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


December 06, 2016 - March 19, 2017
Markell Gallery

Saint Anthony (ca. 251–356), often regarded as the founder of Christian monasticism, was a hermit in the Egyptian desert who, according to his biographer Athanasius of Alexandria, was tormented by supernatural appearances. This exhibition presents renderings of Saint Anthony’s visions since the late medieval period.
November 15, 2016 - April 16, 2017
Bernard and Barbro Osher Gallery

The dual meaning of “resolution,” as both coming-into-view and as a means of overcoming conflict defines artistic responses to the historic transformations of the global twentieth century. Works selected for the exhibition visualize resolution and its conceptual underpinnings, and seek to act as agents of resolution through visual culture.
November 03, 2016 - December 31, 2016
Becker Gallery

Featuring a selection of American vernacular photographs recently donated to the Museum, this exhibition explores how amateur photographers circumvented and at times unsettled assumptions about what a portrait might be.

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Museum of Art Exhibition Examines Artists' Fascination with the Temptation of Saint Anthony

Curator Joachim Homann says the legend of Saint Anthony, the fourth century hermit and visionary, provides "a platform for artists to come to terms with the possibilities of their art."

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Upcoming Events

Music at the Museum with George Lopez

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December 15, 20165:00 P.M. – 6:30 P.M.
Museum of Art, Rotunda

George Lopez performs an evening of music associated with exhibitions on view at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

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Music at the Museum with George Lopez

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December 15, 20167:00 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
Museum of Art, Rotunda

George Lopez performs an evening of music associated with exhibitions on view at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

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Unveiling: A Rare Image of Abraham Lincoln's First Inaugural

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January 12, 201712:30 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.
Museum of Art, Pavilion

The Museum has recently acquired a rare photograph of Abraham Lincoln's first inaugural. On this occasion we unveil the image for the first time at Bowdoin, with comments from Frank Goodyear, co-director, and Patrick Rael, professor of history.

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Roundtable Discussion: "Iconoclasm and the Power of Images"

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January 26, 20174:30 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Contemporary vandalism of works of art by religious fanatics is only the latest episode in a millennia-long struggle to define and control the power of images that has erupted across cultural and religious boundaries. This evening offers the opportunity to explore iconoclasm in history, learn about its motivations, and reflect on the destructive and creative powers it unleashes.

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Winter Open House at the Museum of Art

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January 26, 20175:30 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Join us as we celebrate the beginning of the new spring semester at a Winter Open House at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

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Michael Amano '17 - Gallery Conversation: "Perspectives from Postwar Hiroshima"

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January 31, 201712:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Michael Amano '17 speaks about the exhibition, 'Perspectives from Postwar Hiroshima: Chuzo Tamotzu, Children's Drawings, and the Art of Resolution' at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

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