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Exhibitions
Visual Conversations: A Study Gallery for Art History 100
September 15, 2009 - December 20, 2009
Shaw Ruddock Gallery
Master of the Lille Sermon, Flemish, 16th century, The Burning of Sodom, ca. 1550-1575, oil on panel, Museum Purchase, Florence C. Quinby Fund, in Memory of Henry Cole Quinby, Bowdoin Honorary Degree 1916, 1970.78
Spanning centuries and cultures, global connections were explored in this collections-based exhibition selected by Bowdoin's Art History professors. Designed as a teaching tool for Introduction to Art History, the breadth of work demonstrated a wide range of media, genre, and tradition. From French painter Edouard Manet, to contemporary American photographer Larry Clark, and Japanese potter and National Living Treasure Shoji Hamada, this exhibition probed the depth of Bowdoin's collection.
Pre-Columbian, <em>Bridge-Spout Vessel</em>, 2nd-4th Century, buff clay with polychrome slip, Museum Purchase, Florence C. Quinby Fund, in Memory of Henry Cole Quinby, Bowdoin Honorary Degree 1916, 1969.86
Giovanni Battista Scultori, David Cutting Off the Head of Goliath (after Giulio Romano)

Wang Tiande, Chinese, born 1960, Digital Series No. 03-A05, 2003, Chinese ink on paper and cigarette burns, Museum Purchase, with a grant from the Freeman Foundation Undergraduate Asian Studies Initiative, 2006.10.3
Unknown Artist, Torso of a Female Idol, 2600-2500 B.C.E., marble, Bequest of Jere Abott, Bowdoin Class of 1920, 1982.15.4