Opened April 02, 2015
European and American art in the nineteenth century was full of startling contrasts: grand vistas of ancient ruins versus small landscapes celebrating the specificity of local haunts; portraits of noblemen and women alongside depictions of peasants, farmers, and rogues.
March 19, 2015 - June 07, 2015
Star photographs from the National Geographic Society-Palomar Sky Survey (1958) are shown alongside a series of recent drawings by Dorothea Rockburne inspired by her study of astronomy.
March 14, 2015 - April 26, 2015
Shaw Ruddock Gallery
This selection of works since the 1970s includes one of Rockburne’s most recent drawings, "The Mathematical Edges of Maine," a response to her travel to the state this past summer.
March 05, 2015 - June 07, 2015
Bernard and Barbro Osher Gallery
The first exhibition to feature arts related to space travel, futurism, and science fiction from across the American hemisphere.
January 15, 2015 - June 28, 2015
At the turn of the twentieth century, artists from urban centers such as Boston and New York City made Maine one of their favorite summer destinations.
Opened January 15, 2015
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.