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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.


February 16, 2017 - June 04, 2017
Shaw Ruddock Gallery

This exhibition explores the influence of western medieval forms, practices, and themes on German Expressionists and their opposition to the tradition of naturalism.
February 02, 2017 - July 15, 2018
Walker Gallery

"AEGYPTUS Egypt in the Greco-Roman World" explores Egypt in the time of the Greeks and Romans. It examines the special place Egypt occupied in the history of the ancient world and its long-lasting hold on the culture and imagination of its conquerors.
January 10, 2017 - April 16, 2017
Center Gallery

Sosaku-hanga—creative prints (創作版画)—emerged as an artistic form of expression in twentieth-century Japan. This installation was co-curated for "Art & Resolution, 1900 to Today" by students from Art History 3180: "Japanese Print Culture," Fall 2016.

Museum News

Rare and Vivid 2,000-year-old Mummy Mask at Bowdoin Art Museum

Bowdoin College Museum of Art will display this mask, which was created for a mummy, in its new show, AEGYPTUS: Egypt in the Greco-Roman World. The Feb. 2-July 15 exhibition explores Egypt in the time of the Greeks and Romans.

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Upcoming Events

Gallery Conversation: "Modern Medieval: Materiality and Spirituality in German Expressionism"

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February 21, 2017 12:00 PM  – 1:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Honor Wilkinson discusses influences of western medieval visual culture on German Expressionists' artistic production and thought in the early twentieth century.

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Open House at the Museum of Art

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February 23, 2017 6:00 PM  – 7:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Celebrate the exhibition "Modern Medieval: Materiality and Spirituality in German Expressionism."

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"Performing Art": Bowdoin Student Performances in the Museum Galleries

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February 23, 2017 7:00 PM  – 8:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

The Bowdoin Slam Poets Society and students in the Theater and Dance Department respond to the works on view and reflect on personal experiences through their own forms of performance art.

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Gallery Conversation: What Art Resolves: Fact and Fiction in the Work of Adi Nes

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March 1, 2017 12:00 PM  – 1:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

A discussion of the art historical and cultural references that inspire the photographs by Adi Nes.

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Gallery Conversation with Pamela Fletcher and Ellen Tani

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March 3, 2017 12:00 PM  – 1:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

A discussion of the creative strategies and concepts in the work on view in the exhibition "Art & Resolution: 1900 to Today."

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Family Saturday at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art

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March 4, 2017 10:00 AM  – 11:00 AM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

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Gallery Conversation: "Art & Resolution, 1900 to Today" with Frank Goodyear and Laura Sprague

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March 7, 2017 12:00 PM  – 1:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Frank Goodyear, co-director and Laura Sprague, consulting curator of the decorative arts highlight works in "Art & Resolution" created in the 1920s and 1930s

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Japanese Prints Renewed: The Agents and Tangents of Sosaku Hanga

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March 28, 2017 4:30 PM  – 6:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Kendall Brown, professor of Asian art history, California State University at Long Beach, explores the post-war flourishing of the Sosaku Hanga or "Creative Print" movement

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Gallery Conversation: Urban Impressions: New York City in Prints, 1900-1940

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March 30, 2017 5:00 PM  – 6:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

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Perspectives from Postwar Hiroshima: Chuzo Tamotzu, Children's Drawings, and the Art of Resolution, A Symposium

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March 31, 2017 1:00 PM  – 4:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

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From Nimrud to (New) England: Assyrian Art Over Time

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April 4, 2017 4:30 PM  – 6:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

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Tour and Reception: Traveling Artists/Circulating Images-Tracing Eighteenth-Century Networks

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April 6, 2017 5:00 PM  – 7:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

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Family Saturday at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art

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April 8, 2017 10:00 AM  – 11:00 AM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

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Gallery Conversation: "Urban Impressions" with Mary Hart

April 11, 2017 12:00 PM  – 1:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

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"Queer Embodiment and AIDS"

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April 12, 2017 4:30 PM  – 6:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

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The Presence of Spirituality in German Avant-Garde Responses to World War I

April 13, 2017 4:30 PM  – 6:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Robin Reisenfeld, curator, works on paper, Toledo Museum of Art , discusses German avant-garde artists’ responses to World War I.

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