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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.


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
January 22, 2015 - March 15, 2015
Becker Gallery

This exhibition features dialogues and collaborations among seminal African-American artists and writers of the twentieth century
January 15, 2015 - June 28, 2015
Markell Gallery

At the turn of the twentieth century, artists from urban centers such as Boston and New York City made Maine one of their favorite summer destinations.
Opened January 15, 2015
Bowdoin Gallery

This exhibition brings together works from Bowdoin’s collection with important recent acquisitions that offer new perspectives on the art of Europe and the transatlantic colonies.
Opened November 11, 2014


This innovative website revisits the seminal exhibition, "The Portrayal of the Negro in American Painting," organized by the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in 1964.
November 06, 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.
March 05, 2015 - June 07, 2015
Bernard and Barbro Osher Gallery The first exhibition to feature arts related to space travel, futurism, and science fiction from across the American hemisphere.

March 14, 2015 - April 26, 2015
Shaw Ruddock Gallery This selection of works since the 1970s includes one of Rockburne’s most recent drawings, "The Mathematical Edges of Maine," a response to her travel to the state this past summer.

March 19, 2015 - June 07, 2015
Becker Gallery A display of astronomical photographs and lunar diagrams explores methods for mapping the cosmos.

Opening March 26, 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.

Opening April 16, 2015
Walker Gallery This exhibition considers the representation of contests in ancient art.

Museum staff members Sarah Montross and Anne Collins Goodyear have completed books recently

Museum of Art staff contribute to two new books. "Past Futures: Science Fiction, Space Travel, and Postwar Art of the Americas" accompanies an exhibition opening in March 2015; and "aka Marcel Duchamp: Meditations on the Identities of an Artist" was published in fall 2014.

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Upcoming Events

Music at the Museum: Rebel Baroque Ensemble

February 7, 2015 | 10:30 AM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Gallery Conversation. "Le dernier cri: Cupid and Psyche in Paris

February 11, 2015 | 12:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

"We Love our Members" Double Discount Day at the Museum Shop

February 14, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Museum of Art Shop

Thursday Night Salon: "Translating Cupid and Pysche: Apuleius's Absurdity"

February 19, 2015 | 7:00 PM
Museum of Art, Boyd Gallery

Music at the Museum: "Sebastian Bach to '2001: A Space Odyssey'"

March 5, 2015 | 6:30 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Gallery Talk: "Dutch Painters of the Golden Age"

March 24, 2015 | 12:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Lecture:Gabriel Perez-Barreiro: "Latitude 0'08791": Latin American Artists and Science Fiction

March 26, 2015 | 4:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Spring Open House at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art

March 26, 2015 | 5:30 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Movie/Film:Film and Discussion: "Nostalgia for the Light"

March 31, 2015 | 7:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

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