In the exhibition The Object Show: Discoveries in Bowdoin Collections, significant things from Bowdoin’s diverse collections take center stage. Whether exquisite or quotidian, they tell expansive stories about the lives of people from around the world, and throughout history. The selections range from an ancient Roman flute to one of the first x-Rays created in Maine, from jade belt buckles from ancient China to James Bowdoin’s set of dueling pistols and Winslow Homer’s watercolor box. Bowdoin faculty, students, curators, and librarians present rarely seen material objects that enable us to interpret the world, communicate with each other, and learn about ourselves.
The Object Show: Discoveries in Bowdoin Collections is on view at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art from November 7, 2013, to June 1, 2014. See the museum’s website for more information.