"Cultivating the Connoisseur: James Bowdoin III as Collector and the History of Drawings at Bowdoin College"

Thursday, April 11, 2024 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Zuckert Seminar Room, Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Sarah Cantor, The McGuigan Collection Research Fellow (2023-24), will speak about the historic collection of drawings bequeathed to Bowdoin College by James Bowdoin III in 1811. Cantor will discuss the practice of drawing between the Renaissance and eighteenth century and will speak to James Bowdoin III’s reasons for donating these works—together with important paintings—to the College he helped establish. In conjunction with Cantor’s presentation, select drawings will be shared with the public.

Presented by the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. Free and open to the public.

Illustration: “Copy from Donatello's “Miracle of the Miser's Heart,” ca.1505-1520 (detail), pen and brown ink on laid paper by Workshop of Raphael, Italian. Bequest of the Honorable James Bowdoin III. 1811.6

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