Arts and Culture

‘I am Not Your Negro’ Filmmaker Raoul Peck Visits Bowdoin

Speaking at Bowdoin, filmmaker Raoul Peck concluded, “People don’t become the way they are just by magic. There is always a story of the human being behind it. Mankind makes history. And if man makes history, man can change history.”

Art Expert Richard Rand ’83 Weighs in on Debate Over Trump’s ‘Renoir’

The oil-on-canvas painting, Two Sisters (On the Terrace), was created by the French impressionist master in 1881 and is on display in The Art Institute of Chicago, which has owned it since 1933, according the museum’s catalog. President Trump however says he owns the original.

Artist Sharon Hayes ’92 Talks to PBS About Public Art Project in Philadelphia

A public art project in Philadelphia called Monument Lab aims to foster a citywide conversation about the role of art in public spaces. The project features temporary monuments installed by twenty artists in ten public spaces across the city.

Looking Behind Memento Mori Objects: ‘Artnet’ Reviews ‘Unique’ Bowdoin Exhibition

The Bowdoin art museum’s “Ivory MIrror” show, examines how mortality played into Renaissance culture. This macabre genre, with its portrayal of decaying corpses, skulls and skeletons, is described by the reviewer as “oft-misunderstood.”

Visiting Artist Titus Kaphar Rediscovers the Joy of Printmaking

The renowned painter used printing techniques and collaborated with poet Reginald Dwayne Betts to produce a series of politically charged portraits aimed at highlighting flaws in the criminal justice system.

‘Why Draw?’ Bowdoin Art Museum’s Recently Concluded Exhibition Draws Glowing Praise

‘New York Arts’ journal says the exhibition and its catalogue “bring home the vastness and multiplicity of the art of drawing—its lack of limitations.”

A Fitting Musical Tribute for an Unconventional Composer

Nine months after his death at the age of eighty, renowned composer and former Bowdoin music professor Elliott Schwartz will be honored on Friday September 8, 2017. There will be an evening of music on campus that in some ways will be as unconventional as the man himself, said Associate Professor of Music Vineet Shende.

Photographer Abelardo Morrell ’71 Dedicates Work to ‘Unsung’ Museum Security Guards

Renowned photographer Abelardo Morrell ’71 has donated a piece of artwork to the Manhattan gallery where he used to work as a night watchman, and dedicated it to the security guards who still work there.