Exhibitions

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Exhibitions

Chinese Ceramics, Jades, and Paintings

Chinese Ceramics, Jades, and Paintings

, Markell Gallery

Rarely seen masterpieces from Bowdoin’s collection offer insights into the materials, technologies, and changing tastes that shaped Chinese art over the past five centuries.

Material Resources: Intersections of Art and the Environment

Material Resources: Intersections of Art and the Environment

, Focus Gallery, Halford Gallery, Media Gallery, Bernard and Barbro Osher Gallery, Center Gallery

This exhibition explores the intersections of art and the environment with works drawn from the Museum’s permanent collection. Featuring objects from antiquity to today, "Material Resources: Intersections of Art and the Environment" examines artists’ dependence on Earth’s material resources, while presenting art as an integral “material” resource in the study of the environment.

"Let's Get Lost" and "Listening Glass"

"Let's Get Lost" and "Listening Glass"

, Walker Gallery

"Let's Get Lost," a site-specific drawing by linn meyers will be complemented by an interactive sound installation, "Listening Glass" created by Rebecca Bray, James Bigbee Garver, and Josh Knowles in partnership with meyers. The projects include visual and acoustic components that can be activated through audience participation.

In the Round: Ancient Art from All Sides

In the Round: Ancient Art from All Sides

, Rotunda

This exhibition examines the geometry and design of ancient art and the efforts by artists to represent depth and movement by influencing the vantage point of the viewer.

Palace Reliefs from Kalhu (Nimrud)

Palace Reliefs from Kalhu (Nimrud)

, Assyrian Gallery

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.