Past Events at the Museum

An archive of events held in the past.

Nov
11

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…

Nov
16

Film Screening: I Know a Man … Ashley Bryan

Free admission, but tickets are requiredAs part of programming for the exhibition Let’s Celebrate Ashley Bryan! the museum presents this screening of the documentary film, I Know…

Nov
18

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…

Dec
7

Paint Night #3

As a fun remote activity for students, the Museum of Art is now offering a monthly paint night! On October 12th, November 9th, and December 7th, we’ll…

Jan
27

Webinar | Museum Kiosk: Your Gateway to the Our Collections at 1pm

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…

Jan
27

Webinar | Museum Kiosk: Your Gateway to the Our Collections at 3pm

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…

Feb
11

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…

Feb
17

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
24

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
24

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…

Feb
28

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
3

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

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
10

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

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
17

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
24

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

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
31

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

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
14

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

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
21

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

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
28

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

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
12

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

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
19

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…

Jun
23

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,…

Sep
30

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…

Oct
7

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:…

Oct
26

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…

Nov
5

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…

Nov
8

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
15

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.

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

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…

Lesley Dill photo George Woodman
Jan
28

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…

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

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…

Divide Light poster
Feb
14

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,…

Feb
15

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…

Mar
3

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…

Mar
7

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
8

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
8

“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
9

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…

Apr
8

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…

Apr
8

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…

May
4

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,…

May
10

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….