Dear Friends,


Greetings. This month the Museum is proud to open A Mind of Winter: Photographs by Abelardo Morell. This exhibition showcases a series of photographs that Morell, Bowdoin class of 1971, created here in Maine earlier this year. With generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Museum commissioned him to develop a new project specifically about the theme of winter. Morell will speak about his travels in Maine and the resulting photographs at the exhibition opening on May 5. Please join us also on May 14, as George Lopez, the Beckwith Artist-in-Residence, performs a musical program inspired by A Mind of Winter. We look forward to seeing you at the Museum.


Anne Collins Goodyear & Frank Goodyear

Bowdoin College Museum of Art

May 5-September 27, 2015

A Mind of Winter: Photographs by Abelardo Morell includes a series of photographs created at various sites in Maine during the winter of 2015. 

May 10-August 30, 2015

The exhibition illuminates the experience of the Atlantic world in the eighteenth century.

At the end of June, Bowdoin will pay a fond farewell to President Barry Mills, who concludes a remarkable fourteen-year tenure at the College. Under his leadership, the arts at Bowdoin College have flourished. As President Mills wraps up, the College can now claim a campus encircled by arts-dedicated edifices, thanks to three that were developed during his tenure: the Studzinski Recital Hall (opened 2007), the Robert H. and Blythe Bickel Edwards Center for Art and Dance (opened 2013), and, of course, the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, renovated between 2005 and 2007 by the Boston-based architects Machado and Silvetti Associates.      more 
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First-year Student and World-Renowned Photographer Come Together in the Maine Winter  


First-year Bowdoin student Nevan Swanson calls photographer Abelardo Morell the "nicest guy ever." Swanson got the opportunity to assist Morell as the artist produced new photographs for an exhibition at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, entitled A Mind of Winter: Photographs by Abelardo Morell, on view from May 5 to September 27, 2015.
During the spring 2015 semester, students from the course "Sugar, Tobacco, Rice and Rum: Art of the Atlantic World, 1620-1812" taught by Dana E. Byrd, assistant professor of art, became first-time curators, collaborating with the Bowdoin College Museum of Art on an original exhibition titled Empire Follows Art: Culture and Identity in the Atlantic World, on view in the Zuckert Seminar Room from May 10 to August 30, 2015.

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Past Futures on March 26
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May 5
Photographer Abelardo Morell on "A Mind of Winter"
4:30 pm-5:30 pm
Kresge Auditorium

Open House celebrating "A Mind of Winter" Photographs by Abelardo Morell
5:30 pm-7:00 pm
Museum of Art

MAY 5-10 
Mother's Day Sale 
Enjoy a 20% discount on all Museum Shop purchases

Museum Pieces  

12:30 pm-1:30 pm
The Steps of the Museum of Art

MAY 14
Music at the Museum:
"Composers in the Dark Room of Creativity"
6:30 pm-8:00 pm
Museum of Art

MAY 28
"Creating the exhibition 'A Mind of Winter'"
4:30 pm-5:30 pm
Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center

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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.


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Banner image:
Panorama of Winter Woods - Black and White Negatives, 2015, by Abelardo Morell.