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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.


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.
January 10, 2017 - April 16, 2017
Becker Gallery

This exhibition showcases drawings created in the mid-1950s by Japanese school children from Hiroshima.
December 06, 2016 - March 19, 2017
Markell Gallery

Saint Anthony (ca. 251–356), often regarded as the founder of Christian monasticism, was a hermit in the Egyptian desert who, according to his biographer Athanasius of Alexandria, was tormented by supernatural appearances. This exhibition presents renderings of Saint Anthony’s visions since the late medieval period.

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Historic Lincoln Inauguration Photograph Unveiled

"The slice of time captured here marks the moment when the final contest over slavery became truly inevitable—the point at which a great hypocrisy at the founding of the nation could be righted."

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Upcoming Events

Roundtable Discussion: "Iconoclasm and the Power of Images"

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January 26, 2017 4:30 PM  – 6:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Contemporary vandalism of works of art by religious fanatics is only the latest episode in a millennia-long struggle to define and control the power of images that has erupted across cultural and religious boundaries. This evening offers the opportunity to explore iconoclasm in history, learn about its motivations, and reflect on the destructive and creative powers it unleashes.

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Winter Open House at the Museum of Art

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January 26, 2017 5:30 PM  – 7:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Join us as we celebrate the beginning of the new spring semester at a Winter Open House at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

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Michael Amano '17 - Gallery Conversation: "Perspectives from Postwar Hiroshima"

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January 31, 2017 12:00 PM  – 1:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Michael Amano '17 speaks about the exhibition, 'Perspectives from Postwar Hiroshima: Chuzo Tamotzu, Children's Drawings, and the Art of Resolution' at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

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Family Saturday at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art

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

Bowdoin College students present "Family Saturday" with activities related to the exhibitions on view.

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James Higginbotham - Gallery Conversation: "AEGYPTUS: Egypt in the Greco Roman World"

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

James Higginbotham explores 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.

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Michael Kolster - Discussion and Book Signing: "Take Me to the River: Photographs of Atlantic Rivers"

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February 9, 2017 4:30 PM  – 5:30 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Michael Kolster will speak about his new book, "Take Me to the River", which, through a series of new photographs, examines four post-industrial rivers in the east.

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Gallery Conversation: "Artistic Expression in Modern Japanese Prints"

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February 10, 2017 12:00 PM  – 1:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Bowdoin students and Assistant Professor Alison Miller discuss their experience planning the installation "Sosaku-hanga: Twentieth-Century Japanese Creative Prints."

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"We Love our Members" Sale

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February 11, 2017 10:00 AM  – 5:00 PM
Museum of Art

Museum members are invited to enjoy a double membership discount on all purchases at the Museum shop. Happy Valentine's Day!

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"We Love our Members" Sale

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February 12, 2017 1:00 PM  – 5:00 PM
Museum of Art

Museum members are invited to enjoy a double membership discount on all purchases at the Museum shop.

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Helen Levine and Joachim Homann - Gallery Conversation: "The Temptation of Saint Anthony"

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February 15, 2017 12:00 PM  – 1:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Psychoanalyst Helen Levine and curator Joachim Homann discuss the applicability of Freudian theories to the visual representation of 'The Temptation' in the works of Odilon Redon and Felicien Rops.

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Music in the Museum with George Lopez

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February 16, 2017 5:00 PM  – 6:30 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

George Lopez performs an evening of music associated with the exhibitions on view.

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Music in the Museum with George Lopez

February 16, 2017 7:00 PM  – 8:30 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

George Lopez performs an evening of music associated with the exhibitions on view at the Museum of Art

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Gallery Conversation with Bowdoin Arts Society

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February 17, 2017 3:30 PM  – 4:30 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Students in the Bowdoin Arts Society lead a discussion of a topic in the art world relating to works on view in the Museum of Art.

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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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