News Archive 2009-2018

Museum of Art

Two Roommates Cultivate Mindfulness in a Gallery of Abstract Art

Ben Painter ’19 and Miles Brautigam ’19 brought students to the Bowdoin College Museum of Art with a mindfulness meditation.

Artists linn meyers, Rebecca Bray, James Bigbee Garver, and Josh Knowles working during a visit to the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in preparation for a site-specific, multi-media art installation to be unveiled in September.

Meet the Artists Behind the Bowdoin College Museum of Art’s New Commissions, “Let’s Get Lost” and “Listening Glass”: linn meyers, Rebecca Bray, James Bigbee Garver, and Josh Knowles

On September 27, the Museum of Art will open a collaborative, site-specific, multi-media art installation featuring a large-scale wall drawing entitled Let’s Get Lost by linn meyers, a Washington, D.C.-based contemporary artist. meyers will also serve as the 2018-2019 halley k harrisburg ’90 and Michael Rosenfeld Artist-in-Residence at the College. This important residency will enable […]

Visitors enjoy the exhibition “Richard Pousette-Dart: Painting/Light/Space” at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

Richard Pousette-Dart: Painting as a Modern Medium

The current exhibition, Richard Pousette-Dart: Painting| Light| Space, provides the rare opportunity to spend time with several major paintings by one of the great artists of the New York School. Painted between the late 1950s and mid-1970s, the mural-sized works announce a dramatic shift in American art history. Pousette-Dart’s artistic trajectory is paradigmatic for his generation: […]

Sean P. Burrus, Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellow at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Sean P. Burrus, Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellow at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art

I’m delighted to have landed at the Museum of Art as the 2018–2020 Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellow. I arrived at the beginning of June and have spent the past few months exploring the collection and enjoying my first summer in Maine. I’ve been thrilled to discover the truly global reach of our collections […]

2018: A Busy Summer at Bowdoin College

The summer months are a time for many of us to recharge the batteries, but it doesn’t mean life at Bowdoin grinds to a halt. The campus may be quieter than usual, but there has been no shortage of activity—academic and otherwise—among the Bowdoin community since the school year ended.

Young Composers Present Music Inspired by Art

In a collaboration with the Bowdoin College Art Museum, ten young composers recently showcased original music inspired by works of art on display. The composers are all summer students at the Bowdoin International Music Festival.

Behind-the-Scenes: “Winslow Homer and the Camera: Photography and the Art of Painting”

Curious about all the thoughts that go into an exhibition like “Winslow Homer and the Camera?” Frank Goodyear discusses what inspired the show, the challenges he faced, his favorite pieces, and what’s next for the exhibition.

A Handheld History on Your Handheld Device

The curators of “A Handheld History: Five Centuries of Medals from the Molinari Collection” at Bowdoin College” have sought to take advantage of mobile technology to provide an interpretation of the handheld histories of five centuries of medallic art.