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Events - Oct 18 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.

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!

Farmers Market opens graphic 10/18/19 at 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Brunswick Farmers' Market

All of your favorite vendors are looking forward to being back outside!
Find them all twice a week – May 3 through November 26!

10/18/19 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Flu Shot Friday at Mid Coast Senior Health

Join us for a free flu shot clinic provided by CHANS Home Health & Hospice.

For more information, please visit midcoasthealth.com/flu.

10/18/19 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 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

 

10/18/19 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Enter The World Of Nature - The Art of Emma Becker

Join us Friday October 18th from 1-4pm for the opening reception of Emma Becker’s solo painting exhibition. Emma is a passionate watercolorist who paints from memories, fantasies, and life. Her delicate compositions are imbued with a sense of another world, one that is more quiet, peaceful, and cast in a golden light. Yet her work is not sentimental, but rather is a wonderful reflection of the gentle way that she walks through her day.

Emma’s work will be on display throughout November at the Unitarian Universalist Church Gallery at 1 Middle St. in Brunswick, Maine. Visit Spindleworks.org for more information.

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