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Upcoming Virtual Events and Programs

For the time being, all in-person gatherings have been canceled. Please visit the COVID-19 FAQ page for Alumni for more information about Bowdoin events and visitors to campus.

The Supreme Court After Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Please join us as Katie Benner '99, The New York Times Justice Department reporter, talks with legal scholar Dennis Hutchinson ’69 and longtime Court observer Nancy Bellhouse May ’78 about Ginsburg’s legacy, her successor, and the issues facing the Court. Questions and answers to follow.

Wednesday, October 28th at 12:00 PM EDT

Haunted Bowdoin Tour

Learn eerie legends about Bowdoin’s illustrious alumni and virtually visit the most reputedly haunted buildings on campus on this tour led by David Francis, author of Haunted Bowdoin College. Questions and answers to follow.

Thursday, October 29th at 7:00 PM EDT

New Views of the Middle Ages: The Art Exhibition, Technology, Accessibility, and New Knowledge in the Age of COVID-19

Technologies developed over the last three decades have opened new opportunities for museums to reach a wider audience, and for visitors, whether in person or online, to engage with works of art in new ways. As museums around the world closed their doors in the face of a global pandemic, we have had an opportunity to re-evaluate the effectiveness of these technologies and perhaps even to envision new paths forward. This panel will address some of the ways in which museums, whether large, small, regional, academic, or encyclopedic, can develop and use technology to maintain, and perhaps even increase, public engagement. Presented by the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

Sir Paul Ruddock H’19, philanthropist and supporter of the arts
Barbara Boehm, Paul and Jill Ruddock Senior Curator for The Met Cloisters
Eyob Derillo, curator of Ethiopian collections, British Library

Sean P. Burrus, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow, BCMA

Thursday, November 5th at 1:00 PM EST

Audubon Birds of America Page-Turning

Join the exciting monthly tradition of the Audubon page-turning virtually! On the first Friday of the month, SC&A staff will livestream turning the page of Audubon’s double-elephant folio Birds of America, a momentous work that offers a window into American ornithology, print history, climate change, and more. This month's guest speakers are members of the Class of 2024 enrolled in Professor Dana Byrd's seminar "Faked, Forged, Stolen, and Repatriated: Crimes Against Art."

Friday, November 6th at 12:30 PM EST

Driving the Green Book with Alvin Hall '74

President Clayton Rose is joined by journalist, author, and educator Alvin Hall '74, who recently took a 2,000 mile road trip from Detroit to New Orleans, interviewing people along the way, resulting in Driving the Green Book podcast. Join us to hear more about Alvin's journey. Questions and answers to follow. 

Tuesday, November 10th at 5:00 PM EST

Conversation with President Clayton Rose and Kenneth Chenault ’73, H’96

President Clayton Rose speaks with renowned leader and business strategist Ken Chenault '73, H'96, former CEO of American Express, now chairman and managing director at venture capital firm General Catalyst and board member at Airbnb, Berkshire Hathaway, and more.

Thursday, December 3rd at 4:00 PM EST