Bowdoin College Museum of Art

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Bowdoin College Museum of Art
Walker Facade, Bowdoin College.jpg
Walker Art Building
Location Brunswick, Maine
Coordinates 43°54′30″N 69°57′49″W / 43.90828°N 69.96371°W / 43.90828; -69.96371Coordinates: 43°54′30″N 69°57′49″W / 43.90828°N 69.96371°W / 43.90828; -69.96371
Type Art Museum
Director Anne C. Goodyear, Frank H. Goodyear
Website bowdoin.edu/art-museum/

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.

History[edit]

The museum's collection originated from separate donations of art from James Bowdoin III in 1811 and 1826. Having been housed in a number of different locations during its history, the museum found a permanent home in the Walker Art Building in 1894. While the building had been renovated once in 1974, the $20.8 million renovation by architects Machado and Silvetti Associates of Boston that finished in 2007 received a great deal of publicity for its creation of a new modern entrance to the museum while preserving the structural integrity of the original building.

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