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Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Brunswick, ME
207-725-3275
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Ranked #4 of 19 Attractions in Brunswick
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Durham, New Hampshire
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70 reviews 70 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

A new addition a few years ago and strong programming make this worth a drive. The William Wegman show was witty and interesting and well hung/organized.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Just a wonderful museum, was so surprised to see the sculpture's from Egypt...and so much more, oil paintings, art objects and a nice gift shop. Best of all free admission! Definitely worth the walk and plan to return.

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Mount Vernon, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Excellent college art museum, giving a nod to both contemporary as well as classical (e.g. Assyrian, early American) art. A recent exhibition was on when we went: Gottleib’s photos of jazz musicians, with the music of Ella and Louis, Django Reinhardt, Billie Holiday, and others in the exhibition room. It’s a beautifully laid-out small museum, with helpful and courteous staff.... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you are in Brunswick you should visit Bowdoin College and the Museum of Art. A treasure of a museum with something for everyone. Recent exhibit of Richard Tuttle is interesting and inspiring. Admission is by donation. Walk through the campus as well. Plenty of spots to sit and rest.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

A lovely stop on the way to Bar Harbor. Always some interesting reviews and a lovely though tiny gift shop. Found a birthday present for our mother. A lovely campus and free museums with something for everyone.

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Portland, Maine
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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

It's a cute little museum that it worth walking around once. I've brought a few of my friends and family to show them around Brunswick and for the price (free!) there isn't really any complaints. Just don't go in with super high expectations and you will see a few beautiful pieces.

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Chciago
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71 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We went to view the main exhibition, but were told that it had been closed (it was posted to last beyond the date we had visited), so we were very disappointed that they had closed it and chose to paint the walls. Obviously, it must not have done too well or it would have lasted longer. Call first to make... More

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Winterport, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

A must see on a trip through Brunswick. A small, intimate museum that offers a docent led tour on the hour. Great collection of local history, Egyptian art and a first edition of Uncle Tom's Cabin. No entrance fee, but donations gladly accepted.

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Andover
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83 reviews 83 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

As a student, I hardly ever went, and as an alum, I rarely go. My bad. Very interesting exhibit of Chinese modern art, as well as longer-term exhibits. Well worth the price of admission.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Came here while touring Bowdoin. I saw some truly world-class exhibits; everything from medeival religious art to surrealist photography. The different galleries were well thought out, and the quality was top notch. Although it is a small space compared to other museums, it didn't feel crowded or confused.

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