Museum of Art

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.

Student Choice: Allegra Bersani, Bowdoin Class of 2020

Allegra Bersani, class of 2020, discusses the painting “Evening on the Beach,” by Winslow Homer. The painting is included in the exhibition “Winslow Homer and the Camera: Photography and the Art of Painting” at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

Museum Security Guard Gets His Own Rave Art Review

In a recent write-up of the show, “Industrial Maine: Our Other Landscape,” in Lewiston, Portland Press Herald art critic Daniel Kany writes that of the nearly seventy works in the exhibition, he was most impressed by Dan Dowd’s pair of wall assemblages.

Amber Orosco ’19, Benjamin Wu ’18, and Stephen Pastoriza ’20,

Behind the Cases: Student Curators Prepare for Upcoming Exhibition, “A Handheld History”

Three Bowdoin students, Amber Orosco ’19, Stephen Pastoriza ’19, and Benjamin Wu ’18, discuss creating the upcoming exhibition “A Handheld History: Five Centuries of Medals from the Molinari Collection at Bowdoin College”