By juxtaposing works of art and design by Bauhaus masters and their students this exhibition introduces the famous school as a highly successful learning environment.
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.
This exhibition examines innovations in Yoruba arts—at once traditional and modern—during a critical moment in Nigeria’s history, the transition to political independence.
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.
This exhibition explores the artistic portrayal of women in the United States over the last three centuries. Featuring outstanding portraits in all media from the Museum’s permanent collection and several important loans, it examines the myriad ways that artists have represented women in the history of American art
"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.
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.
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.
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.