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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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Rare Ancient Portrait Acquired by Bowdoin College Museum of Art

The Bowdoin College Museum of Art recently added an Egyptian portrait created nearly 2,000 years ago to its esteemed collections.

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A Quick Tour of Bowdoin's Presidential Portrait Gallery

Today the new portrait of former Bowdoin president Barry Mills will be revealed on the second floor of Hubbard Hall. In anticipation of this event, Co-director of the Bowdoin Museum of Art Anne Goodyear recently offered a brief tour of the gallery where Mills' portrait will hang.

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Unveiling New Acquisitions at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art

A group of new acquisitions at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art will be shared for the first time at a "Members Evening" on May 5

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