Art With a Moral Message: William Powell Frith and Victorian Realism

Pamela Fletcher

As she prepares for her next book, Professor of Art History Pamela Fletcher examines how Victorian art reflected social reality.

In a recent faculty seminar she focused on the work of William Powell Frith, a one-time celebrity of the art world who was pushed into obscurity by the rise of modernism. Read more in Bowdoin News

Bowdoin’s Kolster to Discuss River Photography Book at Griffin Museum

Michael Kolster

Michael Kolster

Associate Professor of Art Mike Kolster is featured speaker at the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, Massachusetts, this Thursday, May 25, 2017.

He will discuss the book Take Me to the River: Photographs of Atlantic Rivers (GFT Publishing, 2016), which features photographs by Kolster of four rivers that flow into the Atlantic Ocean—the Androscoggin, Schuylkill, James, and Savannah—as they emerge from two centuries of industrial use and neglect.

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Bowdoin’s Lee on How Balzac’s Fantasy Travelog Redefines Realism

Michelle Lee

Postdoctoral fellow Michell Lee explains how the nineteenth-century French author’s foray into fictional travel writing “showed the world how the scope of realism could be expanded beyond its traditional, European boundaries.” Read more in Bowdoin News.

100 Years On: Symposium Shines Spotlight on Gender and Religion in the Russian Revolution

Soviet poster made in 1924 by Alexander Samokhvalov to commemorate the 7th anniversary of the Russian Revolution

It’s one hundred years this year since the Russian Revolution, and to help mark the centennial of this seismic event, scholars from across the country are coming to Bowdoin College for a symposium. Bowdoin News talked with organizer professor Page Herringer, who said the event is focusing on how the Revolution dealt with the issues of gender equality and organized religion.