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detail of "St. Jerome in his Study," 1514, by Albrecht Durer, German, 1471-1528. Engraving. Bequest of David P. Becker, Class of 1970.


July 26, 2018 - January 06, 2019
Markell Gallery

"A Handheld History" allows viewers to experience the intimacy and poignancy of portrait medals spanning nearly five centuries and to consider the lessons they have to impart to contemporary audiences.
June 23, 2018 - October 28, 2018
Halford Gallery

This exhibition explores the question of Homer’s relationship with the medium of photography and its impact on his artistic practice.
May 24, 2018 - August 19, 2018
Zuckert Seminar Room

This exhibition features a selection of art works created in Maine during the first half of the twentieth century. Winslow Homer was an important influence for many artists who worked in Maine at this time, including George Bellows, Marsden Hartley, Rockwell Kent, Andrew Wyeth, and Marguerite Zorach, all of whom are represented in this presentation.

Museum News

Young Composers Present Music Inspired by Art

In a collaboration with the Bowdoin College Art Museum, ten young composers recently showcased original music inspired by works of art on display. The composers are all summer students at the Bowdoin International Music Festival.

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Upcoming Events

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Gallery Conversation with Susan Danly

August 23, 201812:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Susan Danly, art historian, discusses "Winslow Homer and the Camera"

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Symbolic Form and Materiality: Richard Pousette-Dart's Connections to Cambridge University

September 6, 20184:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Jennifer Powell presents new research on the painter Richard Pousette-Dart.

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Winslow Homer and Fishing

September 7, 20184:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Macauley Lord '77 discusses nineteenth-century fishing techniques and Homer’s passion for fishing.

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Color TV, Psychedelic Culture, and Visual Art of the 1960s: Richard Pousette-Dart in Context

September 14, 20185:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Sarah Montross discusses parallels between color television's entrancing qualities, 1960s psychedelic culture, and simultaneous artistic experiments with vivid colors and patterns.

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Curator's Tour of  "Winslow Homer and the Camera"

September 18, 201812:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Dana E. Byrd leads a tour of the exhibition "Winslow Homer and the Camnera"

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Family Saturday at the Museum of Art

September 22, 201810:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Bowdoin Students lead family activities related the exhibitions on view at the Museum of Art.

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Opening Reception for "Let's Get Lost" and "Listening Glass"

September 27, 20185:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Open House and Tours celebrating "Let's Get Lost" and "Listening Glass"

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Creative Collaboration in Line, Sound, and Gesture

September 28, 201812:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Artists linn meyers, Rebecca Bray, Josh Knowles, and James Bigbee Garver discuss the creation of "Let’s Get Lost" and "Listening Glass."

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Gallery Conversation: Crafting a Handheld History: Bowdoin's Molinari Medals in Context

October 2, 20184:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Amber Orosco '19, Stephen Pastoriza '19, and Benjamin Wu '18 speak about their research on Renaissance medals

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We Endured: The Civil War and the Visual Culture of Eyewitness

October 4, 20184:30 PM – 5:45 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Makeda Best speaks about artists' engagement with the American Civil War.

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Artist's Tour of the exhibition "Winslow Homer and the Camera"

October 10, 201812:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

James Mullen, associate professor of art, discusses Homer's painting practice.

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