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October First Friday: Open Mic

Spend your First Friday in downtown Waterville!
Between 5 pm – 6:30 pm, enjoy poetry and music from local performers during the Open Mic. The sign-up sheet will be posted at 5 pm and performances will start at 5:15 pm.
Make riso prints with Fannie Ouyang in the Center for Book & Print and …



Family Apple Fest

Apple picking, crafts, and activities will be plentiful at the Kennebec Enrichment Council’s Family Apple Fest at Kents Hill Orchard. Stop by the Colby College Museum of Art’s activity table—we’ll be creating apple-inspired photography portraits with our instant cameras. Other participating organizations include Waterville Creates, Family Violence Project, and many …


Reading with Mary Ruefle, 2022-23 Kristina Stahl Writer-in-Residence

Mary Ruefle, Kristina Stahl Writer-in-Residence, will be reading from her work at this program, which is open to students, staff, faculty, and the community. Each year, the Kristina Stahl Writer-in-Residence program brings a nationally recognized writer to Colby to visit classes, lecture on craft, give a reading, and meet with creative …



Art Break: Cracked Question

Each Thursday, join us to spend time with a work of art on view in the galleries at the Colby Museum. This week, Natty Lazarian, museum docent, will facilitate the conversation, focusing on Cracked Question by Elizabeth Murray, located in Lower Jetté Gallery.
Art Break is a program that is based on the practice of …


Homecoming 2022: Exhibition Tour

Celebrate Homecoming Weekend with the Museum.
Join curator Marisa C. Sánchez, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow for Research and Scholarly Engagement at the Lunder Institute for American Art, for a guided tour of the new exhibition, Time and Tide Flow Wide: The Collection in Context, 1959–1973. The exhibition examines the early history of the Colby College …


Homecoming 2022: Art + Cart: Faces and Places with our Terra Collection in Residence

Celebrate Homecoming Weekend with the Museum.
Visitors of all ages can drop in anytime at our Art + Cart station in the galleries to have a conversation about the Terra Collection in Residence, and engage with activities that encourage careful looking and personal connections. For adult caregivers with young children, a new Art-Tastic Gallery Bag …


Banner Image: Sanford Robinson Gifford, A Twilight in the Adirondacks, 1864, Oil on canvas, 10 1/2 in. x 18 1/2 in., The Lunder Collection, 2013.130
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