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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.

Tuesday

July 26, 2011
11:55 am

Campus Construction Update: July 26, 2011

“It’s the windows,” said Doris Vincent, administrative assistant for the Off-Campus Study Program. “There are so many big, bright windows.” It was also the wall colors that glowed so pleasantly in the light from all those windows. And it was the generous space in the new offices. And the long views from the big windows. And the cozy lounges. In short, the few staffers and faculty from Off-Campus Study and the foreign language departments who toured Roger Williams Hall on July 7 were glowing right along with the wall paint.

Wednesday

July 6, 2011
8:56 am

Campus Construction Update, July 6, 2011: Chapel

Despite its 14 feet of height and 500 pounds of weight, a copper cupola seemed surprisingly delicate as a crane hoisted it back into place atop the College Chapel’s southeast tower on June 9.

Wednesday

July 6, 2011
8:53 am

Campus Construction Update, July 6, 2011: Hedge and Roger Williams halls

On June 27, right on schedule, faculty members in philosophy, religious studies and environmental studies moved into their new offices in the renovated Hedge Hall. About 10 faculty and staff, out of 20 total occupants, were on campus to take possession of their new quarters, says project manager Paul Farnsworth.

Wednesday

July 6, 2011
8:32 am

Campus Construction Update: July 6, 2011

On June 27, right on schedule, faculty members in philosophy, religious studies and environmental studies moved into their new offices in the renovated Hedge Hall.

Thursday

June 16, 2011
3:06 pm

Slide show: Architecture critic Phil Isaacson '47 stops by Hathorn Hall

Photographer Phyllis Graber Jensen and Bates Magazine editor Jay Burns tagged along as Philip Isaacson ’47, noted Maine architecture critic…

Wednesday

June 8, 2011
6:04 pm

Video: On Reunion Weekend, a look at Schaeffer Theater at age 50

With Reunion Weekend upon us, which includes a Saturday gathering to mark the performance of the first play in Schaeffer…