Beyond the classics and language departments, discussions about language and translation now have a new on-campus home at the College: in the Bowdoin College Museum of Art (BCMA). “Turn of Phrase: Language and Translation in Global Contemporary Art,” a new exhibit at the museum, opened at the BCMA in December and will run through June 4.
Harpswell resident John McGuigan began his collection of early Roman photography as something of a side project to his work as an independent art historian. Now, more than a hundred of these photographs fill the Halford Gallery and the Bernard and Barbro Osher Gallery on the first floor of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art (BCMA), representing one of the most comprehensive collections of its kind.
In 2019, when Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures Carolyn Wolfenzon Niego set out to curate an exhibit at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art (BCMA) on Mexico, Chile and Peru, she found works from the latter two countries lacking in the museum’s collection.
In September, the Bowdoin College Museum of Art (BCMA) opened a showcase of two groundbreaking female printmakers. Entitled “Helen Frankenthaler and Jo Sandman: Without Limits,” the exhibit highlights two pioneers of modern art, who were trained within the realm of Abstract Expressionism.
The Bowdoin College Museum of Art (BCMA) presented its new acquisitions yesterday in the Zuckert Seminar Room to members of the campus and community. The works discussed by the curatorial staff spanned decades and came from as far as Uruguay to as close as Cape Elizabeth.
This fall, the Bowdoin College Museum of Art (BCMA) opened its new exhibition of Papua New Guinean funeral masks titled “The Masks of Memories: Art and Ceremony in Nineteenth Century Oceania.”
The exhibition shares the powerful history of the masks, detailing their creation on the island of New Ireland, their significance as cultural artifacts and the way in which they were acquired by the BCMA.
The Bowdoin College Museum of Art (BCMA) is a quintessential part of campus life, a venue to facilitate student learning and even a meeting point for students to protest, as seen at the recent Mahsa Amini candlelight vigil.
On June 25, the Bowdoin College Museum of Art (BCMA) opened its new exhibition “At First Light: Two Centuries of Artists in Maine.” The exhibition, curated by the BCMA Co-Directors Anne and Frank Goodyear, features over 100 pieces by more than 70 different artists.
Pastel artist Wendy Edwards visited the Bowdoin College Museum of Art (BCMA) on Wednesday afternoon to speak on the exhibit “Powdered Pigments: Three Centuries of Pastel Drawings” currently on display.
The exhibit features more than 30 pieces from the Museum’s collection, showcasing over 300 years of the innovative use of oil pastels.
On Friday, April 1, around 600 students in their evening best walked down the steps of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art (BCMA) to experience its content in a night intended just for them.
“It feels like a really special occasion where you have a sense of community and of campus coming together to enjoy a moment of celebration,” Post-Baccalaureate Curatorial Assistant Sabrina Lin ’21 said.
The Bowdoin College Museum of Art (BCMA) opened its newest exhibit, “Jona Frank: Model Home” by photographer Jona Frank on Thursday, February 24. Running through June 5, this exhibit highlights the artist’s childhood in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, through photography and staged scenes.
Marcia Resnick was five years old when her art was first hung in a gallery. Now, 66 years later, Resnick’s art is featured here at Bowdoin, culminating a curation project that began before the pandemic.
A natural artist from a young age, Resnick grew up painting and drawing.
Native American Students’ Association (NASA) welcomed artist, activist and model Geo Soctomah Neptune to campus in conjunction with the opening of the Wabanaki basket-making exhibit at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art (BCMA).
Shandiin Largo ’23, a NASA leader and student curator, sees the exhibit as a display of Native American voices on campus, with special consideration to the historical relationship between Native people and museums.