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Bowdoin College Museum of Art

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Great find at the campus of Bowdoin College

Thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the art museum at Bowdoin College. There was a wonderful exhibit of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
JimBoNH_12
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Hampton, New Hampshire
A do-not-miss museum!

One of the great treasures of Maine's Route 1 is the Bowdoin College Museum. Situated on a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
MaineRambler
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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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Bowdoin College's art museum houses some of the oldest works of art in America.
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Brunswick, ME
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the art museum at Bowdoin College. There was a wonderful exhibit of Winslow Homer's photography as well as his oils and sketches. In addition to the beautiful cupola and rotunda there is an impressive collection of Assyrian relics. There is...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the great treasures of Maine's Route 1 is the Bowdoin College Museum. Situated on a charming, classic college "quad," it houses a wide-ranging collection, from ancient Sumerian reliefs to the most recent contemporary art, and presents a terrific variety of fascinating exhibitions. Their...More

Thank MaineRambler
Reviewed July 31, 2018

Park your car somewhere near the Bowdoin Campus and unload your bikes. Take a few moments to slow pedal the Bowdoin Campus. It is lovely with old and new buildings, mature trees, and the Bowdoin Art Museum. Get back to the museum after your bike...More

Thank RobertfromMaine
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful surprise to our trip through Maine. Museum staff were very knowledgeable and student in gift shop added to the flair.

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Reviewed July 17, 2018 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

Thank g0ne-walkab0ut
Reviewed July 16, 2018

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
Reviewed July 13, 2018

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

Thank jpgina53
Reviewed June 22, 2018

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
Reviewed June 19, 2018

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
Reviewed June 18, 2018

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

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