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Bowdoin College Museum of Art

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Address: Brunswick, ME
Phone Number: 207-725-3275
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Description: Bowdoin College's art museum houses some of the oldest works of art in...
Bowdoin College's art museum houses some of the oldest works of art in America.
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Assyrian carvings and Andrew Wyeth were highlights

Given the reported destruction of Assyrian antiquities in Iraq, the wall carvings on display at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art are even more important. It's rather remarkable... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Bar Harbor, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Given the reported destruction of Assyrian antiquities in Iraq, the wall carvings on display at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art are even more important. It's rather remarkable they ended up in Brunswick in the first place and are well worth a visit. Also incredible is the Andrew Wyeth painting 'Night Haulings', which somehow manages to capture bioluminescence. It's stunning.

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

If you are in Brunswick and enjoy art museums, this is a must! This is not a major museum but is there is excellent and well curated.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I've attended several exhibits at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art and found each to be well-curated and exciting. The Will Wegman exhibit a few years ago was wonderful as is the current "Mind of Winter" and "Empire Follows Art" exhibits.

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Pensacola, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Enjoyed all the galleries and little bit of it all for everyone interested in art. The recent addition of glass to the building is a positive. It makes a striking statement. A perfect quiet time of relaxation.

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Boston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Recent renovations added a glass enclosed entrance set to the side of the original building and street side now enclosed by a glass wall protecting early mid-east reliefs initially seem incongruent to the setting. But once entry is made, these modern additions pay due respect to the original building and the contents. Small galleries allow for viewing at one's own... More 

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Newington, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

While this museum is small, it has a wonderful collection. From Sumerian sculptures to fine early American portraits, Rockwell Kents, Winslow Homers....all very well arranged in a gem of a building. The fact that is is free to all is a very nice gift from Bowdoin to the visitors.

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Bangor, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

My time in Brunswick was limited, however I was highly impressed with the exhibit on offer, and the space itself. Great way to pass time being a solo traveler in Maine

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brunswick, maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

the rooms are well organized by theme and spacious, . As Bowdoin is wont to do, the architecture does not match anything else on campus. There is a modern glass tower that houses an elevator from the below-ground levels to the surface, and it looks like it was designed to match a glass Apple store. I attended a series of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I love art, and this place is FABULOUS! I've visited several times and would even make a special trip to Maine to view some great art. Love it!!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Frankly, I was not expecting a lot from an art museum at a small liberal-arts college in Maine. I was, therefore, surprised to find several very well curated, if rather unrelated, exhibits. There's a superb collection of prints and engravings by impressionist artists - Degas, Pissarro, Rodin - which, although lacking the immediate impact of their paintings (and sculpture) is... More 

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Address: Address: Brunswick, ME
Phone Number: 207-725-3275
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Brunswick

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