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Why You Should Not Miss Museum of Art's ‘Why Draw?’ Exhibition (Boston Globe)

In a recent review of the Museum's current exhibition “Why Draw? 500 Years of Drawings and Watercolors at Bowdoin College," the Boston Globe observes that the more than 150 works in the show reveal both the intimacy and immediacy of drawings and watercolors.

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John Walker's Botanical Creations Augment Museum's 'Why Draw?' Show

Walker's show, "A Painter Draws," which opened May 18, depicts a bamboo plant he discovered in the botanical gardens of Sydney, Australia, in 2012. Walker describes the plant as having "humanness," "character," and movement. "It felt very much alive, and that I was talking to it with my brush and it was talking back to me," he said.

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North America’s First Public Drawing Collection Surveyed at Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Exhibition spans 500 years, including drawings by Peter Paul Rubens, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Michelle Stuart, and more to examine the significance of the medium to Western artistic practice and study.

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Revealing a more complicated/richer/diverse American Story: Fifteen Drawings gifted by halley harrisburg ’90 and Michael Rosenfeld

Which stories are we able to tell with works in the Museum of Art collection? What are the “blind spots” in our recount of the history of art? These questions recently came up in conversations with halley harrisburg ’90 and her husband Michael Rosenfeld.

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Will Schweller ’17 on "My Favorite Piece in the Bowdoin College Museum of Art"

Will Schweller, class of 2017, speaks about his favorite work in the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, "Studies of Running Figures," 1590-1650, by Abraham Bloemaert, Dutch, 1566-1651.

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Collectors’ Collaborative Gathers in New York City

Members of the Museum of Art's Collectors’ Collaborative met in New York City in March. Now in its tenth year, this group of Bowdoin alumni gathers twice annually to attend exhibitions and other art-related events.

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Museum Acquires Monhegan Seascape by George Bellows

The Museum announces the acquisition of George Bellow’s "Green Breaker," an oil on panel that the artist created on Maine’s Monhegan Island in 1913

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