While we’re closed, please enjoy our several virtual exhibitions and related lectures

The Museum of Art will be closed for climate control renovations May 29 -September 14. These virtual offerings let you connect with the world of ideas we’ve brought to Bates since the onset of the pandemic. 

Senior Thesis Exhibition
April 15-May 28, 2022

Since its dedication in 1986, The Bates College Museum of Art has maintained a special relationship with the college’s Department of Art & Visual Culture. Part of this is a commitment to supporting the work of Bates students through our annual Senior Thesis Exhibition. The exhibition highlights work selected from the thesis projects of graduating seniors majoring in Studio Art.

African Art from the Permanent Collection April 15-May 28, 2022

An exhibition focusing on contemporary photographs and traditional objects in the permanent collection that are supported by the writings of Gender in African Art students. 

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.


May 29th – September 15th: Closed for climate control renovations.

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

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