Mary Pols

Stories by Mary Pols
Installation of upcoming Marsden Hartley exhibition.Included in the photographs: Gerald Walsh, art preparator (he is an independent contractor) vacuums dust bunnies from Hartley’s 1942 painting “Christ” (oil on masonite); education curator Anthony Shostak; curator Bill Low; and Corie Audette, assistant collections manager and museum registrar.
13 nuggets from a gem of an exhibition about Lewiston-born modernist artist Marsden Hartley

Friday, September 24, 2021 11:25 am

Personal effects and mementoes, alongside a powerful showcase of artwork, gives nuanced meaning to Marsden Hartley: Adventurer in the Arts, now at the Bates College Museum of Art.

A Bates family story, of father and a daughter, and ‘how far we’ve come’

Thursday, June 24, 2021 9:50 am

Tiauna Walker, Bates Class of ’21, was born when her father, Ed Walker ’02, was a first-year student just finding his place on the Bates campus. “How far we’ve come,” says the proud dad.

Aiming for ‘different’: the story behind the 2021 ivy stone

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 11:07 am

A Bates tradition since 1879, class ivy stones tend to feature familiar elements year to year. Now it's time for something complete different.

Bates bio students join greenhouse-gas project to help squelch the bovine belch

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 2:14 pm

In partnership with a Maine research lab, an innovative Bates biology course gives students up-close experience with cows and dung — all in service to a project to reduce greenhouse gas.

On the finale of HBO’s ‘Mare of Easttown’: Richard of Bates?

Thursday, June 3, 2021 6:12 pm

“Never even heard of Bates College,” says Kate Winslet's character in the season finale of HBO's Mare of Easttown. What's up with that?

Both from Zimbabwe, Commencement’s two Senior Speakers also have compelling stories in common

Friday, May 21, 2021 12:06 pm

By coincidence, the two Senior Speakers at Commencement 2021 (one for each of two ceremonies) are both STEM majors from Zimbabwe. And both will tell compelling stories that are personal and universal.

Portraits of the artists, and their artwork, from the 2021 Senior Thesis Exhibition

Thursday, May 6, 2021 9:31 am

This year's Senior Thesis Exhibition features work by six studio art majors in the Class of 2021. See examples of their work and portraits of the artists by Phyllis Graber Jensen.

Marshall Hatch Jr. ’10 and the legacy of what it means to be Black in America

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 2:04 pm

In the West Garfield neighborhood of Chicago, Marshall Hatch Jr. ’10 works with young men of color in a job and life-skills training project. Hatch is right where he’s supposed to be.

Bates announces virtual MLK Day events, including Angela Davis as keynote

Friday, January 15, 2021 2:13 pm

Davis opens a day of reflection with her Martin Luther King Jr. Day keynote, "Reckoning," on the carceral state.

Bates loans pivotal COVID-19 storage freezers to local hospitals

Thursday, December 17, 2020 2:01 pm

In the life-and-death battle against the pandemic, Bates professors donate pivotal COVID-19 vaccine storage freezers to two Maine hospitals.

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