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Events - Oct 24 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!

10/23/19 - 10/24/19 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!

10/24/19 at 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

National Acupuncture Day Special

Free Community Acupuncture 

Reservation necessary  
Text: 207-266-8633
54 Cumberland St, Brunswick 
10/24/19 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

FYI! Give Money/Get Money

Learn about the ins and outs of Charitable Giving opportunities including tax implications and planned giving. Scott McLeod, founding principal at McLeod|Ascanio, a full-service accounting firm with offices in Cumberland Foreside and Brunswick will discuss the economic and tax consequences of a variety of Charitable Giving opportunities. Principally among these will be the use of Charitable Remainder Trusts, bunching of itemized tax deductions in light of the recent 2018 tax law changes, tax-advantaged distributions from IRAs as well the use of planned giving during life and afterwards.

Free, open to public. Call 729-0757 to register.

10/24/19 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Understanding Lung Disease

Part of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation program, Mid Coast Hospital offers this quarterly education session to help people manage chronic lung disease (emphysema, chronic bronchitis) and restrictive disease (pulmonary fibrosis) and improve quality of life.

Topics include pulmonary inhalation medication and oxygen, breathing retraining, disease/secretions, energy conservation, and emotional aspects.

The program is free and open to all.

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

10/24/19 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 

10/24/19 at 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm

From the Court at Nimrud to the Halls of Bowdoin: Assyrian Art and its American Receptions

James Higginbotham, associate professor of classics and associate curator for the ancient collection and Sean P. Burrus, Andrew W. Mellon postdoctoral curatorial fellow, discuss Bowdoin’s Assyrian reliefs, their long journey to the Museum, and their ancient and modern contexts in the Northwest Palace at Nimrud. Presented in conjunction with the opening of the exhibition Assyria to America at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

Free and open to the public.

Illustration: RELIEF OF WINGED SPIRIT or APKALLU, Assyrian, ca. 875–860 B.C.E., from Kalhu (Nimrud), Iraq, Northwest Palace, Room S, panel 17, gypsum (Mosul alabaster). Gift of Dr. Henri Byron Haskell, Medical School Class of 1855, 1860.2. Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

10/24/19 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Simply Social at Bangor Savings Bank

Join us for a Simply Social networking event at the Bangor Savings Bank office at 45 Maine Street in Brunswick. Mingle with your friends, business associates, and meet the local team. Light hors d’oeuvres along with beer & wine will be served.

 To help us in planning, please register:

 

 

Please note the start time for this Simply Social is 5:30 PM

 

10/24/19 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

“How to Be a Naturalist in the Digital Age” with Nat Wheelwright

Do you enjoy the natural world and would you like to deepen your experience of it? Naturalist Nathaniel T. Wheelright has created some simple, and clever ways to do so, inspiring listeners to become more mindful, curious and knowledgeable about the natural world in the digital age.

The presentation will also describe how Nathaniel conceived of and carried out a year-long weekly series of short Nature Moments, a series of 3 minute videos made in Maine explaining (or capturing) a variety of fascinating and ordinary events. He will also cover his recent Fulbright-funded efforts to export the model to Columbia, where he worked with students to create Momentos Naturales Colombia.

Nat will also describe how he came to write The Naturalist’s Notebook, a beautiful book co-authored with Bernd Heinrich, a guide for people who want to observe what’s happening in their own personal world of nature.

Come learn and expand your understanding of what it means to experience nature.

Suggested Donation $10

10/24/19 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Grizzlies - Film Screening

The Grizzlies is a 2018 Canadian sports drama film, directed by Miranda de Pencier. Based on a true story, the film depicts a youth lacrosse team that was set up to help combat an epidemic of youth suicide in the community of Kugluktuk, Nunavut.

The film premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. In October 2018, de Pencier won the Directors Guild of Canada award for Best Direction in a Feature Film. The film was theatrically released in Canada on April 19, 2019 by Mongrel Media.

This performance is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by: The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum & Arctic Studies Center. Made possible by a gift from Rebecca J. Rowe ’97, and is part the Arctic Museum’s Environmental and Social Justice Lecture Series.

10/24/19 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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