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Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Brunswick, ME
+1 207-725-3275
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Spectacular and free

It is at the end of my street. I am fortunate enough to see a museum that has everything from... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
John C
Nice collection, lovely museum

The museum is small but holds an interesting collection of murals, Egyptian artifacts, oil... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
SandyMac1
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Gray, Maine
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Bowdoin College's art museum houses some of the oldest works of art in America.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good31%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Brunswick, ME
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+1 207-725-3275
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"permanent collection"
in 14 reviews
"winslow homer"
in 6 reviews
"on display"
in 7 reviews
"rotating exhibits"
in 3 reviews
"above ground"
in 3 reviews
"rainy day"
in 6 reviews
"bowdoin college"
in 13 reviews
"great exhibits"
in 2 reviews
"glass entrance"
in 2 reviews
"collection includes"
in 2 reviews
"nice gift shop"
in 3 reviews
"few years"
in 4 reviews
"no charge"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful campus"
in 6 reviews
"open to the public"
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"across the street"
in 3 reviews
"gem"
in 15 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It is at the end of my street. I am fortunate enough to see a museum that has everything from European masters to Assyrian and Babylonian relief sculpture, plus rotating exhibits of many famous artists -- especially those with a Maine connection. Wegman, the photographer...More

Thank John C
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The museum is small but holds an interesting collection of murals, Egyptian artifacts, oil paintings on linen, canvas and more. Helpful volunteers.

Thank SandyMac1
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

Great Exhibits,Fascinating display of Classics and contemporary art,Very well balanced presentations.The Museum itself Is an Architecture Delightful Wonder.

Thank Merejo H
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

A small museum with rotating exhibits throughout. The exhibit on Soviet era posters was captivating.

Thank POACA
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

I was mesmerized by their collection on ancient civilizations, especially the Egyptian culture, every collection was better than the last and so on, the museum is open to the public (free) and the associates are friendly and helpful.

Thank Nancy S
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

The collection includes modern to ancient art. It's very interesting and in a beautiful location, on the Bowdoin College campus.

Thank TankerSam
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

The museum is very well done. They have themes. And a diverse. Collection.. It is easiily accessible to all.

Thank debrichily78
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

Open to the public, the art collection and museum are a wonderful "experience" of quiet reflection with well-trained staff and courteous guests. Easy parking and a short walk to the art gallery on a beautiful little college campus on the coast of Maine. Nathaniel Hawthorne...More

Thank Laura P
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

Despite the beautifully designed entrance to a small, old building, the overall result is STILL too small!! Bowdoin's Art Museum has a renowned collection. But it is never entirely on display, because the square footage of the museum is minuscule! Imagine the public relations value...More

1  Thank g0ldengut
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

This little museum is a true gem. They organize magnificent curated exhibits with borrowed items from major collections. I'm not an art fan, but once I get there, I always find the exhibits very interesting and informative.

Thank mtremper
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