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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 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We were quite impressed with the lecture and open house in honor of the Tuttle exhibit that we attended on Oct 2. Visiting Bar Harbor for the Night Sky Festival and flying in and out if Portland we included the art museum in our itinerary from the start. We were curious there were not more people attending but as the... More

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The Richard Tuttle exhibit was so thoughtfully designed. I was just exploring the area and happened upon the museum. I spent 2 hours simply enthralled by the works and the descriptions from the curator. Truly an enjoyment. The Jazz exhibit and the Assyrian Gallery were wonderful as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This outstanding college art museum not long ago acquired an excellent addition to its historic building and reorganized its display areas. Programming has included several temporary exhibits, which may be a strength here.

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Durham, New Hampshire
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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