"Elise Ansel: Distant Mirrors" features a group of nine paintings and seven drawings by Portland-based artist Elise Ansel that she newly created for this exhibition. Ansel drew inspiration for the works from a late Renaissance devotional painting, Denys Calvaert’s Annunciation, ca. 1597, part of the Museum’s permanent collection.
Since his first American retrospective in 2001, South African artist William Kentridge (born 1955) has earned accolades for his versatile and poetic art practice. On February 4 in Smith Auditorium the Museum will screen “10 Drawings for Projection" in Smith Auditorium.
The Bowdoin College Museum of Art is pleased to announce the launch of the Museum’s first online scholarly catalogue, "Art Treasures, Gracefully Drawn: James Bowdoin III and America’s Earliest Drawing Collection."
This exhibition of new work by Portland-based Elise Ansel is—in the best sense—confrontational. Her series of seven preparatory drawings and an equal number of oil paintings responds to a historic work in Bowdoin’s collection, Denys Calvaert’s "Annunciation".