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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 23, 2018 - October 28, 2018
Halford Gallery

This exhibition explores the question of Homer’s relationship with the medium of photography and its impact on his artistic practice.
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.
April 19, 2018 - September 16, 2018
Boyd 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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Museum Security Guard Gets His Own Rave Art Review

In a recent write-up of the show, “Industrial Maine: Our Other Landscape,” in Lewiston, Portland Press Herald art critic Daniel Kany writes that of the nearly seventy works in the exhibition, he was most impressed by Dan Dowd's pair of wall assemblages.

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Upcoming Events

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Gallery Conversation on "Winslow Homer and the Camera"

July 17, 201812:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Dana E. Byrd, assistant professor of art history, Bowdoin College, speaks about the exhibition "Winslow Homer and the Camera"

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Music in the Museum

July 19, 201811:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

A concert by the Bowdoin International Music Festival in the galleries of the Museum of Art

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Children's Hour at the Museum

July 26, 20185:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Bowdoin students lead activities for families at the Museum of Art.

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Composer Concert at the Museum of Art

July 28, 20182:00 PM – 3:15 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

A performance of original pieces by students from the Bowdoin International Music Festival.

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Gallery Conversation with Joachim Homann

July 31, 201812:00 PM – 12:45 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Joachim Homann, curator, speaks on "Richard Pousette-Dart: Painting|Light|Space"

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Gallery Conversation on Richard Pousette-Dart

August 2, 20187:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Kaveh Motjabai, Anne Collins Goodyear, and Joachim Homann speak on the work of Richard Pousette-Dart

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Family Saturday at the Museum of Art

August 4, 201810:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Bowdoin students lead family activities at the Museum of Art

Gallery Conversation with Linda Docherty

August 7, 201812:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Linda Docherty, art historian, leads a discussion in the exhibition "Winslow Homer and the Camera"

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Pousette-Dart and Photography

August 9, 20187:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Charles Duncan speaks about Richard Pousette-Dart's work with photography.

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Family Art Night at the Museum of Art

August 10, 20184:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Bowdoin students lead family activities for "Second Friday Brunswick!"

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Gallery Conversation with Frank Goodyear

August 14, 201812:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Gallery Conversation with Frank Goodyear on "Winslow Homer and the Camera"

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Gallery Conversation with Susan Danly

August 23, 201812:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Susan Danly, art historian, discusses "Winslow Homer and the Camera"

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