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Among Women: Portraits from the Permanent Collection

October 11, 2018 - April 7, 2019

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

Introduction

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

Works in the Exhibition

"Portrait of Mrs. Thomas C. Upham (née Phebe Lord)," ca. 1823, by Gilbert Stuart. Gift of Edward D. Jameson, Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

"Portrait of Mrs. Thomas C. Upham (née Phebe Lord)," ca. 1823, by Gilbert Stuart. Gift of Edward D. Jameson, Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

"Portrait of Elizabeth Nelson Fairchild," 1887, oil on canvas by John Singer Sargent. Museum Purchase, George Otis Hamlin Fund and Friends of the College Fund, Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

"Portrait of Elizabeth Nelson Fairchild," 1887, oil on canvas by John Singer Sargent. Museum Purchase, George Otis Hamlin Fund and Friends of the College Fund, Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

"Controlled Distortion (Self-Portrait)," 1930, gelatin silver print by Berenice Abbott. Museum Purchase, Lloyd O. and Marjorie Strong Coulter Fund, Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

"Controlled Distortion (Self-Portrait)," 1930, gelatin silver print by Berenice Abbott. Museum Purchase, Lloyd O. and Marjorie Strong Coulter Fund, Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

Untitled (Margie at Chelsea Hotel), 2009, pigment print by Jocelyn Lee.  Museum Purchase, Lloyd O. and Marjorie Strong Coulter Fund, Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Untitled (Margie at Chelsea Hotel), 2009, pigment print by Jocelyn Lee. Museum Purchase, Lloyd O. and Marjorie Strong Coulter Fund, Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Visiting the Exhibition

October 11, 2018 - April 7, 2019

    Boyd Gallery