Boston Globe art critic Sebastian Smee recently visited the Bowdoin College Museum of Art and its This is a Portrait If I Say So exhibition, writing that it is “richly stimulating” in his review “Questions of Identity at Bowdoin.”
“The Bowdoin show makes us rethink not only portraiture but identity,” writes Smee. “What makes a self? Is it, in fact, a function of identity, in the contemporary sense of ‘identity politics’? Or is it something more slippery, layered, sly, and unknowable?” Read the Boston Globe review in its entirety.