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Monday

March 30, 2009
1:56 pm

Senior to use Watson award to study South African, Indonesian theater

With the ultimate aim of teaching contemporary drama in her native Sri Lanka, a Bates College senior has received a 2009 Thomas J. Watson Fellowship to study performance arts in South Africa and Indonesia. Sulochana Dissanayake of Pita Kotte, Sri Lanka, is one of 40 recipients of the 2009 fellowship, a $28,000 award supporting a year of independent research abroad.

Sunday

March 1, 2009
11:23 am

Trying on for size

Two Bates professors muse about ‘Mao Jacket’: Grafflin – It’s easier to perceive ambiguity in art that comes out of one’s own cultural background; Hirai – On what side of fame does Bates stand?

Sunday

March 1, 2009
11:00 am

Atskuo Hirai tries on 'Mao Jacket'

On what side of fame does Bates stand?

Sunday

March 1, 2009
10:53 am

Dennis Grafflin tries on 'Mao Jacket'

It’s easier to perceive ambiguity in art that comes out of one’s own cultural background.

Thursday

February 26, 2009
2:10 pm

Guest artists to join Bates Gamelan performance

The Bates College Gamelan Orchestra, joined by professional guest artists from Indonesia, will perform a concert on March 14.

Thursday

December 11, 2008
3:14 pm

Stairway to Heaven exhibit exploring Chinese cityscape, soon to close

Closing Dec. 13 is a major photographic exhibition at the Bates College Museum of Art offering alternative perspectives on the intriguing, dynamic Chinese cityscape. Stairway to Heaven: From Chinese Streets to Monuments and Skyscrapers showcases work by 17 Chinese artists who examine how economic reform, a new influx of personal wealth and rapid industrialization have changed the urban environment.

Tuesday

December 9, 2008
2:19 pm

‘Mao Jacket’ on Bates Campus…

The Bates College Museum of Art and its director Mark Bessire, spearheaded a project to bring an amazing sculpture here to Bates. The ‘Legacy Mantle (Mao Jacket),’ created by world-renown Chinese artist Sui Jianguo was brought here early this month and is on loan to Bates for a year. The sculpture is truly incredible. It is made of metal, stands 10 feet high and weighs roughly 4 tons.

Friday

December 5, 2008
12:00 pm

Mao Jacket sculpture arrives in style

Following its autumn-long appearance on Park Avenue in Manhattan, a 10-foot eponymous Mao jacket was installed on Bates’ own busy thoroughfare, Alumni Walk, on Dec. 5.

Tuesday

December 2, 2008
3:30 pm

Chinese, Indonesian dramas conclude Global Lens films

The Global Lens 2008 film series, a touring program of narrative feature films from Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Asia, concludes at Bates College this week with 7 p.m. screenings of the Chinese drama Luxury Car on Wednesday, Dec. 3, and the Indonesian film Opera Jawa on Thursday, Dec. 4, both in Room 105, Olin Arts Center.

Wednesday

November 19, 2008
1:23 pm

Global Lens film series continues with Indian drama Let the Wind Blow

This week’s installment in the Global Lens Film Series is “Let the Wind Blow” (2004), director Partho Sen-Gupta’s gritty, apocalyptic interpretation of a story from the Bhagavad Gita.