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Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Brunswick, ME
+1 207-725-3275
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BOWDOIN COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART: AN UNEXPECTED TREASURE

I visited this museum in early May as part of a group of Gallery Instructors from a well-known... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gail R
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Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States
Today's activity and what a gem!

We've come to Maine for the past 6 years and try to do something new each year. A few years ago... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Karen C
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Tucson, Arizona
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Bowdoin College's art museum houses some of the oldest works of art in America.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good31%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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Brunswick, ME
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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

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

1  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
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I go often and enjoy the rotation of exhibits - not a large museum so you can manage it in an hour or two depending on your interest.

2  Thank Peyt36
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Some interesting artwork; however, the day we were there, the Winslow Homer and Andrew Wyeth paintings were not available. We were a bit disappointed since we drove out of our way to see them. Will try again in the future when in the area.

1  Thank Afoodie65
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We spent a rainy afternoon perusing the small but excellent collection. The Robert Frank exhibition was a delight.

Thank ChrisGander
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent rainy day activity. Beautiful building with small but well displayed selection of art. Had good temporary exhibition of Robert Frank photographs. Gift shop is great.

Thank Ruth J
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