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.
The Museum of Art offers several salons throughout the year when they invite an expert to give a talk in conjunction with a current exhibition. The most recent salon talk, by museum co-diretor Anne Goodyear, was about Marcel Duchamp.
Museum of Art staff contribute to two new books. "Past Futures: Science Fiction, Space Travel, and Postwar Art of the Americas" accompanies an exhibition opening in March 2015; and "aka Marcel Duchamp: Meditations on the Identities of an Artist" was published in fall 2014.
In the fall 2014 semester, 35 different Bowdoin college courses used the Bowdoin College Museum of Art for 105 class sessions, for over 1,000 visits by students for classes alone.
The Bowdoin College Museum of Art announces acquisition of "Skowhegan V" by Per Kirkeby. "Skowhegan V" is a significant addition to the Museum’s collection of landscapes that honors the commitment to the region while introducing an important international voice to the conversation.