Past Events at the Museum

An archive of events held in the past.

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…

Nov
15

Movie Screening: Manufactured Landscapes

Manufactured Landscapes is a 2006 feature-length documentary film about the work of photographer Edward Burtynsky. It reveals the gritty underside of industrial landscapes. Burtynsky explores the subtle beauty amid the…

Nov
14

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…

Sammy Baloji, Untitled 13, 2006, the Mémoire series, archival digital photograph on satin matte paper, 24 x 94 1/2 inches, courtesy of the artist and Axis Gallery, New York
Nov
12

Panel Discussion: Environmental Degradation & Histories of Colonialism

Artists: Sammy Baloji, Democratic Republic of the Congo/Brussels; Maika’i Tubbs, Hawai’i/Brooklyn Faculty: Leslie Hill, Associate Professor, Gender and Sexuality Studies; Patrick W. Otim, Assistant Professor,…

Nov
8

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. More than…

Nov
7

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
31

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…

Superflex, Flooded McDonald’s, 2009, film, 21 minutes (still)​, courtesy of the artists
Oct
27

Opening Reception

Anthropocenic: Art About the Natural World in the Human Era Amy Stacey Curtis: Time and Place Anthropocenic is a topical and compelling group exhibition by 17…

Oct
27

Otis Lecture: On Rising: Exertion, activism and art in the age of climate change

Elizabeth Rush, author of Rising Harvey. Maria. Irma. Sandy. Katrina. We live in a time of unprecedented hurricanes and catastrophic weather events, a time when…

Oct
27

Amy Stacey Curtis: Installation Activation

Amy Stacey Curtis will be at the Bates College Museum of Art to greet visitors, answer questions, and to begin activation of her new interactive…

Oct
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…

Oct
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…

Oct
5

Dahlov Ipcar’s Favorite Folk Songs and Ballads presented by Friends of Dahlov Ipcar

Friends of Dahlov Ipcar will be presenting a concert of her favorite folksongs and ballads, while projecting her illustrations of the songs. Songs will be…

Blue Moon Jungle, 2006, oil on linen, 24 x 36 inches, Private Collection
Oct
5

Farewell reception for the Dahlov Ipcar exhibition, Dahlov Ipcar: Blue Moons & Menageries

Help the museum celebrate the successful run of the wonderful Dahlov Ipcar exhibition, Blue Moons & Menageires with this farewell reception!  Immediately following will be…

Oct
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…

Sep
26

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
19

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
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…

Sep
7

Panel Discussion: Toward Modern Art Pedagogy

This event features three panelists with expertise in art education: Kate Cargile, artist and award-winning Art Teacher, Lewiston Middle School; Sara Torres Vega, Education Research…

Sep
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…

Blue Moon Games, 2006, oil on linen, 30 x 30 inches, Private Collection
Jun
9

“Into the Menagerie” | Gallery Talk

Rachel Walls ’99, Principal of Rachel Walls Fine Art, will present a short lecture and lead a gallery talk in the exhibition, Dahlov Ipcar: Blue…

Valley of Tishnar, 1966, oil on canvas, 23 x 35 inches, Private collection
Jun
8

Opening Reception: Dahlov Ipcar: Blue Moons & Menageries

The Dahlov Ipcar: Blue Moons & Menageries exhibition presents a wide array of paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures by one of Maine’s best-known artists, Dahlov…

May
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…

May
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…

May
11

Paint Night

Looking for a last-minute gift for Mother’s Day? Come to the Bates College Museum of Art’s Spring Paint Night on Friday, May 11! The Paint…

May
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…

May
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…

Apr
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…

Apr
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…

Maria-Anna Chrysovergi, Untitled, 2018, Inject print, 32 x 22 inches
Apr
6

Senior Thesis Exhibition Opening Reception

Friday, April 6 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
4

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
30

Printmaking Workshop

The Bates College Museum of Art will host a printmaking workshop for ages 5 and up on Friday, March 30, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to…

Mar
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…

Mar
21

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
14

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
7

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
2

Gallery Talk by Artist & Scholar Gu Zheng

Photographer and art historian, Gu Zheng, returns to the the Bates College Museum to discuss his work in the museum’s collection in an informal gallery…

Mar
2

The Bates College Museum of Art will host two Ukrainian egg decorating workshops with Lesia Sochor on Friday, March 2, 2018. The workshops will take…

Mar
2

Pysanky! Learn the Art of Ukrainian Egg Decorating with Lesia Sochor

The Bates College Museum of Art will host two Ukrainian egg decorating workshops with Lesia Sochor on Friday, March 2, 2018. The workshops will take…

Feb
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…

Feb
15

Panel Discussion/Conversation: artists Rona Pondick and Robert Feintuch, with Phong Bui, and Dan Mills

Panel Discussion/Conversation: artists Rona Pondick and Robert Feintuch, with Phong Bui, and Dan Mills Reception to follow at the Museum Rona Pondick has exhibited extensively…

Feb
14

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
7

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
31

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…