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Tuesday

July 17, 2012
2:22 pm

In a case of turnabout, museum director shows his own art in Chicago

On July 13, Chicago’s Zolla/Lieberman Gallery opened exhibitions by Bates Museum of Art Director Dan Mills and two other artists.

Wednesday

February 15, 2012
1:50 pm

“Rollin’ to Olin” art-music programs resume Feb. 29

The Bates College arts outreach program “Rollin’ to Olin” resumes this month.

“Rollin’ to Olin” art-music programs resume Feb. 29

Monday

October 10, 2011
1:18 pm

Video: Olin Arts Center’s 25th

On an October day that could have passed for August, Bates marked the 25th anniversary of its Olin Arts Center with a family arts festival. And while the attractions included a marching band, popcorn, balloon animals and juggling, the festivity was much more than just another day at the circus. The headliners, avant-garde marching band Asphalt Orchestra and the New Vaudeville act Two, managed both to honor the long traditions they represent and to show them in a new light.

Video: Olin Arts Center’s 25th

Tuesday

October 4, 2011
9:46 am

25: Selections from the Permanent Collection

As part of the 2011-12 celebration of the Olin Arts Center’s 25th anniversary, the Bates College Museum of Art exhibition 25: Selections from the Permanent Collection offers an in-depth exploration of the museum’s holdings. Paul Cezanne, Mary Cassatt, Charlie Hewitt and Robert Indiana are among the many artists featured.

Tuesday

October 4, 2011
9:33 am

Unpack the Elephant! and other delights at the Olin Arts Center anniversary party

A family arts festival at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 kicks off the celebration of the Olin Arts Center’s 25th anniversary. The festival features the high-intensity New Vaudeville ensemble Two, pianist Ahmad Hussan Muhammad and New York’s avant-garde marching band Asphalt Orchestra, which will lead tours of the building and perform in concert.

Monday

October 3, 2011
10:34 am

Family arts festival, exhibit on tap as Bates celebrates Olin's 25th

The vibrant arts community at Bates takes the spotlight as Bates celebrates the 25th anniversary of its Olin Arts Center in 2011-12. The celebration begins with an Oct. 8 family arts festival at Olin and a Museum of Art exhibition exploring the museum’s collection.

Wednesday

September 14, 2011
3:49 pm

Stellar music weekend: pianist Goode, a cappella group Chanticleer in tandem concerts

Back-to-back concerts by household names in music kick off a season-long celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Olin Arts Center at Bates College. Called “one of the finest pianists in the world” by The Washington Post, Richard Goode returns to Bates on Friday, Sept. 30. Then, the renowned all-male a cappella ensemble Chanticleer performs its popular program Love Song, spanning 500 years of music, on Saturday, Oct. 1.

Wednesday

September 14, 2011
3:07 pm

The art of storytelling gets a new twist as the Museum of Art presents 'Tale Spinning'

“Tale Spinning,” a new Museum of Art exhibition, celebrates the power of narrative through a variety of art forms from video to sculpture to watercolor by six renowned artists. The museum is open to the public at no cost from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and till 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. The exhibition that opens with a talk by curator and museum director Dan Mills at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, in the museum, located in the Olin Arts Center at Bates, 75 Russell St. Kahlhamer talks about his artwork at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the museum. Also, with his musical partner Kelsey Barrett, he offers the mixed-media performance “Yondering” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. All events are open to the public at no cost. For more information, please contact 207-786-6158 or museum@bates.edu.

Wednesday

May 11, 2011
11:42 am

Museum of Art offers inside look at Wyeths, installment of Maine Drawing Project

Long recognized for the strength of its drawing collection, the Museum of Art reveals multiple dimensions of that medium in major exhibitions this summer. Part of a statewide initiative exploring the art of drawing, the exhibition Emerging Dis/Order: Drawings by Amy Stacey Curtis, Alison Hildreth and Andrea Sulzer features new work by respected Maine artists. Meanwhile, art and illustrated letters from one of America’s most famous artist families constitute Andrew and Jamie Wyeth: Selections from the Private Collection of Victoria Browning Wyeth.

Thursday

March 10, 2011
9:05 am

Robin Starr '85 of Skinner Inc. to discuss her career in the arts

Robin Starr ’85, director of the American and European paintings and prints department at the Massachusetts auction house Skinner Inc., returns to Bates to discuss her career in the arts at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, in Room 104 of the Olin Arts Center, 75 Russell St.