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Photograph of Winslow Homer next to his painting, "The Gulf Stream."

First Exhibition to Examine Painter Winslow Homer’s Use of Photography opens at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art on June 23

“Winslow Homer and the Camera: Photography and the Art of Painting,” the first exhibition to look at the role of photography in Homer’s artistic practice opens at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art on June 23.

Illustration of the painting, "Eight Bells," 1886, oil on canvas by Winslow Homer. Gift of anonymous donor, Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA. Photography: Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA / Art Resource, NY

Winslow Homer’s “Eight Bells”

“Eight Bells” is one of Winslow Homer’s most celebrated paintings and is a highlight of this summer’s exhibition, “Winslow Homer and the Camera: Photography and the Art of Painting” at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art..

A rare lithograph from the Russian Avant-garde comes to Bowdoin: El Lissitzky’s abstract work staged an artistic revolution

The Bowdoin College Museum of Art proudly announces the acquisition of a rare lithograph, “Proun 2B,” by El Lissitzky, a key member of the Russian Avant-garde.

One Foot on Either Side of the Pond: James Bowdoin III’s Collection and Legacy

Eliza Goodpasture, class of 2018, describes her project on James Bowdoin III and his art collecting practices.

New Elementary School, Art Show, to Highlight Artist and Botanist Kate Furbish

The prolific illustrator and botanist Kate Furbish, whose work will be celebrated later this year at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, is to have a local school named after her. Following a recent decision by the Brunswick school board, the town’s new elementary school, which is expected to open within the next three years, will […]

Bowdoin College Museum of Art Appoints Dr. Sean Burrus as the 2018-2021 Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellow

The Bowdoin College Museum of Art announces the selection of Dr. Sean Burrus as the next Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellow, a three-year appointment.

Walking with Eyes Closed on the Quad

The students and staff walked haltingly, with no apparent destination in mind, around the Quad. Some appeared to be making wide, sweeping circles. All of them had their eyes shut.

Collections of Marion Boulton “Kippy” Stroud and Walter Pach Gifted to the Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Collections of Marion Boulton “Kippy” Stroud and Walter Pach Gifted to the Bowdoin College Museum of Art