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detail of "St. Jerome in his Study," 1514, by Albrecht Durer, German, 1471-1528. Engraving. Bequest of David P. Becker, Class of 1970.


June 25, 2016 - October 23, 2016
Media Gallery

Featuring iconic American Artists such as Marsden Hartley, Alfred Stieglitz, Robert Rauschenberg, Yoko Ono, Roni Horn, Glenn Ligon, and others, this timely and groundbreaking exhibition includes more than 60 abstract, symbolic, and conceptual portraits across a wide range of media - reexamining over a century of portraiture and inspiring new ways to see ourselves and others.
May 19, 2016 - August 21, 2016
Zuckert Seminar Room

Focused on the lives of three women rendered in detailed paintings by Barbara Cooney, this exhibition explores how Cooney crafted rich biographies in text and image.
April 26, 2016 - November 27, 2016
Markell Gallery

This installation brings together paintings dating to the period 1350–1500 and prior influences, including ancient and medieval sculpture.

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Bowdoin Students Profiled in Japanese Newspaper

The two Bowdoin students are currently in Japan carrying out research for an exhibition next year at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art featuring drawings made by Hiroshima schoolchildren in the 1950s.

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Upcoming Events

Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen: 'Travels with Hattie & Eleanor: Researching Biography with Barbara Cooney'

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August 4, 20164:30 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, the Anthony W. and Lulu C. Wang Curator of American Decorative Arts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, speaks about the research of her aunt, Barbara Cooney to prepare paintings for the books, 'Hattie and the Wild Waves' and 'Eleanor.'

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Night at the Museum: 'This Is a Portrait If I Say So: Identity in American Art, 1912 to Today'

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August 12, 20165:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Celebrate summer at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. The three cocurators, Anne Collins Goodyear, Kathleen Merrill Campagnolo, and Johathan Frederick Walz, will describe the making of the exhbition 'This Is a Portrait If I Say So: Identity in American Art, 1912 to Today' with refreshments al fresco (weather permitting) .

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Jonathan Frederick Walz - Gallery Conversation: "Portraiture Abstraction"

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August 16, 201612:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Jonathan Frederick Walz leads a discussion of portraiture abstraction the early twentieth century.

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Sarah Greenough: "Passing into the World as Abstractions: Georgia O'Keeffe's Painted Portraits"

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September 6, 20164:30 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Sarah Greenough, Senior Curator of Photographs, National Gallery of Art, is celebrated for her numerous award-winning exhibitions and publications, including 'Modern Art and America: Alfred Stieglitz and His New York Galleries (2001)', and 'My Faraway One: Selected Letters of Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz, Volume One, 1915-1933 (2011'). In this talk, she explores the portrait abstractions of Georgia O��‚��„�Keeffe.

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Sarah Kennel: "Robert Frank: Nobody's Home"

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September 15, 20164:30 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Sarah Kennel, Curator of Photography, Peabody Essex Museum, will speak on the photography of Robert Frank in conjunction with the exhibition Robert Frank: Sideways.

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