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January 30, 2014 | 4:30 p.m. | Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center

“Stone, Wood, Printing Press: Remembering (Almost) Forgotten Crafts”

To celebrate the exhibition The Object Show: Discoveries in Bowdoin Collections, three makers who practice rare crafts speak about their relationships to objects. Peter Follensbee is a woodcarver who reproduces seventeenth-century woodcarvings, such as Bowdoin’s Great Joined Chair. Stonecarver Simon Verity, who has worked on Gothic churches such as St. John The Divine in New York City, attempts to unravel early technique in a sculpture from the Bowdoin collection. Martha Finney is an artist who hand-writes with type, experimenting with printmaking techniques, words and numbers, and ancient secret codes. Her work Weathering is included in The Object Show.

January 30, 2014 | 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

Winter Open House at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Celebrate the beginning of the spring semester and the exhibition The Object Show: Discoveries in Bowdoin Collections

 

February 20, 2014 | 12 noon | Bowdoin College Museum of Art

“Multiple Perspectives in The Object Show: Discoveries in Bowdoin Collections”

Tess Chakkalakal, associate professor of Africana studies and English, and John Cross, secretary of development and college relations, lead an interdisciplinary discussion of select works in The Object Show: Discoveries in Bowdoin Collections. First in a series of three gallery talks during the spring semester.

 

March 25, 2014 | 12 noon | Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Multiple Perspectives in The Object Show: Discoveries in Bowdoin Collections

Susan Kaplan, professor of anthropology and director of Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center, leads a discussion of select works in the exhibition. Second in a series of three gallery talks during the Spring 2014 semester.

 

April 17, 2014 | 12 noon | Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Multiple Perspectives in The Object Show: Discoveries in Bowdoin Collections

Susan Wegner, associate professor of art history, and Nathaniel Wheelwright, professor of natural sciences, lead an interdisciplinary discussion of select works in The Object Show: Discoveries in Bowdoin Collections. Third in a series of three gallery talks during the Spring 2014 semester.

 

April 30, 2014 | 4:30 p.m. | Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center

“The Smithsonian’s History of America in 101 Objects”

Richard Kurin, Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture at the Smithsonian Institution will discuss objects in the Smithsonian’s collections, such as the Star-Spangled Banner, Lincoln’s hat, Bell’s telephone, Armstrong’s trumpet, Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe, and even the National Zoo’s pandas to weave an engaging history of our nation.