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Campus + Community Film Series: The Mind of a Dancer

… a group of young dancers learn this work, new understandings of the power of art in a time of plague emerge from the experience. This film series is inspired by the exhibition, Alex Katz: Theater and Dance, on view now at the Colby College Museum of Art.
This screening is free and open to all.


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 …


Guided Exhibition Tour

Join an in-person tour of our special exhibitions, offered at 2 p.m. on Saturdays throughout the summer. These guided experiences will be led by staff, student interns, and our museum docents, offering highlights for each of the exhibitions, Andrew Wyeth: Life and Death, Sarah Cain: hand in hand, and Alex Katz: Theater and …


Guided Exhibition Tour

Join an in-person tour of our special exhibitions, offered at 2 p.m. on Saturdays throughout the summer. These guided experiences will be led by staff, student interns, and our museum docents, offering highlights for each of the exhibitions, Andrew Wyeth: Life and Death, Sarah Cain: hand in hand, and Alex Katz: Theater and …


Twenty-four Hours in Wyeth’s World: A K–12 Educator Retreat

… the past year.
For generations, artists have felt a gravitational pull toward Maine. The light, the dramatic seascapes, and beautiful landscapes have been captured by artists like Alex Katz, Winslow Homer, Yvonne Jaquette, David Driskell, and so many more. Allen Island served as inspiration for numerous works by Andrew Wyeth, whose wife, Betsy Wyeth, purchased …


Let Art Inspire Year-End Celebration: Let's Bloom

… Works of Alex Katz
Join Kathleen Haberstock and Brenda Colfer for a calming yoga practice and sound bath that will restore and revitalize. Release tension from problem areas with gentle movement, practice yogic breathing techniques and meditation, and lie in restorative yoga poses while the healing sound bath washes over us. The goal is …


School Visits

… can be found in the shapes, lines, colors, people, and objects in works of art.
Studio Workshop: Students will make choices as an artist, creating a small two-dimensional version of themselves that are inspired by the cutouts of Alex Katz and other portraits they viewed in the galleries.
Grades 4–5: The Maine …


Journal with Let Art Inspire

… February: Let’s Keep Going

Reggie Burrows Hodges, Hurdling: Green, 2020. Acrylic and pastel on linen. 66 x 56 in. (168 x 142 cm). Gift of the Alex Katz Foundation. Accession Number: 2021.008
Connecting with yourself

What values do you consider most important in life (e.g. justice, honesty, loyalty, etc.)? How do your …


David Driskell and Maine

David Driskell, Blue Pines, 1959. Oil on canvas, 36 x 29 in. (91.4 x 73.7 cm). Gift from the Alex Katz Foundation and Museum purchase from the Jere Abbott Acquisitions Fund. Accession Number: 2017.388.
David Driskell (1931–2020) attended the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture in the summer of 1953 and remained …


History

… storage facilities and adding the Davis Gallery designed by Shepley, Bulfinch, Richardson and Abbott of Boston. In 1992 the Museum received a gift of 414 works by Alex Katz from the artist. In 1996 the Museum inaugurated the Paul J. Schupf Wing for the Works of Alex Katz to house this collection. The collection now …


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
Works in the museum's collection are presented with basic information consisting of artist, date and media. When available, an image of the artwork is displayed. Images are presented as a fair use educational resource and commercial use is strictly prohibited. To request an image, please contact [email protected].