Background

Arts and Culture

Bowdoin Arts in Social Media

Arts & Culture News

Anne Goodyear: Reflections on the Passion and Purpose that Inspired Two Collectors

Described as legendary collectors, Dorothy and Herb Vogels' generosity has enhanced collections across the country, including that of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. Museum Co-Director Anne Goodyear reflects on the passion and purpose that Inspired them.

Read more »


Pres. Obama Honors LGBT Centers, Including Bowdoin's

At the end of August, Kate Stern received a letter from President Barack Obama in which he thanked the staff and volunteers of LGBT community centers across the nation.

Read more »


A Bowdoin Tradition: A Presidential Welcome on the Museum Steps

Every year, after first-year students have returned to campus from their orientation trips, they gather at the Museum of Art steps for a welcome from Bowdoin's administrators and to sing the alma mater together.

Read more »


Screening of ‘Herb & Dorothy 50X50’ Highlights Museum's Vogel Exhibition

The Bowdoin College Museum of Art will present a free screening of the 2013 film Herb & Dorothy, 50X50 at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 4, in Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center.

Read more »


Animal Allies Exhibit at the Arctic Museum to Close August 31

Have you ever seen a parka made of seal intestine? Or touched a narwhal tusk? If not, hurry over to see the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum’s exhibit Animal Allies: Inuit Views of the Natural World before it closes on August 31 at 5 pm.

Read more »


Bowdoin’s vibrant quadrangle houses world-class museums and performance venues all within a five-minute walk.

Recital HallPickard Theater and Wish Theater, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Studzinski Recital Hall, Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Hawthorne Longfellow Library.

take a tour of Bowdoin's Venues

Calendar of Events

Gallery Conversations: "Printing with Richard Tuttle: Process and Collaboration"

Gallery Conversations: "Printing with Richard Tuttle: Process and Collaboration"

September 23, 20144:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Museum of Art, Bernard & Barbro Osher Gallery

Greg Burnet is a frequent collaborator with Richard Tuttle. Presenting rarely seen studio sketches, printing plates, and color proofs, he gives a full account of the making of some of Richard Tuttle's most acclaimed prints.

View Details

Lecture: "Richard Tuttle: The Theater of Attention"

Lecture: "Richard Tuttle: The Theater of Attention"

October 2, 20144:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Susan Tallman discusses Richard Tuttle's contribution to the field of contemporary printmaking.

View Details

Music at the Museum: An Evening of "Minimalist Music" with George Lopez

Music at the Museum: An Evening of "Minimalist Music" with George Lopez

October 9, 20146:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

George Lopez, will offer an evening of minimalist works by Philip Glass, Arvo Part and John Adams. This event is free, but tickets are required as seating is limited. Tickets will be available at the Museum Shop beginning on September 1, 2014. For more information please call Christine Piontek at (207) 725-3276.

View Details

Second Friday ArtWalk Brunswick

Second Friday ArtWalk Brunswick

October 10, 20145:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

The Bowdoin College Museum of Art will be open until 8:00 p.m. as part of Brunswick's Second Friday ArtWalk.

View Details

Brodie Family Lecture

Brodie Family Lecture

November 6, 20147:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

View Details

more Arts & Culture Events

2014 Fall Events Calendar

Arts Calendar Spring 2014 PDF