March 30, 2017 - July 09, 2017
For many American artists, New York City in the early twentieth century epitomized modern life. Through a variety of media, they captured an increasingly diverse populace, expanding skyline, and changed public mores
February 16, 2017 - June 04, 2017
Shaw Ruddock Gallery
This exhibition explores the influence of western medieval forms, practices, and themes on German Expressionists and their opposition to the tradition of naturalism.
February 02, 2017 - July 15, 2018
"AEGYPTUS Egypt in the Greco-Roman World" explores Egypt in the time of the Greeks and Romans. It examines the special place Egypt occupied in the history of the ancient world and its long-lasting hold on the culture and imagination of its conquerors.
September 22, 2016 - June 04, 2017
This installation showcases a selection of American and European paintings with decorative arts from around the world to illustrate the century’s expanding reach and interests. They include Native American pottery, Malagan masks, Japanese metalwork and lacquer, carved Chinese jade, and fine European jewelry.
Opened January 15, 2015
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.