On View | Carl Benton Straub: His Enduring Legacy
June 11 – October 16, 2021

Carl Benton Straub (1936 – 2019) was a revered and influential scholar, teacher, and academic leader at Bates. His scholarly interests included religious interpretations of the natural world and environmental ethics. This exhibition, drawn from Straub’s personal collection together with works acquired through an endowment named for his parents, is a reflection on his particular focus on aesthetic ‘translations’ of the American landscape. 

On View | Marsden Hartley: Adventurer in the Arts
September 20 – November 19, 2021

The exhibition, developed in collaboration with the Vilcek Foundation, brings together over 35 paintings and drawings spanning 36 years of the American Modernist artist’s career. These artworks will be exhibited alongside a selection of Hartley’s personal effects—mementos from his travels, snapshots, and keepsakes—the remarkable assemblage adds intimacy and depth, as well as a deeper understanding of his art, life, and wanderlust. 

Zoom Lecture | “Marsden Hartley: Adventures in the Archives” by Emily Schuchardt Navratil, Ph.D., Curator, Vilcek Foundation
Thursday, September 30, 6 PM

“Marsden Hartley: Adventures in the Archives” is presented by Emily Schuchardt Navratil, Ph.D, curator,  Vilcek Foundation, who is the lead curator for the exhibition Marsden Hartley: Adventurer in the Arts, and contributed an essay to the exhibition catalog. This event is free and the public is welcome.

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