Bowdoin College shows “Printmaking ABC: In Memoriam David P. Becker”


The Bowdoin College Museum of Art is exhibiting “Printmaking ABC: In Memoriam David P. Becker” through March 24. The exhibition celebrates the lifelong dedication of David P. Becker, class of 1970, to the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. Becker engaged with the Museum, and with the College, in many capacities ranging from Museum intern, curator, and adviser to trustee and benefactor. From his freshman year to his untimely death in 2010, Becker was enamored with the collections of prints, drawings, and illustrated books at Bowdoin. It became one of the passions of his adult life to research this resource and to add numerous strategic donations. His recent bequest of many hundreds of prints combined with the earlier gifts is surveyed here for the first time. The exhibition is an invitation to follow his advice: “Just keep looking; look, look, look, look, and look some more.” For more information visit bowdoin.edu/art-museum.

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