Location: Bowdoin / Art History / Activity / 2012 / Insight Out: Exploring Gifts of Art from Private Collector

Art History

Insight Out: Exploring Gifts of Art from Private Collector

Story posted January 24, 2012

Thursday, February 16 at 4:30
and
Friday, February 17 at 2:00.
Curatorial Conversations in the Art Museum
Focus & John A. and Helen P. Becker Galleries, Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Insight Out: Exploring Gifts of Art from Private CollectorJoin the student-curators of Insight Out: Exploring Gifts from Private Collectors for a conversation about how they created the exhibition that opened last Friday night. Find out more about what goes on behind the scenes in the Art Museum and the objects in the show. Conversations will be held in the Museum on Thursday, February 16 at 4:30 and Friday, February 17 at 2:00.
Everyone is welcome.
Please come and bring your questions.

Jan 24, 2012 - Apr 15, 2012
Insight Out: Exploring Gifts of Art from Private Collectors
Focus & John A. and Helen P. Becker Galleries, Bowdoin College Museum of Art

This exhibition celebrates the contributions of private art collectors to Bowdoin since the bequest of James Bowdoin III in 1811. Their many gifts – a few of which have been selected - extend the legacy of James Bowdoin III, expand visual and cultural horizons, and enrich the liberal arts curriculum. Artists featured include James McNeill Whistler, Winslow Homer, Henri Matisse, and Käthe Kollwitz. The show is curated by students in Art History 261: Private Treasures; Public Gifts.

This exhibition celebrates the contributions of private art collectors to Bowdoin since the bequest of James Bowdoin III in 1811
— Professor Linda Docherty