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Stop, Look, Think

Cordelia Miller ’15, Student Assistant to the Curators, Summer 2013 One of the central aims of the exhibition The Object Show: Discoveries in Bowdoin Collections is to share how crucial physical artifacts are to learning and teaching. What do we mean by “objects”? For our purposes, “object” is a fairly broad category, meaning anything made […]

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Remembering (Almost) Forgotten Crafts

Last Thursday afternoon we gathered in Kresge auditorium for an illuminating panel led by notable artists and craftsmen whose methods are closely linked to pieces shown in The Object Show. Sharing their creative processes and sources of inspiration, these makers helped us to better appreciate techniques that are rarely practiced today and require intensive hands-on […]

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Science Before Science courses visit The Object Show

On an icy cold Monday afternoon, while the Museum of Art was closed to the public, over fifty students from four courses from the Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS) program visited The Object Show: Discoveries in Bowdoin Collections.  While taught separately, these courses, all part of the Science Before Science cluster, treat themes in the history […]