Considered one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, Marcel Duchamp helped reshape the way art is practiced and understood. To discuss Duchamp’s legacy, a scholar, a museum director, and a conservator gathered at Bowdoin on Jan. 21 for a discussion to interpret the importance of this transformative figure.

Participants in the talk were Scott Homolka, associate conservator of works on paper at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; James W. McManus, emeritus professor of art history at California State University, Chico; and Michael Taylor, director of the Hood Museum at Dartmouth College.