Past Events at the Museum

An archive of events held in the past.

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…

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…