Art History Department
“The most fun thing about what I do is that when projects are beginning, there’s a moment when there are so many questions to answer, and quite often you’re asked to do things that you don’t know how to do.”
The exhibition, which the students themselves have researched and curated, involved close collaboration with the George J. Mitchell Department of Special Colletions & Archives.
Students from Alison Miller’s Japanese Print Culture seminar took a day trip to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts on Dec. 9 to see Japanese prints that are not available to wide public viewing.
Curator Joachim Homann says the legend of Saint Anthony, the fourth century hermit and visionary, provides “a platform for artists to come to terms with the possibilities of their art.”
Assistant Professor of Art History Dana Byrd organized a symposium to examine how different media have influenced each other.
The exhibition is described as “an excellent launching point for thinking about how art works.”
The Bowdoin College Museum of Art recently added an Egyptian portrait created nearly 2,000 years ago to its esteemed collections.
Student presenters, left to right: Julián Huertas ’16, Katherine Randall ’16, Katherine Gracey ’16, Abigail Mahoney ’16, and Julian Tamayo ’16.
What’s up in Professor Wang’s classes? Calligraphy and… 3D glasses!
The following is a complete list of new Bowdoin classes as they are described in the course catalog, plus comment from the faculty teaching the course.
Students from Assistant Professor of Art History Dana Byrd’s course American Furniture, By Design recently had a hands-on experience at the Bowdoin Craft Center. Under the tutelage of Bowdoin’s Director of Religious and Spiritual Life Bob Ives ’69, the students created their own Shaker boxes.
During the spring 2015 semester, students from the course “Sugar, Tobacco, Rice, and Rum: Art of the Atlantic World, 1620-1812” taught by Dana E. Byrd, assistant professor of art, became first-time curators, collaborating with the Bowdoin College Museum of Art on an original exhibition.