Museum of Art’s Summer ‘Mortality’ Show a ‘Notable Opening’ (New York Times)

“Memento Mori Prayer Bead,” 1500-1550, German or Netherlandish. Gift of Linda and David Roth in memory of David P. Becker.

The New York Times has identified the Bowdoin College Art Museum’s 2017 summer show as one of several “notable museum openings” happening around the country this spring and summer.

The Ivory Mirror: The Art of Mortality in Renaissance Europe, to open June 23 and run through  Nov. 26, will feature some 80 carved ivories, prints, jewelry, and other items depicting death and decay.

The exhibition aims to illuminate the central role the macabre played in medieval and early modern culture.

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