F. Holland Day (1864–1933), "The Seven Words," 1898, seven platinum prints in original frame, 8 1/2 in. x 35 1/2 in., F. Holland Day Collection, Norwood Historical Society, Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Photograph © 2012 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Pioneering Boston photographer F. Holland Day (1864-1933), known best for his early 20th-century advocacy of photography as a valid new medium of artistic expression, will be the subject of the upcoming exhibition Making a Presence: F. Holland Day in Artistic Photography, on view at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, September 6, 2012, through December 23, 2012.
The exhibition provides a rare opportunity for appreciation of Day’s multiple contributions to photography and fine art. Focusing mainly on images of the artist himself, the exhibition also includes some photographs taken in Maine, where Day summered in Georgetown in the early part of the 20th century.
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Amid the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, Bowdoin is preparing to commemorate the sesquicentennial with Alumni College programming. ”The Afterlife of the American Civil War,” a series scheduled August 8-11, 2013, will feature keynote speakers, talks by Bowdoin faculty and walking tours of historic Brunswick.
In the months leading up to the Alumni College, the Bowdoin Daily Sun, at the beginning of the month, will post Civil War milestones and other remembrances related to the College.
With thanks to the George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, this month we feature September 1862 entries from the journal of John Deering Jr., a member of the Class of 1864, and excerpts of letters from Charles Henry Howard, a member of the Class of 1859, to his brothers on Sept. 19 and 21, 1862, following the battle of Antietam (Sept. 17, 1862).
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Dedicated student volunteers and staff from local nonprofits spent their lunch break at a volunteer fair held on campus last Friday to chat with curious passers-by about their work in the community.
Thirty student-led groups were at the fair, which is held in the first few days of the semester every year to help recruit new members, particularly among the first-year class. The Bowdoin Volunteer Corps is made up of student-initiated community service groups advised by the McKeen Center for the Common Good.
“It’s really helpful to get first-years involved and other [students] who might not know how,” said Caitlin Callahan, assistant director for student community service. “It’s a great chance for students to talk to student leaders, community partners and McKeen staff to get a sense of the breadth of what we offer.”
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Every year during orientation, first-year students are required to watch Speak About It, a play written, directed and acted by Bowdoin students. The performance brings to life the College’s dry sexual misconduct policy, and shows clearly, through skits and monologues, what the legalese “effective consent” really means.
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