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“High-quality taste in subject matter and presentation”

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.
Mount Vernon, New York
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“High-quality taste in subject matter and presentation”
Reviewed 13 August 2014

Excellent college art museum, giving a nod to both contemporary as well as classical (e.g. Assyrian, early American) art. A recent exhibition was on when we went: Gottleib’s photos of jazz musicians, with the music of Ella and Louis, Django Reinhardt, Billie Holiday, and others in the exhibition room. It’s a beautifully laid-out small museum, with helpful and courteous staff. And the small gift shop is a gem - selections available seem extraordinarily tasteful, from CDs to an eclectic, popular as well as in-depth selection of books and calendars, as well as exotic imports. Museum is free, though a donation can (and ought to) be made.

Visited August 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Beautiful Campus”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

If you are in Brunswick you should visit Bowdoin College and the Museum of Art. A treasure of a museum with something for everyone. Recent exhibit of Richard Tuttle is interesting and inspiring. Admission is by donation. Walk through the campus as well. Plenty of spots to sit and rest.

Visited July 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Excellent small college museum”
Reviewed 20 July 2014

A lovely stop on the way to Bar Harbor. Always some interesting reviews and a lovely though tiny gift shop. Found a birthday present for our mother. A lovely campus and free museums with something for everyone.

Visited July 2014
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Portland, Maine
Level 6 Contributor
96 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Free Admission...what can you expect ”
Reviewed 26 June 2014 via mobile

It's a cute little museum that it worth walking around once. I've brought a few of my friends and family to show them around Brunswick and for the price (free!) there isn't really any complaints. Just don't go in with super high expectations and you will see a few beautiful pieces.

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Chciago
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435 reviews
131 attraction reviews
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“Disappointed”
Reviewed 13 June 2014

We went to view the main exhibition, but were told that it had been closed (it was posted to last beyond the date we had visited), so we were very disappointed that they had closed it and chose to paint the walls. Obviously, it must not have done too well or it would have lasted longer. Call first to make sure you get to see what you want.

Visited June 2014
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