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In Dialogue: Art from Bowdoin and Colgate Collections
August 23, 2012 - February 26, 2013
Boyd Gallery
After the Storm, Vinalhaven, 1938-1939. Marsden Hartley, American, 1877 – 1943, oil on Academy board. Gift of Mrs. Charles Phillip Kuntz 1950.8.

This installation combined loans from the Picker Art Gallery at Colgate University with key modern artworks from Bowdoin, giving new insight to the permanent collection. A graceful wax bust by Auguste Rodin was juxtaposed with William Zorach's formidable marble bust of his wife Marguerite. Paintings by John Graham and Alice Neel further explored changing notions of portraiture in the twentieth century. Works by Paul Klee, Barbara Hepworth, and Simon Hantaï provided examples of the growing importance of abstraction. Seen together with Bowdoin masterpieces by Winslow Homer, John Sloan, Marsden Hartley and René Magritte, the Colgate loans provided the opportunity to make meaningful connections between two significant college collections.

Pierrette, 1937. Paul Klee. (Swiss, 1879 - 1940). Oil on paper mounted on masonite. On loan from the Picker Art Gallery, Gift of Herbert Mayer ‘29 in memory of Russell F. Speirs, English Professor 1923-69