Arts and Culture

‘The Threepenny Opera’ and the Continuing Relevance of Bertolt Brecht

Theater professor Davis Robinson is directing the student production of this twentieth-century musical and theatrical classic. Even though this was written in 1928, says Davis, Bertolt Brecht’s ideas remain relevant today.

Award-Winning Author Jennifer Egan Reads from Latest Novel

Acclaimed writer Jennifer Egan visited campus Thursday night to read from her new novel, Manhattan Beach.

Kent Island Summer: A Social and Scientific Experiment

Kent Island is a small outcrop of land in the outer Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, Canada. It’s also home to the Bowdoin Scientific Station, where for decades students have been spending their summers engrossed in a truly hands-on learning experience. They study nature, to be sure, but find out what else they’re learning. 

‘The Matter of Matter’ Show Opens with Art by Professor Jackie Brown

An installation by Jackie Brown, Bowdoin’s Marvin H. Green, Jr. Assistant Professor of Art, will be featured in an upcoming show at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockland. The exhibition, Materiality: The Matter of Matter, opens this Saturday, Nov. 11, and runs through Feb. 11, 2018.

Erin Johnson Appointed a 2018 Biennal Artist at Portland Museum of Art

“This Biennial will display the incredible array of perspectives and breadth of talent right here in Maine.”

Arctic Museum Celebrates Its 50th with Major Inuit Art Gift

The Tolls describe their donation as “fifty Inuit graphics to celebrate the museum’s fifty years,” marking the Arctic Museum’s half century of operation.

Theater and Dance Offer New Performance Arts Major

The performance arts major is being offered through both the theater and dance departments, and students can choose to concentrate in dance, theater, or interdisciplinary performance.

‘This Art Was Meant for the Masses’: Museum of Art Soviet Poster Exhibition Reviewed in Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal

“These posters still look modern and feel revolutionary — revolutionary in appearance as well as ideology.”