"William Wegman: Hello Nature" at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art
More than 1,500 people visited the Bowdoin College Museum of Art for the opening weekend of the new William Wegman show, roughly 100 more than came out for the opening of the Edward Hopper exhibition last summer.
David Bruce '13 in the UrbanLab office with architect/founder Martin Felsen
Sam “David” Bruce ’13 is taking advantage of a new Bowdoin fellowship to gain experience in the imaginative field of sustainable architecture and urban design. This summer he is helping to fashion cutting-edge buildings and infrastructure that could one day recycle resources, reduce waste and cut pollution.
Bruce is the first recipient of the Cooke fellowship, established last year by Chester W. Cooke III ’57 to support students pursuing environmental studies. The rising senior is using his funding to intern at the UrbanLab, an architecture firm in Chicago founded by the husband and wife team of Martin Felsen and Sarah Dunn. Continue reading Bowdoin Senior Sees the Future of Urban Design
While the Associated Press calls Brunswick a “good destination for history buffs,” it also acknowledges the town’s lively restaurant scene, first-rate art museum and other attractions that make it, according to the Smithsonian Magazine, one of America’s best small towns in 2012. The AP credits Bowdoin College with adding luster to the town, attracting many luminaries here from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow to William Wegman.
The article recommends visitors stop by the Joshua Chamberlain house, First Parish Church, Skolfield-Whittier House, Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and the new Wegman exhibition at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. “For those tempted to dismiss Wegman as a gimmicky photographer who, as one passer-by was overheard to say, takes pictures of “dogs in dresses,” this show may change your mind,” AP Travel Editor Beth J. Harpaz writes.
And Harpaz adds that the Downeaster train, which is expected to start service between Brunswick and Boston in November, will further enhance Brunswick’s “really bright future.”
Pam Phillips Torrey, Bowdoin’s director of parent giving in the development office, was the first female to cross the finish line in Saturday’s 2.4-mile race in 50:14.5, according to the Portland Press Herald. The course takes swimmers around Fort Gorges to the East End Beach in Portland. The 316 swimmers who participated raised $26,000 for the local YMCA.