Art History at Bowdoin offers courses that examine works of art in their historical, social, religious, and philosophical contexts. Students study not only the formal aesthetic values of these works, but also the ways in which they reflect the cultures and the personalities that produced them.
By Kristen Kinzler ’25
The Bowdoin Orient
Museum of Art’s “Antiquity and America” and How Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Americans of All Races, Classes, and Genders Looked to the Ancient Mediterranean for InspirationIn an article for The Conversation, Sean Burrus, former Andrew W. Mellow Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellow at the Museum of Art (2018–2022) and curator of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art exhibition Antiquity and America, expands on the intention behind the show and shares insights from his field of expertise in ancient Mediterranean art and culture.