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Art Break: Burning House, Night, Vertical by Lois Dodd

Each Thursday, join us to spend thirty minutes with one work of art on view in the Colby Museum’s gallery spaces. This week, Tessa Greene O’Brien, a Maine-based artist, curator, and Lunder Institute of American Art residential fellow, will facilitate the conversation, focusing on Burning House, Night, Vertical by Lois Dodd, located …



Museum Fall Open House and Artist Lecture by Lois Dodd

Join us at the Museum for live music, food and drink, museum tours, and a special lecture by Lois Dodd in conjunction with the exhibition Lois Dodd: Cultivating Vision.
5:30 pm: Reception begins in Museum lobby.
6 pm, Davis Gallery: “In Conversation with Lois Dodd.”
7 pm, Davis Gallery and Upper/Lower Jette Galleries …


Lois Dodd: Cultivating Vision

… the Colby College Museum of Art received more than seventy works on paper spanning from the 1960s to the early 2000s by post-war American figurative artist Lois Dodd. For the first time, the drawings, watercolors, and prints of this extraordinary gift will be accessible to the public, providing visitors the opportunity to experience Dodd



Waterville Creates president Shannon Haines and conceptual artist Fred Wilson to be honored at annual Colby Museum Summer Luncheon

… at times, as educators and cultural leaders, have made a positive impact on people’s lives through advocacy and community building. Past recipients have included Alex Katz, Lois Dodd, Yvonne Jacquette, David C. Driskell, Rackstraw Downes, and Jeremy Frey.
Since his groundbreaking exhibition Mining the Museum (1992) at the Maryland Historical Society, Wilson has been …


Summer Luncheon Awards and Honorees

… as educators and cultural leaders, have made a positive impact on people’s lives through advocacy and community building.

Past Recipients
Summer 2012: Alex Katz
Summer 2014: Lois Dodd
Summer 2016: Yvonne Jacquette
Summer 2017: David C. Driskell
Summer 2018: Rackstraw Downes
Summer 2019: Jeremy Frey
Summer 2023: Fred Wilson
Summer 2024: Terry Winters

For …


Art Break: Measures by Patricia Treib

… work of art as a way to make connections and create meaning for yourself. These looking experiences will be facilitated by museum staff, interns, docents, and special guests.

Patricia Treib, Measures, 2020. Oil on canvas, 74 x 56 in. (188 x 142 cm). Gift of the Alexandre Family in honor of Lois Dodd; 2021.003.


Lively Spaces: The Art of Maine

For generations, the landscape and light in Maine have inspired local artists and travelers from afar. Winslow Homer, Dahlov Ipcar, Andrew Wyeth, David Driskell, Lois Dodd, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Rockwell Kent, Alex Katz, Reggie Burrows Hodges, John Marin, Sarah Cain, and many others captured and were inspired by Maine. Participants will learn about these artists and …


Visionary Painting: Curated by Alex Katz

… recently, and on a much larger scale, the gestural drama of Chantal Joffe. Hartley’s capacity to project sublime desolation comes into sharper focus when one considers Lois Dodd’s Moon Ring. Lessons learned from his graphic immediacy register here in the work of Bernard Langlais and Etel Adnan. By asking one artist to reflect …


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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