The two Bowdoin students are currently in Japan carrying out research for an exhibition next year at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art featuring drawings made by Hiroshima schoolchildren in the 1950s.
Hailey Beaman ’18 recently interviewed artist Hasan Elahi about how he conceives of identity–and privacy–in the technologically pervasive twenty-first century. Elahi's work is included in the exhibition "This Is a Portrait If I Say So: Identity in American Artm 1912 to Today" at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.
Virginia “Ginny” Crow ’18 and Michael Amano ’17 are collaborating with the Museum of Art and the Asian Studies department this summer to research a post-World War II exchange of children’s drawings between Santa Fe, New Mexico and Hiroshima, Japan in 1953
The Bowdoin College Museum of Art exhibition 'This Is a Portrait If I Say So: Identity in American Art, 1912 to Today' comprising more than sixty abstract, symbolic, and conceptual portraits is a "valuable learning experience," according to a review in The Wall Street Journal.
Bowdoin College Museum of Art’s big summer/fall exhibition gathers a collection of portraits from 1912 to today that do not fit the conventional notion of portraiture. Not one of the show’s pieces relies upon a recognizable face, with two eyes, a nose, and a mouth, to convey identity.
The Museum is currently exhibiting a rarely seen pastel portrait by John Singleton Copley, arguably the greatest portrait painter of colonial America. For the Bowdoin community, this opportunity is even more special, since the portrait depicts Elizabeth Bowdoin, James Bowdoin’s older sister