News Archive 2009-2018

Museum of Art

Installation view of “A Handheld History: Five Centuries of Medals from the Molinari Collection at Bowdoin College,” on view at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

Holding History in the Palm of One’s Hand: Contemporary Perspectives on Medals and Coins from Antiquity to the Recent Past

On Tuesday, November 13, leading numismatic experts share their insights into the art of the creation of medals in a special panel discussion: “Holding History in the Palm of One’s Hand: Contemporary Perspectives on Medals and Coins from Antiquity to the Recent Past.”

“Cypripedium reginae, Showy lady’s slipper,” watercolor and graphite by Kate Furbish, American, 1834-1931. Gift of the artist, Bowdoin College Library.

Focus on Kate Furbish

Kate Furbish continues to inspire new generations of botanists, artists, and others with her watercolor and graphite illustrations of the flowering plants of Maine.

“Untitled (Plan for a Model City),” 1935, chalk, by Le Corbusier, French, 1887-1965). Gift of Mrs. Edith L. K. Sills, Honorary Degree, 1952. Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

Object Preview for “Material Resources: Intersections of Art and the Environment”

Le Corbusier’s “Untitled (Plan for a Model City)” will be featured in the upcoming exhibition, “Material Resources: Intersections of Art and the Environment” at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

Student Curators Use Digital Know-How to Highlight Prestigious Medal Collection

Three student curators launched their first exhibition over the summer, highlighting the Bowdoin College Museum of Art’s prestigious Molinari medal collection. They collaborated with college and museum staff to develop an innovative web-based interface to help visitors to the museum get the most out of the show.

Sophie Washington ’19

The Digital Dimensions of “Let’s Get Lost” and “Listening Glass”

Sophie Washington ’19 describes her work with artist linn meyers at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

"Nodding Trillium, Trillium Cernuum," watercolor by Kate Furbish, American, 1834–1931. Courtesy the George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections and Archives, Bowdoin College Library.

Flower Power: Museum of Art opens new exhibition of work by two exceptional botanical artists

A new exhibition, “Kate Furbish and Edwin Hale Lincoln: New England Botanical Studies” opens at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in early October.

left to right: Danny Banks ’19, Noah Dubay ’19, Oceanna Pak ’19, and Brennan Clark ’20

Welcome to the new Bowdoin College Museum of Art Academic-Year Interns

Eight new student interns are welcomed by the Bowdoin College Museum of Art this fall.

Video: Groundbreaking Installation Turns Art Gallery into a Musical Instrument

It’s part of a collaborative, site-specific, multimedia installation involving four artists. A wall drawing, titled “Let’s Get Lost,” was created by visiting artist linn meyers, alongside an interactive sound installation, “Listening Glass.” It’s the product of a two-year collaboration with interactive and audio artists Rebecca Bray, James Bigbee Garver, and Josh Knowles.