The Bowdoin College Museum of Art is now covering the travel costs of some school groups, after-school programs, and student organizations that would like to visit its galleries. The Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc., and a gift from a private donor helped the Museum create the new student transportation fund.
The gifts come as the Museum has seen an increase in visits from K-12 groups. The number of students visiting the Museum rose by 46 percent this past year.
“As the only encyclopedic collection in the state of Maine, the Museum views its collection as a unique and valuable resource not only for the students and faculty of Bowdoin College, but also for the citizens of the state,” say Anne Goodyear and Frank Goodyear, the Museum’s co-directors.