The museum is closed. Programming such as weekly Life Drawing Sessions has been cancelled until further notice. The Museum of Art values its public audience, and appreciates your understanding during these trying times. Check the COVID-19 information link for Bates updates.

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

African American artist Ashley Bryan is one of Maine’s cultural treasures. A noted painter, printmaker, illustrator, author, puppet maker, and storyteller, Bryan, who turned 97 on July 13, came to Maine as a member of the first class to attend Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 1946. 

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Carl Sprinchorn and his Maine Odyssey
By Bridget Thompson ’22

Get a glimpse behind the scenes from our interns’ blog posts, such as Carl Sprinchorn and his Maine Odyssey by Bridget Thompson ’22, The Unexpected Find by Gene Chen ’22, and Chenoweth Hall (1908-1999) by Helen Pandey ’22.

Interns’ Blog
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 Saturday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Monday and Wednesday evenings until 7:30 PM, September through May.
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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