Bowdoin College Museum of Art
245 Maine Street
Brunswick, Maine 04011
Although the art museum is closed, you will find many ways to connect with our collections, exhibitions, publications, and educational resources. We will be adding even more in the upcoming days! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to keep up with the many opportunities for engagement with the arts that we are offering our online visitors.
Visit from home: https://www.bowdoin.edu/art-museum/at-home.html
If you missed Rufus Porter’s Curious World: Art and Invention in America, 1815–1860, here’s a link to this past exhibit: https://www.bowdoin.edu/art-museum/exhibitions/2019/rufus-porter.html
This exhibition celebrated the artist and inventor Rufus Porter (1792–1884), an imaginative polymath and entrepreneur curious about art, science, and communication technologies. Arousing and connecting the public through diverse activities, Porter was a visionary who foresaw in his moment—antebellum America—the heady dreams of our current networked culture. Presenting new research and long-hidden objects, the exhibition returns Porter to his rightful place, the national stage. Examples of Porter’s paintings, publications, and patent models are being generously lent from public and private collections, many exhibited for the first time.
Link to the website: https://www.bowdoin.edu/art-museum/index.html