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Whistler: Nature and Nation

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For more details on the Whistler: Nature and Nation symposium click here.
Co-sponsored by theColby College Center for Arts and Humanities, Colby’s Art Department, and the Museum, and held in conjunction with Whistler and the World: The Lunder Collection of James McNeill Whistler and Aesthetic Harmonies: Whistler in Context


Museum Moment: James McNeill Whistler, Chelsea in Ice

Justin McCann, Lunder Curator for Whistler Studies at the Colby College Museum of Art, offers a reflection on Chelsea in Ice by James McNeill Whistler.
James McNeill Whistler, Chelsea in Ice, 1864. Oil on canvas, 17 3/4 in. x 24 in. (45.09 cm x 60.96 cm). The Lunder Collection. Accession Number: 2013 …


Virtual Art + Conversation: River Works: Whistler and the Industrial Thames

… light on the environmental hazards of air pollution and “Great Stinks” apparent in Whistler’s depictions of the working waterfront.
Works Shown:
H.S. Mendelssohn, Portrait of Whistler, c. 1885. Albumen print, 10 in. x 6 11/16 in. (25.4 cm x 16.99 cm). The Lunder Collection. Accession Number: 028.2006.
Anonymous, Whistler



River Works: Whistler and the Industrial Thames

… Thames. Whistler observed this commercial activity and his depictions of the wharves, docks, factories, and laborers reveal an economic network that intertwined empire, industry, and environment. River Works examines this network and places Whistler’s art within the industrial-imperial system of the nineteenth century—a system whose legacies continue to inform our world today.


Intersecting Lines: Etchings by Rembrandt, Whistler & Picasso

Etching is a printmaking process rooted in line and tone that allows for seemingly endless variations of these two elements to create a wide range of visual effects and poetic moods. Consisting of works from the Lunder Collection, Intersecting Lines examines three artists—Rembrandt van Rijn, James McNeill Whistler, and Pablo Picasso—who were dedicated …



The Lunder Consortium for Whistler Studies: Museum Education and Impact in the 21st Century

… museums as centers for teaching, learning, and mentorship. Panelists include Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Art at Colby College, Tanya Sheehan; Colby College student, Francesca Soriano; the Lunder Consortium for Whistler Studies Fellow, Justin McCann. Moderated by the Carolyn Muzzy Director and Chief Curator of Colby College Museum of Art, Sharon Corwin.




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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