The 2016 Senior Thesis Exhibition and reception at the Bates College Museum of Art is filled with beautiful work and excited visitors The artists will be there to greet you! "Someone came in here and looked at our stuff and said 'you guys are really vibing off of each other.'"-- Sasha Lennon '16 of Cape Elizabeth, a double major in studio art and psychology (left) and Natalie Silver '16 of Bennington, Vt., a double major in studio art and history, throw pots for the Annual Senior Exhibition in their ground-floor Olin Arts studio. As co-coordinators of the Annual Entering Student Outdoor Program (along with classmate Jordan Cargill), they are close friends who share not only a studio but also an interest in the balance of form and function in their ceramic art. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/ Bates College)

Senior Thesis Exhibition 2023

April 14 – May 27, 2023

Since its dedication in 1986, The Bates College Museum of Art has maintained a special relationship with the college’s Department of Art & Visual Culture. Part of this is a commitment to supporting the work of Bates students through our Annual Senior Thesis Exhibition. The exhibition highlights work selected from the thesis projects of graduating seniors majoring in Studio Art.

Thesis projects vary from student to student, each pursuing an individual interest. The emphasis of the program is on creating a cohesive body of related works through sustained studio practice and critical inquiry. The year-long process is overseen by Art and Visual Culture faculty, and culminates in this exhibition.