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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.Before you head to Brunswick, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Brunswick route site, to make sure you see all that Brunswick has to offer, including Bowdoin College Museum of Art.
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.
Bowdoin College Museum of Art reviews
Absolutely a great way to spend an afternoon in Brunswick. Museum is free and has a nice selection of pieces to enjoy, including some from Maine natives. You can probably do the entire museum in...
Absolutely a great way to spend an afternoon in Brunswick. Museum is free and has a nice selection of pieces to enjoy, including some from Maine natives. You can probably do the entire museum in... more »
I went to see their latest exhibit At First Light and to revisit some old favorites, like paintings by N. C. and Jamie Wyeth. I also love their European art and Egyption artifacts.
I went to see their latest exhibit At First Light and to revisit some old favorites, like paintings by N. C. and Jamie Wyeth. I also love their European art and Egyption artifacts. more »
I LOVED this museum!! I enjoyed it tremedously! It was free. The lady who works there was super nice and helpful. The museum has an incredibly interesting collection! Very high quality! I absolutely loved the Assyrian/Babilonian bas-reliefs. They also colored them with pointed lights - something I've never seen before. It was breathtaking. I loved the collection of unique and girgeous handmade baskets. It was very interesting to learn about the women who made them. Very unique. And of course, the European art! Beautiful collection!! I want to come back and enjoy it again! Also, I have to say that their gift shop had things that I haven't seen anywhere before. Very unique things - crafts, games, books, accessoiries, etc. Very different. HIGHLY RECOMMEND TO VISIT this museum!
A fantastic art museum that is open and free to the public with donations accepted. The collection was built in part by the founder of Bowdoin College. It’s a nice combination of early American and European, some modern, and with a smattering of artifacts and works from ancient Egyptian times to Oceana. Not an overwhelming place, manageable for an afternoon stroll, and there’s a great room to practice your echo echo or overtone singing in:).
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