Visual Arts at Bowdoin provide students with a greater capacity for creative inquiry and hands-on engagement through direct observation of the world.

The crux of being educated as a liberal arts student in our Visual Arts department is to examine the relationship between knowing and seeing. The desire to share one’s discoveries with others and the struggle to give form to perceptual experiences plays a vital role in the liberal education of all students and is a cornerstone of a vibrant, just, and democratic society.