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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.

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  • The Museum of Art will be closed during Bowdoin College Commencement on Saturday, May 23, 2015. Closed from 10:00 a.m to noon. Opening following Commencement at 12:00. Congratulations to the Bowdoin Class of 2015.
Baskets by Molly Neptune Parker at Bowdoin College Museum of Art

This May Bowdoin College is celebrating Molly Neptune Parker’s extraordinary work by awarding her an honorary degree. To mark this occasion, a selection of her baskets is on view in the Rotunda of the Museum. They will remain on view through May 31, 2015.

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Upcoming Events

Abelardo Morell: Creating the Exhibition "A Mind of Winter"

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May 28, 2015 4:30 PM  – 6:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Internationally-known photographer Abelardo Morell '71, H'97 discusses his latest project, completed in Maine during the winter of 2015. Presented in conjunction with "A Mind of Winter: Photographs by Abelardo Morell" on view at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art through September 27, 2015.


Photo: Abe Morell working in Maine during the winter of 2015

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

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June 4, 2015 7:00 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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