Museum of Art Events

Saturday

November 3, 2012 6:00 pm

Lecture by Doug Vakoch: “Aesthetics for Aliens: Art, Music, and Extraterrestrials”

Lecture by Doug Vakoch: “Aesthetics for Aliens: Art, Music, and Extraterrestrials”

Do aliens have a sense of beauty? Could they understand ours? From Johannes Kepler’s Music of the Spheres to Hollywood’s alien symphony in Close Encounters of the Third Kind, we have pondered the link between the cosmos and creativity….

Saturday

November 3, 2012 8:00 pm

Star Party

Star Party

Star Parties allow you to see distant stars and galaxies with your own eyes, through telescopes provided by Bates Astronomy Club and local astronomy clubs.  These telescopic views give visitors a greater appreciation of the capabilities of artists to…

Monday

November 5, 2012 7:30 pm

Global Lens – Pegasus

Global Lens – Pegasus

Zineb is an emotionally exhausted psychiatrist assigned to Rihana, a traumatized and pregnant young woman found in the street muttering unintelligibly about “The Lord of the Horse.” A flashback sequence returns us to Rihana’s childhood, where her dictatorial father,…

Monday

November 12, 2012 7:30 pm

Global Lens – The Prize

Global Lens – The Prize

Under the cloud of a military dictatorship, a young mother and her daughter flee Buenos Aires for the seclusion of a ramshackle cottage along the windy dunes of an Argentine beach. As her mother listens for news from the…

Monday

November 26, 2012 7:30 pm

Global Lens – Qarantina

Global Lens – Qarantina

 A broken family under an incestuous patriarch lives uneasily within the gated courtyard of a dilapidated Baghdad house. The pregnant daughter has fallen silent, finding some protection from the patriarch’s young second wife and his preteen son. Meanwhile, hard…