The Honorands: Chuck Leavell H’17 on His Musical Origins (207)

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Grammy-winning musician and conservationist Chuck Leavell, who is perhaps best known for his work as keyboardist and musical director for the Rolling Stones, received an honorary degree during Bowdoin’s 212th Commencement. While on campus he sat down for what turned out to be a wide-ranging interview with the WCSH newsmagazine 207.

Rather than leave anything on the cutting room floor, 207 is broadcasting the interview in a series of segments. In this first installment, Leavell talks with host Rob Caldwell in the Studzinski Recital Hall rehearsal room about his involvement with music at an early age. He also references the honorary degree and offers a shout-out to his friend, Trustee Andy Serwer ’81, P’16, P’20. Watch the segment.

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.

Read more in Bowdoin News

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.