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Exhibitions
Past Exhibitions

2018 - 2017 - 2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009 - 2008 - 2007 -
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April 19, 2018 - September 16, 2018
Boyd Gallery
Shaw Ruddock Gallery
By 1960, Richard Pousette-Dart was widely recognized for his contributions to Abstract Expressionism. Between 1960 and the mid-1970s, however, the painter explored new artistic strategies and techniques. The resulting works, replete with sparkling colors and brilliant whites, reflect the energy that the artist experienced in his environment. Stressing the immaterial and performative qualities of art and the importance of the creative process itself, Pousette-Dart created a legacy of enduring significance for contemporary artists and viewers.
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May 24, 2018 - August 19, 2018
Zuckert Seminar Room
This exhibition features a selection of art works created in Maine during the first half of the twentieth century. Winslow Homer was an important influence for many artists who worked in Maine at this time, including George Bellows, Marsden Hartley, Rockwell Kent, Andrew Wyeth, and Marguerite Zorach, all of whom are represented in this presentation.
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February 02, 2017 - July 29, 2018
Walker Gallery
"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.
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November 09, 2017 - July 15, 2018
Markell Gallery
"Art from the Northern Plains" celebrates the Museum’s recent acquisition of a late nineteenth- century Lakota painting of a Sun Dance ceremony. To understand and appreciate its significance, this exhibition brings together a selection of historic and contemporary artworks by Native and non-Native artists who have worked in this region.
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March 01, 2018 - June 03, 2018
Center Gallery
Halford Gallery
Media Gallery
Bernard and Barbro Osher Gallery
Focus Gallery
This exhibition explores the experiential, psychological, and metaphorical implications of the nonvisual in American art from the 1960s to today.
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March 29, 2018 - June 03, 2018
Becker Gallery
Reading Room is a material and immaterial archive of texts, books, and writings in response to the question: “How can art act as a mechanism for social action?”
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December 14, 2017 - April 08, 2018
Shaw Ruddock Gallery
Boyd Gallery
Many artists of the twentieth century purposefully made the familiar look strange, in order to challenge conventions. This exhibition of highlights from the permanent collection of paintings and sculpture offers viewers the opportunity to trace twentieth-century artistic innovations and challenges them to look anew.
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January 19, 2018 - March 22, 2018
Becker Gallery
Artine Artinian, Bowdoin Class of 1931, a renowned scholar of nineteenth-century French literature, donated to Bowdoin College a vast collection of drawings, including portraits, caricatures, and original designs for book illustrations. Highlights of these gifts provide an introduction to the visual culture of France during the Belle Époque.
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September 23, 2017 - February 11, 2018
Bernard and Barbro Osher Gallery
Focus Gallery
Center Gallery
Halford Gallery
The exhibition explores the remarkably wide-ranging body of propaganda posters created as an artistic consequence of the 1917 Russian Revolution. Marking its centennial, this exhibition delves into a relatively short-lived era of unprecedented experimentation and utopian idealism that produced some of the most iconic images in the history of graphic design.
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September 23, 2017 - January 07, 2018
Becker Gallery
Dmitri Baltermants (1912–1990) was one of the most important Soviet photojournalists at mid-century. His humanizing, often dramatic compositions of World War II and its aftermath affected viewers in the USSR and around the world. This exhibition includes more than thirty of Baltermants’s most famous photographs and complements the concurrent exhibition, "Constructing Revolution: Soviet Propaganda Posters from between the World Wars."