This May Bowdoin College is celebrating Molly Neptune Parker’s extraordinary work by awarding her an honorary degree. To mark this occasion, a selection of her baskets is on view in the Rotunda of the Museum. They will remain on view through May 31, 2015.
First-year Bowdoin student Nevan Swanson calls photographer Abelardo Morell the “nicest guy ever.” Swanson got the opportunity to assist Morell as the artist produced new photographs for an exhibition at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, entitled "A Mind of Winter: Photographs by Abelardo Morell," on view from May 5 to September 27, 2015.
At the end of June, Bowdoin will pay a fond farewell to President Barry Mills, who concludes a remarkable fourteen-year tenure at the College. Under his leadership, the arts at Bowdoin College have flourished.
During the spring 2015 semester, students from the course “Sugar, Tobacco, Rice, and Rum: Art of the Atlantic World, 1620-1812” taught by Dana E. Byrd, assistant professor of art, became first-time curators, collaborating with the Bowdoin College Museum of Art on an original exhibition.
Based on her interest in the relationship betwee past and future, and in Latin American art, Sarah Montross has put together the first-ever exhibition dedicated to postwar art of the Americas inspired by science fiction and space travel.
The deeply saturated and highly energetic colors of Dorothea Rockburne’s paintings and drawings seem to send vibrations through the gallery. At the end of a long grey winter, The Gift of Knowing: The Art of Dorothea Rockburne is a great place to recharge.
Through its programming, the Student Museum Collaborative is able to build connections between Bowdoin students, professors, staff and the greater Brunswick public and the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.
The Bowdoin College Museum of Art exhibition Night Vision: Nocturnes in American Art doesn't open until June 27, but is already drawing attention from the likes of The New York Times, which includes the show in what it calls "a sampling of promising exhibitions around the country this spring."
"While attention tends to focus on the destruction of art and the looting of artifacts, the demolition of ancient ruins and the consequent loss of the archaeological context for these remains are even more troubling," writes Associate Professor of Classics James Higginbotham.