Posts from January 2011
Dialogue, a video series features contemporary artists

Monday, January 3, 2011 3:20 pm

Curated by Dan Mills, director of the Bates College Museum of Art, the BCMA exhibition Dialogue, a video series features four prominent contemporary artists: Christian Marclay of New York, Roy Villevoye and Jan Dietvorst of Amsterdam and Rachel Perry Welty of Boston.

Bound to Art reveals rare books in Bates collections

Monday, January 3, 2011 2:50 pm

Displaying more than 40 rare books from the Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library, Bound to Art is part of an 18-month celebration of the facility's 25th anniversary. The college's book collection ranges from incunabula of printing's infancy to the finely printed works of today's flourishing book arts movement.

Museum explores book art, video dialogues, great U.S. painters

Monday, January 3, 2011 2:42 pm

Stunning examples of the book illustrator's art, including rare Abstract Expressionist silkscreens and life-size bird prints by John James Audubon. A video series exploring the notion of dialogue. Paintings by Will Barnet, Marsden Hartley, John Marin, Marguerite Zorach and other acclaimed artists associated with Maine. These are a few of the temptations the Bates College Museum of Art offers in exhibitions opening with a 6 p.m. reception on Friday, Jan. 14, and ending March 25.

Bates 'Swing Deans' featured in Chronicle of Higher Education

Monday, January 3, 2011 10:26 am

"The college came up with the positions, known as "swing deans," as part of a broader effort to increase the diversity of the student body and enhance the experience of students of color, as well as those who are first-generation collegegoers or who are from rural Maine. Bates has a history of diversity: The college was founded by abolitionists, and it counts Benjamin Mays, who mentored the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and was president of Morehouse College, among its alumni."

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