Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick

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The Bowdoin College Museum of Art is an art museum located in Brunswick, Maine. Included on the National Register of Historic Places, the museum is located in a building on the campus of Bowdoin College designed by the architectural firm McKim, Mead, and White.

The Museum’s landmark Walker Art Building was commissioned for the College by Harriet and Sophia Walker in honor of their uncle, a Boston businessman who had supported the creation of the first small art gallery at Bowdoin in the mid-nineteenth century. Designed by Charles Follen McKim of McKim, Mead, & White, the building was completed in 1894 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. At the entrance are a pair of Medici lion sculptures.
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  • Had more of the museum been open (I would guess that more than one-half of the upstairs, main museum was being worked on and was closed to the public) this might very well have been a five rating... 
    Had more of the museum been open (I would guess that more than one-half of the upstairs, main museum was being worked on and was closed to the public) this might very well have been a five rating...  more »
  • Interesting collections. Some ancient and medieval pieces, along with a small collection of local artists. They required proof of vaccination when we went. 
    Interesting collections. Some ancient and medieval pieces, along with a small collection of local artists. They required proof of vaccination when we went.  more »
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  • Small but mighty. Two stellar shows worth visiting. I'd love to see more of it's permanent collection reinterpreted.
  • Sooth your mind, body and spirit. A delightful contemporary art forum in which to educate yourself, and enjoy the unique and delightful exhibits. Not to be missed - for all ages, indeed!

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