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Happy New Year! This month we are proud to launch the first electronic newsletter in the Museum's history. This monthly bulletin will include a summary of upcoming exhibition openings and public programs. It will also feature news items about noteworthy acquisitions, academic initiatives, and other compelling stories. Please pay a visit this month to see several new installations, including Rocks, Waves, and Skies: Maine Landscapes, 1900-1950, opening on January 15th.  We look forward to seeing you at the Museum soon.



Anne Collins Goodyear & Frank Goodyear

Bowdoin College Museum of Art


January 15, 2015 - June 28, 2015

At the turn of the twentieth century, artists from urban centers such as Boston and New York City made Maine one of their favorite summer destinations, where crashing waves, exposed rocks, and dramatic skies captured their artistic interest.
Closes February 8, 2015

Featuring loaned works reflecting the importance of Marcel Duchamp's relationship to his family, this installation, drawn largely from the permanent collection of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, challenges the myth of artistic isolation.

Virtual Exhibit Looks Back at African-American Art History 

The Bowdoin Daily Sun reports on the launch of the virtual exhibition, Fifty Years Later: The Portrayal of the Negro in American Painting, which commemorates the 50th anniversary of the seminal 1964 exhibition at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.
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BCMA Receives American Alliance of Museums Reaccreditation

From its headquarters in Washington, D.C., the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) is the nation's leading museum advocacy organization and serves to establish national standards and encourage best practices for museums in the United States. In October, the Bowdoin College Museum of Art was awarded subsequent accreditation by the AAM.
BCMA Acquires Per Kirkeby Painting Skowhegan V  

Acquired in October, Per Kirkeby's Skowhegan V is a significant addition to the Museum's collection of landscapes honoring the commitment to the region, while introducing an important international voice.  A bold and complex painting, it exemplifies Kirkeby's reinterpretation of the landscape painting tradition.

Join the Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Did you know that the Bowdoin College Museum of Art has a membership program?
Museum memberships are critical to the ongoing success of our distinctive exhibition schedule and to the diverse public programming that the Museum offers.
Your membership provides you with the opportunity to be "part of the art" by offering exclusive access to a stimulating array of exhibitions, lectures, and events, and connects you to a community of students and faculty who are actively engaged in the life of the Museum.  If you are not already a member, we hope that you will show your support for great art in Brunswick by joining today
JANUARY 21    
Lecture: "The Legacy of Marcel Duchamp"
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Kresge Auditorium

JANUARY 21    
Winter Open House at Bowdoin College Museum of Art
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Museum of Art

Thursday Night Salon: "Collaborations, Collusions, and Duchamp"
7:00 - 8:00 pm
Museum of Art

Thursday Night Salon: "Rocks, Waves, and Skies: Maine Landscapes, 1900-1950"
7:00 - 8:00 pm
Museum of Art

Rebel Baroque Ensemble
10:30 am - 11:45 am
Museum of Art


Gallery Conversation:
"Le dernier cri: Cupid and Psyche in Paris"
Noon - 12:45 pm
Museum of Art

"We Love Our Members" Double Discount Day at the Museum Shop
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Museum of Art Shop

Thursday Night Salon: "Translating Cupid & Pysche: Apuleius's Absurdity"
7:00 - 8:00 pm
Museum of Art

Gallery Conversation: "'Now You Cookin' With Gas': Word and Image in African American Art"
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Museum of Art

Family Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Museum of Art

Discover more events on the BCMA calendar

Museum Hours
Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm  |  Thursday: 10:00am - 8:30pm  |  Sunday: 1:00 - 5:00pm

Closed on Mondays and national holidays. 


The Bowdoin College Museum of Art is open to the public FREE of charge, although donations are welcome. The Museum is wheelchair accessible through the Pavilion entrance.


Bowdoin College Museum of Art  |  9400 College Station |  Brunswick, ME 04011  |  207.725.3275       Directions

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Christmas in Old New England, ca. 1893, pastel, by John Appleton Brown, American. BCMA