Masterpieces of American Folk Art

June 29, 2008 - October 19, 2008

De Ferrari Gallery, Gladys Brooks Foundation Gallery, Gourley Gallery, Hewlett Gallery, Sage Gallery

The occasion of the Maine Folk Art Trail—a statewide institutional collaboration exploring the treasure troves of traditional American folk art in Maine—provides an opportunity for the Colby College Museum of Art to present more than 50 objects from its remarkable collection of works done in the American vernacular tradition. The exhibition presents works in a variety of media that touch on the full range of folk subjects, including landscape, seascape, ship paintings and still life. An entire gallery of the exhibition will be devoted to the display of primitive portraits, many of which are drawn from the American Heritage Collection, given to Colby College by Edith and Ellerton M. Jetté.

For more information about the Maine Folk Art Trail visit