Stories about "Arts"
Bates is the place for K–3 educators seeking to learn the best way to use children’s picture books

Tuesday, August 30, 2022 3:50 pm

Over the summer, K–3 educators came to campus to learn from a Bates expert how to use children's picture books to teach their young charges about inclusion, respect, and cultures beyond their own.

Bates photography exclusively featured in special issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education

Monday, August 22, 2022 3:13 pm

The Chronicle of Higher Education, the preeminent U.S. higher ed publication, features Bates College photography exclusively for its 2022–23 Almanac issue.

Look who’s 40! Bates Dance Festival’s full return arrives in style

Friday, June 24, 2022 10:27 am

The Bates Dance Festival is turning 40 this summer and in fitting fashion, plans for the anniversary celebration will pull together the many elements that have made this renowned festival endure for four decades:

Class of 2022 ivy stone is a study in simplicity

Friday, May 20, 2022 3:26 pm

Designed by a Bates studio art major, and installed by Bates mason Ron Tardif with the tools of his trade, the Class of 2022 ivy stone is all about simplicity. This year’s design shows the power of simplicity.

Bates Film Festival announces 2022 awards in six categories

Friday, May 13, 2022 1:01 pm

From more than 20 films screened at the 2022 Bates Film Festival, the Bates students who produced the festival have announced jury and audience awards in six categories.

The opening reception for the Annual Senior Exhibition takes place in the Bates College Museum of Art.When Bates studio art majors reach their senior year, they embark on a thesis project that ultimately leads them to a professionally mounted exhibition at the Bates College Museum of Art. These young artists work in many mediums, but all have the same directive: to use sustained studio time to create a collection that coheres into an expression of their individual artistic beings at this particular moment in time. Even though the work presented in the annual Senior Thesis Exhibition is decidedly individual — the 15 artists from this year’s Class of 2022 work in paint, colored pencil, rotoscope animation, photography, and installation and collage — collective themes sometimes emerge from these seniors who are about to enter the broader world.Bora Lugunda ‘25 of Kinshasa, Congo, looks at photography by Jack Ryan ’22 of Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y.
Video: See the opening of the 2022 Bates Senior Thesis Exhibition

Thursday, May 5, 2022 11:50 am

Watch as 15 studio arts students present their senior theses to friends, family, and faculty, in projects brimming with personal meaning.

Meet the artists of the 2022 Bates Senior Thesis Exhibition and themes of life-altering experiences of our times

Wednesday, April 13, 2022 8:51 am

Home is where — or what — the art is for many of these seniors participating in the studio art thesis exhibition

Video: Noah Pott ’22 and the romance between theater and music

Friday, April 1, 2022 9:30 am

Noah Pott '22 believes in the power of collaboration, as he makes a habit of directing — from a capella choir, to a musical, to a live orchestra.

Slideshow: Not your traditional ‘Antigone’

Thursday, March 17, 2022 1:23 pm

“What happens when we are deprived of the ability to grieve?” That’s...

Quest to solve the mysteries of Marsden Hartley’s artwork receives $100K boost

Friday, February 18, 2022 12:05 pm

The enormous task of locating and documenting more than 1,600 works by Lewiston-born artist Marsden Hartley received a major gift from the Vilcek Foundation, a family foundation with a long history of collecting Hartley works.

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