Friends of the Museum

Untitled, Two Fishermen and Woman, ca. 1938-39. Gift of Norma G. BergeMarsden Hartley, Untitled, Two Fishermen and Woman,ca. 1938-39, Gift of Norma G. Berge Takako Yamaguchi, Connoisseur of Chaos, 2010, oil and bronze leaf on paper, Museum Purchase with support from an Anonymous donor
Takako Yamaguchi, Connoisseur of Chaos, 2010, oil and bronze leaf on paper, Museum Purchase with support from an Anonymous donor
Eliza Pyne and Irem Ikizler intern Gallery Talk 2Museum interns Eliza Pyne ’13 and Irem Ikizler ’15 presenting Fransje Killaars: Color at the center exhibition gallery talk.

Joining the Friends of the Museum is a terrific way to become engaged with the Bates Museum of Art and support its exhibitions, collection, and education program.

The Bates Museum of Art serves Bates, Lewiston-Auburn and surrounding communities, is free and open to the public, presents over 100 public events a year, has over 19,000 in annual attendance, designs and delivers education programs for hundreds of area schoolchildren, exhibits, collects, and provides stewardship to art of global significance.

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The benefits of becoming a Friend:

Receiving invitations to exhibitions, receptions, lectures, and special events, engaging with other Friends at member social events, opportunities to observe educational school programs, 10% discount on exhibition publications, reduced admission to weekly life drawing sessions, members and Patrons receive a gift, patrons receive a recent exhibition publication, the satisfaction of knowing you are supporting one of the region’s vital arts institutions. 100% of donations support the programs and events that serve our communities.

As a teaching museum at a liberal arts college, the Museum of Art and its exhibitions, collections, stewardship, and interpretation bring a world of ideas to Maine that are a vital part of the intellectual and cultural life of Bates College and the communities beyond campus.

As a teaching museum at a liberal arts college, the Museum of Art and its exhibitions, collections, stewardship, and interpretation bring a world of ideas to Maine that are a vital prt of the intellectual and cultural life of Bates College and the communities beyond campus.


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