Education

Museum of Art Museum of Art

Education

As a teaching museum, the Bowdoin College Museum of Art is dedicated to education for Bowdoin College students and faculty, as well as the Maine community and outside scholars.

Our encyclopedic collection of over 20,000 artworks invites historical, cultural, and scientific fields of study to engage in close study of original art objects. We aim to make the Museum a laboratory for creativity for all: classes from all disciplines at Bowdoin College may reserve the Zuckert Seminar Room and we welcome exhibition proposals from faculty and students for the Becker Gallery. Faculty and students interested in viewing objects should contact museum staff at least two weeks in advance to plan their visit.

Faculty Can:

  • Discover objects to enhance teaching resources.
  • Bring a class to view selected objects.
  • Research works for a possible exhibition in the Becker Gallery.*
Contact:
Sean Burrus
Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow
sburrus@bowdoin.edu(207) 725-3743

Students can:

  • Research objects for a class.
  • Conduct an independent study.
  • Find objects for an exhibition proposal.*
Contact:
Honor Wilkinson, Curatorial Assistant
hwilkins@bowdoin.edu
(207) 721-5098

Electronic access

You can search the entire collection online here, and a portion of the collection is available to the Bowdoin College community through the online database, ARTstor.

To work with the Museum's comprehensive electronic database contact:

Jennifer Edwards, Curator of Visual Resources, Department of Art
jedwards@bowdoin.edu
(207) 725-3699