Stories about "Bates College Museum of Art"
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

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.

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.

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.

Video: Works by Ashley Bryan, who ‘finds love and joy in what we live in,’ at Bates Museum of Art

Friday, October 23, 2020 11:46 am

Renowned poet Yolande Cornelia “Nikki” Giovanni Jr. touched her heart with her...

Bates in the News: Sept. 10, 2020

Thursday, September 10, 2020 12:32 pm

Wired and The Guardian turn to Bates people for insights into troubling issues, plus Jason Castro explains how a mouse can smell without using its nose.

Donald Lent, artist, teacher, and mentor who built the visual arts program at Bates College, dies at age 86

Thursday, July 9, 2020 11:13 am

The architect of the college's studio art program, Lent mentored and instilled "a sense of possibilities" in generations of Bates art students.

From left, James Jones '20 of Colorado Springs, Colo., Vanessa Paolella '21 of Dingman's Ferry, Pa., and Abby Hamilton of Yarmouth, Maine, joined Dorothy Foster Kern ’42 of Auburn, Maine, in Commons for a lunchtime conversation about what life is like on campus now vs. how it was back in the day.Kern turned 100 years old on Monday, Sept. 23, and was on campus today for her first-ever lunch in Commons, where the dining staff serenaded her with "Happy Birthday" and served up a specially-prepared birthday cake prepared by Head Baker Daisy Taylor and presented by Assistant Vice President for Dining, Conferences and Campus Events Christine Shwartz.
Bates in the News: Jan. 24, 2020

Friday, January 24, 2020 10:57 am

One professor writes about rural school closures, another studies urban heat islands, and an alumni centenarian makes it on NPR.

During a visit to Bates College, students from the Tripp Middle School in Turner stop for a tour of the Bates Museum of Art, where they view two exhibitions on display.Upstairs: "Vanessa German:Miracles and Glory Abound" (October 25, 2019 ñ March 28, 2020)Downstairs: "Ralph Eugene Meatyard:Stages for Being (October 25, 2019 ñ March 28, 2020)Louise Ouillette, Bates Museum of Art attendant, and Tony Leavitt, a science teacher at the Tripp Middle School, takes a closer look at Vanessa German's art work in the Upper Gallery of the Museum.
Bates in the News: Dec. 20, 2019

Friday, December 20, 2019 9:20 am

An alum in Congress, an old-timey movie star, and two picture-book experts feature in this last Bates in the News of the decade.

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