Stories about "Arts"
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?

Video: Bowie meets the Bard through director Deon Custard ’21

Friday, May 21, 2021 9:07 am

Custard took Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, added a dose of glam rock, and shook it all into something fresh, but also vintage, for the Bates stage.

Picture story: Mingle and meet at the Senior Thesis Exhibition opening

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 5:51 pm

Tucked into the corner of the Bates College Museum of Art is a small sign with an invitation from Christopher Barker ’21: He wants visitors to pick up his ghostly, serene-looking vessels.

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.

Acting with a mask, a story about Bates theater in three parts

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 5:30 pm

For many people, the idea of standing under the spotlight and reciting...

Bates to honor Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard, artist Vanessa German, musician Rhiannon Giddens, and activist and lawyer Chase Strangio at Commencement

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 3:44 pm

Following last year's virtual event, the college's 155th Commencement will feature two complete, in-person ceremonies on May 27, each accommodating half the senior class.

Magician Abby Segal ’23 to appear on ‘Penn & Teller: Fool Us’

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 4:14 pm

The immense disruption of COVID-19 offered Segal a magical opportunity to appear on the TV show Penn & Teller: Fool Us.

Jonathan Farrell '20 binds his creative writing yearlong thesis, a series of short stories, written under the guidance of his adviser, Jessica Anthony. He gathered a group of friends in the library at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning to bind his thesis (not quite done but close enough) to find closure. And he asked his friend Stevens "Steve" Shea '22 of Wilson, Wyoming.“It’s weird. Like, I feel like this was something kind of last minute, that I wanted to bind in the end. But they kind of gave me the closure I was so desperately looking for. And since, this thesis isn't really just a semester or year- long like mine was in the end, but it's kind of like all these stories are the amalgamation of my entire time here at Bates and something that I've been fortunate enough to write, and looking back reminded me of everything I've been through. The themes are kind of centered around, are kind of themed around an idea of loneliness and how characters try to cope with that. One of the stories is about a guy sitting upon a chapel kind of rooftop talking to gargoyles. Another one is a guy trying to think about how you can get a goldfish out of his toilet, and his goldfish is like almost a plastic God sort of thing. Yes, the characters cope with their own loneliness and they move forward. Great.Steve has become a really good friend of mine this year. I met him at the beginning of the year, and I didn't really know him at first, but we were rock climbing together. He was always around a lot when I was working on my thesis, which was Saturday nights when the deadline was Sunday morning. And whatever I would write about it, like Johnny, ‘it's all good.’ Like, ‘don't worry about it. You know, you're writing You're doing well.’ You're like, ‘just keep on going.’ And that was something I was so kind of thankful for.”“It's definitely weird that we're all done. I mean, so many seniors are now off campus. And we kind of, I've been thinking a lot like, you know,
Bates photographers’ favorite images of an unfavorable 2020

Thursday, December 17, 2020 12:46 pm

Like you, we kinda cringe at putting "favorite" and "2020" in the same sentence. But we always play favorites when it comes to Bates and Bates people.

Bates in the News: Dec. 4, 2020

Friday, December 4, 2020 11:45 am

The media seek out Bates folks for stories about shipwrecks, the Gomes Chapel, urban gardening, and mentoring

7 pieces of hopeful, loving, and creative advice from two artists’ 174 years of wisdom

Friday, November 6, 2020 9:01 am

Amid these tumultuous times, we found comfort and advice from the hopeful conversation between artists and friends Ashley Bryan, age 97, and Nikki Giovanni, age 77.

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