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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.


Opened April 28, 2015
Walker Gallery

This exhibition considers the representation of contests in ancient art.
Opened April 02, 2015
Boyd Gallery

European and American art in the nineteenth century was full of startling contrasts: grand vistas of ancient ruins versus small landscapes celebrating the specificity of local haunts; portraits of noblemen and women alongside depictions of peasants, farmers, and rogues.
March 19, 2015 - June 07, 2015
Becker Gallery

Star photographs from the National Geographic Society-Palomar Sky Survey (1958) are shown alongside a series of recent drawings by Dorothea Rockburne inspired by her study of astronomy.

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First-year Student and World-Renowned Photographer Come Together in the Maine Winter

First-year Bowdoin student Nevan Swanson calls photographer Abelardo Morell the “nicest guy ever.” Swanson got the opportunity to assist Morell as the artist produced new photographs for an exhibition at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, entitled "A Mind of Winter: Photographs by Abelardo Morell," on view from May 5 to September 27, 2015.

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Upcoming Events

Photographer Abelardo Morell: on "A Mind of Winter"

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May 5, 20154:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Abelardo Morell '71, H '97, gives a lecture about his latest photographic project, completed in Maine during the winter of 2015. His exhibition of new photographs represents his first prolonged engagement in the state since his graduation from Bowdoin in 1971 and his first creative response to winter and the theme of climate change.


Morell is an internationally-known photographer whose recent retrospective toured throughout the United States. Presented in conjunction with A Mind of Winter: Photographs by Abelardo Morell.

Join us for a reception in the Museum Pavilion with Abe Morell immediately following at 5:30 p.m.

RSVPs are requested, but not required. You may RSVP at https://amindofwinter.eventbrite.com or email artmuseumevents@bowdoin.edu.

Note: This talk will also be live streamed on Bowdoin's Live Webcasts page.

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Open House celebrating "A Mind of Winter: Photographs by Abelardo Morell"

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May 5, 20155:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Opening reception with Abe Morell, '71, H '97, celebrating his exhibition, A Mind of Winter: Photographs by Abelardo Morell, at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

His exhibition of new photographs represents his first prolonged engagement in the state since his graduation from Bowdoin in 1977 and his first creative response to winter and the theme of climate change. 

Free and open to the public.

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Common Hour with "Museum Pieces"

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May 8, 201512:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Museum of Art, Steps

Museum Pieces, a Bowdoin tradition for more than twenty years, will conclude the 2014-2015 Common Hour series. The annual event celebrates the arrival of spring through dance and music. This year's festivities will also include a farewell dance for President Mills.


Performances are provided by the Department of Theater and Dance, class projects, and independent student work and take place on the Museum steps and in the quad. Seating is on the ground. 

For more information and to view the full Spring 2015 Common Hour schedule, please visit: Events and Summer Programs: Common Hour

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Music at the Museum: "Composers in the Dark Room of Creativity"

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May 14, 20156:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Museum of Art, Rotunda

Explore the challenges of inner turmoil and its relation to creativity as George Lopez performs works from Beethoven to Rachmaninov and Schumann. Presented in conjunction with A Mind of Winter: Photographs by Abelardo Morell.

Due to limited seating, free tickets are required.

All tickets for this event have been distributed.  A limited number of standing-room tickets will be available the evening of the event.  For more information please call (207) 725-3330.

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Abelardo Morell: Creating the Exhibition "A Mind of Winter"

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May 28, 20154:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Internationally-known photographer Abelardo Morell '71, H'97 discusses his latest project, completed in Maine during the winter of 2015. Presented in conjunction with "A Mind of Winter: Photographs by Abelardo Morell" on view at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art through September 27, 2015.


Photo: Abe Morell working in Maine during the winter of 2015

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