Past Events at the Museum

An archive of events held in the past.

Nov
6

Life Drawing Session

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

Nov
1

Exhibition Reception: “Ralph Eugene Meatyard: Stages for Being”

Join us for a free reception celebrating our exhibition Ralph Eugene Meatyard: Stages for Being. A free panel discussion will be held in Olin Arts…

Nov
1

Panel Discussion: “Ralph Eugene Meatyard: Stages for Being”

A panel discussion with the Ralph Eugene Meatyard: Stages for Being exhibition curator, director of the organizing museum, and noted critic and writer. Attend and…

Oct
30

Life Drawing Session

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

Oct
30

Mask-Making Workshop #2

Not ready for Halloween?  We can help!  Ages 8 and up, children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. The fee for the workshop…

Oct
29

Mask-Making Workshop #1

Not ready for Halloween?  We can help!  Ages 8 and up, children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. The fee for the workshop…

Oct
25

Opening Reception: Vanessa German: Miracles & Glory Abound

Reception to follow performance. Miracles and Glory Abound explores the power of stories through the assembled sculptures of Vanessa German (American, born 1976). The exhibition draws…

Vanessa German performance at Ford Foundation for the Opening of Perilous Bodies. 2019. Photo: Jane Kratochvil
Oct
25

Performance: Miracles & Glory Abound

Celebrate the opening of the exhibition Vanessa German: Miracles & Glory Abound with a spoken-word opera performance by the artist featuring poetry, storytelling, music, and movement. Free,…

Oct
23

Life Drawing Session

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

Oct
9

Life Drawing Session

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

Oct
2

Life Drawing Session

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

Sep
25

Life Drawing Session

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

Sep
23

Reception: Marsha Donahue, Painting Watercolors

Please join us and Marsha Donahue following her Artist Talk, Painting Watercolors, in the lower gallery of the museum for a reception.Free.

Sep
23

Artist Talk: Marsha Donahue, Painting Watercolors

Marsha Donahue was born in Waterville, Maine in 1950 and grew up in interior Maine.  With degrees from both American University in Washington, DC and…

Sep
18

Life Drawing Session

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

Sep
11

Life Drawing Session

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

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)
Sep
6

Welcome to Campus Reception

Welcome back to campus! Start out the new academic year with a reception in the Museum of Art surrounded by wonderful works of art, students,…

Sep
6

Lecture: A JOURNEY NOT A DESTINATION: The Triumphs and Frustrations of Four Decades as a Museum Curator

With Curator Robert Flynn Johnson DeWitt Hardy: Master of Watercolor curator Robert Flynn Johnson had a long and distinguished career as Curator of Prints at the…

Sep
4

Life Drawing Session

Weekly throughout the academic year on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. As a service to the artists in our community, we host a life drawing session…

Jun
7

Opening Reception for DeWitt Hardy: Master of Watercolor and Uncovered: Selected Works from the Collection

Join us to celebrate the opening of two wonderful exhibitions DeWitt Hardy: Master of Watercolor and Uncovered: Selected Works from the Collection! Admission is free.

May
22

Life Drawing Session

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

May
15

Life Drawing Session

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

May
8

Life Drawing Session

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

May
1

Life Drawing Session

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

Apr
24

Life Drawing Session

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

Apr
10

Life Drawing Session

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

Apr
5

Senior Thesis Exhibition 2019 Opening Reception

Friday, April 5 from 5:00-7:00 pm Since its dedication in 1986, The Bates College Museum of Art has maintained a special relationship with the college’s…

Apr
3

Life Drawing Session

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

Mar
29

Pysanky Workshop with Lesia Sochor

The Bates College Museum of Art will host two Ukrainian egg decorating workshops with Lesia Sochor. Space is limited and registration is required. Call (207)…

Mar
29

Pysanky Workshop with Lesia Sochor

The Bates College Museum of Art will host two Ukrainian egg decorating workshops with Lesia Sochor. Space is limited and registration is required. Call (207)…

Mar
27

Life Drawing Session

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

Mar
20

Life Drawing Session

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

Mar
20

Curator Talk Jaime DeSimone ’01

Join us on Wednesday, March 20, at 6pm for a talk with Jaime DeSimone ’01, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the Portland Museum of…

Mar
13

Life Drawing Session

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

Mar
6

Life Drawing Session

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

Mar
4

Artist’s Talk by Laurie Hogin

My color palette has acquired the Day-Glo intensity of contemporary media landscapes; I revel in its visuality and vulgar seductiveness as much as cast a critical…

Feb
27

Life Drawing Session

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

Adriane Herman, Out of Sorts (Aluminum), 2017, baled aluminum, variable dimensions, courtesy of the artist
Feb
25

A Panel Discussion on Participatory Ethics: The Arts Challenge Us to Examine Our Behaviors

Using the Anthropocenic exhibition as a touchstone, the panelists will explore how the Arts challenge us to examine our individual and group behaviors. Adriane Herman,…

Feb
13

Life Drawing Session

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

Feb
6

Life Drawing Session

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

Jan
30

Life Drawing Session

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

Jan
23

Panel Discussion on Water and Sea Level Rise: Maine Perspectives

Artist: Jan Piribeck, Portland, Maine Artist: Michel Droge, Portland, Maine Faculty: Raj Saha, Lecturer, Bates College Department of Geology   Please join us and participate in…

Jan
23

Life Drawing Session

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

Jan
16

Life Drawing Session

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

Amy Stacey Curtis, 20 Hour Drawing, 2010,grahite, 22.5x22.5 in for poster
Jan
14

Gallery Talk: Amy Stacey Curtis: “How I Work”

Amy Stacey Curtis will give a gallery talk related to her current exhibition at the Bates Museum, Amy Stacey Curtis: Time and Place. The talk…

Jan
9

Life Drawing Session

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

Dec
12

Life Drawing Session

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

Dec
5

Life Drawing Session

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

Nov
29

Movie Screening: Human Flow

Director: Ai Weiwei. 2h 20 min (2017) Human Flow is director and artist Ai Weiwei’s detailed and heartbreaking exploration into the global refugee crisis.  

Nov
28

Life Drawing Session

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