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Bowdoin College Museum of Art

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Brunswick, ME
+1 207-725-3275
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Great Free Musems with Louvre-like Entrance

The entrance is beside the museum, & like the Louvre you go down a level to gain entry. The main... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
g0ne-walkab0ut
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Wonderful Museum

We really enjoyed walking through this museum on the beautiful Bowdoin college campus. It's a nice... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
GBruz
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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Bowdoin College's art museum houses some of the oldest works of art in America.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good31%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Brunswick, ME
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+1 207-725-3275
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"permanent collection"
in 14 reviews
"winslow homer"
in 6 reviews
"rotating exhibits"
in 4 reviews
"on display"
in 8 reviews
"special exhibit"
in 3 reviews
"above ground"
in 3 reviews
"rainy day"
in 6 reviews
"bowdoin college"
in 13 reviews
"nice collection"
in 5 reviews
"great exhibits"
in 2 reviews
"oil paintings"
in 2 reviews
"glass entrance"
in 2 reviews
"collection includes"
in 2 reviews
"nice gift shop"
in 3 reviews
"few years"
in 4 reviews
"no charge"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful campus"
in 6 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The entrance is beside the museum, & like the Louvre you go down a level to gain entry. The main exhibit area is on the entrance level & you cannot access the other level till you go though the exhibit space. The main exhibit space...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We really enjoyed walking through this museum on the beautiful Bowdoin college campus. It's a nice size with lots of different exhibits. It's amazingly free but they do accept donations.

Thank GBruz
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in area, this museum is a freebie so worth the stop. It pales besides my local Boston MFA and Isabella Stewart Gardner and even Worcester Art Museum. The building is modern and handicapped accessible. It has a collection of everything from art...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove to Brunswick to visit museums and historic sites near Bowdoin. First stop was the art museum. A significant portion of the museum's collection was not on display as about half the museum's space was being worked on for a special exhibit. That was...More

Thank MomRocco
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is at the end of my street. I am fortunate enough to see a museum that has everything from European masters to Assyrian and Babylonian relief sculpture, plus rotating exhibits of many famous artists -- especially those with a Maine connection. Wegman, the photographer...More

Thank John C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is small but holds an interesting collection of murals, Egyptian artifacts, oil paintings on linen, canvas and more. Helpful volunteers.

Thank SandyMac1
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Reviewed May 10, 2018

Great Exhibits,Fascinating display of Classics and contemporary art,Very well balanced presentations.The Museum itself Is an Architecture Delightful Wonder.

Thank Merejo H
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Reviewed April 26, 2018

A small museum with rotating exhibits throughout. The exhibit on Soviet era posters was captivating.

Thank POACA
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

I was mesmerized by their collection on ancient civilizations, especially the Egyptian culture, every collection was better than the last and so on, the museum is open to the public (free) and the associates are friendly and helpful.

Thank Nancy S
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Reviewed March 24, 2018

The collection includes modern to ancient art. It's very interesting and in a beautiful location, on the Bowdoin College campus.

Thank TankerSam
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