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Bowdoin College Museum of Art

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Address: Brunswick, ME
Phone Number: +1 207-725-3275
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Bowdoin College's art museum houses some of the oldest works of art in...

Bowdoin College's art museum houses some of the oldest works of art in America.

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Croydon, United Kingdom
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Croydon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Ruth J
Scarborough, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The exhibit that we saw was tilted "It's a Portrait if I say so". It was a collection of portraits, some abstract, that was interesting to see. They also have a lot of other art (some really nice paintings and sculptures) in their permanent collection.

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Thank JohnDMc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is great exhibit space--not too large, but well organized with a nice collection of antiquities well displayed as well as a good selection of classical art. There is also a space for rotating contemporary exhibits. Excellent exhibit of paintings by and sketches for the illustrations for her children's books.

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Oneonta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Went to this museum as a fill in for the day. Wanted to kill some time while it warmed up for a beach walk. Spent most of the day wandering the modern art section and a very interesting photo display. Nice place, well lit well thought out. Very nice campus with several museums on it. Perry museum is a block... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

What a charming small art museum. Very nice mixed collection. Nice facility and great price. Just right for families.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Although I have been here before and enjoyed Bowdoins Museum of Art the exhibit on display this time was uninteresting to me. It was titled " It's a portrait because I say it is"...I'm sure there were people who enjoyed it but both my husband and I didn't. We went upstairs where the exhibits were more interesting and learned some... More 

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Thank 2sunshine401
Amherst, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We waited until the weather was not very good and took a day off from the beaches to go to the Bowdoin museum, not expecting much since it is a little college. Surprise! From the gift shop to the modern architecture, and especially the quality of the art work....It was all wonderful. We saw a special exhibit titled Night as... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Bowdoin College is known to be a particularly pretty New England campus, containing a fine educational institution. The fact that it contains an art museum was not in itself surprising to us. What was remarkable for us is the superior aesthetic and curatorial level of the museum and the high quality of its collection and exhibition. This lovely museum provides... More 

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Kralendijk, Bonaire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Beautiful grounds and houses with lots of big trees and green lawns in between. Well maintained and v ery pleasant to walk around.

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