The museum remains closed to visitors through August 27th. Beginning on August 28th, the museum is open only to visitors with a valid Bates ID. During this time, the museum remains committed to serving the public through a variety of remotely accessible educational programs.
Evolve: a changing exhibition of work from the collection
October 21, 2020 – March 20, 2021
For much of the academic year, the museum is presenting an informal, changing exhibition of works from the collection. Rather than focusing on one theme or discipline, Evolve comprises artworks in a variety of media, some recent acquisitions, seldom seen objects, and those that are often incorporated into curriculum.
Works on view reflect the growing breadth and diversity of collection holdings. Complemented by our new collection database, the collection continues to grow as a resource across academic disciplines. Additionally, the Lower Gallery is functioning as a lab, and, by request and appointment, art not currently on view will be brought out from storage and onto tables for viewing.
Evolve may include works by:
Ghada Al Rabea, Peggy Bacon, Ralph Ludwig Boyer, Phyllis Bramson, David C. Driskell, Inka Essinhigh, Donna Ferrato, Joseph Fiore, Denise Froehlich, Max Gries, Chenowith Hall, Brad Kahlhamer, Koichi Kiyono, Bernard Langlais, Marc Leuthold, Roy Lichtenstein, Arata Nojima, Martin Puryear, Jay Pasachoff, Alexis Rockman, Berni Serle, Malik Sidibe, Carl Sprinchorn, Xiaoze Xie, Lou Yonglin, Shoshannah White, and Marguerite Zorach.
Masks, ceramics and other objects from cultures in Africa, Southeast Asia, and Mesoamerica will also be on view.