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Lifelong Learning Lab: George Caleb Bingham

The Life Learning community is cordially invited to a special event at the Colby College Museum of Art on George Caleb Bingham’s The Jolly Flatboatmen.
Attendees will consider this painting—which is on view as part of the Terra Foundation for American Art’s Collection in Residence program—in conjunction with objects from the …


Community Day 2024

Join the Colby College Museum of Art on campus for a day of free art workshops, music, food, and interactive gallery experiences for people of all ages.
Create your own works of art with Lunder Institute for American Art resident fellows at the Art Tent, play with the Children’s Discovery Museum and Colby students …


2023 Summer Luncheon

On July 8, 2023, as part of the Colby Museum’s annual Summer Luncheon, Jacqueline Terrassa, the museum’s Carolyn Muzzy director, sat down with artists Virgil Ortiz, Daniel Minter, and Paula Wilson to discuss their practice. Watch here.
Read about the festivities in Colby News.
See our awardees and participant bios.
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Senior Exhibition Opening Reception

The 2024 Senior Exhibition features the culminating Capstone projects of Studio Art majors who have concentrated in painting, photography, print and digital media, and sculpture during their time at Colby. This year’s contributing seniors are Amani Tran, Annika Hogan, Ari Trueba, Ava Stotz, Emma Baker, Isabella Farren, Jess Xing, Lily Craig, Maeve DiSandro, Marthe …


First Friday: Together

Join the Colby College Museum of Art and its Waterville partners to celebrate the opening of TOGETHER: ART FOR ALL at the Paul J. Schupf Art Center.
Visit multiple locations across downtown Waterville to see the art created by local residents on the themes of living, working, and playing together in the region.*
Participate in …


Colby Museum Announces Four New Team Members

The Colby College Museum of Art announced today that it has appointed four new staff members to key roles in its senior leadership and curatorial teams.
Christian Adame (he/him) will join as Mirken Director for Learning and Engagement on May 13.A member of the museum’s senior leadership team, he will set strategy …


Lunder Institute @ the Addison Gallery—Defining American Art: Then and Now

The Addison’s founding history provides a snapshot into the state—and stakes—of American art in the 1920s and 30s. Defining American Art: Then and Now is a two-part symposium that takes the Addison’s own formation as a case study to track evolving notions of American art over the last century, with …


You're Speaking My Language: Chinese & Japanese

Ready, set, あそぼう, 玩游戏, play! Come practice your Chinese and Japanese skills and converse with other art lovers in this one-hour language-based social event held at the Paul J. Schupf Art Center in downtown Waterville. Enjoy free food, music, and conversational activities in Playscape: Contemporary Art from the …


Alumni Weekend - Curator Tour of The World Outside: Louise Nevelson at Midcentury

One of the first exhibitions to explore Louise Nevelson’s sculptures and works on paper in dialogue with their historical moment, The World Outside: Louise Nevelson at Midcentury showcases the artist’s command of form and her attunement to postwar culture in the United States. It features more than sixty major artworks by Nevelson, including …


Alumni Weekend - Curator Tour of The World Outside: Louise Nevelson at Midcentury

One of the first exhibitions to explore Louise Nevelson’s sculptures and works on paper in dialogue with their historical moment, The World Outside: Louise Nevelson at Midcentury showcases the artist’s command of form and her attunement to postwar culture in the United States. It features more than sixty major artworks by Nevelson, including …


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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