Arts and Culture

International Student Spotlight: Shinhee Kang ’18

“I miss the cacophonous sound of the Busan dialect that rings throughout the Jagalchi fish market, and the labyrinth of Shikumen alleyways in Shanghai with lines of washing hung high between buildings.”

Young Alumni Open Art Gallery in Portland

After graduating, a group of art-minded Bowdoin alumni began sharing an apartment and a studio space together in Portland, Maine. They found the communal experience so invigorating, they decided they should share it more widely — by creating a public art space. They already had the right spot: their West Bayside studio. With its high […]

Max Garcia Conover ’09 Discusses New Album on WCLZ Radio

The singer-songwriter appeared on the Portland area alternative rock station WCLZ on June 29, 2018, to perform live and discuss his new album, Stagger.

Humans, Animals, and Modern Literature

In her latest book, English professor Hilary Thompson draws on the works of twelve authors to discuss changing attitudes in literature toward mankind’s relationship with, and representation of, animals.

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.

Museum Security Guard Gets His Own Rave Art Review

In a recent write-up of the show, “Industrial Maine: Our Other Landscape,” in Lewiston, Portland Press Herald art critic Daniel Kany writes that of the nearly seventy works in the exhibition, he was most impressed by Dan Dowd’s pair of wall assemblages.

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.