The Museum is a teaching facility with the core of its mission to keep its rich collections within immediate reach of Bowdoin students, faculty, scholars, and art lovers. Its active emphasis on the study of original objects as an integral part of the Bowdoin curriculum makes the Museum the ultimate cross-disciplinary and multicultural enterprise.
Bowdoin faculty are welcome to arrange class visits in the Museum's galleries during regular hours. In addition to our permanent displays of ancient, European and American art, our diverse rotating exhibitions are always designed with academic involvement in mind. Curatorial staff can lead tours and help faculty in identifying works on display that are relevant to a class topic.