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Whistler’s Cities, Our Cities

Join the Colby College Museum of Art and the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Asian Art for Whistler’s Cities, Our Cities. This program will consider artist James McNeill Whistler’s urban imagery in the context of Washington D.C. and Waterville, Maine, the two cities hosting the exhibition Whistler: Streetscapes, Urban Change. What …

Fall Open House

Join the Colby College Museum of Art for our Fall Open House, an art-tastic evening of gallery tours, art projects, food and drink, and more.
We’re celebrating our current on-campus museum exhibitions—Painted: Our Bodies, Hearts, and Village, Whistler: Streetscapes, Urban Change, Constellations: Forming the Collection, 1973–2023, Come Closer: Selections from …

Frame by Frame: Shorts by Bill Morrison

Join us for a free screening of a collection of Bill Morrison’s short films that use decaying footage. These films (which include The Film of Her and Light is Calling) bring a new perspective to Morrison’s career, spanning both film and gallery contexts.
The screening will be followed by a brief conversation with …

Painted: Our Bodies, Hearts and Village Symposium

Join the Colby College Museum of Art and its Lunder Institute for American Art for a two-day symposium organized in conjunction with the Painted: Our Bodies, Hearts, and Village exhibition, on view through July 28, 2024.
Exhibition collaborators, artists, curators, and scholars will gather for a series of panel discussions on Native American art …

South End National Night Out Festival

Waterville’s South End Festival is back for its 18th year. Hosted by the South End Neighborhood Association and other community partners, this event promises to feature plenty of family fun, with food, games, live music, and community resources.
The Colby College Museum of Art will provide free ice cream from Stone Fox Farm Creamery …

Art in the Park: Nature Collage

The collage illustrations by Alma Fullerton in the book Community Soup use natural objects like sticks, leaves, and grasses. Each collage she creates has textures that can look bumpy, smooth, rough, or soft. Join us in creating your own collage with texture using natural objects.
The Colby College Museum of Art has joined forces with …

Art in the Park: Veggie Print Flags

Did you know you can make stamps out of vegetables? Inspired by the book Our Little Kitchen, we will use vegetables from the farmer’s market to carve designs and patterns for stamps. Each participant will create a vegetable print flag to bring home.
This week’s book, Our Little Kitchen, is by Jilliam Tamaki …

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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