Museum of Art

Becoming Part of the Artistic Process with Visiting Artist Byron Kim

When Byron Kim, who is a conceptual artist and critic based in New York, visited Bowdoin recently, he asked the audience to participate in his creative process instead of just sitting by and passively listening.

Site-Specific Drawings in New Museum Show Stretch Language

For a few days in February, Chicago-based artist Tony Lewis (b.1986) took over one half of a gallery at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. With a team of fifteen Bowdoin student volunteers and his two assistants, and armed with power tools, screws, paint, and graphite powder, Lewis undertook the significant task of creating two large site-specific drawings for the museum.

Stepping into Color: An Exploration of Richard Pousette-Dart’s Visionary Paintings of Light and Space from the 1960s and early 1970s

Opening on April 19 and on view throughout the summer at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, “Richard Pousette-Dart: Painting/ Light/ Space” invites visitors to immerse themselves in a group of mural-sized canvases by one of the great painters of the New York School.

Tony Lewis, artist, and Bowdoin students work together on a site-specific wall drawing at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in late February.

Constructing Drawings with Chicago-based Artist Tony Lewis

In February, fifteen Bowdoin students helped Chicago-based artist Tony Lewis create two large site-specific wall drawings at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

The Sound of Art: Art Museum’s ‘Second Sight’ Exhibit Goes Beyond the Visual

“It’s all about challenging the visual as a domain of beauty, of aesthetics and of knowledge,” said curator Ellen Tani. “But it’s also about crossing the lines between different modes of experience.”

George Lopez Performs Music Inspired by ‘Second Sight’ Exhibit

The works Lopez chose represent some of the more “unusual,” or “extreme” aspects of great composers’ works and deal with particular challenges faced by artists in their struggle to be creative. They include Beethoven’s Sonata in E major opus 109, written when the composer was struggling with profound deafness.

Technology Adds Color to Ancient Artifact

Computer science meets archaeology as classics scholar James Higginbotham and academic technology consultant Paul Benham discuss their project to “restore” the color to an ancient Assyrian stone relief.

Four Engravings by Maria Sibylla Merian Acquired by Museum of Art

The Museum of Art has recently acquired four early eighteenth-century hand-colored engravings by Maria Sibylla Merian (German, 1647–1717)