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Frederick Sommer, American, 1905–1999, Max Ernst, 1946 (detail), gelatin silver print. © Frederick & Frances Sommer Foundation


Installation view of "The Object Show"


Lucio Pozzi, "Portrait of Dorothy Vogel" and "Portrait of Herbert Vogel," 2001, black-and-white photographs. Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection. © Pozzi 2001


Egyptian, early Second Century. Mummy Portrait of a Lady, (detail) ca. 100–150, stucco, glass, painted and gilded jewelry with polychrome. Museum Purchase, Lloyd O. and Marjorie Strong Coulter Fund and Helen Johnson Chase Fund. 2011.29.


detail of "St. Jerome in his Study," 1514, by Albrecht Durer, German, 1471-1528. Engraving. Bequest of David P. Becker, Class of 1970.


Exhibitions: Current - Past - Upcoming
February 27, 2014 - June 01, 2014
Focus Gallery

The primary goal of the surrealist movement was to liberate the modern mind by demonstrating how deep psychological impulses could be explored, depicted, and fused with everyday reality.
February 27, 2014 - June 01, 2014
Media Gallery

A selection of short films by Surrealist filmmakers in conjunction with the exhibition "Under the Surface: Surrealist Photography."
Opened January 30, 2014
Boyd Gallery

Deconstructing pictorial conventions of the past, artists of the second half of the twentieth and early twenty-first century reinvented the picture plane.
Opened January 30, 2014
Shaw Ruddock Gallery

This introduction to art of the modern period includes masterpieces by Thomas Cole, William Merritt Chase, Winslow Homer, Andrew Wyeth, and others.
Opened January 24, 2014
Markell Gallery

Focusing on the artistic innovations of the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries, this exhibition makes apparent why contemporaries could celebrate a rebirth or Renaissance of the art of classical antiquity
May 08, 2014 - June 08, 2014
Zuckert Seminar Room This exhibition explores representations of the frontier in American culture from the nineteenth century to the present day.

June 27, 2014 - September 14, 2014
Zuckert Seminar Room A selection from the recent gift of 320 works of art from the celebrated collection of Dorothy and Herbert Vogel.

June 28, 2014 - October 19, 2014
Focus Gallery Offering new insight into his artistic practice, and organized in close collaboration with the artist, "Richard Tuttle: A Print Retrospective" is the first-ever comprehensive examination of the prints of Richard Tuttle.

July 10, 2014 - September 14, 2014
Shaw Ruddock Gallery featuring forty vintage photographs of jazz musicians in performance from the collection of the photographer’s family.

Opening September 27, 2014
Shaw Ruddock Gallery The prints by the Dutch engraver, draftsman, and painter Hendrick Goltzius (1558–1617) are dazzling for their technical refinement and provocative sensuality.

April 22, 2014 - NEWS - LECTURE

"Thursday Night Salon" on April 24

April 18, 2014 - NEWS - OTHER

Museum closed on April 20

Lecture:The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects

April 30, 2014 | 4:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Lecture:Gallery Talk on the exhibition, "Under the Surface: Surrealist Photography"

May 1, 2014 | 4:30 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Family Saturday at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art

May 3, 2014 | 10:00 AM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Music at the Museum - Take a "Bach Break"

May 15, 2014 | 6:30 PM
Museum of Art, Rotunda

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