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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 15, 2016 - April 16, 2017
Bernard and Barbro Osher Gallery

The dual meaning of “resolution,” as both coming-into-view and as a means of overcoming conflict defines artistic responses to the historic transformations of the global twentieth century. Works selected for the exhibition visualize resolution and its conceptual underpinnings, and seek to act as agents of resolution through visual culture.
November 03, 2016 - December 31, 2016
Becker Gallery

Featuring a selection of American vernacular photographs recently donated to the Museum, this exhibition explores how amateur photographers circumvented and at times unsettled assumptions about what a portrait might be.
September 22, 2016 - June 04, 2017
Boyd Gallery

This installation showcases a selection of American and European paintings with decorative arts from around the world to illustrate the century’s expanding reach and interests. They include Native American pottery, Malagan masks, Japanese metalwork and lacquer, carved Chinese jade, and fine European jewelry.

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Artwork at the Museum of Art: Student Choice – Blanche Froelich '19

Blanche Froelich, Bowdoin class of 2019, explains why she is especially intrigued by the Assyrian relief depicting the "Winged Spirit or Apkallu Anointing the Emperor."

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Upcoming Events

Gallery Conversation: "Art and Resolution: The Twentieth Century Comes Into View"

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December 6, 20164:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Museum of Art, Pavilion

A discussion of Shirin Neshat's 2013 portraits "Ghada" and "Sayad" in the context of the exhibition "Art and Resolution" at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

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Members' Evening at the Museum of Art

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December 7, 20165:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Nina Roth-Wells '91, paintings conservator and Johanna Moore, gilder and picture frame conservator, describe their work on the recently acquired painting, "The Battle of Gettyburg."

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Film Screening and Conversation: "The Temptation of Doctor Antonio" by Federico Fellini

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December 8, 20167:00 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
Sills Hall, Smith Auditorium

Bowdoin faculty members offer introductions to the origins and allure of Saint Anthony's legend and discuss the masterful film Federico Fellini based on the saint's visions.

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Music at the Museum with George Lopez

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December 15, 20165:00 P.M. – 6:30 P.M.
Museum of Art, Rotunda

George Lopez performs an evening of music associated with exhibitions on view at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

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Music at the Museum with George Lopez

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December 15, 20167:00 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
Museum of Art, Rotunda

George Lopez performs an evening of music associated with exhibitions on view at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

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