- Does understanding of place affect the work we make?
- When creating a work are we reflecting on a place we are inspired by?
- Does the space where we create work indirectly or directly influence our process and outcomes?
- Is your understanding of place metaphoric, for example a “place or time in your life”?
- What does “place” mean to you?
For this exhibit, curator James Boeding ’14, solicited submissions from peers across campus in response to the theme of “place.” The resulting installation, juxtaposes text and image in an easy and balanced manner.
Please join us in the Ramp Gallery, a student-curated venue on the lower level
of Hawthorne-Longfellow Library,
to celebrate the artists and the results of this collaboration.
Finally, online access to the back issues of The New York Review of Books!!! Just look at the list of reviewers and contributors in the first issue from Feb. 1, 1963: Lowell, Berryman, Dupee, Hardwick, Auden, McCarthy, Rahv, Mailer, Warren, Sontag (I’m not making this up), Kazin, Rich, Hollander, Glazer, Styron, Vidal and even more. And that’s just the first issue. Here’s a gem:
Making a living is nothing; the great difficulty is making a point, making a difference—with words. Elizabeth Hardwick in her piece “Grub Street: New York” from the first issue.
Your friends at the Library
Call for Submissions
the ramp gallery
Deadline extended: Thursday, February 13th
家庭 | Familie | Famiglia | ةﺓلﻝئﺉاﺍعﻉ | Family | Familia
Family can be a source of inspiration or motivation in our writing and in our art. The Ramp Gallery is accepting submissions for its Spring Show, which will highlight Family and its many definitions.
All two-dimensional work including short form creative writing pieces will be considered.
Deadline for submissions: Thursday, February 13th
Formats for submission:
Image: jpeg file named (last name, first initial, title of work) Example: smithj_KentIsland.jpeg
In your submission, please include the dimensions of the work.
Text: docx file named (last name, first initial, title of work) Example: smithj_wandering.docx
Send all submissions and attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org from your bowdoin.edu account
the ramp gallery
is a student driven curatorial project, hosted by
the Bowdoin College Library
Thursday, October 17th , 4:30pm-6pm
The Ramp Gallery in Hawthorne-Longfellow Library
The show, “90 Miles” is a photo exhibition complimented by Jack’s written observations about culture and the political climate in contemporary Cuba. Jack will lead a gallery discussion during the reception.
“90 miles across those waters lies a world that is very different from the one Cubans have known all their lives. The US is truly so close yet so far away. Cubans keep up with American pop music by tuning into American radio stations. I would sit on the Malecón at night and wonder if I could see the lights from Key West.”
See video of Jack discussing the photos Capitolo, Malecon, and 90 Miles.
The Ramp Gallery, located underground in the space between H-L and Hubbard Stacks, will be available for exhibitions of student work from all disciplines: photography, fiber arts, science poster presentations, etc. Work completed for classes or independently are both welcome.
Interested in exhibiting your work in the gallery? Email a brief proposal to The Ramp Gallery at email@example.com.
The Library now has access to two valuable resources for historical research:
The NAACP Papers: The NAACP’s Major Campaigns–Education, Voting, Housing, Employment, Armed Forces, which includes legal files, correspondence, meeting minutes, news clippings, memoranda, reports, and legal briefs related to these issues.
And Afro-Americana Imprints, 1535-1922, from the Library Company of Philadelphia. This database includes, among much more, congressional addresses, slave narratives, minstrel songs and shows and anti-abolition literature.
The Bowdoin community now can access the back issues of Scientific American from 1948-1992 and National Geographic from 1888-1994 online. Talk about fun! Read Robert E. Peary’s 1889 address to the National Geographic Society about his adventures in…Nicaragua! (and that other place he’s famous for) or Edward O. Wilson’s 1972 article Animal Communication in Scientific American.
Note that National Geographic does not allow downloading of articles, but you may print. And when you search Scientific American, you will get citations to earlier issues than are available online–you can find those issues at the Hatch Science Library.
Your friends at the Library
With summer here on campus comes a new journal backfile collection from JSTOR for researching all (well, most) green (and other colored) living things: the Ecology and Botany Collection! From the 1914 issue of the American Journal of Botany to the 1952 issue of Systematic Zoology, there is a nest of back issues for your research needs.
Just in time for your summer research, some fascinating new content has been added to the Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO) database:
Photography: the World Through the Lens assembles collections of photographs, photograph albums, photographically illustrated books and texts on the early history of photography from libraries and archives from across the globe.
Science, Technology, and Medicine: 1780-1925 covers every aspect of nineteenth-century science: electricity and electromagnetism, mathematics and engineering, astronomy and astrophysics, color theory and the theory of natural selection, geology and mineralogy, chemistry and medicine. This period was also considered the last great age of discovery, as explorers charted the interiors of the Americas, Asia, Africa, Australia, and the Arctic and Antarctic regions.
Women: Transnational Networks focuses on issues at the intersection of gender and class from the late-eighteenth century to the era of suffrage in the early-twentieth century, all through a transnational perspective. The collection contains deep information on European and North American movements, but also expands its scope to include collections from other regions.
Happy summer (researching)!