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Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Brunswick, ME
+1 207-725-3275
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Enjoyable

This is very exciting Museum with some interesting pieces of art. Very nicely displayed. It is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chuck S
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Boone, Iowa
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Sunday afternoon visit

This college campus museum is located on the very attractive campus of Bowdoin College.I visited on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JEDMAD_9
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Montgomery County, PA
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Bowdoin College's art museum houses some of the oldest works of art in America.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good32%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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Brunswick, ME
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is very exciting Museum with some interesting pieces of art. Very nicely displayed. It is worth spending an hour here.

Thank Chuck S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This college campus museum is located on the very attractive campus of Bowdoin College.I visited on a Sunday afternoon following a drive from Bar harbor. I'm glad I stopped. The museum has a modest sized permanent collection but was showcasing an exhibition on the art...More

Thank JEDMAD_9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were very interested in all the exhibits. What an amazing collection. And impressive that they had visiting works from the Metropolitan museum of Art and the Philadelphia Museum etc. The 500 Years of Drawing was amazing. This is not a dinky museum!

Thank panama2000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The current exhibit is excellent. The theme is to try to understand why artists put something on paper. This covers many centuries of sketching, drawing, watercolor, and pastels. Well organized and curated by he college curator. I loved it and my six year old granddaughter...More

Thank Zin3
Reviewed 11 June 2017

I visited this museum in early May as part of a group of Gallery Instructors from a well-known Boston Museum. We were personally taken around by the Director of the Museum and one of the curators; needless to say this was an unexpected treat. Greeting...More

Thank Gail R
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

We've come to Maine for the past 6 years and try to do something new each year. A few years ago someone recommended this museum but we were booked. This was the year. What a delight! The collection is lovely and the display of Why...More

1  Thank Karen C
Reviewed 14 May 2017

This exhibit just opened and is lovely. It includes drawings by Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Andrew Wyeth and countless others. Admission is free.

Thank SabreSailor
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Upon arrival our first impression was of a welcoming staff. The exhibits were what we expected of a smaller museum. Having travelled extensively and visited collections of all types .I was caught a bit off guard when while viewing the Egyptian stone carvings. I had...More

2  Thank Peter C
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Had some time to kill before the college tour. Great museum. Friendly person at the gift shop and good variety of exhibits. Like the space too.

Thank Julie C
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Since you don't want windows! We were drawn to it by the interesting glass entrance above ground. A very impressive and interesting collection, especially if you consider that most (if not all) are donations by grateful alumni. Of note, a set of pictures by Japanese...More

2  Thank eli37
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