News Archive 2009-2018

Saab Story: ‘Projekt 900’ by Museum’s Dowd Opens in Ogunquit Archives


Driven by dueling passions for photography and Saab automobiles, artist Dan Dowd, whose day job is that of security guard at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, has created a body of work that is part of Light, Motion, Sound 2012, a collaborative exhibition by the Maine Museum of Photographic Arts and the Ogunquit Museum of American Art.

(L. to r.) Matt Marr '13, Peter Coviello and Aaron Kitch in front of Quinby House in an image from "Projekt 900" by Dan Dowd.

Dowd’s photographic composition includes a catalog he produced based on a 1963 Saab brochure featuring a “new retro SAAB 900 Turbo offering” and the first opportunity for the public to see the vehicle in person. In addition to the Swedish automobile, photographs feature Professor of English Peter Coviello, Associate Professor English Aaron Kitch and Matt Marr ’13. The show opens today, May 1, at the Ogunquit Museum of American Art and runs through June 17, 2012.