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2024 Summer Luncheon

Join us for the annual Museum Summer Luncheon, a cherished tradition since the museum’s inauguration in 1959. Each July artists, educators, curators, collectors, volunteers, and dedicated friends gather together in a day-long celebration of the museum’s commitment to transforming lives through art, the contribution of artists, and the unwavering support of friends …


Lunder Institute @ the MFA Boston: New Discourses on Folk and Self-Taught Art

Join the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Colby College Museum of Art’s Lunder Institute for American Art on Thursday, on Thursday, May 23, for New Discourses for Folk and Self-Taught Art, the fifth of six Lunder Institute @ programs to be held at museums around the country. This symposium will promote discourses …


Another Museum is Possible

Drawing upon movement, durational performance practice, movement scores, and spoken word, artists will use performance to explore, illuminate, and challenge museum spaces and histories. Performances take place in the galleries and public spaces of the Colby Museum.
Artists in this temporary exhibition include Linn Cao Nguyen Phuong ’24, Michael Giusti ’24, Yinka Lamikanra ’26, April …


Reading the Archive: Sol LeWitt's Seven Walls

Join students, faculty, staff and community members for a special read-aloud to pay tribute to the artwork Seven Walls by Sol LeWitt, which has featured prominently on the Colby Museum’s grounds since 2002 and is soon to be deinstalled. During the gathering, we will take turns sharing bits of content from the work …








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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