Of the Museum of Art and the Department of Art at Bowdoin College
By Professor Philip C. Beam
Professor Philip C. Beam, a distinguished scholar of Winslow Homer, served Bowdoin as teacher of art history and studio art and as curator and director of the Museum of Art. His career at the College spanned six decades. He was considered a major authority for the study of Homer. Professor Beam was unwavering in his support of the museum and its development. These memoirs serve to underline the individual’s importance to the life of art at the College. There is enjoyment in the text, reflective of Professor Beam’s delight in art and his commitment to its extraordinary role in the lives of generations of Bowdoin students.