As spring blossoms across Brunswick, we look forward to welcoming you to the Museum. Be sure to catch the critically-acclaimed exhibition Past Futures: Science Fiction, Space Travel, and Postwar American Art before it closes on June 7, enjoy the new antiquities installation Contest: Challenge, Competition, and Combat in Ancient Art, and please join us to celebrate the Museum's summer exhibition Night Vision: Nocturnes in American Art, 1860-1960, which opens on June 27, with a lecture by Whitney curator Barbara Haskell followed by a public reception.

On a personal note, we want to salute and thank two valued colleagues who are concluding their three-year term positions at Bowdoin and who will begin new jobs shortly. Dr. Sarah Montross, the Museum's Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow, is moving south to become an Associate Curator at the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts. Andrea Rosen, the Museum's Curatorial Assistant, moves west to the Fleming Museum of Art at the University of Vermont, where she will serve as Curator. We appreciate their hard work at the Museum, and will miss them very much. 



Anne Collins Goodyear & Frank H. Goodyear

Bowdoin College Museum of Art

June 27, 2015 - October 18, 2015

This is the first major museum survey dedicated to scenes of the night in American art from 1860 to 1960, an era not yet illuminated by electricity to the beginning of the Space Age.
Closes June 7, 2015

This groundbreaking exhibition explores the impact of the Space Race, science fiction, and the explosive growth of Cold War-era technological innovation on avant-garde artists of the Americas from the 1940s to the 1970s.
On May 5, the Museum opened A Mind of Winter: Photographs by Abelardo Morell and Morell spoke to an overflow crowd about this project, his time as a Bowdoin student, and the life of a fine art photographer. The following are selected excerpts from his presentation. 
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Past Futures: Science Fiction, Space Travel, and Postwar Art of the Americas will be closing on June 7. For those who are not able to view the exhibition in person, there are several ways to engage with the project, via online and published resources. 



In anticipation of the upcoming exhibition Gilbert Stuart: From Boston to Brunswick, which opens on July 9th, the Museum has acquired four of the five so-called "American Kings" prints.

Guests enjoy the May 5 open house
There's a lot happening at Museum this summer, and you're invited!   Bring your summer guests to explore the exhibitions and enjoy the upcoming programs.

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JUNE 4    
Gallery Conversation: Empire Follows Art
7:00 pm
Museum of Art

JUNE 12     
Brunswick Art Walk
5:00 - 8:00 pm
Museum of Art

JUNE 27  
Barbara Haskell: Night Vision: Nocturnes in American Art, 1860-1960  
5:00 pm 
Kresge Auditorium


Opening Reception: Night Vision: Nocturnes in American Art, 1860-1960
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Museum of Art

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Museum Hours
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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: Outside the Big Tent, 1912, (detail) oil on canvas by George Bellows. Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, gift of anonymous donor