The Maine Art Museum Trail has become a well-traveled route in Maine. Featuring eight museums with more than 75,000 works of art among them and stretching across 200 miles throughout the state, the trail’s second stop is the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.
Earlier this summer, Judith Dobrzynski explored the offerings of this artistic trail, and wrote about her adventures in the Wall Street Journal.
She was particularly struck by one of the museum’s masterpieces, Gilbert Stuart’s portrait of Thomas Jefferson (c. 1805-07), which is housed in the permanent collection. As for the well-received Night Vision: Nocturnes in American Art, 1860–1960, Dobrzynski writes that it is both “ambitious” and “a brilliant idea…well done.”
Night Vision has attracted major media attention, with mentions in The New York Times and a previous review in The Wall Street Journal.