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Events - Oct 17 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)

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.

09/16/19 - 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!

10/01/19 - 10/31/19 at 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Shine A Light - Art and Written Works from Inside the Prison Industrial Complex

Founded in 2001, College Guild provides free non-traditional correspondence courses that connect incarcerated people with a community beyond prison walls, fostering mutual respect through a shared passion for learning.

The very special Gallery Show of Art and Written Word represents some of the 8000 prisoners from all 50 states  that have been offered the opportunity to participate in course work with College Guild and our many volunteers.

Why does College Guild exist? Because the United States has a prison problem and education reduces recidivism.

We are 5% of the world’s population, but hold 25% of the world’s prisoners.

The total incarcerated population in the U.S. is a staggering 2.4 million— a 500% increase over the past 30 years.

One in every 108 adults was in prison or jail in 2012.

One in 28 American children has a parent behind bars.

At the end of 2007, 1 in 31 adults was behind bars, on probation or on parole.

Currently, 65 million Americans have a criminal record.

There are more people behind bars today for a drug offense than there were in 1980 for all offenses combined.

The U.S. spent $80 billion on incarceration in 2010 alone.

10/02/19 - 11/30/19 at 4:00 am - 5:00 am

Art Show Opening: Self Portrait with Secret Everything

Thornton Oaks invites the public to the opening reception of Self Portrait with Secret Everything, an exhibit by DiTa Ondek from Tenants Harbor. The reception begins at 4:00 at which time DiTa will discuss her work and respond to questions. There is no admission fee.

DiTa’s zest for life are evident in her still life room vignettes of empty kitchens and old parlors. Her work is the connection of evocative colors, unexpected patterns of light and the sublime quality of ordinary objects.

The exhibit will run through October and November.

        

10/15/19 - 10/26/19 at All Day

Scottish Clans and Castle Tour!

Cruise Planners Maine is planning an amazing trip to Scotland!The Scottish Clans and Castles trip is October 16-26 2019. This 10 days/ 9 nights/ trip includes transportation from Portland, Maine to Logan Airport in Boston, RT airfare from Boston to Glasgow, Scotland, hotels, guides, and tour, any entree fees to the castles we visit and 17 meals for the amazing price of $3,449 per person, double occupancy.

Eight people have already signed up and we’re looking for a few more. FMI: www.cruiseplannersmaine.com/group/Scotland2019

Our company, Cruise Planners Maine is a local Maine travel agency based in Brunswick. We’ve had a booth at the Maine Highland Games and took the Kora Temple Highlanders to Scotland in 2017. Thanks for helping us spread the word on this trip to Scotland!

10/16/19 - 10/17/19 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!

10/17/19 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Dementia Caregiver Support

Dementia Caregiver Support is a free monthly support group offered by Mid Coast Senior Health to assist individuals in understanding and caring for someone with memory loss.

Sessions take place the third Thursday of every month except December, July, and August. Group starts at 4 p.m.

For more information, please call (207) 373-3646.

10/17/19 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Junior Tennis Middle & High School

JDP is a program for middle school and high school players of all levels. JDP meets three times a week and offers a combination of drill, instruction, and play.

Tuesdays and Thursdays will be for drill and instruction; Fridays will be for match play with coaching. Participation in the JDP program includes a Junior Membership and discounts on tournaments, leagues, and individual instruction, as well as junior club tournaments. This program is perfect for the junior player who aspires to play high school or college tennis. Age exceptions can be made depending upon ability.

Cost With Adult Family Member: $59/month; Without Adult Family Member: $69/month.
FMI: Call 729-8433 or email tennis@mainepines.com 

10/17/19 at 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Magic on Maine - BDA's Benefit Auction

You are invited to Brunswick Downtown Association’s Magic on Maine, a Live & Silent Auction, taking place on ThursdayOctober 17th, from 5 to 7:30 pm at The Daniel
Silent Auction: 5:00 to 6:30. Live Auction: 6:45 to 7:30. 

Appetizers by The Daniel + Dessert Buffet by Wild Oats Bakery and Union Street Bakery. Cash Bar. Violin music by Lorel Nazzaro, Northern Lights Strings.

Magic on Maine will offer a wide variety of items and exciting experiences for bid at a Silent and Live Auction.
Purchase tickets for BDA’S Magic on Maine auction: BUY TICKETS HERE

NEW: EASY Parking! Park at CEI (30 Federal Street) and take a shuttle to The Daniel. Shuttle runs from 4:45 to 8:30. – Shuttle courtesy of The Highlands.

Auctioneer: John D. Bottero of Thomaston Place Auction Galleries

Auction proceeds support BDA programs and community events:  Music on the Mall, the Community BBQ, the Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival, Tree Lighting Ceremony with Santa, The Rolling Slumber Bed Races and the Holiday Lighting fund to light up the trees on the Town Mall and Maine Street! The BDA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Auction Sneak Peek:

Auto Service at Bodwell Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, value $139.95.

Desserts gone wild! Good for a 6″ or 9″ cake or torte, a fruit pie or a cold pie; each month. Value: $495

One midweek nights stay at the Sebasco Harbor Resort Main Lodge for two people with two days of unlimited golf.

$250 Travel voucher with AAA Travel Planners with a Ricardo Spinner. Value: $45

Day Sail on beautiful Casco Bay with gourmet lunch and adult beverages. Value: $500

Downeast Energy Gift certificate good towards one Oil Heating System Tune Up. Value: $125

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One night stay for 2 at the beautiful The Inns at Greenleaf. Includes a certificate towards dining at a local restaurant and 2 tickets to the Botanical Gardens. Bonus: Concert tickets for 2 to Brian Dunne with Kate Rhudy on Nov. 2nd at the Boothbay Opera House. Value: $365

2 tickets to the January 18 Celtics VS Suns game at TD Garden. Includes RT travel aboard the Amtrak Downeaster – Brunswick to North Station. Value: $650.

4 rounds of golf at the Poland Spring Golf Course with carts,  overlooking the White Mountains.  Value: $250

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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10/17/19 at 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

Music at the Museum

Beckwith Artist-in-Residence George Lopez performs a program of music in the Bowdoin  College Museum of Art associated with exhibitions on view.

The same program will be performed at the Thursday and Friday concerts (October 17 and 18, 2019)

Due to limited seating, free tickets are required.

Tickets will be available at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

  • Tickets will be available approximately three weeks before the performance for pick-up at the Bowdoin College Art Museum (BCMA) gift shop.
  • Due to increased demand, it will no longer be possible to reserve tickets over the phone or via e-mail.
  • When the concert is sold out, a notice will be put on the Bowdoin events site.
  • Seating capacity is 50. A maximum of four tickets are available per person.
  • Seating opens 30 minutes before the concert starts.
  • Seats will be held until 10 minutes before the concert starts, at which time they will be released to others.

Illustration: George Lopez in the Bowdoin College Museum of Art

 

10/17/19 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Music at the Museum

Beckwith Artist-in-Residence George Lopez performs a program of music in the Bowdoin  College Museum of Art associated with exhibitions on view.

The same program will be performed at the Thursday and Friday concerts (October 17 and 18, 2019)

Due to limited seating, free tickets are required.

Tickets will be available at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

  • Tickets will be available approximately three weeks before the performance for pick-up at the Bowdoin College Art Museum (BCMA) gift shop.
  • Due to increased demand, it will no longer be possible to reserve tickets over the phone or via e-mail.
  • When the concert is sold out, a notice will be put on the Bowdoin events site.
  • Seating capacity is 50. A maximum of four tickets are available per person.
  • Seating opens 30 minutes before the concert starts.
  • Seats will be held until 10 minutes before the concert starts, at which time they will be released to others.

Illustration: George Lopez in the Bowdoin College Museum of Art

 

10/17/19 at 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Black Box Theater Class

Black Box Theater Class is designed to provide a learning enviornment that brings students together to pursue a common goal.  Drama becomes the vehicle to help students explore and perform challenging issues teens are facing every day. 

Students will study and write monologues as well as perform a one-act play.  In-depth character study is key, empowering each student in acting.  Subjects on bullying, addiction, anxiety, and more are explored and brought to the stage.

The class begins on October 3 at 7:30PM to 8:30 PM and will end on March 5, 2020.   
Tuition: $375.00 or $75 a month.  This is a 6 month class and meets every Thursday of each month.

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