Human-Animal Relationship Inspires Printmaker, Visiting Artist Diessner

Nancy Diessner

A chance encounter at a roadside store in Montana a few years ago led Nancy Diessner, Bowdoin’s Spring 2017 Marvin Bileck Printmaking Project Visiting Artist, into a warehouse full of taxidermied animals. She found the experience unsettling, but in that she also found inspiration. Read more in Bowdoin News.

Policing the Police: Alex Reed ’10 Describes DOJ Internship

Alex Reed ’10

Alex Reed ’10 is in her final year at University of Michigan Law School. She spent last summer as a legal intern with a unit of the US Department of Justice, where she had the opportunity to work with experienced civil rights attorneys on investigations into police misconduct in Baltimore and Chicago. Read more in Bowdoin News.

Bowdoin’s Franz: Clinton Campaign’s TV Ads Had Little To Do with Policy (Vox)

Hillary Clinton. Image: Wikimedia Commons

The television ads run by Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign were much more focused on attacking opponent Donald Trump’s personality than his policies, concludes the latest study by the Wesleyan Media Project, as reported by Jeff Stein in Vox. The Wesleyan Media Project includes Associate Professor of Government Michael Franz.

Museum of Art’s Mummy Portrait ‘Important Enough to Get You to a Museum’ (Portland Press Herald)

“Fayum Mummy Portrait Mask,” Egyptian, ca. second century AD, painted on wood with applied gilt leaf. Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

A 2,000 year old Egyptian portrait, acquired last year by the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, is described as both “startling” and “mind-boggling” by art historian Daniel Kany.

“Sometimes a single work of art is interesting or important enough to get you to a museum,” wrote Kany in the Portland Press Herald, and this painting is one of those, he said.

He also reviewed several other artifacts on display at the museum, which Kany described as having “some world-renowned holdings that rate beyond anything else in the state.”