric Power Authority (PREPA) reported near 100% of total customers in PR without power.[1] This, of course, was the result of the wind force brought by Hurricane Maria, an almost category five storm that razed the island of Puerto Rico. This massive blackout, not the first one to transpire on the island, threatened the health, safety, and economic wellbeing of almost 3.5 million US citizens. The darkness that enveloped Puerto Rico also registered for many as the result of the ills that have afflicted the island as a consequence of its colonial status. But rather than accepting this as an indelible truth it is perhaps more productive to consider: what could emerge from the piercing clarity of a total blackout?

Marcela Guerrero is Assistant Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. Prior to joining the Whitney, she was a Curatorial Fellow at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles working on the exhibition Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985. She has also been a Research Coordinator at the International Center for the Arts of the Americas, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Her writing has appeared in exhibition catalogues and art journals such as caa.reviews, ArtNexus, Caribbean Intransit: The Arts Journal, Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts, and Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Guerrero holds a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Organized with support from the Blythe Bickel Edwards Fund, the Bowdoin Museum of Art, and Digital and Computational Studies.

Free and open to the public.

09/23/19 - 09/24/19 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

FREE Tennis Red Ball Kids Ages 4-7

Calling all kids ages 4 – 7! Maine Pines is offering FREE Red Ball Tennis Sessions this year on USTA approved red ball courts.

Players ages 4 – 7 will be taught hand-eye coordination, tennis footwork, and the basic skills and strategies of the game. Players will have fun while learning to play through game-based play.

The sessions meet Mondays and/or Wednesdays from 5 – 6 PM. You must register: calling 729-8433 or email tennis@mainepines.com .

Free One Month Sessions begin the first of each month. We can’t wait to see your kids on the courts!

09/23/19 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Tennis Ages 8-11 Orange Ball Maine Pines

Orange Ball Tennis is for kids ages 8-11. This program teaches tennis skills and strategies through game based drills, as well as footwork patterns and coordination. Players will have fun while learning to play, enjoying the game right from the start.

Cost is $45/1 day/week, $60/2 days/week.

Register using the following: call Maine Pines at 729-8433 or email tennis@mainepines.com. See you on the courts!

09/23/19 at 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an educational program designed to help people better cope with stress and life’s challenges. Mindfulness is an awareness that arises by intentionally paying attention to the present moment.

MBSR is an 8-week course of 2 1/2-hour weekly group classes and one 6-hour weekend retreat.

A required orientation is Monday, September 9 from 5:30–6:30 p.m. Classes begin Monday, September 23, 5:30–8 p.m.

For more information or to register, please call (207) 373-6585 or visit midcoasthealth.com/wellness/mindfulness.

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