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Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick

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The Bowdoin College Museum of Art is an art museum located in Brunswick, Maine. Included on the National Register of Historic Places, the museum is located in a building on the campus of Bowdoin College designed by the architectural firm McKim, Mead, and White.

The Museum’s landmark Walker Art Building was commissioned for the College by Harriet and Sophia Walker in honor of their uncle, a Boston businessman who had supported the creation of the first small art gallery at Bowdoin in the mid-nineteenth century. Designed by Charles Follen McKim of McKim, Mead, & White, the building was completed in 1894 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. At the entrance are a pair of Medici lion sculptures.
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  • Absolutely a great way to spend an afternoon in Brunswick. Museum is free and has a nice selection of pieces to enjoy, including some from Maine natives. You can probably do the entire museum in... 
    Absolutely a great way to spend an afternoon in Brunswick. Museum is free and has a nice selection of pieces to enjoy, including some from Maine natives. You can probably do the entire museum in...  more »
  • I went to see their latest exhibit At First Light and to revisit some old favorites, like paintings by N. C. and Jamie Wyeth. I also love their European art and Egyption artifacts. 
    I went to see their latest exhibit At First Light and to revisit some old favorites, like paintings by N. C. and Jamie Wyeth. I also love their European art and Egyption artifacts.  more »
  • Had more of the museum been open (I would guess that more than one-half of the upstairs, main museum was being worked on and was closed to the public) this might very well have been a five rating... 
    Had more of the museum been open (I would guess that more than one-half of the upstairs, main museum was being worked on and was closed to the public) this might very well have been a five rating...  more »
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  • I LOVED this museum!! I enjoyed it tremedously! It was free. The lady who works there was super nice and helpful. The museum has an incredibly interesting collection! Very high quality! I absolutely loved the Assyrian/Babilonian bas-reliefs. They also colored them with pointed lights - something I've never seen before. It was breathtaking. I loved the collection of unique and girgeous handmade baskets. It was very interesting to learn about the women who made them. Very unique. And of course, the European art! Beautiful collection!! I want to come back and enjoy it again! Also, I have to say that their gift shop had things that I haven't seen anywhere before. Very unique things - crafts, games, books, accessoiries, etc. Very different. HIGHLY RECOMMEND TO VISIT this museum!
  • Nice museum and a great variety of art. You never know what cool items you will see!
  • Beautiful space and great arts plus entrance is free.
  • I am fully vaccinated, but can get and give CVD the very same as those that are unvaccinated. The number of cases in cities that required masks compared to those who did not...THE SAME. The CVD molecule is miniscule, goes right through N95 masks. If you can smell wearing a mask...the CVD molecule can permeate the mask. So completely ignorant. Educate yourselves. Signed, an ICU registered nurse.
  • Absolutely a great way to spend an afternoon in Brunswick. Museum is free and has a nice selection of pieces to enjoy, including some from Maine natives. You can probably do the entire museum in about 2 hours tops.

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