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Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Brunswick, ME
207-725-3275
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Ranked #3 of 19 attractions in Brunswick
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Art Museums
Traveler Description: The Bowdoin College Museum of Art is housed in a beautifully remodeled building whose story is set out in detail in the lobby, which is approached by... more »
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Brunswick, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

It looks like someone threw this together without any thought for theme. There are a few nice pieces of art, but in general, the exhibits are lackluster.

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Brewster, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

The museum is well-organized and gives the visitor plenty of information about the painting or piece of sculpture, as well as, some personal information about the artist.

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

I have taken trips to Bowdoin, Bates and Orono. Out of these three top tier schools in Maine, Bowdoin stands tall. I hope that when you visit, you take the time to enjoy the pieces of art. I'm not a big fan of art museum, but for quantity and in my opinion quality, Bowdoin beats the rest.

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North Shore of Boston
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14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Small but wonderful museum. Strong eclectic permanent collection. We came for the Maurice Prendergast exhibit and were delighted to discover a small selection of Civil War prints, and an exhibit by 8 contemporary Chinese women artists.

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Framingham
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Great museum. beautiful building. we found the show a bit much. a few beach paintings are great but this was a bit of overkill.

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Macon, Georgia, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Excellent Prendergast exhibit and an amazing display of Assyrian reliefs that were brought to the US from Iraq in the early 1900s. Amazing detail and very impressive!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

WE LOVE THIS PLACE! The exhibit was saw was large and a full look at Pendergast's artistic life. This is a wonderful museum with a jewel like collection. Please go and enjoy. Not a lot of time is necessary.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Went specifically to Brunswick to the Prendergast show which was great. Significant number of works in several media, well laid out in an attractive space and uncrowded. A good diversion, not far out of Portland and the rest of the gallery is certainly worth spending some time in.

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Westport, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

A beautiful modern remake in the gorgeous traditional architecture of the beautiful Bowdoin College campus. Free, just the right length of time. They had a great impressionist Pendergast travelling exhibit while we were there this summer, the day after the Maine State Theater performance. Cross the beautiful green to see the Arctic Museum too!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

This lovely museum is located on the Bowdoin College campus easily accessed from a main road.The current exhibition "Prendergast" is very complete and well done. Admission is free. The building is nicely designed. Afterwards, take a brief walk around the quadrangle for two other possible stops.

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