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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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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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Well worth a visit

It's always fun to check out the permanent and temporary exhibits. While here, be sure to visit other campus attractions.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Topsham, Maine
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Topsham, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It's always fun to check out the permanent and temporary exhibits. While here, be sure to visit other campus attractions.

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Lakeland, FL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We got there between shows. Our friend, a physicist and artist said the museum was excellent but except for a few permanent collections there was little to see. Hope to go back.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quite a lovely architecture. A few excellent classical sculptures. Some decent more modern paintings. A little small - easily done in an hour - but as part of a visit to Brunswick it's definitely worth fitting it in.

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Brunswick, Maine
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

OK, that was a joke, because admission is free. I have visited a lot of art museums, and generally there is a theme. This museum looks like someone took every donated piece of art and threw a dart to see where it would hang. There is no cogent story, no theme, that lets you satisfy your curiosity about some aspect... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Amazing gem in a college setting with significant historical importance. Just an unexpected experience that was most enjoyable.

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Bergerac, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

One of my favorite places to take visitors. If you are lucky enough to be there for a tour, your enjoyment of the exhibit will be enhanced. Exhibits are well chosen. Employees are knowledgeable and happy to answer questions.

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Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

This museum has a fine collection of it's own including two Gilbert Stewarts which floor me every time I visit ! The changing exhibitions are of great variety & quality .Nice rainy afternoon diversion .

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Brunswick, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Museum has a great variety of art! Incredible exhibits! Gift shop! friendly employees. I highly recomend a visit!

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

We stopped by the Bowdoin Museum of Art while visiting the area. It's housed in an historic McKim, Mead & White building that was recently renovated. Quite a wide range into its collection. There was an exhibit of Barbara Cooney illustrations that we enjoyed and were able to purchase the books in the nice gift shop.

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Brunswick, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

This museum has an ample collection of American work that it highlights via various shows, but it also brings in some really terrific work from elsewhere -- either travelling shows or home-curated events; it's always worth checking out what's on display.

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