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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.


May 10, 2015 - August 30, 2015
Zuckert Seminar Room

This exhibition illuminates the experience of the Atlantic world in the eighteenth century.
May 05, 2015 - September 27, 2015
Shaw Ruddock Gallery

"A Mind of Winter" includes photographs created at various sites in Maine during the winter of 2015.
Opened April 28, 2015
Walker Gallery

This exhibition considers the representation of contests in ancient art.

Museum News

Abelardo Morell ’71 H’97 talks about his new exhibition "A Mind of Winter"

On May 5, the Museum opened "A Mind of Winter: Photographs by Abelardo Morell." On the afternoon of the exhibition’s opening, Morell spoke in Kresge Auditorium about this project, his time as a Bowdoin student, and the life of a fine art photographer.

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Upcoming Events

Dana E. Byrd, Gallery Conversation: "'Empire Follows Art': Culture and Identity in the Atlantic World"

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June 4, 20157:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Dana E. Byrd, assistant professor of art history, leads a conversation on the exhibition "Empire Follows Art': Culture and Identity in the Atlantic World" at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. This exhibition illuminates the experience of the Atlantic world in the eighteenth century. Art and artifacts drawn from the Museum's collections shed light on the development of an extensive network among Europe, Africa, and the Americas that influenced identity and culture in the period. Curated by students in "Sugar, Tobacco, Rice and Rum: Art and Identity in the Atlantic World," taught by Dana E. Byrd, during the 2015 spring semester.

Photo: Nathaniel Smibert, American, 1735-1756, Portrait of Reverend Samson Occum, ca. 1751-1756, oil on canvas. Bequest
of the Honorable James Bowdoin III. 1813.4.

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Barbara Haskell: "Night Vision: Nocturnes in American Art, 1860-1960"

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June 27, 20155:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

As the keynote speaker to open the summer exhibition, Night Vision: Nocturnes in American Art, 1860-1960, Barbara Haskell will discuss iconic paintings of the night that came to define American modernism and explore why so many canonical painters of the period were attracted to the dark.

Ms. Haskell has curated many groundbreaking exhibitions dedicated to modern and contemporary art in the United States. She is a recipient of the Lawrence A. Fleischman Award for Scholarly Excellence in the Field of American Art History, from the Archives of American Art.

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Opening Reception for "Night Vision: Nocturnes in American Art, 1860-1960"

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June 27, 20156:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Museum of Art, Steps

Opening reception for the summer exhibition, Night Vision: Nocturnes in American Art, 1860-1960 at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

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Bowdoin International Music Festival, Music at the Museum: "Night Vision: Nocturnes in American Art, 1860-1960"

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July 2, 201511:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Bowdoin International Music Festival faculty perform a selection of musical nocturnes in conjunction with the exhibition Night Vision: Nocturnes in American Art, 1860-1960.

RSVPs requested. You may RSVP here.

Photo: Moonlight, ca. 1880s, (detail) oil on canvas, by Ralph Albert Blakelock. Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NAA-Nelle Cochrane Woods Memorial, N-127. Photo: Sheldon Museum of Art.

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