Museum of Art
Stepping into Color: An Exploration of Richard Pousette-Dart’s Visionary Paintings of Light and Space from the 1960s and early 1970s
Opening on April 19 and on view throughout the summer at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, “Richard Pousette-Dart: Painting/ Light/ Space” invites visitors to immerse themselves in a group of mural-sized canvases by one of the great painters of the New York School.
In February, fifteen Bowdoin students helped Chicago-based artist Tony Lewis create two large site-specific wall drawings at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.
“It’s all about challenging the visual as a domain of beauty, of aesthetics and of knowledge,” said curator Ellen Tani. “But it’s also about crossing the lines between different modes of experience.”
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.
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.
The Museum of Art has recently acquired four early eighteenth-century hand-colored engravings by Maria Sibylla Merian (German, 1647–1717)