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Looking Behind Memento Mori Objects: 'Artnet' Reviews 'Unique' Bowdoin Exhibition

The Bowdoin art museum's "Ivory MIrror" show, examines how mortality played into Renaissance culture. This macabre genre, with its portrayal of decaying corpses, skulls and skeletons, is described by the reviewer as "oft-misunderstood."

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'Why Draw?' Bowdoin Art Museum's Recently Concluded Exhibition Draws Glowing Praise

'New York Arts' journal says the exhibition and its catalogue "bring home the vastness and multiplicity of the art of drawing—its lack of limitations."

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Johna Cook ’19 speaks about upcoming exhibition “Dmitri Baltermants: Documenting and Staging a Soviet Reality”

Johna Cook, class of 2019, speaks about the upcoming exhibition “Dmitri Baltermants: Documenting and Staging a Soviet Reality” at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

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Peering into “The Ivory Mirror: The Art of Mortality in Renaissance Europe”: A Semester of Reflections Ahead

In celebration of "The Ivory Mirror: The Art of Mortality in Renaissance Europe" at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, the fall semester features an exciting spectrum of programs that will offer fresh insight into the rise of the memento mori in early Renaissance Europe.

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Interview with Ruth Fine by Juliette Dankens’18

Ruth Fine, former curator of special projects in modern art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, will speak about works on paper in “Appreciating Paper: Art’s Best Supporting Actor”, on Thursday, August 31st at 4:30 pm in Kresge Auditorium. Juliette Dankens ’18 recently interviewed Ruth about her work with drawings.

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Art Museum's Hendricks Exhibition Highlights "New, Liberating Way of Seeing Black People on Canvas" (Artsy)

The exhibition, Barkley Hendricks: “Let’s Make Some History, features five privately owned paintings by Hendricks, "four of which have never been seen publicly before."

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Favorite Pick from "The Ivory Mirror: The Art of Mortality in Renaissance Europe"

Daniel Rechtschaffen’18, museum summer intern, writes about one of his favorite objects in the exhibition "The Ivory Mirror: The Art of Mortality in Renaissance Europe"

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Ana Mendieta's “Silueta Sangrienta” acquired by the Bowdoin College Museum of Art

The Bowdoin College Museum of Art has recently acquired Ana Mendieta’s film titled "Silueta Sangrienta" (1975) for the permanent collection. The film is this year's acquisition made by The New Media Arts Consortium, a partnership of New England college museums that collaborate on an annual selection and acquisition of one work of new media art.

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Researching the Molinari Collection: Ben Wu ’18 and Amber Orosco ’19

Amber Orosco ’19 and Ben Wu’18 speak about their summer research on the portrait medal and its history during the Renaissance.

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Museum of Art Patrons Enjoy First 'Music in the Museum' Lunchtime Chamber Concert

Music-lovers filled the Bowdoin College Museum of Art’s Bowdoin Gallery on Thursday, June 29, 2017, for a lunchtime concert. This was the first of the “Music in the Museum” events being staged as part of the Bowdoin International Music Festival, featuring some of the young, talented musicians who are taking part in the festival.

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