Hopping with Hopper Visitors, Bowdoin College Museum of Art Extends Sunday Hours

Hundreds of people each day have been coming to see Edward Hopper’s Maine, the Bowdoin College Museum of Art exhibition featuring 88 of the artist’s early paintings, watercolors, drawings and prints.

The Museum is now making it even easier to take them in by expanding its Sunday hours. Through October 16, 2011, the duration of the Hopper exhibition, the Museum will be open Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.

The Museum is also open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.­–5 p.m., remaining open until 8:30 p.m. Thursday evenings. The Museum is closed Mondays and national holidays.


Interactive: Mapping the 2010 US Census (New York Times)

The latest U.S. Census figures pertaining to population growth and decline, and changes in racial and ethnic concentrations are at your fingertips in this interactive map. Click here then mouse over any county to find the numbers.

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Friday at the Tour de France: Brian Wedge ’97 on Today’s Brutal Mountain Stage

When the peloton scales the Alps in today’s 19th stage of the Tour de France, Brian Wedge ’97 can sympathize with the riders’ fiery lungs and burning quads. Brian recently returned from a ten-day ride through the high Alps from Geneva, Switzerland, to Cannes, France, via the toughest climbs of the Tour, raising money for the cancer charity Leuka in honor of his sister Lea, a leukemia survivor. As a member of Team Fireflies, Brian rode more than 100 miles a day, and as many as 12,500 vertical feet a day—”For those who suffer, we ride” is the Fireflies motto—including several of the Tour’s notorious mountain sections and the “beyond category” climbs of today’s stage, up Galibier and the Alpe d’Huez. “It is a short stage,” proclaims the Tour’s website, “Nevertheless, all of the riders will be afraid of it.”

All photos courtesy of The Fireflies Ride.

We caught up with Le Wedge and asked him for the scoop on this section of Le Tour:

“This is a special year in the high Alps. Exactly 100 years ago, the Tour de France first braved these high summits and dangerous descents. Today, Friday, marks a significant stage of The Tour, without any doubt, the most brutal day of the entire race, with riders climbing over Col du Télégraphe, Col du Galibier, and L’Alpe d’Huez.”

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