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Bowdoin College Museumof Art

WHY DRAW? 500 YEARS OF DRAWINGS AND WATERCOLORS AT BOWDOIN COLLEGE

MAY 3–SEPTEMBER 3, 2017 Presenting historic and contemporary selections from one of the nation’s oldest collections of drawings, this highly engaging exhibition explores the signicance and pleasures found in tracing movements of the hand on paper by asking the question “Why Draw?” Running Fence , 1976, graphite, pastel, charcoal, fabric collage, by Christo, American, born 1935. Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

THE IVORY MIRROR: THE ART OF MORTALITY IN RENAISSANCE EUROPE

JUNE 24–NOVEMBER 26, 2017 The Ivory Mirror explores the rich visual culture of mortality in Renaissance Europe. Exquisite artworks—from ivory prayer beads to gem-encrusted jewelry—evoke life’s preciousness and the tension between pleasure and responsibility, then and now.

Memento Mori Prayer Bead , ca. seventeenth century, ivory, German or Netherlandish. Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

9400 College Station Brunswick, Maine 04011 207.725.3275 bowdoin.edu/art-museum

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