Fall Open House

Thursday, September 21, 2023,

Colby College Museum of Art

Join the Colby College Museum of Art for our Fall Open House, an art-tastic evening of gallery tours, art projects, food and drink, and more.

We’re celebrating our current on-campus museum exhibitions—Painted: Our Bodies, Hearts, and Village, Whistler: Streetscapes, Urban Change, Constellations: Forming the Collection, 1973–2023, Come Closer: Selections from the Collection, 1978–1994, and Alex Katz: Repetitions.

This all ages gathering is free and open to all.


In the William D. Adams Gallery (lobby)

  • Refreshments, including catered food and alcoholic beverages for ages 21+
  • Create your own Streetscapes Scenes with watercolors, inspired by the prints and drawings in our Whistler: Streetscapes, Urban Change exhibition
  • Pick up an array of looking activities to spark conversation, laughter, and reflection in the galleries
  • Sign up for a raffle of downtown business gift certificates and museum catalogues of your choice

In the Galleries:

  • Music with the Megs, a Colby student a cappella group, at 5 and 6:15, Lower Jetté Galleries (lower level)
  • Watch a beading demonstration, and talk with the artist, Christiana Becker, in our Painted: Our Bodies, Hearts, and Village exhibition space. Becker is a descendent of the Penobscot Nation. 5-7 pm, the Lunder Wing (lower level)
  • Pick up a free sketchbook, and spend time drawing and writing in Come Closer: Selections from the Collection, 1978-1994. 5-7 pm, Lower Jetté
  • Join a short exhibition tour and meet some of our new curatorial staff
  • 5:15 pm: Highlights Tour in Whistler: Streetscapes, Urban Change, with Elisa Germán, Lunder Curator of Works on Paper and Whistler Studies. Meet in Davis Gallery (entrance level)
  • 5:45 pm: Highlights Tour in Constellations: Forming the Collection, 1973–2023 and Come Closer: Selections from the Collection, 1978–1994, with Sarah Humphreville, Lunder Curator of American Art. Meet in Upper Jetté Galleries (entrance level)
  • 6:30 pm: Highlights Tour in Painted: Our Bodies, Hearts, and Village, with Siera Hyte, Manager of Programs and Fellowships at the Lunder Institute for American Art. Meet in Gladys Brooks Foundation Gallery (lower level)

Installation view of Painted: Our Bodies, Hearts, and Village, Lower Lunder Wing, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine, 2023. Photo: Andrew Witte.

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