July 17, 2012

Attending a William Wegman Exhibit at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Last Friday, while I was visiting Skylands, my home in Mt. Desert Island, Maine, I attended the gala opening of William Wegman’s exhibition, Hello Nature, at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Brunswick, Maine. You may be familiar with Wegman’s work, as he is quite famous for photographing his Weimaraners.  In addition to these well-known images of dogs, the show features more than 100 works in a variety of media including photography, video, painting, and drawing.  These pieces were all produced in or inspired by the state of Maine.  Another fascinating exhibit on display at the museum is called, A River Lost & Found:  The Androscoggin River in Time and Place, a collaboration of Bowdoin professors, Michael Kolster and Matthew Klingle.  I loved the exhibits and it was nice being back on the Bowdoin College campus.  Bowdoin, a small private liberal arts institution founded in 1794, offers a top-notch education.