September 22, 2016 - June 04, 2017
This installation showcases a selection of American and European paintings, sculpture, photographs, and prints, and contrasts them with displays of decorative arts from around the world, including Native American baskets, netsuke sculpture from Japan, jade and porcelain from China, Malagan masks, and European fine jewelry.
September 15, 2016 - January 29, 2017
Shaw Ruddock Gallery
Robert Frank played a leading role in re-writing contemporary standards for photography. This exhibition brings together a selection of rarely seen photographs from 1947, the year the artist first moved to the United States, to 1961, when he presented his first major museum exhibition.
June 25, 2016 - October 23, 2016
Bernard and Barbro Osher Gallery
Featuring iconic American Artists such as Marsden Hartley, Alfred Stieglitz, Robert Rauschenberg, Yoko Ono, Roni Horn, Glenn Ligon, and others, this timely and groundbreaking exhibition includes more than 60 abstract, symbolic, and conceptual portraits across a wide range of media - reexamining over a century of portraiture and inspiring new ways to see ourselves and others.
April 26, 2016 - November 27, 2016
This installation brings together paintings dating to the period 1350–1500 and prior influences, including ancient and medieval sculpture.
Opened April 28, 2015
This exhibition considers the representation of contests in ancient art.
Opened January 15, 2015
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.