Museum of Art

Exhibition of Native American Art opens at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art

“Art from the Northern Plains” celebrating the Museum’s recent acquisition of a major late nineteenth-century Lakota painting depicting a Sun Dance ceremony, opens at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

“The Ivory Mirror” Symposium: “Last Things: Luxury Goods and Memento Mori Culture in Europe, ca. 1400-1550,” on November 3 and 4, 2017

The upcoming symposium held in conjunction with “The Ivory Mirror:” “Last Things: Luxury Goods and Memento Mori Culture in Europe, ca. 1400-1550,” is on November 3 and 4, 2017

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

Focus on the drawing, “Untitled,” ca. 1963, ballpoint pen and blue ink on newspaper, by Alberto Giacometti, Swiss, 1901–1966, at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

‘This Art Was Meant for the Masses’: Museum of Art Soviet Poster Exhibition Reviewed in Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal

“These posters still look modern and feel revolutionary — revolutionary in appearance as well as ideology.”

‘Bound and Determined’: Special Collections Curates Book Exhibition with a Twist

“We approached this exhibit in a totally different way. We look at the physical aspects of the book—the binding, the paper, the illustrations, the print—not at what the book is about or what it says.”

Svetlana and Eric Silverman, '85, P'19

Collecting Soviet Propaganda Posters: An Interview with Eric Silverman ’85, P’19

This fall the Museum of Art is pleased to present, “Constructing Revolution: Soviet Propaganda Posters from between the World Wars.” The exhibition that explores the wide-ranging body of propaganda posters created after the 1917 Russian Revolution.. Svetlana and Eric Silverman ‘85, P’19 generously lent all of the works in the exhibition. Recently Eric discussed his collection.

Welcome Museum of Art Interns

The Museum of Art is delighted to introduce its team of nine student employees for the fall semester.

Jacqueline Francis, associate professor and chair of the graduate program in visual and critical studies at the California College of the Arts.

Jacqueline Francis on “The Way Things Are Presented: Kerry James Marshall’s Art of Hanging Pictures, 2002”

How do artworks address themselves to us? In her lecture on October 12, art historian and writer Jacqueline Francis will discuss “The Art of Hanging Pictures” (2002), a wall-sized installation of photographs obtained, framed, and hung by artist Kerry James Marshall.