Bates College Museum of Art celebrates 10 years

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Olin Arts Center, the Museum of Art will launch its 1996-97 season at 7 p.m. Sept. 6. with an opening reception for an upper-gallery exhibit by Bates College faculty. An exhibition of highlighted works from the museum’s permanent collection along with Modern Artists and Book Illustration will also be on display in the lower-level gallery.

The exhibits will be on display until Oct. 25. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Included in the faculty exhibit will be the works of multimedia artist Robert Feintuch, photographer Elke Morris, painter and printmaker Donald Lent, ceramicist Paul Heroux and painter Joseph Nicoletti.

“The work of the Bates art faculty is nationally and internationally exhibited, so it is an honor to bring together some of their current work for the public to see,” said Genetta McLean, director of the museum. “A celebration of their teaching is particularly appropriate in the context of the 10th anniversary of the Olin Arts Center.”

The permanent collection highlights will include works by Theodore Rousseau, Marsden Hartley and Paul Cezanne.