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Visual Conversations: A Study Gallery for Art History 100
September 15, 2009 - December 20, 2009
Shaw Ruddock Gallery

Spanning centuries and cultures, global connections are 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 demonstrates a wide range of media, genre, and tradition. From French painter Édouard Manet, to contemporary American photographer Larry Clark, and Japanese potter and National Living Treasure Shoji Hamada, this exhibition probes the depth of Bowdoin’s collection.

Pre-Columbian, "Bridge-Spout Vessel", 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
"David Cutting Off the Head of Goliath (after Giulio Romano)", 1540, by Giovanni Battista Scultori, Italian, 1503-1546, engraving, Gift of Judith Keenan, 2007.22.11

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