Arts and Culture

George Lopez Performs Music Inspired by ‘Second Sight’ Exhibit

The works Lopez chose represent some of the more “unusual,” or “extreme” aspects of great composers’ works and deal with particular challenges faced by artists in their struggle to be creative. They include Beethoven’s Sonata in E major opus 109, written when the composer was struggling with profound deafness.

Isaac Jaegerman ’16 Listed Among Ten Emerging New England Artists

The recent Bowdoin graduate is “helping to shape the future of contemporary art,” according to Art New England.

Technology Adds Color to Ancient Artifact

Computer science meets archaeology as classics scholar James Higginbotham and academic technology consultant Paul Benham discuss their project to “restore” the color to an ancient Assyrian stone relief.

‘Enduring Connections: Contemporary Alaskan Yup’ik and Iñupiat Art’ Opening at the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum

Contemporary Alaskan art has its roots in both indigenous cultural traditions and the dramatic changes Alaskan society has experienced beginning in the mid-nineteenth century.

Bowdoin Jazz Program Picks Up the Tempo

Often when a great jazz combo is preparing to perform, you can hear something auspicious even as they warm up. Something analogous happened this year in the Bowdoin jazz program.

A Festival, a Ball, and Reflections: Black History Month

We caught up with some students at the African Art Festival, both those who helped organize the festival as well as a few who just came out to enjoy it, to ask them what Black History Month means to them.

Knowing What to Leave Out: Bowdoin Senior Learns the Art of Curating

Daniel Rechtschaffen ’18 enjoys his debut as a guest curator at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, where he has been sifting through the collection of drawings amassed by literary scholar Artine Artinian ’31. The exhibition, ‘Where the Artist’s Hand Meets the Author’s Pen,’ runs until March 18 and “provides an insight into aspects of French culture in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries,” says Rechtshaffen.

An Historical Rainbow: Special Collections Offers A Journey into Color

A historical highlight in the new exhibition is a first-edition copy of Isaac Newton’s 1704 book Opticks, or, A Treatise of the Reflections, Refractions, Inflections and Colours of Light, which radically changed people’s ideas about color. “Through Newton’s experiments, he was able to prove that light, rather than being devoid of color, is actually composed of the different spectral hues of the rainbow,” librarian Marieke Van Der Steenhoven said.