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Events - Nov 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)

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!

10/02/19 - 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.

        

10/31/19 - 11/30/19 at 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Mystery House 2019 - Jungle Expedition

Join us for the 3rd annual Mystery House. This year explore deep into the heart of the Jungle, a hand crafted immersive art installation experience from the artists at Spindleworks.

Expeditions begin on Halloween Day, October 31st from 4-9pm. This unique exhibition will be on view throughout November at 7 Lincoln St, Brunswick ME

Halloween Day October 31st, 1-4pm
On View through November

 

11/06/19 - 11/07/19 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!

11/07/19 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Curators' Tour: African American Lives from the Revolution to the Civil War

Elizabeth Humphrey, curatorial assistant, and Frank Goodyear, co-director, lead a discussion in the new exhibition African American Lives from the Revolution to the Civil War.

Presented by the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.  Free and open to the public.

Illustration: Portrait of a Gentleman by an unidentified artist, ca. 1820. (BCMA, 1964.27)

 

11/07/19 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 

11/07/19 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Shelter-bration!

Midcoast Humane is hosting its second Annual Shelter-bration!

We’re gearing up for a fun-filled evening of friends, food, drinks, and activities—all to support our life-saving organization and the animals that depend on our team for a new beginning.

Details:  Thursday, November 7, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
$40/person or $75 for 2 tickets

Purchase your tickets: interland3.donorperfect.net

Your favorite activities are back again this year:

  • The Wine Toss—you can win your favorite wine by tossing a ring around the neck of the bottle.
  • The Beer Pull—take a chance in our Beer Pull for a mystery package of beer!
  • The Mystery Prize Board—Choose an envelope from the Mystery Prize Board to win a gift card for you or a loved one. For a second chance, you can trade-in your prize and try again!

*Cost of activities range from $15 – $100.

11/07/19 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.

11/07/19 - 11/09/19 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Theater Project presents MIDDLETOWN

The Theater Project presents MIDDLETOWN written by Will Eno and directed by Christopher Price. Opening on November 1st, MIDDLETOWN is a deeply moving and funny play exploring the universe of the American small town. As friendships develop, different lives intersect in strange, poignant ways on a journey that takes them from the local library to outer space and points in between. As director Christopher Price says, “Will Eno writes with a kind of absurdist, abstract and slightly surreal style that, for me, beautifully captures humankind in all its imperfections, those average moments that make up everyday life.  I think that we see ourselves in these characters in ways that we know but are rarely expressed.” Don’t miss this wonderfully evocative, beautifully written play that will leave you thinking about it long after it’s over. Everyone is welcome to attend an opening night reception with refreshments and an opportunity to meet the cast, crew and director after the show. 

MIDDLETOWN opens at The Theater Project on Friday, November 1st and runs for three consecutive weekends. Performance times are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students, $10 for children (12 and under; kids under 2 are free as long as they sit on a patron’s lap); top level seating in the theater is always Pay-What-You-Want. 

Tickets are available anytime at theaterproject.com or by calling the box office at 207-729-8584.

The Theater Project is located at 14 School Street in the heart of downtown Brunswick and is a 501(c)(3) organization.

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