Art History Department

Looking Behind Memento Mori Objects: ‘Artnet’ Reviews ‘Unique’ Bowdoin Exhibition

The Bowdoin art museum’s “Ivory MIrror” show, examines how mortality played into Renaissance culture. This macabre genre, with its portrayal of decaying corpses, skulls and skeletons, is described by the reviewer as “oft-misunderstood.”

Ellis Price ’18 Works in an Old Maine Mill with Modern Textiles

Besides receiving artistic guidance from textile designer Erin Flett, Ellis Price says she’s learned some of the ins and outs on how to run a small business.

Stephen Perkinson, Peter M. Small Associate Professor of Art History and guest curator of the exhibition “The Ivory Mirror: The Art of Mortality in Renaissance Europe” at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

Focus on Stephen Perkinson and “The Ivory Mirror: The Art of Mortality in Renaissance Europe”

An interview with “The Ivory Mirror” guest curator, Stephen Perkinson, Peter M. Small Associate Professor of Art History

The Race for Wealth: Speculation, Competition and Morality in Victorian Art

Professor of Art History Pamela Fletcher examines how Victorian art reflected social reality, focusing on the work of William Powell Frith, a one-time celebrity of the art world who was pushed into obscurity by the rise of modernism.

Dave Fogler ’90 on ‘Visual Effects in Film – Art, Craft, and (Sometimes) Bad Movies’

“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.”

Bowdoin Senior Follows 63-year-old Art History Trail to Hiroshima

Bowdoin’s Michael Amano ’17 had a Curatorial Fellowship from the Bowdoin College Museum of Art to spend last summer in Japan tracking down and interviewing some of the people who had participated in a 1952-1953 art exchange between Japanese and US schoolchildren.

Students Learn Art of Curating as They Research Photography Exhibit

The exhibition, which the students themselves have researched and curated, involved close collaboration with the George J. Mitchell Department of Special Colletions & Archives.

Japanese Print Class Sees Rarely Seen Prints

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.