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Current Exhibitions:

March 01, 2018 - June 03, 2018
Center Gallery
Halford Gallery
Media Gallery
Bernard and Barbro Osher Gallery
Focus Gallery
This exhibition explores the experiential, psychological, and metaphorical implications of the nonvisual in American art from the 1960s to today.
January 19, 2018 - March 22, 2018
Becker Gallery
Artine Artinian, Bowdoin Class of 1931, a renowned scholar of nineteenth-century French literature, donated to Bowdoin College a vast collection of drawings, including portraits, caricatures, and original designs for book illustrations. Highlights of these gifts provide an introduction to the visual culture of France during the Belle Époque.
December 14, 2017 - April 08, 2018
Shaw Ruddock Gallery
Boyd Gallery
Many artists of the twentieth century purposefully made the familiar look strange, in order to challenge conventions. This exhibition of highlights from the permanent collection of paintings and sculpture offers viewers the opportunity to trace twentieth-century artistic innovations and challenges them to look anew.
November 09, 2017 - July 08, 2018
Markell Gallery
"Art from the Northern Plains" celebrates the Museum’s recent acquisition of a late nineteenth- century Lakota painting of a Sun Dance ceremony. To understand and appreciate its significance, this exhibition brings together a selection of historic and contemporary artworks by Native and non-Native artists who have worked in this region.
February 02, 2017 - July 15, 2018
Walker Gallery
"AEGYPTUS Egypt in the Greco-Roman World" explores Egypt in the time of the Greeks and Romans. It examines the special place Egypt occupied in the history of the ancient world and its long-lasting hold on the culture and imagination of its conquerors.
Opened January 15, 2015
Bowdoin Gallery
This exhibition brings together works from Bowdoin’s collection with important recent acquisitions that offer new perspectives on the art of Europe and the transatlantic colonies.
Opened November 11, 2014
This innovative website revisits the seminal exhibition, "The Portrayal of the Negro in American Painting," organized by the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in 1964.
Opened October 15, 2007
The Assyrian relief sculptures in this exhibition are some of the most extraordinary pieces in the Bowdoin collection. Carved at the behest of the Assyrian king Ashurnasirpal II in the ninth century B.C.E., these stone panels once decorated the walls of the royal palace in the king’s new capital at ancient Kalhu, located along the upper reaches of the Tigris River, in present-day northern Iraq.