Visual Arts Department

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.

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.

Ellis Price ’18 Works in an Old Maine Mill with Modern Textiles

Besides receiving artistic guidance from textile designer Erin Flett, Ellis Price says she’s learned some of the ins and outs on how to run a small business.

Six Professors Appointed to Named Chairs

Six members of the Bowdoin faculty have been appointed to named chairs at the College. The appointees come from a variety of academic fields, including visual arts, Asian studies, religion and modern languages.

Art Fellow Logan House ’17 Gets Lost in a Crowd

When Logan House }17 began inspecting his photographs more closely, particularly the ones he took at parties, he noticed that the people caught within the frame had an unguarded aspect to their expressions that he rarely saw in posed photos or when he drew from real-life models in the studio.

Laura Griffee’17 Virtually Games Her Way to Interactive Art

During a yearlong independent study, Laura Griffee ’17 adapted virtual reality software to make a DIY sculpture tool. Griffee, a visual arts major, worked with Google Cardboard and other virtual reality software to enable users to interact with the sculptures of Assistant Professor of Art Jackie Brown.

Mike Kolster to Discuss New Book at Griffin Museum of Photography

The book, titled “Take Me to the River”, features photographs by Kolster of four rivers that flow into the Atlantic Ocean—the Androscoggin, Schuylkill, James, and Savannah—as they emerge from two centuries of industrial use and neglect.