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In Memoriam: Dorothy Lichtenstein (1939–2024)

Dorothy Lichtenstein, president of the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation, strikes a pose near the self-portrait painted by her late husband Roy Lichtenstein, Self-Portrait at an Easel, c. 1951–1952. Photo by J Caldwell.
It is with great sadness that the Colby College Museum of Art and the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University …


Frame by Frame: Jamie Wyeth and the Unflinching Eye

Join us for a free screening of Jamie Wyeth and the Unflinching Eye (2023, 1h 20m), a new feature-length documentary that follows the Maine-based artist’s journey of capturing iconic figures like John F. Kennedy and Andy Warhol, as well as his unique, sometimes unsettling, views of domestic life, the islands of Maine …


Art in the Park: Nature Wall Hangings

Indulge your creative spirit with our Nature Wall Hangings workshop! Join us in crafting delightful and colorful wall decor using an assortment of natural materials such as sticks, yarn, string, and embroidery hoops. Plus, we’ll be upcycling donated art supplies to add an extra touch of eco-friendliness to our creations.
Read aloud book …


Art in the Park: Solar Print Kerchiefs

Embark on a solar printing adventure with us! Dive into the captivating world of cyanotypes, where creativity meets the power of sunlight to craft unique fabric art inspired by nature. Discover the joy and accessibility of this ancient photographic process as you create your own personalized handkerchief sun print. Take home not just a piece …


Art in the Park: Rope Walk with Susie Brandt

Join us for a unique opportunity to transform discarded clothing into stunning works of art! Collaborate with fabric artist Susie Brandt, whose masterpieces are currently showcased at the Speedwell Gallery in Portland. Together with your friends and family, we’ll repurpose worn-out garments into vibrant yarn, breathing new life into forgotten textiles. Bring those …


Art in the Park: Cupcake Tin Art!

Join the Colby College Museum of Art for an afternoon of art-making in Castonguay Square. Immerse yourself in the vibrant world of artist Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt in the Alive and Kicking exhibition, on view at the Joan Dignam Schmaltz Gallery of Art. Tell your story using the same materials beloved by the artist: shimmering …


Art in the Park: Grab Bag Sculptures!

Delve into the world of artistic ingenuity as you craft your own masterpiece from a delightful grab bag filled with mystery objects and recycled materials. Drawing inspiration from the innovative works of Tom Jessen showcased in the captivating At Play exhibition at the Ticonic Gallery, unleash your imagination to fashion a one-of-a-kind …


Meet and Greet with Gladys Nilsson and Catalina Schliebener Muñoz @ Lockwood Hotel

Join artists Gladys Nilsson and Catalina Schliebener Muñoz, and Colby Museum Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Kendall DeBoer, for a casual Happy Hour celebration at Front & Main to hear more about Alive & Kicking: Fantastic Installations by Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt, Catalina Schliebener Muñoz, and Gladys Nilsson opening on June 26 at the Joan Dignam …


Guided Exhibition Tour

Every Friday this summer, join us on campus for an in-person tour of our current exhibitions! This week, we’ll be taking a closer look at Eastman Johnson and Maine, Martha Diamond: Deep Time, and Surface Tension: Etchings from the Collection. These guided experiences will be led by staff, student interns, and our museum …


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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