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Current Exhibitions:

July 26, 2018 - January 06, 2019
Markell Gallery
"A Handheld History" allows viewers to experience the intimacy and poignancy of portrait medals spanning nearly five centuries and to consider the lessons they have to impart to contemporary audiences.
June 23, 2018 - October 28, 2018
Halford Gallery
Center Gallery
John A. and Helen P. Becker Gallery
Focus Gallery
Bernard and Barbro Osher Gallery
This exhibition explores the question of Homer’s relationship with the medium of photography and its impact on his artistic practice.
May 24, 2018 - August 19, 2018
Zuckert Seminar Room
This exhibition features a selection of art works created in Maine during the first half of the twentieth century. Winslow Homer was an important influence for many artists who worked in Maine at this time, including George Bellows, Marsden Hartley, Rockwell Kent, Andrew Wyeth, and Marguerite Zorach, all of whom are represented in this presentation.
April 19, 2018 - September 16, 2018
Boyd Gallery
Shaw Ruddock Gallery
By 1960, Richard Pousette-Dart was widely recognized for his contributions to Abstract Expressionism. Between 1960 and the mid-1970s, however, the painter explored new artistic strategies and techniques. The resulting works, replete with sparkling colors and brilliant whites, reflect the energy that the artist experienced in his environment. Stressing the immaterial and performative qualities of art and the importance of the creative process itself, Pousette-Dart created a legacy of enduring significance for contemporary artists and viewers.
Opened January 15, 2015
Bowdoin Gallery
This exhibition brings together works from Bowdoin’s collection with important recent acquisitions that offer new perspectives on the art of Europe and the transatlantic colonies.
Opened 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.
Opened October 15, 2007
The Assyrian relief sculptures in this exhibition are some of the most extraordinary pieces in the Bowdoin collection. Carved at the behest of the Assyrian king Ashurnasirpal II in the ninth century B.C.E., these stone panels once decorated the walls of the royal palace in the king’s new capital at ancient Kalhu, located along the upper reaches of the Tigris River, in present-day northern Iraq.