News

Academic Life
Tweeting From Greenland: Bowdoin Archaeologist Shares Stories from the Field

On her seven-week archaeological excavation, Genevieve LeMoine is carrying an inReach—basically a satellite text messenger that allows her to post to Twitter (@IItaArchaeology) and Facebook (also IitaArchaeology)

Read more »


Student Life
Summer Jobs: Two Students Study, Protect Beavers and Whales

In about a week, Dana Bloch ’17 will depart for Rarotonga, the largest of the Cook Islands, to work for a whale research and conservation organization based there. Satya Kent ’19 has already begun working for a program that is relocating beavers in order to conserve water for lowland regions beset with drought.

Read more »


Featured video

  • Commencement 2016 Cap Throwing

    Commencement 2016 Cap Throwing
  • Who Rents DVDs in the Age of Streaming?

    Who Rents DVDs in the Age of Streaming?
  • A Day in the Life at Bowdoin

    A Day in the Life at Bowdoin
  • small hands

    small hands
  • More Than a Fish

    More Than a Fish
  • Reunion Convocation 2016 Address: Presid...

    Reunion Convocation 2016 Address: President Clayton S. Rose
  • Leslie Preston '88 and Dean Preston '91 ...

    Leslie Preston '88 and Dean Preston '91 Receive 2016 Common Good Award

Recent Headlines

Featured Events

Bowdoin International Music Festival Performance: Music at the Museum

event image

June 30, 201611:00 A.M. – 11:45 A.M.
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Bowdoin International Music Festival faculty perform in conjunction with the exhibitions at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

Free and open to the public, but tickets are required due to limited seating. Please phone 207-725-3276 for information.

Illustration: Charles Sheeler, 1882-1965, Baroness Elsa's Portrait of Duchamp, ca. 1920, gelatin silver print. Bluff Collection, Houston, Texas.

View Details

Audubon 'Birds of America' Page-Turning

event image

July 1, 201612:30 P.M. – 12:45 P.M.
Hawthorne Longfellow Library, Special Collections

John James Audubon's Birds of America is a portal into the natural world. Printed between 1827 and 1838, it contains 435 life-sized watercolors of North American birds, all reproduced from hand-engraved plates, and is considered to be the archetype of wildlife illustration.

There are only 120 known copies of the double-elephant folio of this remarkable work, and Bowdoin owns one of them. Displayed just one illustration at a time in the reading room of Special Collections & Archives, join us as the SC&A staff turns the page and explore related texts on view in the reading room.

July Audubon Page-Turning
Friday, July 1, 2016 12:30pm
Special Collections, 3rd floor, H-L Library

Join us on the first Friday of every month at 12:30pm as we turn the page!

View Details

Family Saturday at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art

event image

July 2, 201610:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.
Museum of Art, Pavilion

David Ying and Phillip Ying, artistic directors for the  Bowdoin International Music Festival, lead a family program about music and the fine arts.

Open to the public free of charge.

illustration:  Marcel Duchamp (1887–1968), assembled by Jacqueline Matisse Monnier, Boîte—Series D, 1961, mixed media, Private collection.

View Details

Anne Collins Goodyear - Gallery Conversation: 'Contemporary Art and Identity'

event image

July 7, 20167:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Anne Collins Goodyear, catalogue essayist and co-director of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, leads a gallery talk about contemporary art and identity, presented in conjunction with the major exhibition, 'This is a Portrait If I Say So: Identity in American Art, 1912 to Today.'

Free and open to the public.

Illustration:  Glenn Ligon (born 1960), Untitled from Runaways, 1993, One from a portfolio of ten lithographs. Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine.  

View Details

Kathleen Merrill Campagnolo - Gallery Conversation: 'Unconventional Portraiture in the 1960s'

event image

July 12, 201612:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Kathleen Merrill Campagnolo, catalogue essayist and independent scholar, leads a discussion of unconventional portraiture in the 1960s in conjunction with the exhibition, 'This Is a Portrait If I Say So: Identity in American Art, 1912 to Today.'

Free and open to the public.

Illustration:  Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008), Self-Portrait [for The New Yorker profile], 1964, ink and graphite.

View Details

Frank Mauceri - Gallery Conversation: 'R. Luke DuBois-Now'

event image

July 19, 201612:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Frank Mauceri, senior lecturer in music, leads a discussion of the exhibition, 'R. Luke DuBois-Now.'

Open to the public free of charge.

Illustration:  Installation view of "R. Luke DuBois-Now" at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.



View Details

Bowdoin International Music Festival Performance: Music at the Museum

event image

July 21, 201611:00 A.M. – 11:45 A.M.
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Bowdoin International Music Festival faculty perform in conjunction with the exhibitions at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

Free and open to the public, but due to limited seating, tickets are required. Please phone 207-725-3276 for information.

Illustration:  Marius de Zayas (1880-1961), Agnes Meyer, c. 1912-1913, Charcoal over graphite. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

 

View Details

Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen: 'Travels with Hattie & Eleanor: Researching Biography with Barbara Cooney'

event image

August 4, 20164:30 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, the Anthony W. and Lulu C. Wang Curator of American Decorative Arts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, speaks about the research of Barbara Cooney, her aunt, to prepare paintings for Hattie and the Wild Waves and Eleanor.

Free and open to the public.

Presented by the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in conjunction with the exhibition: Barbara Cooney: Drawing Biography.

Illustration:  Detail from Miss Rumphius and the Lupine in Maine for Miss Rumphius, 1982, acrylic on gesso-coated percale by Barbara Cooney.  Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

View Details



More News


Bowdoin on Social Media »

facebook twitter instagram vimeo google plus pinterest