Arts and Culture

Artist Mariah Reading ’16 Turns Litter into Landscapes

Reading’s interest in making art that speaks to the ways humans connect to the outdoors is in harmony with parks’ interest in teaching their visitors how to care for the land and to leave no trace.

Professor Killeen’s ‘Babette’s Feast’ Garners Rave Reviews in NYC

A “lush theatrical celebration of generosity and communal healing,” wrote one reviewer. “Wrapped in resplendent generosity, it’s a gift that feels undeserved and unexpected,” wrote another.

Erin Johnson’s Latest Video Installation Uses Senior Center as Stage

Art professor Erin Johnson has collaborated with fellow artist Jessica Hankey and participants from three senior centers in El Paso, Texas, to create a bilingual, multichannel, video installation.

‘Blossoming Tundra’ on View in Photography Show at Arctic Museum

You may think of the Arctic as a barren wasteland, but plant life abounds. As soon as the snow melts flowers begin to bloom, taking advantage of round-the-clock sunlight. In 1947 botanist and photographer Rutherford Platt captured some stunning images.

Bowdoin Grads Produce Documentary on South African Comedians

Hannah Rafkin and Meg Robbins, both class of 2017, examine how black South African comedians are using their mother tongue, rather than English, to win over their audiences and tackle important issues.

New Elementary School, Art Show, to Highlight Artist and Botanist Kate Furbish

The prolific illustrator and botanist Kate Furbish, whose work will be celebrated later this year at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, is to have a local school named after her. Following a recent decision by the Brunswick school board, the town’s new elementary school, which is expected to open within the next three years, will […]

Two Seniors — A Filmmaker and a Composer — Collaborate on Short Film

The film was the result of a year’s worth of work – Nevan Swanson ’18 wrote the script in a screenwriting course in the fall, and shot the film over the course of the year, and the soundtrack of the film became Sam Kyzivat’s senior honors thesis in music composition.

More Recognition for Bowdoin Art Professor Jackie Brown

Brown has been awarded a Maine Artist Fellowship by the Maine Arts Commission. Jackie’s work stems from an interest in nature, science, and a wholehearted belief in the arts to enrich the way we see, experience, and understand the world around us,” said the Commission.