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 collection originated from separate donations of art from James Bowdoin III in 1811 and 1826. Having been housed in a number of different locations during its history, the museum found a permanent home in the Walker Art Building in 1894. While the building had been renovated once in 1974, the $20.8 million renovation by architects Machado and Silvetti Associates of Boston that finished in 2007 received a great deal of publicity for its creation of a new modern entrance to the museum while preserving the structural integrity of the original building.
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  • Their exhibits are very interesting. A great variety of artists and works. It's not so large that it's overwhelming, but every corner turned yields something interesting.  more »
  • A small exhibition about 100 year Bauhaus. Gropius and v.d. Velde changed the borders of architecture and the way to minimalisme without loosing the meaning of living. But not only the opinion about w...  more »
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  • This impressive college campus museum is a great hidden gem. The "new" wing is underground, so it's largely goes unnoticed, but it's always worth a visit, the exhibits rotate often enough that there's always something interesting to see.
  • Excellent free museum, recently modernized filling a philanthropic influx. Cleverly curated and arranged pieces. Quiet and peaceful. Really impressive part of campus.

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