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

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 …

Community Day Celebration

Please join us at the Colby Museum on Sunday, July 20, from noon to 3pm for our annual summer Community Day Celebration!
There will be art making, ice cream from the Stone Fox Creamery truck, an art-themed scavenger hunt, and tours by the curators of our featured summer exhibitions, Bernard Langlais and Lois Dodd

Fall Open House 2014

… back to campus, to share with everyone the special exhibitions of the moment. For this particular Open House event, we were celebrating the exhibitions “Bernard Langlais” and “Lois Dodd: Cultivating Vision.” We were thrilled to feature Lois Dodd herself. If you missed it, don’t worry! The audio podcast of her talk (in conversation with …

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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