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The Bowdoin College Museum of Art with its new entrance pavilion
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by Alexandra Anderson-Spivy

Ever since Frederic Edwin Church spent a few summers in the 1850s hiking around Mount Katahdin and rusticating on Mt. Desert Island, Maine has been a magnet for artists. In the 20th century Andrew Wyeth painted the crippled Christina Olsen gazing up the hill at the Olsen House in Cushing, while Jamie Wyeth bought Rockwell Kent’s house on Monhegan Island, where he preferred to paint.


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