Museum of Art

Dissecting Soviet Propaganda Posters: Gustav Klutsis and the Five-Year Plan

Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Russian Nicholas Kupensky analyzes three posters designed by the pioneering Soviet artist Gustav Klutsis, who specialized in montages.

New Lakota Painting at Art Museum Opens Window into American History

When Museum co-director Frank Goodyear learned that “Sun Dance Ceremony” was available from a private collector, he seized the chance last fall to bring it to Bowdoin. While the College’s art museum already has a strong collection of American art, the museum team is seeking to strengthen it by acquiring more Native art.

Bowdoin College Museum of Art Acquires 4th-Century Fish Plate

The Museum recently acquired a 4th century BCE Apulian Red-Figure Fish Plate that strengthens the Museum’s holdings of artifacts from the Greek colonies in southern Italy and Sicily.

Focus on “Skowhegan Green II” by Frank Bowling

Frank Bowling’s painting “Skowhegan Green II,” currently on view in “Looking Anew: Art and Estrangement, 1900–2000,” at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, was inspired by the verdant landscape of rural Maine during the summer of 1984,

“Art at the Limits of Reason, 1950–1980:” A Lecture by Metropolitan Museum of Art Curator Kelly Baum on February 8

Kelly Baum, Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon Polsky Curator of Contemporary Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, will speak at Bowdoin on Thursday, February 8.

Works on Paper of the Month at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Four drawings by Louis Eilshemius (American, 1864–1941) have recently been acquired by the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

“Second Sight: The Paradox of Vision in Contemporary Art” to open in early March at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art

“Second Sight: The Paradox of Vision in Contemporary Art,” featuring approximately 35 works by a diverse range of artists who explore the experiential, psychological, and metaphorical implications of blindness and invisibility in recent American art, will open in March at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

Lecture by Janet Berlo and Opening Reception for Spring Semester at Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Janet Catherine Berlo, Professor of Art History and Visual and Cultural Studies at the University of Rochester, will present “Narrative and Abstraction in Plains Indian Art, 1850 to the Present,” on January 25 in conjunction with the exhibition “Art from the Northern Plains”