Past Events at the Museum

An archive of events held in the past.

May
13

Life Drawing Session

UPDATE: Due to the college’s COVID-19 policy, Life Drawing sessions have been cancelled until further notice. As a service to the artists in our on…

May
20

Life Drawing Session

UPDATE: Due to the college’s COVID-19 policy, Life Drawing sessions have been cancelled until further notice. As a service to the artists in our on…

May
27

Life Drawing Session

UPDATE: Due to the college’s COVID-19 policy, Life Drawing sessions have been cancelled until further notice. As a service to the artists in our on…

Sep
2

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…

Sep
9

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…

Sep
16

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…

Sep
23

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…

Sep
30

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…

Oct
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…

Oct
12

Paint Night #1

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…

Oct
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…

Oct
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…

Oct
22

Lecture: “Ashley Bryan” by Nikki Giovanni

Renowned poet Nikki Giovanni discusses the life and work of Ashley Bryan from her perspective as a longtime friend of and collaborator with the artist…

Oct
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…

Oct
29

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
4

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
9

Paint Night #2

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…

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…