This series of short videos from the Colby College Museum of Art offers a closer look at some of the objects in the Museum’s collections and exhibitions. View the full Museum Moments playlist on our YouTube Channel.
Ai Weiwei: Colored Vases
Jordia Benjamin, Mirken Senior Coordinator of Programs and Audience Engagement at the Colby Museum, offers some background and questions about the issues raised by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s Colored Vases series.
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.
Alma Thomas: Red Tree in High Winter
Kristin Bergquist, Mirken Curator of Education and Engagement at the Colby College Museum of Art, leads viewers on a looking exercise using Red Tree in High Winter, an abstract expressionist painting by mid-20th century African American artist Alma Thomas.
Claire Falkenstein: Sun
Beth Finch, Lunder Curator of American Art, shares a reflection on Sun, an abstract sculpture by Claire Falkenstein.
Sol LeWitt: Wall Drawing #559
Kristin Bergquist, Mirken Curator of Education and Engagement at the Colby College Museum of Art, explores some questions raised by Sol LeWitt’s Wall Drawing #559 on view on the east facade of the Colby College Museum of Art.
Hew Locke: Armada
London-based artist Hew Locke reflects on the boat sculptures that make up Armada, his 2019 mixed media installation from Hew Locke: Here’s the Thing.
Katsushika Hokusai: Noborito Bay
Kristin Bergquist, Mirken Curator of Education and Engagement at the Colby College Museum of Art, leads viewers on a looking exercise using Noborito Bay, one of the prints in Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji, the famous series of landscape prints by the Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai.