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Asphalt Orchestra performs on the Olin Arts Center terrace on Oct. 8. Photograph by Jose Leiva.
Video: Olin Arts Center’s 25th

Monday, October 10, 2011 1:18 pm

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.

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

Tuesday, October 4, 2011 9:33 am

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.

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

Monday, October 3, 2011 10:34 am

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.