Based on her interest in the relationship betwee past and future, and in Latin American art, Sarah Montross has put together the first-ever exhibition dedicated to postwar art of the Americas inspired by science fiction and space travel.
The deeply saturated and highly energetic colors of Dorothea Rockburne’s paintings and drawings seem to send vibrations through the gallery. At the end of a long grey winter, The Gift of Knowing: The Art of Dorothea Rockburne is a great place to recharge.
Through its programming, the Student Museum Collaborative is able to build connections between Bowdoin students, professors, staff and the greater Brunswick public and the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.
The Bowdoin College Museum of Art exhibition Night Vision: Nocturnes in American Art doesn't open until June 27, but is already drawing attention from the likes of The New York Times, which includes the show in what it calls "a sampling of promising exhibitions around the country this spring."
"While attention tends to focus on the destruction of art and the looting of artifacts, the demolition of ancient ruins and the consequent loss of the archaeological context for these remains are even more troubling," writes Associate Professor of Classics James Higginbotham.
Opening March 5, 2015, the Bowdoin College Museum of Art presents an exhibition, "Past Futures: Science Fiction, Space Travel, and Postwar Art of the Americas," that explores the impact of the Space Race, science fiction, and the explosive growth of technological innovation on artists of the Americas from the 1940s to the 1970s.