Tag Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Winslow Homer and the Camera

Dana E. Byrd and Frank H. Goodyear — Research projects can begin in many different ways. Winslow Homer and the Camera began with a phone call from a man named Neal Paulson who lives in Scarborough, Maine, and who claimed to own Winslow Homer’s camera. The call was a surprise

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Exploring the Visual Culture of Mortality in Renaissance Europe

Happy Halloween!  Here’s an illustrated excerpt from the new book, The Ivory Mirror by Stephen Perkinson, which accompanies an outstanding exhibition at the Bowdoin College Art Museum. Memento Mori… …literally translated as “remember [that you are] to die,” a set of words, a picture, or an object that functioned as a

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Seeing double

Taking its title from a 1961 work by Robert Rauschenberg—a telegram that stated, “This is a portrait of Iris Clert if I say so”—this groundbreaking book and exhibition, which opens today at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, trace the history of portraiture as a site of radical artistic experimentation, as

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