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"When Pressure Exceeds Weight VI," 2012, paper elements with embossment in 3 colors, by Richard Tuttle. © Richard Tuttle/Universal Limited Art Editions.


"Summer," 1999, oil on canvas by Pat Steir. Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection, Bowdoin College Museum of Art.


"Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong" 1901-1971. Gelatin silver print, 1947 by William P. Gottlieb


"Print," 1976, by Richard Tuttle.


Installation view of the exhibition "James Bowdoin's America."


Installation view of exhibition "Lovers and Saints: Art of the Italian Renaissance."


Egyptian, early Second Century. Mummy Portrait of a Lady, (detail) ca. 100–150, stucco, glass, painted and gilded jewelry with polychrome. Museum Purchase, Lloyd O. and Marjorie Strong Coulter Fund and Helen Johnson Chase Fund. 2011.29.


Lucio Pozzi, "Portrait of Dorothy Vogel" and "Portrait of Herbert Vogel," 2001, black-and-white photographs. Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection. © Pozzi 2001


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


Exhibitions: Current - Past - Upcoming
July 10, 2014 - September 14, 2014
Shaw Ruddock Gallery

Featuring forty vintage photographs of jazz musicians in performance from the collection of the photographer’s family.
June 28, 2014 - October 19, 2014
Focus Gallery

Offering new insight into his artistic practice, and organized in close collaboration with the artist, "Richard Tuttle: A Print Retrospective" is the first-ever comprehensive examination of the prints of Richard Tuttle.
June 28, 2014 - September 14, 2014
Zuckert Seminar Room

A selection from the recent gift of 320 works of art from the celebrated collection of Dorothy and Herbert Vogel.
Opened January 30, 2014
Boyd Gallery

Deconstructing pictorial conventions of the past, artists of the second half of the twentieth and early twenty-first century reinvented the picture plane.
Opened January 24, 2014
Markell Gallery

Focusing on the artistic innovations of the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries, this exhibition makes apparent why contemporaries could celebrate a rebirth or Renaissance of the art of classical antiquity
September 27, 2014 - March 01, 2015
Shaw Ruddock Gallery The prints by the Dutch engraver, draftsman, and painter Hendrick Goltzius (1558–1617) are dazzling for their technical refinement and provocative sensuality.

September 27, 2014 - March 08, 2015
Boyd Gallery A cycle of five Baroque tapesgtries illustrates tohe story of the Princess Psyche who was taken as a bride by the god Cupid.

September 30, 2014 - January 04, 2015
This animated film,closely based on Apeleius' moving story, provides a fascinating dialogue with the Baroque tapestries on view.

October 30, 2014 - January 11, 2015
Becker Gallery This exhibition explores and critiques European visions of Mediterranean women as powerful, monstrous, seductive, or exotic in art from Ancient Greece through Picasso.

November 13, 2014 - February 08, 2015
Bernard and Barbro Osher Gallery Featuring loaned works reflecting the importance of Marcel Duchamp’s relationship to his family, this installation, drawn largely from the permanent collection of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, challenges the myth of artistic isolation.

Family Saturday at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art

August 9, 2014 | 10:00 AM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Music at the Museum: Jazz Duo

August 14, 2014 | 7:00 PM
Museum of Art, Rotunda

Movie/Film: Film Screening & Discussion: "Herb & Dorothy 50x50" (2013) by Megumi Sasaki

September 4, 2014 | 4:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Reception at the Museum of Art for Megumi Sasaki and Dorothy Vogel

September 4, 2014 | 6:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Lecture: Thursday Night Salon: "On 52nd Street: The Jazz Photography of William P. Gottlieb"

September 11, 2014 | 7:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Second Friday ArtWalk Brunswick

September 12, 2014 | 5:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Lecture: Lecture: "'A Chance to Be Aware': On Richard Tuttle's Art"

September 18, 2014 | 4:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Lecture: Gallery Conversations: "Printing with Richard Tuttle: Process and Collaboration"

September 23, 2014 | 4:30 PM
Museum of Art, Bernard & Barbro Osher Gallery

Lecture: Lecture: "Richard Tuttle: The Theater of Attention"

October 2, 2014 | 4:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Fall Open House at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art

October 2, 2014 | 5:30 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Lecture: Gallery Conversations: "Drawing a Line from Tuttle to Goltzius"

October 8, 2014 | 12:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Music at the Museum: An Evening of "Minimalist Music" with George Lopez

October 9, 2014 | 6:30 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Second Friday ArtWalk Brunswick

October 10, 2014 | 5:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Lecture: Gallery Conversations: "Metamorphosis of a Myth"

October 16, 2014 | 4:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Lecture: "Pieter Coecke van Aelst and the Art of Designing Tapestries in Early Modern Europe"

October 22, 2014 | 4:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Lecture: Gallery Conversations: "Anatomy of a Renaissance Painting"

October 28, 2014 | 12:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Movie/Film: Film & Conversation: Peter Greenaway's "Goltzius and the Pelican Factory"

November 4, 2014 | 7:00 PM
Searles Science Building, Room 315

Lecture: Lecture: "The Art and Life of Marcel Duchamp: A Collision of the Personal and Professional"

November 6, 2014 | 4:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Reception at the Museum of Art with Francis Naumann

November 6, 2014 | 5:30 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Lecture: Contextualizing "The Portrayal of the Negro in American Painting," Fifty Years Later

November 11, 2014 | 4:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Lecture: Gallery Conversations: "Revealing Mediterranean Women"

November 18, 2014 | 12:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Lecture: Thursday Night Salon: "Hendrick Goltzius: Virtuoso Printmaker, Exquisite Painter"

November 20, 2014 | 7:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Thursday Night Salon: Music at the Museum with George Lopez

December 11, 2014 | 6:30 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

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