Museum of Art
The Bowdoin art museum’s “Ivory MIrror” show, examines how mortality played into Renaissance culture. This macabre genre, with its portrayal of decaying corpses, skulls and skeletons, is described by the reviewer as “oft-misunderstood.”
‘New York Arts’ journal says the exhibition and its catalogue “bring home the vastness and multiplicity of the art of drawing—its lack of limitations.”
Johna Cook ’19 speaks about upcoming exhibition “Dmitri Baltermants: Documenting and Staging a Soviet Reality”
Johna Cook, class of 2019, speaks about the upcoming exhibition “Dmitri Baltermants: Documenting and Staging a Soviet Reality” at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.
Peering into “The Ivory Mirror: The Art of Mortality in Renaissance Europe”: A Semester of Reflections Ahead
In celebration of “The Ivory Mirror: The Art of Mortality in Renaissance Europe” at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, the fall semester features an exciting spectrum of programs that will offer fresh insight into the rise of the memento mori in early Renaissance Europe.
Ruth Fine, former curator of special projects in modern art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, will speak about works on paper in “Appreciating Paper: Art’s Best Supporting Actor”, on Thursday, August 31st at 4:30 pm in Kresge Auditorium. Juliette Dankens ’18 recently interviewed Ruth about her work with drawings.
Art Museum’s Hendricks Exhibition Highlights “New, Liberating Way of Seeing Black People on Canvas” (Artsy)
The exhibition, Barkley Hendricks: “Let’s Make Some History, features five privately owned paintings by Hendricks, “four of which have never been seen publicly before.”
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”
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.