November 26th & 27th

Happy Thanksgiving from the Museum of Art! We will be closed Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th.

Evolve: a changing exhibition of work from the collection
October 21, 2020 – March 20, 2021

For much of the academic year, the museum is presenting an informal, changing exhibition of works from the collection. Rather than focusing on one theme or discipline, Evolve comprises artworks in a variety of media, including recent acquisitions, seldom seen objects, and those that are often incorporated into curriculum.

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Let’s Celebrate Ashley Bryan!
October 21, 2020 – March 20, 2021

97-year-old African American artist Ashley Bryan is one of Maine’s cultural treasures. He is internationally recognized for the dozens of books he has written and illustrated, including Beautiful BlackbirdThe Night Has Ears: African Proverbs, and Ashley Bryan’s ABC of African American Poetry. Bryan is also a gifted painter. This exhibition includes many of his paintings, prints, illustrations, books, and a video of Bryan reading/performing Beautiful Blackbird. 

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Museum announces major Marsden Hartley project

As a teaching museum at a liberal arts college, the Museum of Art and its exhibitions, collections, stewardship, and interpretation bring a world of ideas to campus that enhance the vitality of the intellectual and cultural life of Bates, the surrounding communities, and beyond.


Monday through Thursday, 12PM – 7:30PM
Friday through Saturday, 10AM – 5PM
Closed between exhibitions, see exhibition page for dates.

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Bates College Museum of Art
Olin Arts Center
75 Russell Street
Lewiston, Maine 04240

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