"William Wegman: Hello Nature" at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art July 13-October 21, 2012.
A comprehensive exhibition showcasing more than 30 years of work by artist William Wegman will be on view at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art from July 13 through October 21, 2012. William Wegman: Hello Nature will feature more than 100 works including photographs, videos, paintings and drawings — all of which were produced in or inspired by the state of Maine. Taken together, this body of work attests to Wegman’s rigorous and sustained engagement with the natural world and places the artist squarely within the American landscape tradition. To mark the opening of this major exhibition, the artist will deliver a keynote talk at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 14, and this will be followed by a public reception at the Museum.
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A two-day workshop is underway, sponsored by the Department of Earth and Oceanographic Science and the College, focusing on the observed trends and variability in the physical, chemical and biological characteristics of the Gulf of Maine. Scientists have for decades been making continuous observations of this region, from hydrology to circulation, nutrients to fisheries, and have identified notable and portent trends and shifts. The workshop, comprising guest lecturers and Bowdoin’s Collin Roesler, associate professor of earth and oceanographic science, convenes experts on the region to share their long-term investigations with other experts, students and interested participants. View the workshop’s poster abstracts.
Phui Yi Kong '15
Phui Yi Kong ’15 plans to bring a unique drama program to Bowdoin College next semester, inviting both Bowdoin students and locals to participate as actors in her experimental ensemble.
The group will use drama to explore pressing social and political issues, developing several interactive performances over the semester. Called the Theater of the Oppressed, the program is designed to build community through theater and encourage participants and spectators to work through some of today’s complex problems at a local level, according to Kong.
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My father’s family name being Pirrip, and my Christian name Philip, my infant tongue could make of both names nothing longer or more explicit than Pip. So, I called myself Pip, and came to be called Pip.
—first line of Great Expectations
Seventy graphic designers and typographers have created what they imagine the first page of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations would look like today if it were printed by a contempory publishing company. The results (although a little hard to see here, unfortunately) are often surprising, funny or beautiful.
The project is an attempt to show the possibilities of typography and design in a printed book. “We’ve been interested, for some time, in exploring how type and layout affect the way we read and the assumptions a reader makes when they first see a page,” graphic designer Lucienne Roberts, the instigator of the project, told The Atlantic. “Many people read novels, but the influence of the typesetting and layout is arguably invisible to most.”