Museum of Art

"Rosary Terminal Bead with Lovers and Death’s Head," ca. 1500–1530, ivory, with emerald pendant, silver-gilt mount, BCMA Attribution to Chicart Bailly. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917

Favorite Pick from “The Ivory Mirror: The Art of Mortality in Renaissance Europe”

Daniel Rechtschaffen’18, museum summer intern, writes about one of his favorite objects in the exhibition “The Ivory Mirror: The Art of Mortality in Renaissance Europe”

Film still from Ana Mendieta's “Silueta Sangrienta” (1975)

Ana Mendieta’s “Silueta Sangrienta” acquired by the Bowdoin College Museum of Art

The Bowdoin College Museum of Art has recently acquired Ana Mendieta’s film titled “Silueta Sangrienta” (1975) for the permanent collection. The film is this year’s acquisition made by The New Media Arts Consortium, a partnership of New England college museums that collaborate on an annual selection and acquisition of one work of new media art.

Amber Orosco ’19, Aimee Ng, associate curator, The Frick Collection, and Ben Wu’18 during a recent research trip in New York City.

Researching the Molinari Collection: Ben Wu ’18 and Amber Orosco ’19

Amber Orosco ’19 and Ben Wu’18 speak about their summer research on the portrait medal and its history during the Renaissance.

Museum of Art Patrons Enjoy First ‘Music in the Museum’ Lunchtime Chamber Concert

Music-lovers filled the Bowdoin College Museum of Art’s Bowdoin Gallery on Thursday, June 29, 2017, for a lunchtime concert. This was the first of the “Music in the Museum” events being staged as part of the Bowdoin International Music Festival, featuring some of the young, talented musicians who are taking part in the festival.

Joachim Homann, curator, speaking to visitors in the exhibition "Why Draw: 500 Years of Drawings and Watercolors at Bowdoin College" at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

The Oldest Public Collection of Drawings in America: A Living Resource

Joachim Homann, curator, on the exhibition “Why Draw? 500 Years of Drawings and Watercolors” at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

Left to right: Seth Chatterton’19, Daniel Banks ’19, Daniel Rechtschaffen ’18, Johna Cook ’19, and Juliette Dankens ’18.

Welcome to Summer Student Interns at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art

The Museum of Art is delighted to welcome five Bowdoin student interns this summer to engage in a range of different projects, programs, and exhibitions.

Bowdoin International Music Festival musicians on the steps of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

Bowdoin International Music Festival at the Museum of Art this Summer

The Museum of Art is proud to partner with the Bowdoin International Music Festival for the third year in a row, presenting a pair of concerts at the Museum on June 29 and July 20.

Groundbreaking Exhibition of Memento Mori from the Renaissance Opens at Bowdoin College Museum of Art on Saturday, June 24

Featuring nearly 70 objects, this exhibition incorporates rarely-seen loans from major North American and European museums and works from Bowdoin’s own collection revealing new insights into the understanding of mortality and morality in Renaissance Europe.