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Installation view of the exhibition "James Bowdoin's America."


Installation view of exhibition "Lovers and Saints: Art of the Italian Renaissance."


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
October 30, 2014 - January 11, 2015
Becker Gallery

This exhibition explores and critiques European visions of Mediterranean women as powerful, monstrous, seductive, or exotic in art from Ancient Greece through Picasso.
October 02, 2014 - January 04, 2015


This animated film, closely based on Apeleius' moving story, provides a fascinating dialogue with the Baroque tapestries on view.
September 27, 2014 - March 08, 2015
Boyd Gallery

A cycle of five Baroque tapestries illustrates the story of the Princess Psyche who was taken as a bride by the god Cupid.
September 27, 2014 - March 01, 2015
Shaw Ruddock Gallery

The prints by the Dutch engraver, draftsman, and painter Hendrick Goltzius (1558–1617) are dazzling for their technical refinement and provocative sensuality.
Opened January 24, 2014
Markell Gallery

Focusing on the artistic innovations of the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries, this exhibition makes apparent why contemporaries could celebrate a rebirth or Renaissance of the art of classical antiquity
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.

Opening 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.

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.

Museum of Art Presents Three Exhibitions Exploring Mythological Themes, Spanning the 16th Century to Today

The Bowdoin College Museum of Art presents three focus exhibitions, spotlighting historical and 20th-century artists' approaches to, and interpretations of, classical Greek mythology.

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"Revealing Mediterranean Women": Exhibit Opening and Reception

October 30, 2014 | 5:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Movie/Film:Film & Conversation: Peter Greenaway's "Goltzius and the Pelican Company"

November 4, 2014 | 7:00 PM
Searles Science Building, Room 315

Lecture:Lecture: "The Art and Life of Marcel Duchamp: A Collision of the Personal and Professional"

November 6, 2014 | 4:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Reception at the Museum of Art with Francis Naumann

November 6, 2014 | 5:30 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Lecture:"Double Consciousness: Remembering Black Images in American Struggles for Freedom"

November 11, 2014 | 4:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Gallery Conversation with Professor Paul Kaplan

November 12, 2014 | 12:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Lecture:Gallery Conversations: "Revealing Mediterranean Women"

November 18, 2014 | 12:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Lecture:Thursday Night Salon: "Hendrick Goltzius: Virtuoso Printmaker, Exquisite Painter"

November 20, 2014 | 7:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Family Saturday at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art

November 22, 2014 | 10:00 AM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Music at the Museum: Baroque Chamber Music with George Lopez

December 11, 2014 | 6:30 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

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