BRUNSWICK — The exhibition "Real/Ideal: Transformations in Nineteenth-century Painting" opens Tuesday, Jan. 15 in the Shaw Ruddock Gallery at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. On view alongside masterful portraits from the Bowdoin College Museum of Art permanent collection by Cecilia Beaux, Mary Cassatt and William Merritt Chase are atmospheric scenes by Sanford Robinson Gifford, Francis Silva and JohnSinger Sargent on loan from distinguished private collections and from Colgate University. The 19th century was a period of great transition, both in art and society, which this installation explores through three interrelated themes: landscape; women and domesticity; and the relationship of painting and photography. The exhibition is open to the public, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday, except Thursday when it is open 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., and Sunday 1-5 p.m. The exhibit continues through February 24. For more information, call 207-725-3275.