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Wall Street Journal: Museum of Art Portrait Exhibition a 'Valuable Learning Experience'

The Bowdoin College Museum of Art exhibition 'This Is a Portrait If I Say So: Identity in American Art, 1912 to Today' comprising more than sixty abstract, symbolic, and conceptual portraits is a "valuable learning experience," according to a review in The Wall Street Journal.

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New Media Arts Consortium acquires William Kentridge’s "Tango for Page Turning"

New Media Arts Consortium, formed to jointly acquire and share ownership of artworks that they might not be able to acquire individually, announces first acquisition.

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Curators Offer Insight into 'This Is a Portrait If I Say So' Exhibition

Bowdoin College Museum of Art’s big summer/fall exhibition gathers a collection of portraits from 1912 to today that do not fit the conventional notion of portraiture. Not one of the show’s pieces relies upon a recognizable face, with two eyes, a nose, and a mouth, to convey identity.

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John Singleton Copley’s Portrait of Elizabeth Bowdoin

The Museum is currently exhibiting a rarely seen pastel portrait by John Singleton Copley, arguably the greatest portrait painter of colonial America. For the Bowdoin community, this opportunity is even more special, since the portrait depicts Elizabeth Bowdoin, James Bowdoin’s older sister

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Bowdoin International Music Festival at the Museum of Art

The Museum of Art is proud to partner with the Bowdoin International Music Festival for the second year in a row, presenting a pair of concerts on June 30th and July 21st in the Museum.

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First Exhibition to Examine Symbolic and Conceptual Portraiture in American Art Opens June 25 at Bowdoin College Museum of Art

"This Is a Portrait If I Say So: Identity in American Art, 1912 to Today" investigates evolving concepts of identity through works from early 20th century through today by artists such as Marsden Hartley, Charles Demuth, Robert Rauschenberg, Yoko Ono, Glenn Ligon, Roni Horn, and more.

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On the Origins and Development of "This Is a Portrait If I Say So: Identity in American Art, 1912 to Today"

The three cocurators of the upcoming exhibition, "This is a Portrait If I Say So," comment on the origins of the exhibition.

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The Bowdoin Spirit of 1976

This year’s 40th reunion prompts reflection on the extraordinary support the Bowdoin College Museum of Art has received from members of the Bowdoin class of 1976.

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Campus Walking Tour Maps 'The Offer of the College'

College secretary and unofficial Bowdoin historian John Cross offered a walking tour, illustrating how the campus was transformed under the presidency of William De Witt Hyde (1885-1917).

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