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Art Break: Cascade VIII

Each Thursday, join us to spend time with a work of art on view in the galleries at the Colby Museum. This week, Jillian Impastato, Mirken Coordinator of Campus and Community Collaboration, will facilitate the conversation, focusing on Cascade VIII by Louise Nevelson, located in the Sally and Michael Gordon Gallery.
Art Break is grounded …


Art Break: "Unsettling Histories"

Each Thursday, join us to spend time with a work of art on view in the galleries at the Colby Museum. This week, Marisa C. Sánchez, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow for Research and Scholarly Engagement at the Lunder Institute for American Art, will facilitate the conversation in Time and Tide Flow Wide: The Collection in Context …



Music in the Museum: Hanzaburo Araki and Nicole Rabata

This program will feature traditional shakuhachi pieces performed by a shakuhachi grand master Hanzaburo Araki, and contemporary works for modern flute inspired by the rich tradition of the shakuhachi. The performance will highlight the deep and ancient traditions of the Japanese shakuhachi, a bamboo end-blown flute, and how these traditions have influenced contemporary compositions …


November First Friday: Songs From Here and Lunder Institute Open Studios

Songs From Here is a new initiative intended to connect poets, composers, and performers in the beautiful state of Maine, to promote local talent and foster a greater sense of community across creative disciplines.
Waterville is but one stop for an inaugural series of performances given by pianist Bridget Convey and classical vocalist Sarah Tuttle …


Art Break: The Spinners

Each Thursday, join us to spend time with a work of art on view in the galleries at the Colby Museum. This week, Sally Kashala ’23, will facilitate the conversation, focusing on The Spinners by Thomas Hart Benton, located in the Booth Ferris Foundation Gallery.
Art Break is a program that is based on the …


Art Break: Vale of Kashmir

Each Thursday, join us to spend time with a work of art on view in the galleries at the Colby Museum. This week, Kris Bergquist, Mirken Curator of Education and Engagement, will facilitate the conversation, focusing on Vale of Kashmir by Robert S. Duncanson, located in Arthur Vining Davis Foundations Gallery.
Art Break is a …


Taylor X Katz

Polaris (Music by Donald York)
Scudorama (Music by Clarence Jackson)
Sunset (Music by Edward Elgar)
Diggity (Music by Donald York)
World-renowned painter Alex Katz first collaborated with Paul Taylor in 1960 and designed sets and costumes for sixteen Taylor dances. The four amazing works on this program provided this incomparable artist with a canvas …


October First Friday: Open Mic

Spend your First Friday in downtown Waterville!
Between 5 pm – 6:30 pm, enjoy poetry and music from local performers during the Open Mic. The sign-up sheet will be posted at 5 pm and performances will start at 5:15 pm.
Make riso prints with Fannie Ouyang in the Center for Book & Print and …


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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