Edwards Center for Art and Dance

The Robert H. and Blythe Bickel Edwards Center for Art and Dance

The Robert H. and Blythe Bickel Edwards Center for Art and Dance, named for Bowdoin’s 13th president and his wife, opened in August 2013 as the new home for visual arts and dance at the College.

Located at the site of the former Longfellow Elementary School, the Edwards Center is equipped with modern art studios, classrooms, critique space, and student exhibitions in the visual arts and dance, including a state-of-the art digital media lab. The single location enables faculty and students engaged in dance, painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, architecture, printmaking, woodworking, and digital media and design to work together under the same roof, creating a cohesive arts community and numerous new opportunities for artistic synergy.