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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.


November 09, 2017 - July 08, 2018
Markell Gallery

"Art from the Northern Plains" celebrates the Museum’s recent acquisition of a late nineteenth- century Lakota painting of a Sun Dance ceremony. To understand and appreciate its significance, this exhibition brings together a selection of historic and contemporary artworks by Native and non-Native artists who have worked in this region.
September 23, 2017 - February 11, 2018
Bernard and Barbro Osher Gallery

The exhibition explores the remarkably wide-ranging body of propaganda posters created as an artistic consequence of the 1917 Russian Revolution. Marking its centennial, this exhibition delves into a relatively short-lived era of unprecedented experimentation and utopian idealism that produced some of the most iconic images in the history of graphic design.
September 23, 2017 - January 07, 2018
Becker Gallery

Dmitri Baltermants (1912–1990) was one of the most important Soviet photojournalists at mid-century. His humanizing, often dramatic compositions of World War II and its aftermath affected viewers in the USSR and around the world. This exhibition includes more than thirty of Baltermants’s most famous photographs and complements the concurrent exhibition, "Constructing Revolution: Soviet Propaganda Posters from between the World Wars."

Museum News

Exhibition of Native American Art opens at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art

"Art from the Northern Plains" celebrating the Museum’s recent acquisition of a major late nineteenth-century Lakota painting depicting a Sun Dance ceremony, opens at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

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Upcoming Events

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Members' Preview Day at the Museum of Art

November 29, 201710:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Museum members and guests are invited to view the exhibitions and enjoy special savings at the Museum Shop.

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Members' Evening at the Museum of Art

November 29, 20175:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

A special presentation on recent acquisitions at the Museum of Art for members and guests

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"How an Uprising Became a Revolution, Or, What (Leading) Historical Actors Wanted Posterity to Remember About the Overthrow of Russia's Old Regime in February 1917" with Semion Lyandres

November 30, 20174:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Semion Lyandres, professor of history, University of Notre Dame, discusses the first Russian Revolution that occurred in February 1917.

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"Looking Anew: Modern Art and Estrangement" with Curator Joachim Homann

December 5, 201712:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Joachim Homann introduces works from the Museum of Art's collection that force viewers to look anew.

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Kenneth V. Santagata Memorial Lecture presents Boris Groys: "The Cold War Between the Medium and the Message: Avant-Garde vs. Socialist Realism"

December 7, 20177:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

The Kenneth V. Santagata Memorial Lecture presents Boris Groys, philosopher, essayist, art critic, media theorist and an internationally renowned expert on Soviet-era art and literature, specifically, the Russian avant-garde.

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Music at the Museum with George Lopez

December 14, 20175:00 PM – 6:15 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

George Lopez performs Russian music at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art

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Music at the Museum with George Lopez

December 14, 20177:00 PM – 8:15 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

George Lopez performs Russian music at the Museum of Art

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