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“Great Local Museum”

Bowdoin College Museum of Art
Ranked #1 of 28 things to do in Brunswick
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Bowdoin College's art museum houses some of the oldest works of art in America.
Winterport, Maine
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Local Museum”
Reviewed 10 May 2014

A must see on a trip through Brunswick. A small, intimate museum that offers a docent led tour on the hour. Great collection of local history, Egyptian art and a first edition of Uncle Tom's Cabin. No entrance fee, but donations gladly accepted.

Visited May 2014
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Haverhill, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
215 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Probably should go more often”
Reviewed 26 April 2014

As a student, I hardly ever went, and as an alum, I rarely go. My bad. Very interesting exhibit of Chinese modern art, as well as longer-term exhibits. Well worth the price of admission.

Visited October 2013
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Seattle, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A little gem”
Reviewed 19 April 2014

Came here while touring Bowdoin. I saw some truly world-class exhibits; everything from medeival religious art to surrealist photography. The different galleries were well thought out, and the quality was top notch. Although it is a small space compared to other museums, it didn't feel crowded or confused.

Visited April 2014
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Brunswick, Maine
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“I hate to say this, but there is no organization”
Reviewed 9 February 2014

It looks like someone threw this together without any thought for theme. There are a few nice pieces of art, but in general, the exhibits are lackluster.

Visited December 2013
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Brewster, Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“An Interesting and Varied Collection”
Reviewed 13 November 2013

The museum is well-organized and gives the visitor plenty of information about the painting or piece of sculpture, as well as, some personal information about the artist.

Visited November 2013
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