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Community + Campus Film Series, Moby Dick

The Museum, in collaboration with Railroad Square Cinema, presents this series of films related to current exhibitions and collections. Director John Huston’s classic film adaptation of Herman Melville’s novel Moby-Dick will be shown in conjunction with the exhibition, Alex Katz/Moby Dick on view at the Colby College Museum of Art through …


Noontime Art Talk with Sharon Corwin and Katherine Stubbs

Sharon Corwin, Carolyn Muzzy Director and Chief Curator, will be in conversation with Katherine Stubbs, Associate Professor of English, about issues and themes related to the Alex Katz/Moby Dick exhibition, on view through March 1, 2020. Our Noontime Art Talk programs consist of Museum staff members, Colby faculty members, and guest speakers discussing current …


Lunder Institute for American Art receives generous gift from Ossorio Foundation to fund creative production

… Hartley, Georgia O’Keeffe, Jacob Lawrence, Joan Mitchell, Isamu Noguchi, and Alma Thomas. The Museum also maintains a significant collection of contemporary American art, including works by Alex Katz, Richard Serra, Agnes Martin, Sol LeWitt, Maya Lin, Kara Walker, Elizabeth Murray, Martin Puryear, Terry Winters, and Julie Mehretu. Other principal areas of the collection include …


Recent Acquisitions: 2018

… and the awkward staging of photo studio intimacy. In a category all its own is an untitled artwork from 2017 by Claudio Parmiggiani, a gift of the Alex Katz Foundation. Working in a sealed-off room, Parmiggiani arranged vase-like forms on a group of boards and then filled the room with smoke, an operation …


You’re Speaking My Language: French - Identité et Autoportrait

Join us for a language-based social event. During this program, participants are invited to discuss identity through portraits from Zanele Muholi’s exhibition Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness and a selection of works by Alex Katz. This will be a great opportunity to practice your language skills and converse with other art lovers …


Recent Acquisitions: 2017

… the elastic languages of coloristic abstraction and figuration. Along the same lines, Lucio A. and Joan Noto bolstered the Museum’s collection of paintings and prints by Katz’s contemporary Philip Pearlstein with the year-end gift of an exquisite drawing. The Alex Katz Foundation also augmented existing holdings of master prints with the gift …


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… contemporary art collections, including the Alex Katz collection. She is the curator of Brand-New & Terrific: Alex Katz in the 1950s, which recently closed at the Cleveland Museum of Art and will travel to the Neuberger Museum of Art in 2018. While at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art she co-curated Edward Hopper …


Recent Acquisitions: 2016

… is extensive, Bather and Double Portrait of Robert Rauschenberg are the first paintings acquired from the watershed year of 1959. As our 2015 exhibition Brand-New & Terrific: Alex Katz in the 1950s demonstrated, Katz’s work from that decade culminated in a series of innovations undertaken that year. He destabilized the relationship between figure and …


Past Symposiums

Marsden Hartley, City Point, Vinalhaven, 1937–38. Oil on commercially prepared paperboard (academy board), 181/4 x 243/8 in. (46.4 x 61.9 cm). Colby College Museum of Art, Gift of the Alex Katz Foundation
“Somehow a Past”: New England Regionalism, 1900 to 1960
October 6, 2017

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Recent Acquisitions: October 2015

… Gallery, the artist donated six drawings from his “Colby” series and one preparatory drawings for the work. We continue to grow our rich collection of works by Alex Katz, who gifted two paintings, Art School (c. 1950) and Split 4 (2014). We have also added to our collection of American modernism through two strong works …


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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