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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 19, 2016 - August 21, 2016
Zuckert Seminar Room

Focused on the lives of three women rendered in detailed paintings by Barbara Cooney, this exhibition explores how Cooney crafted rich biographies in text and image.
April 26, 2016 - November 27, 2016
Markell Gallery

This installation brings together paintings dating to the period 1350–1500 and prior influences, including ancient and medieval sculpture.
April 12, 2016 - June 05, 2016
Becker Gallery

This exhibition examines the works of artists employed by European courts in the 16th century, such as the Medici in Florence, French royalty at Fontainebleau, and the Holy Roman Imperial courts in Vienna and Prague

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Rare Ancient Portrait Acquired by Bowdoin College Museum of Art

The Bowdoin College Museum of Art recently added an Egyptian portrait created nearly 2,000 years ago to its esteemed collections.

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Upcoming Events

Byron Kim - Keynote Program: 'This Is a Portrait If I Say So: Identity in American Art, 1912 to Today'

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June 25, 20164:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Artist Byron Kim delivers the keynote address to open the major summer exhibition at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 'This is a Portrait If I Say So: Identity in American Art, 1912 to Today.'

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Opening Reception: 'This Is a Portrait If I Say So: Identity in American Art, 1912 to Today'

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June 25, 20165:00 P.M. – 6:30 P.M.
Museum of Art, Steps

Reception and Family Activities to celebrate the exhibition, 'This is a Portrait If I Say So.'

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Music at the Museum

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June 30, 201611:00 A.M. – 11:45 A.M.
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Bowdoin International Music Festival faculty perform in the Museum of Art.

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Family Saturday at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art

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July 2, 201610:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.
Museum of Art, Pavilion

A family program about music and the fine arts.

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Anne Collins Goodyear - Gallery Conversation: 'Contemporary Art and Identity'

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July 7, 20167:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Anne Collins Goodyear leads a gallery talk about contemporary art and identity in conjunction with the exhibition, 'This is a Portrait If I Say So.'

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Kathleen Merrill Campagnolo - Gallery Conversation: 'Unconventional Portraiture in the 1960s'

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July 12, 201612:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Kathleen Merrill Campagnolo leads a discussion of unconventional portraiture in the 1960s.Kathleen Merrill Campagnolo, catalogue essayist and independent scholar, leads a discussion of unconventional portraiture in the 1960s in conjunction with the exhibition, 'This Is a Portrait If I Say So: Identity in American Art, 1912 to Today.'

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Frank Mauceri - Gallery Conversation: 'R. Luke DuBois-Now'

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July 19, 201612:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Frank Mauceri, senior lecturer in music, leads a discussion of the exhibition, 'R. Luke DuBois-Now.'

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