Museum of Art

Student Choice: Baz Gilligan-Kim, class of 2019

Baz Gilligan-Kim, class of 2019, discusses the photograph “Space Writing (Self-Portrait),” by Man Ray. The photograph is in the collection of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

Congratulations to Bowdoin College Museum of Art Senior Interns

With the end of the semester drawing to a close, the BCMA would like to congratulate its three senior interns, Eliza Nitzan, Eliza Goodpasture, and Julianna Burke, on their graduation and celebrate the next steps in their careers and education.

Finding Discomfort in the Art Museum

Focus on Carmen Papalia, whose work is included in the exhibition, “Second Sight: The Paradox of Vision in Contemporary Art,” at the Bowdoin College 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.”