Honor Wilkinson Curates Bowdoin College Museum of Art Exhibition

Photo: Honor Wilkinson presents gallery talk for exhibition "Modern Medieval" at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. Photo courtesy Bowdoin College Museum of Art. Copyright Dennis Griggs/Tannery Hill Studios. (Submitted photo).


Honor Wilkinson, formerly of Calais, is the curator of “Modern Medieval: Materiality and Spirituality in German Expressionist Prints,” an exhibition of works from the Middle Ages and the early 20th century which opened February 16, 2017 at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.  “Modern Medieval” explores the influence of western medieval culture on German Expressionism, giving viewers a new perspective on German Expressionism: their use of the woodcut, their trend towards abstraction, and the multi-sensory experience of visual art. Many of the works are from the collection of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art; the exhibition also includes loans from other museums, institutions, and private collections. On view are works by Albrecht Dürer, Lyonel Feininger, Erich Heckel, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, and Käthe Kollwitz, among others.

In conjunction with the exhibition, Honor Wilkinson scheduled a program of gallery talks, guest lectures, student performances, and a film presentation.  More information may be found at http://www.bowdoin.edu/art-museum/exhibitions/2017/modern-medieval.shtml.  “Modern Medieval” will be exhibited through June 4, 2017.

Honor Wilkinson is curatorial assistant and manager of student programs at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. Honor is a 2010 graduate of Calais High School. She received her undergraduate degree in the History of Art and Architecture as a 2014 graduate of Harvard, and holds a M.St. degree in Art History from Oxford University.