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Current Exhibitions:

October 11, 2018 - April 07, 2019
Boyd Gallery
This exhibition explores the artistic portrayal of women in the United States over the last three centuries. Featuring outstanding portraits in all media from the Museum’s permanent collection and several important loans, it examines the myriad ways that artists have represented women in the history of American art
October 04, 2018 - February 10, 2019
Shaw Ruddock Gallery
This exhibition highlights two exceptional artist-botanists, watercolorist Kate Furbish (1834–1931) and photographer Edwin Hale Lincoln (1848–1938).
September 27, 2018 - September 29, 2019
Walker Gallery
"Let's Get Lost," a site-specific drawing by linn meyers will be complemented by an interactive sound installation, "Listening Glass" created by Rebecca Bray, James Bigbee Garver, and Josh Knowles in partnership with meyers. The projects include visual and acoustic components that can be activated through audience participation.
August 23, 2018 - October 13, 2019
This exhibition examines the geometry and design of ancient art and the efforts by artists to represent depth and movement by influencing the vantage point of the viewer.
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.
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.