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Recent Gift to Fund Contemporary Art Acquisitions at the Museum of Art

The Museum of Art is excited to announce a recent gift by George A. Westerberg ’59 to create a special fund for the acquisition of new works of contemporary art.

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Why draw? An acquisition adds a new dimension to the upcoming exhibition of drawings at the Museum of Art

This summer the Museum of Art acquired "Studies of Butterflies, Moths, Flies, a Beetle, and a Slowworm" by the Dutch artist Pieter Withoos (1655–1692).

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Digitization and Electronic Resources at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art

As the 2016-2017 school year begins, the Museum of Art continues to expand its digital resources, providing new modes of electronic access to its collections.

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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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An Interview with Artist Hasan Elahi

Hailey Beaman ’18 recently interviewed artist Hasan Elahi about how he conceives of identity–and privacy–in the technologically pervasive twenty-first century. Elahi's work is included in the exhibition "This Is a Portrait If I Say So: Identity in American Artm 1912 to Today" at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

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Hiroshima Art Exchange

Virginia “Ginny” Crow ’18 and Michael Amano ’17 are collaborating with the Museum of Art and the Asian Studies department this summer to research a post-World War II exchange of children’s drawings between Santa Fe, New Mexico and Hiroshima, Japan in 1953

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Summer Programs in August at the Museum of Art

Summer is in full swing here in Maine. When you are not at the beach or in the mountains, please join us at the Museum of Art, where a series of terrific exhibitions is now on view.

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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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