Events


Past Events

An archive of events held in the past

Jan
25

Museum Art Café

In collaboration with the Ronj and the Bates Arts Society, the Museum of Art is proud to introduce the Museum Art Cafe! Come on down to…

Nov
17
2022

Gallery Talks with the Museum Interns

Join museum interns Olivia Eaton ’23, Isabelle Job ’25, Clara Kennedy ’25 and Yvonne Yu ’25 for a series of short conversations about art in the…

Nov
9
2022

“Photography, Resistance, & Compassion” by Claire Raymond, PhD

Join us for an evening with art critic and poet Claire Raymond, who will add context to the exhibition Expressions of Compassion: The Barbara Morris…

Nov
4
2022

Reception: Expressions of Compassion: Selections from the Barbara Morris Goodbody Photography Collection

Join the museum staff and friends to celebrate the generous gift by Barbara Morris Goodbody that made possible this exhibition.

Oct
28
2022

Opening reception & Gallery Talk: And So Did Pleasure Take the Hand of Sorrow and They Wandered Through the Land of Joy

Join the museum staff and several of the artists featured in And So Did Pleasure Take the Hand of Sorrow and They Wandered Through the Land…

Oct
27
2022

Museum Internship Info Session, Winter 2023

Are you interested in art, archival work, or the museum field? Want to get both academic credit and hands-on experience? You may want to become…

Oct
14
2022

A Capella Concert @The Museum

The Museum is delighted to be hosting a special free concert featuring two of our on campus a capella groups, the Deansmen and the Crosstones!…

Oct
6
2022

Espresso Dave @The Museum

Looking for a study break or just a big fan of coffee? Come to the Museum on October 10th from 4-6 to get free coffee…

Sep
23
2022

Collage @The Museum

Join the Multifaith Chaplaincy and the Museum of Art for a new collaging event! We have newspapers, magazines, art catalogues, and more for you to…

May
10
2022

Art Affirmations with the Senior Thesis Exhibition 2022

Join the Multifaith Chaplaincy and the Bates Museum of Art for a fun and reflective art activity, in celebration of our current Senior Thesis Exhibition….

May
4
2022

2022 Senior Thesis Artist Talks

Join us for a series of artist talks with several thesis students featured in the exhibition, featuring Katy Boehm, Nick Charde, Charlotte Collins, Claudio Jimenez,…

Apr
8
2022

Pysanky Egg Decorating Workshop 1:30-3:30PM

The Bates College Museum of Art will host two Ukrainian egg decorating workshops with Lesia Sochor on Friday, April 8. The workshops will take place…

Apr
8
2022

Pysanky Egg Decorating Workshop 10:00AM-12:00PM

The Bates College Museum of Art will host two Ukrainian egg decorating workshops with Lesia Sochor on Friday, April 8. The workshops will take place…

Mar
9
2022

Meditation and Creation Night

Join the Multifaith Chaplaincy to explore through meditation the Bates Art Museum’s exhibit Lesley Dill, Wilderness: Light Sizzles Around Me. After we spend some reflective…

Mar
8
2022

“Becoming and Staying an Artist”, a Discussion with Lesley Dill

Artist Lesley Dill, whose works are featured in the exhibition Wilderness: Light Sizzles Around Me, shares her insights into the challenges of being an artist and…

Mar
8
2022

Lecture: Lesley Dill, “Major Projects”

Learn more about the fascinating career and compelling artworks of artist Lesley Dill, a Maine native whose exhibition, Wilderness: Light Sizzles Around Me, is currently featured…

Mar
7
2022

Lesley Dill: Gallery Talk

Artist Lesley Dill presents a Gallery Talk in the Bates Museum of Art and her exhibition, Wilderness: Light Sizzles Around Me, followed by questions from the audience. Lesley…

Mar
3
2022

Gallery Talks with the Museum Interns

Join museum interns  Jeremy Bruce ’22, Grace Devine  ’24, Clara Kennedy ’25, Laura Littlefield ’23, and Julia Oliver ’25 for series of short conversations about works in…

Feb
15
2022

2022 Museum Internship

Do you want to learn about the ins and outs of museum work? Do you want to hear from current interns’ experience? Do you want…

Divide Light poster
Feb
14
2022

Film Screening & Discussion: Divide Light

Join us for a viewing of Divide Light, a film documenting the opera by artist Lesley Dill, whose work is featured in the exhibition Lesley Dill: Wilderness,…

2019.4.40 Collage and oil on board 12 x 24 in. (30.48 x 60.96 cm)
Feb
10
2022

Painting Panel Discussion with Alan Bray, Linden Frederick, and Daniel Minter

Join us for a lively discussion about painting with three of the artists featured in the exhibition An Adventurous Spirit: The Jane Costello Wellehan Collection. Linden…

Lesley Dill photo George Woodman
Jan
28
2022

Artist’s Talk: Lesley Dill, Wilderness: Light Sizzles Around Me

Lesley Dill is one of the most prominent American artists working at the intersection of language and fine art. Her elegant sculptures, art installations, mixed-media…

Susan Dewsnap, Vase Form, 2013 high fire, soda-fired stoneware, slip, glazes and stain, 8 1/2 x 8 x 8 in. Bates College Museum of Art, Gift of Jane Costello Wellehan, 2019.4.61
Jan
27
2022

Ceramics Panel Discussion with Ayumi Horie, Mark Johnson, and Sequoia Miller

Join us for a lively discussion about ceramics offered in connection to the exhibition An Adventurous Spirit: The Jane Costello Wellehan Collection. Ayumi Horie is a full-time…

Nov
15
2021

Marsden Hartley Reflections

Join the Multifaith Chaplaincy and the Bates Museum of Art for a group discussion and reflection on “Marsden Hartley: Adventurer in the Arts,” covering nature, spirituality, and self-discovery. Materials provided, no experience in art or meditation needed.

Nov
8
2021

Museum Internship Information Session

Do you want to learn about the ins and outs of museum work? Do you want to hear from current interns’ experience? Do you want to complete…

Nov
5
2021

Exhibition Opening Reception

An Adventurous Spirit:  The Jane Costello Wellehan Collection Join us in celebrating the extraordinary gift of the Jane Costello Wellehan Collection!  This exhibition introduces to our audiences…

Oct
26
2021

A Chilling Night at the Museum

Students and staff are invited to join the Bates Arts Museum in a spooky celebration at the Ben Mays Center! Come in your Halloween costume or…

Oct
7
2021

Zoom Lecture: “Creating the Hartley Legacy Project: The How & Why, Challenges & Joys” by Gail R Scott

This event will be livestreamed on Zoom.   Follow this link to join the Zoom meeting.  As part of programming for the exhibition Marsden Hartley:…

Sep
30
2021

Zoom Lecture: “Marsden Hartley: Adventures in the Archives” by Emily Schuchardt Navratil, Ph.D., Curator, Vilcek Foundation

This lecture will be livestreamed on Zoom.  “Marsden Hartley: Adventures in the Archives” is presented by Emily Schuchardt Navratil, Ph.D, curator,  Vilcek Foundation, is the…

Jun
23
2021

Zoom Gallery Talk with Sam Yates, Director & Curator, Ewing Gallery of Art & UT Downtown Gallery, University of Tennessee

Noted university gallery director and curator Sam Yates will discuss works in the exhibition Joseph Delaney: Taking Notice. Yates is deeply knowledgeable about the Delaney’s life and work,…

May
19
2021

Life Drawing Session

As a service to our community of creative students, we host a life drawing session every Wednesday throughout the academic year, 6-9 p.m. in Olin…

May
17
2021

Art and Mindfulness: Student Thesis

Join us in our galleries on May 17th for an art-centered mindfulness practice and discussion with works from the student senior theses exhibition. No previous meditation…

May
12
2021

Life Drawing Session

As a service to our community of creative students, we host a life drawing session every Wednesday throughout the academic year, 6-9 p.m. in Olin…

May
5
2021

Life Drawing Session

As a service to our community of creative students, we host a life drawing session every Wednesday throughout the academic year, 6-9 p.m. in Olin…

Apr
28
2021

Life Drawing Session

As a service to our community of creative students, we host a life drawing session every Wednesday throughout the academic year, 6-9 p.m. in Olin…

Apr
25
2021

An Afternoon with Art: Mindfulness with Visual Art

The Bates Museum of Art and the Multifaith Chaplaincy are pleased to announce a new program for Spring 2021; An Afternoon with Art: Mindfulness with…

Apr
21
2021

Life Drawing Session

As a service to our community of creative students, we host a life drawing session every Wednesday throughout the academic year, 6-9 p.m. in Olin…

Apr
19
2021

Museum Internships Fall 2021 Info Session

Are you interested in art, archival work, or the museum field? Want to get both academic credit and hands-on experience? You may want to become…

Apr
14
2021

Life Drawing Session

As a service to our community of creative students, we host a life drawing session every Wednesday throughout the academic year, 6-9 p.m. in Olin…

Apr
7
2021

Life Drawing Session

As a service to our community of creative students, we host a life drawing session every Wednesday throughout the academic year, 6-9 p.m. in Olin…

Mar
31
2021

Life Drawing Session

As a service to our community of creative students, we host a life drawing session every Wednesday throughout the academic year, 6-9 p.m. in Olin…

Mar
28
2021

An Afternoon with Art: Mindfulness with Visual Art

The Bates Museum of Art and the Multifaith Chaplaincy are pleased to announce a new program for Spring 2021; An Afternoon with Art: Mindfulness with…

Mar
24
2021

Life Drawing Session

As a service to our community of creative students, we host a life drawing session every Wednesday throughout the academic year, 6-9 p.m. in Olin…

Mar
17
2021

Life Drawing Session

As a service to our community of creative students, we host a life drawing session every Wednesday throughout the academic year, 6-9 p.m. in Olin…

Mar
10
2021

Lecture: “Love and Affection Despite this Hostile World” by Phyllis Bramson

Artist Phyllis Bramson will lead the audience on a “virtual exhibition” of her work, titled “Love and Affection Despite this Hostile World”, looking back on her…

Mar
10
2021

Life Drawing Session

As a service to our community of creative students, we host a life drawing session every Wednesday throughout the academic year, 6-9 p.m. in Olin…

Mar
5
2021

Webinar | Museum Kiosk: Your Gateway to the Our Collections

The museum’s new kiosk makes the collection more accessible than ever.  Through this webinar, Assistant Collections Manager/Registrar Corie Audette will teach participants how to browse…

Mar
3
2021

Life Drawing Session

As a service to our community of creative students, we host a life drawing session every Wednesday throughout the academic year, 6-9 p.m. in Olin…

Feb
28
2021

An Afternoon with Art: Mindfulness with Visual Art

The Bates Museum of Art and the Multifaith Chaplaincy are pleased to announce a new program for Spring 2021; An Afternoon with Art: Mindfulness with…

Feb
24
2021

Panel Discussion: “Ashley Bryan in Context”

Featuring: Krista Aronson, Associate Dean of Faculty and Professor of Psychology at Bates College in addition to the Director & Founder of the Diverse BookFinder   Daniel Minter, Co-Founder…