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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.


April 19, 2018 - September 16, 2018
Boyd Gallery

Richard Pousette-Dart (1916–1992) was the youngest artist among the founders of the New York School. This exhibition focuses on paintings from the 1960s and early 1970s.
March 29, 2018 - June 03, 2018
Becker Gallery

Reading Room is a material and immaterial archive of texts, books, and writings in response to the question: “How can art act as a mechanism for social action?”
March 01, 2018 - June 03, 2018
Center Gallery

This exhibition explores the experiential, psychological, and metaphorical implications of the nonvisual in American art from the 1960s to today.

Museum News

Becoming Part of the Artistic Process with Visiting Artist Byron Kim

When Byron Kim, who is a conceptual artist and critic based in New York, visited Bowdoin recently, he asked the audience to participate in his creative process instead of just sitting by and passively listening.

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Upcoming Events

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"Richard Pousette-Dart Rendez-Vous" Panel Discussion

April 20, 201812:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

A distinguished panel of speakers reflect on selections of Richard Pousette-Dart's work.

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Collaborative Community Art Project

April 20, 20181:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Come indulge your inner artist and participate in a collaborative community art project inspired by works on view at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

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"Fashioning a Home in Early America" Celebrating the Decorative Arts

April 24, 201812:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Don Hare, Class of 1951; Laura Fecych Sprague; and Joachim Homann introduce new acquisitions of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century decorative arts at the Museum of Art.

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Music at the Museum: George Lopez Performs in Conjunction with the Exhibition 'Richard Pousette Dart: Painting/Light/Space

April 26, 20185:00 PM – 6:15 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

George Lopez performs an evening of music in conjunction with the exhibition "Richard Pousette-Dart: Painting/Light/Space."

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Music at the Museum: George Lopez Performs in Conjunction with the Exhibition 'Richard Pousette Dart: Painting/Light/Space

April 26, 20187:00 PM – 8:15 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

George Lopez performs an evening of music in conjunction with the exhibition "Richard Pousette-Dart: Painting/Light/Space."

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Immateriality and Infinity: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Richard Pousette-Dart's Paintings

May 1, 201812:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Jennifer Taback, Anna A. Golovkova, and Peggy Wang discuss the conceptual and spiritual underpinnings of Richard Pousette-Dart's paintings from the 1960s and 1970s.

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Blind Field Shuttle Walk with Social Practice Artist Carmen Papalia

May 4, 20181:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Carmen Papalia, internationally known social practice artist, leads an eyes-closed tour of the Bowdoin College quad.

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Family Saturday at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art

May 5, 201810:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

A family program at the Museum led by Bowdoin students.

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Gallery Conversation with Anne Collins Goodyear

May 8, 201812:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Anne Collins Goodyear explores the relationship of Pousette-Dart's painting to the historic context of the space age of the 1960s.

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Members' Evening at the Museum

May 17, 20185:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

A special presentation of recent acquisitions for members and guests.

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