This May Bowdoin College is celebrating Molly Neptune Parker’s extraordinary work by awarding her an honorary degree. To mark this occasion, a selection of her baskets is on view in the Rotunda of the Museum. They will remain on view through May 31, 2015.
Abelardo Morell: Creating the Exhibition "A Mind of Winter"
May 28, 20154:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium
Internationally-known photographer Abelardo Morell '71, H'97 discusses his latest project, completed in Maine during the winter of 2015. Presented in conjunction with "A Mind of Winter: Photographs by Abelardo Morell" on view at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art through September 27, 2015.
Photo: Abe Morell working in Maine during the winter of 2015
Dana E. Byrd, Gallery Conversation: "'Empire Follows Art': Culture and Identity in the Atlantic World"
June 4, 20157:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion
Dana E. Byrd, assistant professor of art history, leads a conversation on the exhibition "Empire Follows Art': Culture and Identity in the Atlantic World" at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. This exhibition illuminates the experience of the Atlantic world in the eighteenth century. Art and artifacts drawn from the Museum's collections shed light on the development of an extensive network among Europe, Africa, and the Americas that influenced identity and culture in the period. Curated by students in "Sugar, Tobacco, Rice and Rum: Art and Identity in the Atlantic World," taught by Dana E. Byrd, during the 2015 spring semester.
Photo: Nathaniel Smibert, American, 1735-1756, Portrait of Reverend Samson Occum, ca. 1751-1756, oil on canvas. Bequest
of the Honorable James Bowdoin III. 1813.4.
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