Dear Friends,


Greetings!  We are thrilled to be opening this month Past Futures: Science Fiction, Space Travel, and Postwar Art of the Americas.  Curated by the Museum's outstanding Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow Sarah Montross, this pioneering exhibition - accompanied by a handsome catalogue published by MIT Press - considers responses to the Space Age by leading modern artists from throughout the Americas. Please join us on March 4 for a special Members' Preview Tour with Dr. Montross.  Other featured programs include a concert of "Futurist music" by George Lopez on March 5, and a lecture about intersections between Latin American artists and science fiction by Gabriel Prez-Barreiro, director of the Colleccin Cisneros, on March 26.  We look forward to seeing you at the Museum.



Anne Collins Goodyear & Frank Goodyear

Bowdoin College Museum of Art


March 5 - 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. Past Futures investigates how artists from the United States and several Latin American countries interpreted notions of conquest, discovery, and crossing into new territories-both terrestrial and celestial.

March 14 - April 26, 2015

Canadian artist Dorothea Rockburne grounds her practice in mathematical theories that she first encountered while studying with Max Dehn at the legendary Black Mountain College. This exhibition includes a selection of key works since the 1970s, featuring one of Rockburne's most recent drawings,
The Mathematical Edges of Maine, a response to her travel to the state in the summer of 2014.
Bowdoin's Beckwith Artist-in-Residence, George Lopez
by Julian Ehrlich '17

George Lopez's genial personality and his enthusiasm for making music accessible to all audiences is what makes his concerts at the Museum a continual draw.  BCMA intern Julian Ehrlich '17, spoke with George about his passion for performing and what makes the Museum such a special place to share his love of music. 
museum news

BCMA Acquires Collection of Rare Anasazi Ceramics

The Museum is excited to announce the acquisition of and outstanding collection of Native American ceramics. The Collection includes thirty-seven bowls, ewers, ladles, and other objects that were created roughly a thousand years ago by Anasazi artists, the Navajo name for the "ancestral peoples" of the American Southwest.
BCMA Receives Major Grants   

This spring we are pleased to announce, with appreciation, our receipt of grants from the Andrew Wyeth Foundation, the Henry Luce Foundation, and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation in support of several ambitious upcoming exhibitions and scholarly projects at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

Become a Member of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Frank Goodyear and guests at Museum reception.

Do you enjoy hearing from prominent figures in the art and museum world during our lectures in Kresge Auditorium?  Maybe you prefer attending the intimate gallery talks at the Museum? Whatever your preference, Museum memberships are critical to the ongoing success of this kind of diverse public programming that the Museum offers.


Membership provides wonderful opportunities 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 MuseumIt is the generous support of our members that  helps makes possible our distinctive exhibitions and the rich and varied programming that keeps the Museum a lively and active place in which to experience great art.


On March 4th, we are offering a preview tour of our upcoming exhibition, Past Futures: Science Fiction, Space Travel and Postwar Art of the Americas, exclusively for Museum members.  If you are not already a member, we hope that you will show your support for great art in Brunswick by joining today!    


Members' Preview: "Past Futures: Science Fiction, Space Travel and Postwar Art of the Americas"
5:30 - 7:00 pm
Museum of Art

Music at the Museum: "Sebastian Bach to '2001: A Space Odyssey'"
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Museum of Art Rotunda


Gallery Talk: "Dutch Painters of the Golden Age"
Noon - 1:00 pm
Museum of Art

Gabriel Perez-Barreiro: "Latitude 0'08791": Latin American Artists and Science Fiction
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center

Spring Open House at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art
5:30 - 7:00 pm
Museum of Art Pavilion

Film and Discussion: "Nostalgia for the Light"
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kresge Auditorium, Visual Art Center

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.


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Banner image:
"SEFT-1 over Metlac bridge, January 25, 2011," (detail) by Ivan Puig (Mexican, born 1977) and Andr�s Padilla Domene (Mexican, born 1986). Courtesy of SEFT-1.