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Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Brunswick, ME
+1 207-725-3275
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A surprise every time.

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

Reviewed yesterday
DowneastPotstirer
Interesting and diverse

I was mesmerized by their collection on ancient civilizations, especially the Egyptian culture... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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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"permanent collection"
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"winslow homer"
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"beautiful building"
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"on display"
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"above ground"
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"rainy day"
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"bowdoin college"
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"rotating exhibits"
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"glass entrance"
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"collection includes"
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"nice gift shop"
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"nice collection"
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"few years"
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank DowneastPotstirer
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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.

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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

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Reviewed 18 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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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

While in Brunswick you need to stroll the campus at Bowdoin College and be sure to visit their art museum This is a spectacular opportunity and should not be missed Many of the pieces are pre-formation of the county in timing and seldom will you...More

Thank davefoshee
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

The museum is part of a beautiful campus and just walking there is an artistic experience. The museum collection is diverse and the exhibitions try to meet different interests at different times. Outreach to the community is good. I particularly like going on an Art...More

Thank Linda M
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

We've only been here once since moving to the area late last year/ We're so sorry we didn't visit sooner. What a gem! Rotating exhibits. Top floor has Gilbert Stuart portraits of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Very impressive. Great place to take out-of-town guests....More

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