Stories about "Arts"
From ‘Rugrats’ to 50th Reunion, Norton Virgien ’74 traces his career as a Hollywood animator

Thursday, June 6, 2024 10:21 am

"My career has alternated between projects that I've loved, and time looking for the next project that I'm going to love,” said Virgien, an award-winning TV and fiml animator, this year's Distinguished Alumnus in Residence and a member of the 50th Reunion class returning to Bates this weekend.

Picture Story: Baccalaureate 2024, and a Bates class that found its common humanity

Friday, May 31, 2024 12:33 pm

This immersive photographic display captures Bates' distinctive Baccalaureate Service. Far from serious or somber, it is a "celebration that is particular to each graduating class," said President Garry W. Jenkins.

70 years after his Bates honorary degree, William Grant Still ‘returns’ for inauguration

Thursday, May 2, 2024 11:40 am

Still, who received an honorary degree from Bates 70 years ago and whose music will be performed May 4 during the installation of Bates President Jenkins, was known as the dean of African American composers.

‘A really amazing thing’: The 2024 Senior Thesis Exhibition has arrived

Friday, April 12, 2024 10:03 am

Photographs and text about the eight seniors who have moved their artwork from studios into the Bates Museum of Art for the 2024 Senior Thesis Exhibition — a "moment that validates what is possible."

Humanity comes first in casting students for Bates theater’s ‘The Gravediggers Union’

Friday, March 8, 2024 11:21 am

Filling in for a cast member during a dress rehearsal, visiting director Kevin R. Free hopped into a grave on the set, but not before offering a giggle and a burst of mirth because, he says, “Joy is my activism."

Bates Magazine: Fall 2023

Wednesday, January 31, 2024 4:57 pm

Here’s a flip version of the most recent issue of Bates Magazine,…

Picture Story: A winter night for the arts

Friday, January 26, 2024 11:16 am

From Coram Library, home of the new Immersive Media Studio, to Olin Arts Center, flung open for Open Studio night, the campus was alight with the arts on a winter night.

Take a chance on stage: Students and faculty share why they stepped into the Schaeffer Theatre limelight

Friday, January 26, 2024 10:55 am

The annual Cultural Showcase has a “if you build it, they will come” vibe. Hear from some of the students and faculty who share why they took a chance to step into the Schaeffer Theatre limelight this year.

Monday, Jan. 15 9–10:30am | The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Keynote Keynote speaker and presenter Bryant Terry is an award-winning chef, food justice activist, and critically acclaimed author. Welcoming Remarks Tyler Harper, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies President’s Welcome Garry W. Jenkins, President of Bates College Introduction of Keynote Speaker Phoebe Stern ‘24 (shown in several photos with her mother) Keynote Address Bryant Terry Closing James Reese, Associate Dean for International Student Programs Location: Gomes Chapel
13 cooking tips from James Beard Award–winning chef and author Bryant Terry

Friday, January 19, 2024 12:33 pm

During this year's MLK Day keynote, Terry prepared a dish of tofu curry with mustard greens, along the way offering a baker's dozen of cooking tips and insights.

Bates in the News: Jan. 12, 2024

Friday, January 12, 2024 9:26 am

Bates professor Tyler Harper writes about the racial politics of the movie American Fiction, and the international media reports the death of a provocative performance arist who was a former longtime member of the Bates faculty.

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