Museum of Art
In a recent review of the Museum’s current exhibition “Why Draw? 500 Years of Drawings and Watercolors at Bowdoin College,” the Boston Globe observes that the more than 150 works in the show reveal both the intimacy and immediacy of drawings and watercolors.
Exhibition spans 500 years, including drawings by Peter Paul Rubens, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Michelle Stuart, and more to
examine the significance of the medium to Western artistic practice and study.
Natalie Frank is a New York-based artist. She created a series of drawings inspired by the Tales of the Brothers Grimm that were exhibited at The Drawing Center in 2015 and were included in a new edition of Tales published alongside the exhibition. Five of these drawings, which correspond with the story “The Maiden Without […]
On May 9, the BCMA invites its members to a special presentation of select new acquisitions. Among the exciting recent additions is Terry Winter’s 1985 painting, Vessel, generously donated to Bowdoin by Agnes Gund H’12, in honor of John Studzinski ’78. One of the most important American artists of his generation, Terry Winters (born 1949) […]
As the academic year comes to a close, the BCMA celebrates and congratulates its five interns who will be graduating in May and beginning their professional careers: Julian Ehrlich, Eliza Graumlich, Laura Griffee, Emma Hamilton, and William Schweller. These five students have been integral members of the Museum staff this year, significantly contributing to the […]
Revealing a more complicated/richer/diverse American Story: Fifteen Drawings gifted by halley harrisburg ’90 and Michael Rosenfeld
Which stories are we able to tell with works in the Museum of Art collection? What are the “blind spots” in our recount of the history of art? These questions recently came up in conversations with halley harrisburg ’90 and her husband Michael Rosenfeld.
Will Schweller, class of 2017, speaks about his favorite work in the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, “Studies of Running Figures,” 1590-1650, by Abraham Bloemaert, Dutch, 1566-1651.
Members of the Museum of Art’s Collectors’ Collaborative met in New York City in March. Now in its tenth year, this group of Bowdoin alumni gathers twice annually to attend exhibitions and other art-related events.
The Museum announces the acquisition of George Bellow’s “Green Breaker,” an oil on panel that the artist created on Maine’s Monhegan Island in 1913
Sarah Freshnock ’17 studies art history and visual arts at Bowdoin. Working with Professor Dana Byrd, Sarah curated Urban Impressions: New York City in Prints, 1900-1940, which will open on March 30, 2017 at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.
“Modern Medieval: Materiality and Spirituality in German Expressionist Prints” juxtaposes early twentieth-century German prints with late-medieval objects and will be on view through June 4, 2017 at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.
The Museum of Art is pleased to offer three new student-curated exhibitions and related programs this semester.
The Museum of Art’s media gallery currently features a rotation of recent acquisitions that represent iconic artists working at the intersection of feminist video art and performance art.
High quality reproductions of the Molinari medals and plaquettes will be added this spring to the Museum of Art website.
The Bowdoin College Museum of Art announces the acquisition of a rare vintage photograph of Abraham Lincoln’s first inaugural.