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First Friday, Downtown Waterville: The Joy of Music

Join the Colby College Museum of Art and Maine Film Center at the Paul J. Schupf Art Center, 93 Main Street, for a movie screening accompanied by live music. We are proud to announce the world premiere of Mark Tipton’s original score to the 1928 American silent action-adventure film The Trail of ’98 …


Elm City Small Press Fest 2023

Join us for the third annual Elm City Small Press Fest! Elm City Small Press Fest is a community event that focuses on independent publishing in the Maine region. This event highlights contemporary print and publishing culture while activating conversations around creative labor and commerce as viable artistic practices. The goal of the Fest is …


Art& Queer Reading

Sequins, wine bottle labels, mirrors—how do these unconventional art materials signal queerness? How do artists bring together materials that gesture towards both the joy and grief of their queer experience?
Join us in the museum galleries for guided conversations about works in Come Closer: Selections from the Collection, 1978-1994. Participants will take a …


2023 Faculty Biennial Exhibition Panel Discussion and Opening

Please join us to celebrate the opening of the 2023 Faculty Biennial exhibition at the Colby Museum. This exhibition features works in a diverse range of media by art department faculty members Bevin Engman, Gary Green, Amanda Lilleston, Audrey Shakespear, and Takahiro Suzuki.
The evening will begin with a panel discussion in Given Auditorium from …


SLICE: Tell a Story with Film

Explore visual storytelling with hands-on activities throughout the Paul J. Schupf Art Center. This workshop begins with a visit to the Colby College Museum of Art’s exhibition Bill Morrison: Cycles & Loops in the Joan Dignam Schmaltz Gallery of Art. We will then collaborate on creating projects using Polaroid film to learn the art …


You're Speaking My Language — Spanish

Come join other Spanish learners in an exploration of the museum’s special exhibition, Painted: Our Bodies, Hearts, and Village. Learn about the Southwest’s histories of Spanish colonialism and ongoing Indigenous resistance on a scavenger hunt through the galleries, practice your language skills in a low-stakes setting, and enjoy food and conversation. All …


Art Break: Wild Girl by Bill Morrison

Each Thursday, join us to spend time with a work of art on view in the Colby Museum’s gallery spaces. This week, José G. Martínez, an assistant professor of music at Colby College, will facilitate a conversation focusing on Wild Girl by Bill Morrison, located in the Paul J. Schupf Art Center, 93 Main …


Art Break: Composition with Masked Forms by Jackson Pollock

Each Thursday, join us to spend time with a work of art on view in the Colby Museum’s gallery spaces. This week, Glenda Winn, a member of the museum learners community, will facilitate a conversation focusing on Composition with Masked Forms by Jackson Pollock, located in the Gordon Gallery.
Art Break programs are grounded …


Art Break: Section by Terry Winters

Each Thursday, join us to spend time with a work of art on view in the Colby Museum’s gallery spaces. This week, Beth Finch, head curator, will facilitate a conversation focusing on Section by Terry Winters, located in the Lower Jette Gallery.
Art Break programs are grounded in the practice of slow looking, an …


Art Break: Being by Agnes Pelton

Each Thursday, join us to spend time with a work of art on view in the Colby Museum’s gallery spaces. This week, Sarah Humperville, Lunder Curator of American Art, will facilitate a conversation focusing on Being by Agnes Pelton, located in the Upper Jetté Gallery.
Art Break programs are grounded in the practice of …


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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